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").

Friday, June 7, 2013

Your groove

You may have noticed that I have recently developed a habit of continually stating and repeating the very very obvious. It's because I'm pretty excited about the cool blog entry coming up maybe as early as Monday!

Today was a pretty full day. I went to my morning workout with Amber, went to work, went back to Spiece for another ninety minutes of torture (errr, exercise), went home for a bite to eat, and then went ballroom dancing with my wife.

Yes, I'm a ballroom dancer. Not an accomplished one, but I do know how to do several of the basic dance styles. I used to go a lot more frequently than I do now, but I still do a bit now and then. Even still, I'm a pretty smooth lead on the foxtrot, cha-cha-cha and rumba.

My wife on the other hand is a maniac dancer. I think she has a part-time job at our studio because she puts in crazy hours. She's really good and constantly working to get even better. And while she hasn't been able to do a lot of Spiece workouts, she's burning up the calories on the dance floor. She's found something that works for her and she's maniacally sticking with it.

Some people love spin classes. Others love pool workouts or running or circuit training or whatever! One of the things I really appreciate about FWSW is that they're exposing us to bunch of different exercises. It's like a buffet, but instead of the all-you-can-eat kind, it's all-you-can-SWeat. If you've not yet found your groove in workouts, try something new and keep trying stuff until you find what floats your boat. That'll make it easier to stick with it.

Now if we could just get Amber to do a ballroom workout ...

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