I signed up for my first full marathon, the Sunburst Marathon in South Bend, IN. It will take place on May 31, 2014. http://www.sunburstraces.org/
I've been running with a new group of friends throughout the winter and several of them are in training for a spring marathon. Their enthusiasm was infectious, and they got me thinking about it too. So ... here we go. I'm committed to do it. It'll give me a great goal and help me to stay motivated.
I can do this.
Welcome to Bald Man Running, a blog launched by Frank Murphy on January 1, 2015.
Many of the blog entries on this website predate 1/1/2015. Prior to BMR, I had written articles for various projects, and I have imported many of them into this blog (labeled "retro"). I will continue to add articles as I find them, polish them up and import them.
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" ...