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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" ...

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

My favorite compliment ever


Here's a nice little follow-up to yesterday's post. Nikole, one of the alums, was looking at photos on the FWSW FB page and came across one that was taken just after Kasi's workout. Everybody in that picture is smiling ... well, almost everyone. There's one pasty, sweaty bald dude in the back looking like he'd been ran over by a bulldozer (that was me). Nikole showed the picture to her young daughter who apparently knows quite a few folks in the program. She pointed at me and said, "Is that Rick?"

Booyah me! How cool is that? It's been at least a week (maybe a wee bit longer) since I've been compared to someone with the physique of a Michaelangelo sculpture. I was standing next to Rick when Nikole told him the story. We all know kids say the darnedest things and I thought we'd all chuckle a bit. I fully expected Rick to say something very funny.

What he said wasn't funny ... instead, it made me a tear up a little (bald guys apparently are prone to this). He said, "Really? That is awesome. What an honor for me that someone thought I was you, Frank!"

Is this an incredible program or what?

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