The Strongest Man in the World:
In the past five years, Shaw has added more than a hundred pounds to the svelte three hundred that he weighed at his first contest. “It gets old, it really does,” he said. “Sometimes you’re not hungry, but you have to eat anyway. Training is easy compared to that.” Pudzianowski once told an interviewer that his typical breakfast consisted of ten eggs and two to three pounds of bacon. “Between meals, I eat lots of candy,” he said.
The article is full of things that make you wonder how in the world someone can do that.
One of the great things about being able to work from home is not having to leave the house when you’re feeling a bit sick. I’ll be back soon, PIE.
Jonah Lehrer on concussions in adolescents and the future of football. There is a part of me that wishes I played football in high school. I think I could have been a decent wide receiver. Reading this article makes me glad I didn’t.
What matters is that you get back to the basics — as my friend so eloquently stated — and focus on relieving stress. The hour away from work can greatly increase your productivity when you come back to the office more relaxed and fresh. Use that hour to escape. For me,…
Snooze or Lose. What happens when kids consistently lose an hour of sleep? One study showed that “A loss of one hour of sleep is equivalent to [the loss of] two years of cognitive maturation and development.” Crazy. (via Andrea Middleton)
Chalk this up as something I never realized: moving causes you to walk a ton. Fitbit tells me I walked over 9 miles and 22,000 steps last Saturday! All while just moving boxes and furniture in and out of a U-Haul. Dang.
Just got back from a 5K run for Automattic’s World Wide WordPress 5K. The weather wasn’t as nice as yesterday, the last mile was in sprinkling rain, but it was still a good workout. Like Nick mentions, it’d be cool to set up a counter next year to see how…
Fitbit now sends weekly summaries of your activity right to your inbox. It includes a recap of your steps, miles, weight, and sleep changes. There’s a leaderboard column in the email as well as on the site. Not sure how that works since I’ve kept my Fitbit data private. For…
How to Make Oatmeal … Wrong. McDonald’s has introduced oatmeal at their “restaurants” now. Too bad it isn’t actually oatmeal and includes more calories than a hamburger.