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").

Sunday, July 20, 2014


We just spent the last week in a beautiful condo across the street from a beautiful beach. Siesta Key in Florida is amazing!

Part of my prize package for winning season six of Fort Wayne's Smallest Winner included a week in Florida. I'd never been to Florida before, so this was uncharted territory for me. We felt like royalty while we were there. We spent a few hours on the beach every day, and it was very neat that the weather conditions were just different enough to give each day a different feel.

Rose and I were still planning on working out in Florida, but without the luxury of a gym. I opted to work running into the schedule each day. What I discovered is that running in Siesta Key is hard. The heat and the humidity were demoralizing. I suppose local runners are used to it, but this Hoosier was not. If I had decided to become a runner while in Florida, I would not have continued with it very long.

I loved visiting Florida. It was awesome. It's also nice to be home again. I look forward to getting reacquainted with my old friend, the River Greenway. It's been too long ...

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