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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" ...

Saturday, June 1, 2013

If only ...

I ran another 5k today, and set another personal best (35:34). That felt pretty good. It was really sparsely attended, which was probably due to the weather, but it had to be a disappointment to the organizers. That was a real shame, because it was obvious that they had worked really hard to pull it all together. I've occasionally been on the planner/organizer side of an event that wasn't well attended, and I remember how I felt. I appreciate all of the hard work and I hope they'll continue to do this event in the future.

You would be surprised how many people are already doing things like this to help people get healthy. I don't think anyone can ever say "I'd get into shape if only I had some help." Competent support is available all over the place. Sometimes you have to look for it. Most of the time you'll have to let someone know you need it. But you can't say it's not there at all. There are no valid excuses.

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