How Care with Calories Adds Up

Published on April 26th, 2014 | by James Fell

Mmmm … Coffee. I did it a little different today. This post contains math. A large Tim Horton’s “double double” (Canadian thing that means double cream, double sugar) has 135 calories that are roughly half from ... Read More



The Power of Going Public

Published on April 25th, 2014 | by James Fell

I’ve broken several bones, but this was the worst pain ever. It was the last few miles of my Boston Marathon qualifying race in Victoria, BC last fall. The only reason I made the target time ... Read More



The Only Thing You Need to Fear

Published on April 17th, 2014 | by James Fell

“Terrible thing, to live in fear.” Morgan Freeman’s character “Red” spoke these words in The Shawshank Redemption. And while he was right, it doesn’t stop people from using fear to get rich. And so, one of ... Read More



Do Your [expletive] Job

Published on April 3rd, 2014 | by James Fell

“I was just doing my job.” You hear this line in movies all the time to explain heroic acts. Firefighters rushing into burning buildings, soldiers taking hills while under heavy fire. Search and rescue teams going ... Read More



Why Caloric Deficits Are a Moving Target

Published on March 20th, 2014 | by James Fell

I have a stepping-on-the-scale ritual, and it’s disgusting. We have a bathroom scale because my kids are growing and want to know how much weight they’ve gained, and because last night it told me that I ... Read More


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“The Toughest Foot Race on Earth”

Published on March 19th, 2014 | by James Fell

File this one under: “Why the hell would you ever want to do that?” It’s billed as “The toughest foot race on Earth.” It’s the Marathon des Sables,” taking place next month. And don’t ask me ... Read More

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