As I've mentioned, some of the folks here at work have a team for the Tough Mudder race on Mt Snow this May. Its a tough, very challenging course and as a bonus we're raising money for Wounded Warrior.
And as you might expect, there's been a lot of talk about weight loss, training and fitness around the office, some of if useful and some of it... sorta... strange.
I don't want to gore anyone's sacred cow, so I'll spare you most of the details. But I don't think that adding 5 grams of cinnamon to your coffee every morning, or buying $150 trail running shoes is going to make it any easier to run 8.5 miles up a mountain and haul my ass over an 12-foot wall. While wet and muddy.
Maybe people feel like its bragging to talk about miles run or pounds lifted or meters rowed, but to quote Henry Rollins, "200 pounds is always 200 pounds." Eating extra cinnamon or wearing fancy shoes doesn't make that bar any lighter.