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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, October 4, 2014

5k with Tim

I ran a small 5k with my oldest son, Tim, today. It was about a 40 minute drive, so I pulled out the old "you can drive" line, and he took the bait.

We ran together, and used the interval jog/walk method. It was a small field with a "down and back" course layout, so as we neared the halfway/turn around point, I could tell that there weren't very many folks Tim's age that were ahead of us. I told him that if we could push it a little harder the rest of the way, he would likely finish in the top 3 and "podium" ... i.e, get an award.

He finished 3rd in his age group, and they gave him a nice commemorative glass. He acted like it was no big deal, but I think it was a big deal. I also think that he privately thinks it was a big deal. 

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