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Thoughts on fitness, health, good nutrition ... and running.


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" ...

Saturday, June 21, 2014

5k milestone

I set another 5k PR today. My overall time was okay (22:55, 7:22/mi). The cool thing was that my first mile was a 6:55. I've never ran a sub-seven mile in a race before!

I was spent afterward, and it was all I could do to hang on and finish the race. Each mile got progressively slower, so there was no negative split. Now my goal is to get to the point where I can maintain that initial pace ...

Incidentally, today's race was the Run Like A Hero 5k (http://runlikeahero.com/). This event raises funds for organ donor awareness and organ transplant research. It was a privilege to run for such a worthy cause and in memory of an incredible young man, Caden Bowles.

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