Just got back from a nice little family getaway. It was simple, laid back and for the first time in a long time did not require the time suck that is a wedding. We actually got to do our own thing. One such thing was the zoo. The Henry Doorley Zoon in Omaha is one of the best in the country. It is also quite the Primal experience when you slap on you Vibrams and walk every square inch of the facility.
I also managed to get in some workouts in the hotels facility. They had a pullup bar/dip station. What else could Grok need? I usually try to avoid any type of "gym" setting when I can due to the strange looks. As usual, a certain skinny fat gentleman was pounding away on the treadmill every morning I was there. I would look at his display and by when I would arrive he already had a solid 45+ minutes of cardio going. He was usually still cranking away when I got done and left. He gave me odd looks because my workout only lasts 30 minutes. On my last day there he finally got up the nerve to ask me a few questions. The conversation went like this:
Skinny Fat Man: I notice that you only spend a few minutes in here each day. A few pullups, some pushups, some dips and some squats and no cardio.
Me: Yeah, so.
Skinny Fat Man: So why even bother?
Me: That's odd. I see you down here every morning putting in 90 minutes on the treadmill.
Skinny Fat Man: Yeah, so?
Me: I was going to ask you the same question. Why bother.
From there it got awkward. Luckily this gentleman had an open mind. I told him about Primal and he seemed receptive. I directed him to this website and the Start Here tab. We exchanged email addresses so hopefully he gives it a try and sends me a thank you email!!!
The rest of the trip was great. I feel refreshed. The only anti-Primal part of the trip was the beer. My loverly wife surprised me with a dinner outing to a brewery. Hey, it's vacation. I had to indulge. And it was totally worth it.
and boom goes the dynamite...