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, September 27, 2014

F4F Victory

An amazing friend promised that she'd get me across the finish line, and she kept that promise ... THREE TIMES! We saw the Triple Crown. We ran the Triple Crown. We conquered the Triple Crown! Thank you, Maureen!

We went into today intending to run a very brisk warm up on the 10k, put everything we had into the half (and hopefully snag my first official sub 2:00 half), and then crawl the 4 mile. I didn't want to have anything left in the tank after the half ... I don't think I did. Even still, I managed to jog (barely) the whole 4 mile, so that part never came to crawling, for which I'm thankful.

Our final times:
10k - 53:32 (8:38/mi)
Half - 1:55:23 (8:49/mi)
4mi - 45:23 (11:21/mi)
Total: 3:34:18

Only 37 people started the Triple Crown, and 34 people finished. Maureen and I finished tied for 19th overall.

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