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    Thanks to everyone for coming out for a fantastic weekend. I hope to see all of you at a future PrimalCon event!

    In addition to wanting to express my appreciation, I've created this thread (at the suggestion of a fellow PrimalCon attendee) so people that attended PrimalCon Oxnard 2013 could stay in touch, talk about what they learned, and so forth. And for those that didn't attend PrimalCon Oxnard 2013, this is an additional way to learn what it was all about.

    I'll make this thread sticky for the time being.

    Thanks again and Grok on!

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    Originally posted by Mark Sisson View Post
    Thanks to everyone for coming out for a fantastic weekend. I hope to see all of you at a future PrimalCon event!

    In addition to wanting to express my appreciation, I've created this thread (at the suggestion of a fellow PrimalCon attendee) so people that attended PrimalCon Oxnard 2013 could stay in touch, talk about what they learned, and so forth. And for those that didn't attend PrimalCon Oxnard 2013, this is an additional way to learn what it was all about.

    I'll make this thread sticky for the time being.

    Thanks again and Grok on!
    Hurrah! Mark, thank you so much! Really! I can't even tell you how amazing the weekend was.

    Cyndi

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    • #3
      Thanks for everything Mark. It was an amazing weekend! And thanks to cyndi for suggesting the thread!

      Chris

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      • #4
        I couldn't agree more! I was really unprepared for how amazing it would be to be around so many fantastic like-minded primal folks. It was definitely good medicine for me.

        The presenters were fantastic, and the access we had to them on free choice & between sessions was mind-boggling. I'm still in awe of some of the casual conversations that I was able to be a part of with truly brilliant people in their field, let alone the coaching and guidance that was so freely provided all weekend.

        If that wasn't enough, I thought the event was run spectacularly. Brad and his staff/volunteers really made it easy to just enjoy the weekend and maximize the time we had together with everyone. I'm so appreciative of the work they put in over the weekend.

        Absolutely going again. Can't wait.

        A big THANKS to everyone involved.

        John

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        • #5
          Gutted to be back in the rainy UK! great to meet everyone and hopefully see you all at a future PrimalCon!
          James

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          • #6
            PrimalCon was an amazing experience and provided wonderful motivation for me -- so much so that I signed up for PrimalCon Austin the following day! I am registered on both Facebook pages (PrimalCon Oxnard & PrimalCon Austin). Please feel free to seek me out and friend me on FB - Megan Leonard, coolhandmeg@gmail.com

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            • #7
              PrimalCon exceeded all of our expectations, and even though we had no idea going in, we knew it would be great!
              I can't put into words the feeling of family and friendship. And to borrow a quote from John Ricchio, "I can't think of anyone from this weekend who we would not like to see again."
              Poor planning on our part not to bring winter clothing LOL. Somehow, some of us got a sunburn?
              I have been known to say, "if you are cold, you are not moving fast enough", though Rosa hates hearing that
              Mexico next year!!!!!!

              Todd and Rosa Horie,
              Team PrimalCAN
              Team Canada

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              • #8
                A big thank you goes out to Mark, Brad, and all the amazing, healthy, vibrant individuals who taught, presented, took photos, assisted and assembled this year's PrimalCon in Oxnard. It was especially fun meeting all the amazing Grokkers from around the globe.

                Thanks also to Tara for musically jamming with me after the Survivor games!

                And burgers and bacon for lunch?? That oughta' p*ss off some Korgs on strict diets. "You ate WHAT?!"...as they stare forlornly at their round, low-fat rice cakes.

                If anyone wants to stay in touch: Psychik@aol.com.

                Be Well Always,
                Russell,
                Aka: "Rory Harper" on FB
                The Psychic Plumber

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                • #9
                  Mark,

                  Thanks again for a wonderful weekend. I was very sad to be back at work the following Tuesday, away from the Grok spirit and all my new friends.

                  I look forward to when we all meet again.

                  Cheers,

                  Patrick Graham

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                  • #10
                    Hey guys! What was your #1 take away from the weekend?

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                    • #11
                      Hi All,

                      A great question, Cyndi! What was my #1 take away? That I CAN do this! All of you inspired me so much. I immediately became 100% primal, >80% of the time. Happy to report that I've lost 6 lbs--and I do know that a lot of that is water--and I feel incredible. I'm going to bed earlier, sleeping better, and even got the hubby leaning in the primal direction. LOL! I just keep throwing all the rest of the non-primal junk out of my house. Thanks to my conversations with Edward and Paul, I'm readjusting my pre-race eating and my road fuel for the Vancouver half marathon on May 5. No more GU! Ew!

                      The other big take away is that I knew PrimalCon would be a great experience, but I never imagined that I would meet so many totally COOL people! Spending the weekend with all of you was life-changing. I can't wait until the next one. Mexico, anybody??

                      Dianna Wachtel

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by cline View Post
                        Hey guys! What was your #1 take away from the weekend?
                        for me, it was to meet people who are also into paleo and primal. i may be wrong, but it seems like paleo is not well-known down here in Houston. when i mention the paleo diet to the folks that i come across, they raise an eyebrow at me. not that this discouraged me; rather, it encouraged that paleo and primal is my current private obsesssion.

                        at PrimalCon, i met people who were as familiar with the ideas as me. we read the same articles. we eat the same leafy green vegetables as snacks. we share the same lament for workout machines. at last, i had met people with whom i could talk primal!

                        it was such a great experience that i joined the local Primal Living group back home. i hear that Bryan and Tracy show up at that one from time to time, so i look forward to seeing them again and growing our mutual relationship from "we met at primalcon and you are cool cuz you own a movnat gym" to that of friendship. i do have a geographical advantage, after all!

                        thanks again to all my new, sledgehammer-swinging friends for a great vacation. GROK ON!

                        Patrick

                        p.s. I have an idea for something I can present at a future PrimalCon, and I am going to pitch it to Brad Kearns real soon. Before I do that, I would like to tell some of you about and hear what you think. that way, I can develop it more so that it will be just right for my pitch. who is interested?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by SimoneW58 View Post
                          Hi All,

                          A great question, Cyndi! What was my #1 take away? That I CAN do this! All of you inspired me so much. I immediately became 100% primal, >80% of the time. Happy to report that I've lost 6 lbs--and I do know that a lot of that is water--and I feel incredible. I'm going to bed earlier, sleeping better, and even got the hubby leaning in the primal direction. LOL! I just keep throwing all the rest of the non-primal junk out of my house. Thanks to my conversations with Edward and Paul, I'm readjusting my pre-race eating and my road fuel for the Vancouver half marathon on May 5. No more GU! Ew!

                          The other big take away is that I knew PrimalCon would be a great experience, but I never imagined that I would meet so many totally COOL people! Spending the weekend with all of you was life-changing. I can't wait until the next one. Mexico, anybody??

                          Dianna Wachtel
                          Dianna, This is AWESOME! Well done! It's great you've got the hubby interested! You'll do really well at the half!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by SimoneW58 View Post
                            Hi All,

                            A great question, Cyndi! What was my #1 take away? That I CAN do this! All of you inspired me so much. I immediately became 100% primal, >80% of the time. Happy to report that I've lost 6 lbs--and I do know that a lot of that is water--and I feel incredible. I'm going to bed earlier, sleeping better, and even got the hubby leaning in the primal direction. LOL! I just keep throwing all the rest of the non-primal junk out of my house. Thanks to my conversations with Edward and Paul, I'm readjusting my pre-race eating and my road fuel for the Vancouver half marathon on May 5. No more GU! Ew!

                            The other big take away is that I knew PrimalCon would be a great experience, but I never imagined that I would meet so many totally COOL people! Spending the weekend with all of you was life-changing. I can't wait until the next one. Mexico, anybody??

                            Dianna Wachtel
                            Dianna, This is AWESOME! Well done! It's great you've got the hubby interested! You'll do really well at the half!

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                            • #15
                              My take aways are a little different.

                              Like Patrick, I'm so amazed that I spent a weekend with like minded folks. Seriously. That was huge and so life affirming. Kind of like refueling after being primal for a while. Just really got both of us jazzed up, again. Which was really nice.

                              My specific take aways:

                              * finally convinced the husband to give up the super bright see from anywhere digital clock in the bedroom and no more charging cell phones in the bedroom. This was big. We've been "discussing" sleep quality and he finally understood.

                              * I've completely changed my training routine to suit what I need/want to do. I was hanging on to something I didn't need to hang on to and with access to such amazing experts I was able to discuss my goals and thoughts with them and was able to finally just do what I knew, in my soul, I needed to do. This was because I had the support of the amazing folks (and attendees) there.

                              * I constantly think about how I walk and sit.

                              * We're going to reinvigorate our primal journey. We've been about 1.5 years primal (most of it full paleo for me) and we are in a great place. But we've got some new journals and we've committed to more mobility work, tweaking the diet (I need some carbs back in), a darker bedroom, and some additional move nat activity in our lives.

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