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

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

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" ...

Note: Many of the blog entries on this website predate 1/1/2015. Prior to launching BMR, I had written articles for various projects, and I have imported many of them into this blog (labeled "retro").

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Out of character

I actually registered for two different 5k races today. One is this Sunday and it looks pretty normal, but the second one is "Color Vibe" ... it's a "race" that's more fun than competitive. While you're running the race, people will pelt you with little packets of color. Everyone comes out looking like a tye-dye experiment gone horribly wrong. A bunch of FWSW folks are unofficially entering together, and you're welcome to join us (http://www.thecolorvibe.com/). My whole family, including my wife and two sons, are going to do this with me.

Here's the crazy thing: two months ago I would have never signed up for a 5k, even a fun one like this. A 5k anything just sounded wrong (to a computer geek like myself it needed to be a distance that was a power of two ... jus' sayin'.) Now, not only am I doing this, but my whole family and a bunch of friends are doing it as well. Those who know me know that me doing this kind of thing is (was) completely out of character. FWSW promised that there would be more changes than just a diet or exercise, and it's true. That I'm looking forward to these events is not the old me.

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