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25 Apr

Live Blogging from PrimalCon 2010 – Day 3

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

You want comments? We got comments:

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

    Benjamin wrote on April 25th, 2010
    • oh, looks like I missed it on day 1. never mind!

      Benjamin wrote on April 25th, 2010
  2. I so want to go to the next PrimalCon. It looks like a fun summer camp, except for adults and with good food.

    Kat wrote on April 25th, 2010
  3. I want to go next year too!

    lovestoclimb wrote on April 25th, 2010
  4. 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!

    Toad wrote on April 25th, 2010
  5. You guys are really doing something good for the world.Everyone’s so fit. I look at the delicious food and feel hungry.

    garth whelan wrote on April 25th, 2010
  6. I’m the only one not looking in that group photo. What a d*ck.

    TimActor wrote on April 25th, 2010
    • 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!

      Tonice wrote on April 25th, 2010
      • I thought maybe you were checking your reflection out in Ray’s head… :-P

        Missing y’all too!

        TimActor wrote on April 25th, 2010
        • 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.

          chris a wrote on April 26th, 2010
    • I’m just staring off into space… !

      Tina wrote on April 26th, 2010
    • 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.

      Chris N. wrote on April 27th, 2010
  7. what a great group of healthy, happy looking people.

    sandra wrote on April 25th, 2010
  8. i am so envious of those who were able to attend. i hope this becomes a regular thing.

    batty wrote on April 25th, 2010
  9. All,

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

    Lars

    lars1000 wrote on April 25th, 2010
  10. 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!!

    Janine wrote on April 25th, 2010
    • 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 more!

      Timothy wrote on April 26th, 2010
      • 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.

        chris a wrote on April 26th, 2010
  11. 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!

    PrimalChat wrote on April 25th, 2010
  12. 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.

    jengatron wrote on April 25th, 2010
    • Yep, I’d be there with you, too.

      sharonll wrote on April 26th, 2010
      • 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 :-)

        Janine wrote on April 27th, 2010
  13. Err.. I meant “ended up NOT going”

    jengatron wrote on April 25th, 2010
  14. Hey What was the workout?? looked like fun!!!

    CrossfitRob wrote on April 26th, 2010
  15. “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?

    Toad wrote on April 26th, 2010
    • I don’t really want it to be on the East Coast, I need an excuse to get out and visit the West Coast!

      Kat wrote on April 26th, 2010
  16. Looks like a very successful first PrimalCon. Congrats Mark and Worker Bees!

    Sterling wrote on April 26th, 2010
  17. 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.

    Samantha Moore wrote on April 26th, 2010
  18. I will be at the next one for sure!

    Cliff wrote on April 26th, 2010
  19. 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!

    Leo wrote on April 26th, 2010
  20. 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!

    chris a wrote on April 26th, 2010
    • I love to hear this. Let’s keep growing this community and may people host small primal events for there local community!!!!

      Primal Toad wrote on April 26th, 2010
    • 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!!

      Dan wrote on April 26th, 2010
      • 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 ; )

        Kristin J wrote on April 27th, 2010
        • yes! I would say the same but the desert just wouldn’t have the same charm as the oceanside resort.

          chris a wrote on April 27th, 2010
        • 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! :)

          Dan wrote on April 28th, 2010
    • Agreed!

      Chris N. wrote on April 27th, 2010
  21. Loving the primal dog tag at the end

    Kevin wrote on April 27th, 2010
  22. I’ll get you next time Gadget.

    gilliebean wrote on April 27th, 2010
  23. 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!

    Vanessa wrote on April 27th, 2010
  24. 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 stay in a motel? I mean, after all…….

    jem wrote on April 28th, 2010
  25. Mark,

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

    David

    David Grim wrote on April 29th, 2010
  26. 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.

    Lars1000 wrote on May 27th, 2010

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