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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 19, 2013

McDreamy

I'm not trying to go overboard on dream entries, but I had another dream last night. (And let me assure you, these are real dreams.) I had dropped off my son at a birthday party and was going back to get him. They had served McDonald's food, and my son came out carrying a bag with what he hadn't finished (half a cheeseburger and some french fries). When he got into the car, I absentmindedly reached into the bag, grabbed a few fries and popped them into my mouth. No sooner had I swallowed the fries when I realized, "I'm in so much trouble! Alissa is going to kill me!" (Alissa is one of my nutritionists, and you should hear her talk about french fries.) I woke up in a cold sweat. It felt so real that it actually took me a little while to realize that I didn't have to record imaginary dream food in my nutrition journal.

This is a major change for me. I actually care about what I eat now. It matters to me. For dinner tonight, I ate bison steak with mushrooms, onions, broccoli and melon (prepared by my lovely, awesome wife). It was so much more enjoyable than a few stolen, fictional french fries.

On another note, my wife and I ran a 5K today and both of us set personal bests. I shaved eleven minutes off my time from the 5K I ran last month. Seriously! I'm collecting my bibs from these races and I'm tacking them on my wall at work. After I get a few more bibs, people will start thinking that I'm a track star ... and I aim to make sure they're not mistaken.

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