Thoughts on fitness, health, good nutrition ... and running.

Welcome to Bald Man Running, a blog launched by Frank Murphy on January 1, 2015.

Many of the blog entries on this website predate 1/1/2015. Prior to BMR, I had written articles for various projects, and I have imported many of them into this blog (labeled "retro"). I will continue to add articles as I find them, polish them up and import them.

In March, 2013 I was selected as a contestant for the sixth season of Fort Wayne's Smallest Winner. Through this amazing program, I learned about good nutrition, sound exercise and accountability. By October, I would lose over 88 pounds (almost 37% of my original weight)! One of the many things I acquired through FWSW was a love for running. You can retrace my weight loss journey and discover how I became a runner by reading those entries labeled "fwsw" ...

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Less of me

"I look forward to seeing less of you!" Under normal circumstances, hearing that would be a blow to my ego; however, since I've been losing weight this past month, it's now a compliment.

It's also created an unusual situation where I feel obligated to make sure I'm not short-changing anyone on enjoying my presence. For someone to get the same dose of me, it's necessary to make up for my missing mass by taking about 7.5% longer to complete a conversation (having lost about 7.5% of my original weight is where I got that number). It's not easy to come up with that much new filler, so I tend to recycle bits of previous conversations. As I continue losing weight, I'll feel the freedom to continue to expand the amount of your time that I need. By the end of this program, it will take me at least ten minutes to have an eight minute conversation. As I said, my weight loss has created an unusual situation ...

Seriously, I expect being healthy to come with a whole new set of problems. Some of them I can anticipate, but I'm sure that I need to stay on my toes. It's great that a lot of FWSW alumni are investing in us. Those of you thinking about getting into shape, look for people that have already walked your path. They're a valuable resource.

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