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").

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Lottery ticket

I talked to Andreas (a physical therapist at Summit Physical Theraphy who works closely with FWSW) about my knee. I've running a lot lately, and it hurts. He diagnosed it as an IT band issue.

He gave me the best advice on running that I've ever heard: "when you run, run like you have a winning lottery ticket stuck in your butt crack. You need to tighten those muscles."

My first thought was, "who told him that's where I keep my lotto tickets?"

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