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, April 5, 2014

Sweet Sixteen

I ran sixteen miles this weekend! It was the farthest I've ever ran.

I hooked up with some folks through the Fort Wayne Track Club. They have a page on Facebook where people post their running plans and ask if anyone wants to join them. I saw a group of folks planning on a 16 miler, and I decided to join them. I didn't realize just how much hill work was involved, but I did it.

Running with new friends was really cool. It kept me on pace. The really cool thing was that at mile 15, I ran my fastest mile of the whole run. I still had something in the tank after 14 miles. That felt good to discover that, and it helped build my confidence that I just might be able to finish a marathon.

Of course, I was really sore into the next day. That kind of eroded my confidence that I might be able to finish a marathon.

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