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").

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Remember me?

A few days ago I got an email from my mom. She had reconnected through Facebook with some old friends, including a girl I knew in middle school. She said some very nice things about me, and I was flattered to learn that I was remembered so kindly. It was thirty years ago! Over the years, I've got several of those "you may not remember me" messages, and most of them have had a pleasant memory attached to it. It's cool to learn that so many years later an act of kindness did not go unnoticed or unappreciated.

So, Rick, Tina, EJ, CeCe, Amber, Mari, Amy, Alissa, Jennifer, Toby, Michael, Caleb, Morgan, Stacy, Taylor, Pastor Mark and so many others ... I don't want you to wait thirty years to hear that you guys mean a lot to me. You've helped me make some important and necessary improvements to my life and I am a better person for knowing you. I'll probably still poke you thirty years from now and ask if you remember me ... I really hope you drop a "Frank the Tank" somewhere in your reply.

On a related note, a coworker of mine asked me several questions about FWSW today over lunch. He wanted to know about the type of workouts and if the trainers would accommodate someone who couldn't swim, etc. He's been reading the website, watching the videos, checking the blogs, etc. He's doing his homework and is thinking about applying next year. How cool is that?

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