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April 24, 2010

Live Blogging from PrimalCon 2010 – Day 2

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.

7:14 am: Recharging for the big day ahead of us

7:50 am: Energizing gentle movement session with Angelo

8:04 am: Group beach hike

9:15 am: Barefoot Trotting Training with Barefoot Ted

11:02 am: Nikki Florio’s Green Living Presentation

12:51 pm: More Primal Feasting

1:42 pm: Having some fun on a slackline during some recreation time

2:50 pm: Ultimate Frisbee


4:16 pm: Mind/Body Obstacle Course

5:09 pm: Cooling off before dinner

6:50 pm: Primal Dinner

Live Blogging from PrimalCon 2010 – Day 3

Live Blogging from PrimalCon 2010 – Day 1


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Jstrick
Jstrick
6 years 5 months ago

Look at all those VFFS!

sharonll
sharonll
6 years 5 months ago

Everyone looks so fit. Sigh. I think I would have felt out of place if I’d gone. Still have 67 pounds to go. Maybe next year.

Joyful Abode
6 years 5 months ago

Yeah I definitely would’ve been out of place at 6 months pregnant. haha.

Kristin J
Kristin J
6 years 5 months ago

Not at all! There were people of every weight and fitness level, but I can understand if the photographers were partial to the alpha males/eye candy ; )

Toad
6 years 5 months ago

And the jealousy begins again! I want to go on a hike on the beach with the Primal crew!!!

Mark – You MUST come to the east coast in 2011!

Eric
Eric
6 years 5 months ago

Mark – You MUST come to europe too ! Are there european groker here btw ?

Sungrazer
6 years 5 months ago

Yeah – come to europe as well! I am a Norwegian grokker! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Kelda
6 years 5 months ago

I’m a Scottish Grokette, my brother is an English Grok and I’m busy converting loads of friends here in the UK!

Deborah
Deborah
6 years 5 months ago

I’m English, but I live in Italy…never heard of other Italian primals, though?

NicoB
NicoB
6 years 5 months ago

French Groker

Austin
Austin
6 years 5 months ago

Wow. It’s so beautifull to that there are Grokers from all around the world.

Sterling
6 years 5 months ago

That meal looks familiar.

Laura
6 years 5 months ago

What a great time everyone is having. I’m inspired. LOVE the photos, and I hope you are able to make the videos.

Primal K@
6 years 5 months ago

I agree, super inspiring! And I love all the VFF. I’m taking mine out for a walk later ๐Ÿ™‚

Dennis
Dennis
6 years 5 months ago

Thanks for the pictures…looks fantastic!

Janet
6 years 5 months ago

The green living presentation looks really interesting. I really like the fact that you have incorporated sustainability as part of the primal way of living.

dragonmamma
dragonmamma
6 years 5 months ago

I’m hoping for a roll-call, preferably with photos so I can match up the names I see all the time with some faces!

Lance
6 years 5 months ago

Very awesome!! Looks like a GREAT time, and super information being shared!

lovestoclimb
lovestoclimb
6 years 5 months ago

looks like a vibram five finger convention!

Tobi
Tobi
6 years 5 months ago

A Europe trip would be most welcome, Scotland would welcome you Mark! What about a PrimalCon with hunting in the Highlands???

Izwan
Izwan
6 years 5 months ago

I don’t care where it’s going to take place next year — 2011 Primal Con — COUNT ME IN.

Natalie
Natalie
6 years 5 months ago

The footage of silent running looks fascinating. I have just joined Crossfit and am starting to run again for the first time really since I was a kid. I’m sure my technique needs work. Anyone have any tips or good resources for this? Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

crisbee
crisbee
6 years 5 months ago
Natalie – congrats on joining CrossFit! I’ve been doing it for about 6 months now and loving it. Just remember to scale accordingly. As far as running technique, CrossFit highly endorses the POSE method, which you can find plenty of introductory videos on YouTube. I *highly* recommend subscribing to the CrossFit Journal. The amount of daily information, articles, interviews, and videos are WELL worth it. I think it’s like $20/yr, but it’s better than any magazine you can subscribe to. Plus, you will find some amazing resources on the POSE running method by the very man who rediscovered it and… Read more »
Natalie
Natalie
6 years 4 months ago

Hi Crisbee. Thanks so much for your enthusiasm and advice. I have just subscribed to the CrossFit Journal and have checked out some links to POSE. It is exactly what I had been looking for so thanks again.

Chris Sturdy
6 years 5 months ago

This looks like a great time! I need to make it next year. Grok on PrimalConers!

Sabine
Sabine
6 years 5 months ago

Looks like so much fun. And the Dinner looks soooooooo YUMMY ( all the food looks Yummy for that matter) wonder what those Beef patties are made out of , I want one NOW.

Leo
Leo
6 years 5 months ago

That food looks awesome. Makes my protein shake that I’m about to have for breakfast look really sad. ๐Ÿ™

lovestoclimb
lovestoclimb
6 years 5 months ago

I think we need labels on the pictures so we can know what all that yummy food is that we’re missing out on ๐Ÿ™

Leo
Leo
6 years 5 months ago

I’m stuck on the picture of all those grilled steaks. I can actually feel myself drooling. ๐Ÿ˜›

Bane
Bane
6 years 5 months ago

I haven’t been this jealous in a loooong time. Looks like a really great time!

Toad
6 years 5 months ago

That food looks absolutely delicious!

Who votes for Primal Con 2011 on the east coast?

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Baxpin
Baxpin
6 years 5 months ago

I.

That food looks amazing!

Sheri
Sheri
6 years 5 months ago

Will recipes be in the Primal Cookbook for the FANTASTIC!! looking dinner you served on Day 2? I’m drooling!!

Andrew
Andrew
6 years 5 months ago

+1 for east coast Primal Con 2011 ๐Ÿ™‚

Mountain Dew
Mountain Dew
6 years 5 months ago

Holy crap. Barefoot Ted has some monster calves.

Mint
Mint
6 years 5 months ago

Oh my goodness. That fruit, that salad bar, the meat… looks amazing. And these photos make me so, so psyched to be getting my VFFs in the mail tomorrow!

Mike French
Mike French
6 years 5 months ago

My wife and I WILL NOT Miss PrimalCon 2011! The best thing is we will be able to drive to the Event! Congrats on what looked like an AWESOME Weekend Mark!

dragonmamma
dragonmamma
6 years 5 months ago

I’m trying to figure out one of the photos: it looks like a bunch of meatloaves. Did everyone get his/her own full-sized meatloaf?! Awesome!

Debra
Debra
6 years 5 months ago

Wow! Fantastic photos. Thanks for posting. Everything looks great.

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Adam
Adam
6 years 5 months ago

All that food looks absolutely delicious. I just had my dinner, but I’m getting hungry again just looking at the pictures

Simon Fellows
Simon Fellows
6 years 5 months ago

Yes the foody looks super..nice to see a gathering where the foody looks this good and plentiful

Julie Aguiar
Julie Aguiar
6 years 4 months ago

Another vote for East Coast! Looks Great! Thanks for sharing..

Peggy
Peggy
6 years 4 months ago

ya I wish I could have been there for all the meals, classes, etc, but mostly I wish I was there for the Ultimate games. We had 2 feet of snow at our house this wknd…

Melodious
Melodious
6 years 4 months ago

1. Food porn if I’ve ever seen any!
2. Totally jealous.
3. I already have summer tan-lines from my VFFs. ๐Ÿ™‚

Malika Duke
6 years 4 months ago

Oh man… I’m so glad to be connected to this community now! I am excited to see the types of activities that go down at PrimalCon. I’m stoked for the next opportunity to participate and will be preparing. Oh and of course, the FOOD!!

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Barefoot Ted
6 years 4 months ago

Oh my GAWD!!!

The food at PrimalCon was SO AMAZINGLY good!!!

I got some new ideas for all kinds of recipes.

My Tweet on PrimalCon looked like this:

PrimalCon 2010: connecting with like minded people and sharing personal discoveries about fitness and health and learning from others alike.

BFT

Chris N.
Chris N.
6 years 4 months ago

Thank you for your wisdom Ted. Talking with you definitely changed my thinking. I’ve put the VFF away when I don’t really need them and have been going barefoot. So now I can actually gather all that information the ground is giving me. It does feel really liberating.

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