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").

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Fort4Fitness - First Half Marathon!

Look what I did today! Thank you to Fort Wayne Smallest Winner and Fort4Fitness for an amazing experience. I just ran my first half marathon (13.1 miles)!

Special shout outs to my wife, my mentor, Tyrone, Larry, my dad, and of course a ton of others ... full kudos will be made public after the FWSW finale on 10/5/2013.

I am so blessed to have so many good people around me. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

For the sake of posterity, here's my unofficial splits from today's race (taken from my GPS watch ... thank you, Wilson family).

Mile - Pace
1 - 9:31
2 - 9:25
3 - 9:24
4 - 9:27
5 - 9:40
6 - 9:32
7 - 10:01 (bummer!)
8 - 9:57
9 - 9:11 (sport beans kicked in)
10 - 9:46
11 - 9:53
12 - 9:20 (third wind!)
13 - 8:13 (on fire!)

Final time: 2:05:26 (9:34/mi pace).

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