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, June 4, 2013

Right Groin

Awesome blog is coming soon ... I'm going to tap into my fanboy, geek mentality, but that's okay. I'm confident that it'll be totally Prefect.

Not only do I love football, but I also really enjoy fantasy football. I was playing before Yahoo started hosting leagues, and have managed as many as eight teams in a single season. The key to doing well in fantasy football is knowing the injury report. It will guide your decisions on who to play, cut, pick up off waivers, etc. If you're going to do well, you need to know the condition of that third string TE in Atlanta. It's important.

For years, there was always one injury that made me chuckle and scratch my head at the same time ... the infamous left (or right) groin pull. I was perplexed how it was possible to injure a left (or right) groin. That implies some sort of highly irregular dual arrangement. And then last night, I was stepping over something, wound up doing a mini-split ... and pulling my right groin. I know now where it is.

I went into this morning's workout fearful of making it worse. Fortunately, we have a strict "tell the trainer" policy, so I talked with EJ about it. He asked a few questions, told me a few things to watch out for, and gave me alternative exercises I could do to prevent making it worse. While still a little sore, my right groin is feeling better and I'm glad that I didn't make it worse.

You know what? Being injured isn't a valid excuse for avoiding exercise. We have had several folks nursing injuries this season, and trainers can always come up with alternatives that are safe and still provide a good workout.

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