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, October 25, 2013

Time travel

My company requires employees to undergo a cardiac risk assessment if they want to use the company fitness center. You see a nurse, have some blood work run, etc., and then it takes a few days to get the results back. Today, I got those results.

Before I share those results, I want to share something else. Throughout the recent Smallest Winner season, I spent a lot of time at Spiece on various exercise equipment. Each time I got on a machine, I would punch in my current weight and age. It was exciting to watch the weight drop and get to enter lower and lower numbers ... but that age thing was a stickler. I would often joke to myself that it would have been nice if FWSW could help me lower not just my weight, but my age too.

From the aforementioned cardiac assessment, the LPN told me that I now have the heart of a 25 year old! I am also at less than 1% risk of heart disease. I may not be any younger according to the calendar, but I am almost 20 years younger where it counts ... and it would have not have happened without FWSW. Thank you to Rick, Tina, my trainers, nutritionists, and other staffers. Doc Brown has nothing on you ... together, we have turned back the clock!

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