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April 25, 2010

Live Blogging from PrimalCon 2010 – Day 3

By Aaron
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Hello, everyone! This is the editor of Mark’s Daily Apple, Aaron Fox, reporting from the field. Check back throughout the day for text, photo and (maybe, fingers crossed) video updates.

7:37 am: After the breakfast buffet, Angelo De La Cruz energizes early wakers with a gentle movement session

8:04 am: Maya White shows attendees how to properly sit and stand like Grok in her posture presentation

9:51 am: Brad Kearns on Primal Blueprint Fitness and having pure motivations for training (keep it fun, convenient and energizing!)

10:32 am: The Primal Blueprint Fitness Challenge Assessment

11:07 am: One-on-one time with Barefoot Ted, Maya White and Angelo De La Cruz

12:30 pm: Fresh caught fish and local vegetables at the local farmers’ market

1:15 pm: Saying goodbyes and taking last minute photos together. See you at the next PrimalCon!

Live Blogging from PrimalCon 2010 – Day 2

Live Blogging from PrimalCon 2010 – Day 1

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Benjamin
Benjamin
7 years 28 days ago

When is Barefoot Ted speaking? I want to see images from that!
Everything looks so interesting!

Benjamin
Benjamin
7 years 28 days ago

oh, looks like I missed it on day 1. never mind!

Kat
7 years 28 days ago

I so want to go to the next PrimalCon. It looks like a fun summer camp, except for adults and with good food.

lovestoclimb
lovestoclimb
7 years 28 days ago

I want to go next year too!

Toad
7 years 28 days ago

I have said it numerous times…

But, I am going to the next Primal Con. I do not care where it is, how much it costs, and where I stand financially…

I will figure out a way to go!

The more photos I see, the more I want to go. Show us some videos!

garth whelan
garth whelan
7 years 28 days ago

You guys are really doing something good for the world.Everyone’s so fit. I look at the delicious food and feel hungry.

TimActor
TimActor
7 years 28 days ago

I’m the only one not looking in that group photo. What a d*ck.

Tonice
Tonice
7 years 28 days ago

No Tim, I’m right there with you! What was I looking at? A rock..ha! Had an amazing time with everyone and I miss you guys already!

TimActor
TimActor
7 years 28 days ago

I thought maybe you were checking your reflection out in Ray’s head… 😛

Missing y’all too!

chris a
chris a
7 years 27 days ago

oops. posted this under Timothy on accident. (sorry timothy, but you can come to AZ and go hiking too)

original message to Tim the “pitbull terrier”

come spend some time in AZ with Tina and I when you come! We can hit some good hikes or even the grand canyon if you’re up for it.

Tina
Tina
7 years 27 days ago

I’m just staring off into space… !

Chris N.
Chris N.
7 years 26 days ago

Nobody with that good of a Murray impression could be a d*ck 🙂

You are an awesome dude. Hopefully we’ll be seeing you again.

sandra
sandra
7 years 28 days ago

what a great group of healthy, happy looking people.

batty
7 years 28 days ago

i am so envious of those who were able to attend. i hope this becomes a regular thing.

lars1000
lars1000
7 years 28 days ago

All,

It was great. Talk about a gathering of positive, great, fun, fit, and inspiring people. Please join us next time!

Lars

Janine
Janine
7 years 28 days ago

I had to leave early, but this weekend was one of the best weekends of my life! It was an incredible weekend with absolutely wonderful leaders (thanks to Mark and crew!) and wonderful participants. Everyone was so welcoming, whatever your age or fitness level, and it was one of the best things I have ever done for myself….
Grok on everyone!!

Timothy
7 years 27 days ago
You said it, Janine. This weekend was a profoundly moving experience and well worth the investment. I sprint faster, lift stronger, stand straighter, and think more deeply. But all that is nothing compared with the greatest benefit of all: meeting some of the kindest, most inspiring and interesting people I have ever known. I miss all of you to bits. Next year seems very far away, but Mark could hold the conference on Mars and I would find a way to get there. When 2011 rolls around, I hope to see all my friends from this year and meet many… Read more »
chris a
chris a
7 years 27 days ago

come spend some time in AZ with Tina and I when you come! We can hit some good hikes or even the grand canyon if you’re up for it.

PrimalChat
7 years 28 days ago

Congrats to those who were able to go. I’m anxious to learn in the coming days the follow-up that I’m sure we’ll enjoy and be a part of. At least that’s what I’m guessing.

For those who went – you owe us some major catch up once you’ve gotten back home!

jengatron
jengatron
7 years 27 days ago

Looks like a lot of fun, but I’m glad I ended up going. Would have been the most out-of-shape one there. Maybe Mark could have a PrimalFattyCon I could attend.

sharonll
sharonll
7 years 27 days ago

Yep, I’d be there with you, too.

Janine
Janine
7 years 26 days ago

Hey, I was the fattest person there and still had a great time!! It was motivation for me and I did it to kick start my primal lifestyle 🙂

jengatron
jengatron
7 years 27 days ago

Err.. I meant “ended up NOT going”

CrossfitRob
7 years 27 days ago

Hey What was the workout?? looked like fun!!!

Toad
7 years 27 days ago

“1:15 pm: Saying goodbyes and taking last minute photos together. See you at the next PrimalCon!”

Guess what this means?!?!?!?!!?

There is going to be another PrimalCon!!!!!

Stick by your word and make it happen…. I have an amazing feeling there will be one in 2011 on the east coast 🙂

Anyone else feel the same way?

Kat
7 years 27 days ago

I don’t really want it to be on the East Coast, I need an excuse to get out and visit the West Coast!

Sterling
7 years 27 days ago

Looks like a very successful first PrimalCon. Congrats Mark and Worker Bees!

Samantha Moore
Samantha Moore
7 years 27 days ago

Interesting to see that Mark is pretty lean. After four months eating Primal, my husband and I have become quite lean. It’s seems hard to get fat eating this way, at least for us. And we eat plenty.

Cliff
Cliff
7 years 27 days ago

I will be at the next one for sure!

Leo
Leo
7 years 27 days ago

Congrats to everyone who attended! Looks like you had a great time. Definitely the pictures inspire me to continue “grokking” :-). I’m enjoying my steak salad that much more.

Looking forward to hearing stories from the gathering! And I vote for an east coast con as well!

chris a
chris a
7 years 27 days ago

So fun! like camp only with better food, activities and cabins that don’t smell like pee.

There were so many wonderful people there. It was so nice to be in a community of like minded people. This is one of the biggest lessons I took from the weekend. Foster community, because it makes all the difference.

Thank you to Mark, Brad, and all of the worker bees who made this such an amazing experience! You guys were truly awesome, went the extra mile and it showed!

Primal Toad
7 years 27 days ago

I love to hear this. Let’s keep growing this community and may people host small primal events for there local community!!!!

Dan
Dan
7 years 27 days ago

Well said Chris. I had a blast this weekend with everyone and appreciate all the effort that Mark and team put in to making this happen. Please please please keep it at the same spot next year!!

Kristin J
Kristin J
7 years 26 days ago

Right on, Chris. A huge thanks to Mark, Brad, and the team of worker bees who made PrimalCon happen!

@Dan – but I want PrimalCon to be close enough that I get to skateboard to it next year ; )

chris a
chris a
7 years 26 days ago

yes! I would say the same but the desert just wouldn’t have the same charm as the oceanside resort.

Dan
Dan
7 years 25 days ago

Sounds good Kristin! But if it is, I will still bring my board and expect to see you (and Lars and Ted) with one too! 🙂

Chris N.
Chris N.
7 years 26 days ago

Agreed!

Kevin
7 years 26 days ago

Loving the primal dog tag at the end

gilliebean
7 years 26 days ago

I’ll get you next time Gadget.

Vanessa
Vanessa
7 years 25 days ago

I think I’m going to have to keep these couple of pages of photos permanently bookmarked for inspiration. Whenever I look at each one it brings back fun memories, inspiration, excitement, words of wisdom, tips and a recommitment to every aspect of the primal life. I feel very lucky to have gone and lucky to have met everyone this weekend! I can’t wait for next year!

jem
jem
7 years 25 days ago
I think it would be best to have an outdoor PrimalCon and I will wait! It just makes sense to make it an outdoor experience. Camping groups (Airstream, Casita, etc) reserve entire sections of state park campgrounds on a regular basis so why not us? There are some lovely state parks on or a breif walk from the beach, as well. Bandon, OR has a wonderful park and I have also enjoyed one beach park in CA just north of Zuma…(also experienced an earthquake in th middle of night, sleeping in my tent, on the ground….an amazing experience). Did Grok… Read more »
David Grim
7 years 24 days ago

Mark,

Looks like it was a great time and I hope to make it next year. Grok on!

David

Lars1000
6 years 11 months ago

Dan I will bring my skateboard next time! Yes, I too pray it’s at the same place next year. Too perfect of a location.

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