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 8, 2013

Yo, Adrian!

There's a lot of variety in what we do during workouts. There's push-ups, planks, wall sits, burpies, toe taps, jumping jacks, running up and down the stairs (inappropriately called "the party train"), sprinting, etc. We do these various exercises in one to five minute intervals.

During this morning's workout, Amber had a few of us jump rope. I think this particular interval was about forty-five minutes long. I'm absolutely positive I was killing it for the first forty-four minutes. Unfortunately for me Amber was walking around the room checking on other contestants, and I don't think she saw me when I must have looked like Rocky did when he was working out in Mickey's gym.

Eventually, I was thoroughly pooped. My heart was loudly thumping out the bass line to "Gonna Fly Now" and I was momentarily reduced to doing something I'll call "bouncy bouncing." It's possible that it looked slightly less manly than Rocky did while working out in Mickey's gym ... but I didn't stop moving, which I'm told is very important.

With about ten seconds to go, Amber looked in my general direction and saw me toiling away with the jump rope. We made eye contact ... and then she chuckled. I'm sure it was because she had just remembered a funny joke she had heard earlier that morning.

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