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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" ...

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Shaving time

On April 14, I ran the Formula for Life 5k at St Francis in 49:37. Not a great time, I know.

Tonight, I ran an hour on the treadmill and made it 4.5 miles. I know that's not an amazing accomplishment either, but what I'm particularly proud was my time at the 5k mark ... 42:55.

In less than three weeks of training, I've shaved over six minutes off my time!

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