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April 23, 2010

Live Blogging from PrimalCon 2010 – Day 1

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

7:53 am: There’s a buzz in the air as the inaugural PrimalCon kicks off in beautiful Oxnard, California. Attendees are trickling in. Grok On! shirts have been sighted.

8:00 am: Primal peoples meet and greet at registration

8:01 am: Getting hooked up with a Primal gift bag

8:16 am: Heading out to the beach park for sprint and lifting sessions

8:24 am: Chatting with Mark

8:27 am: PrimalCon event coordinator extraordinaire, Brad Kearns, sporting a slick PrimalCon shirt

8:32 am: PrimalCon attendees unite!

8:32 am: US Olympic team runner, Michael Stember, begins his sprinting instruction session

8:33 am: Philippe Til instructing on proper lifting form

8:55 am: Run like Grok!

12:10 pm: Ocean Plunge! A little cold water therapy does a person good.

12:45 pm: Primal lunch feast

1: 02 pm: The Aftermath

1:03 pm: FiveFinger Strawberry

1:33 pm: PrimalCon 2010 Keynote Address

4:06 pm: McGrath Organic Family Farm Tour

7:06 pm: Primal Feast number 2

8:02 pm: Mark and Barefoot Ted chat after dinner

8:32 pm: Wine and Dark Chocolate “Fireside Chat” back at Mark’s suite. Attendee overheard saying, “Man, I love this diet.”

11:33 pm: That’s it for the first day of PrimalCon. These updates hint at what the PrimalCon experience has been thus far, but in all honesty they hardly do it justice. Pictures can’t capture the joy of meeting fellow Primal Blueprinters face to face, or the taste of cedar-smoked salmon, or the experience of personal instruction in the Primal lifestyle behaviors. Tomorrow, if we can sort out the logistics, in addition to live blogging we will be bringing you PrimalCon 2010 updates using advanced technologies such as smell-o-vision and holographic virtual reality. See you then!

Live Blogging from PrimalCon 2010 – Day 3

Live Blogging from PrimalCon 2010 – Day 2

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Annika
6 years 5 months ago

So….. jealous….

But I hope everyone has a fantastic time, and I can’t wait to hear all the updates!

Adam Kayce
6 years 5 months ago

Ditto…

Looks like a blast already!

maba
maba
6 years 5 months ago

Ditto. Have fun all.

Pamela
Pamela
6 years 5 months ago

Way cool. Snippets from the field. Grok On!

sharonll
sharonll
6 years 5 months ago

This makes my day! I’ll be checking back often. Hope everyone has a great time. Thanks for the updates.

Toad
6 years 5 months ago

I am incredibly jealous…

I’ll be checking back throughout the day for updates. There must be another one of these next year! I will be the first one to sign up!

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Steven
6 years 5 months ago

Would love to be there… at PrimalCon and in Cali.

Jstrick
Jstrick
6 years 5 months ago

man, give me three years and i’ll be there!!

Maybe next year i’ll start a campaign to help fund a trip to primalcon 2011.

any ideas on how to do so? ๐Ÿ˜›

Dave
Dave
6 years 5 months ago

I’m thinking “work” and “saving” is one way….

Mountain Dew
Mountain Dew
6 years 5 months ago

By the looks of the last pic you were actually able to get a real live Grok?? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Tanya
Tanya
6 years 5 months ago

that’s exactly what I thought when I saw the pic! lol

Athena
6 years 5 months ago

Amazing!! I wish I could of gone! Heres hoping for next year! ๐Ÿ˜€ I am so excited to see updates!

Chris Robbins
6 years 5 months ago

Definately jealous! Hope to see video updates.

Caroline
Caroline
6 years 5 months ago

Wish I was there! Stupid work…

Andy
Andy
6 years 5 months ago

Man, I am jealous. I hope to be there next year!

Melissa
Melissa
6 years 5 months ago

Hi Mark – perhaps some PrimalCon attendees can share their stories? How the came upon Primal health and optimization? What benefits have they seen? What do they hope to get out of PrimalCon/what are they most excited about?
Thanks! -Melissa

Hilary
Hilary
6 years 5 months ago

That last picture is beautiful! What energy ๐Ÿ™‚ That’s what it’s all about.

Toad
6 years 5 months ago

Amen

kennelmom
6 years 5 months ago

waaaaaaah! I want to be there!!! Looks like everyone is having a great time!

Pamela
Pamela
6 years 5 months ago

Great stuff! Wish I could be there too!

NicoB
NicoB
6 years 5 months ago

I am so jealous right now…

Al Kavadlo
6 years 5 months ago

Looks fun! Any plans for an East Coast PrimalCon?

David Gress
6 years 5 months ago

I’ll second that request. GO East!

barb
barb
6 years 5 months ago

ditto!

Toad
6 years 5 months ago

I am all for that ๐Ÿ™‚

lovestoclimb
6 years 5 months ago

More pics! So I can feel like I’m there ๐Ÿ™

Jack
Jack
6 years 5 months ago

If anyone needed proof of how Primal just works in terms of weight loss, muscle gain etc., i could just show them these pics!

Compare this to a picture of a weight watchers (CW) meeting and it’s pretty obvious which has a more successful lifestyle.

I will take bacon over vegetable soup any day of the week thanks!

BenevolentForce
BenevolentForce
6 years 5 months ago

Jack, I’m with you 100%! I had bacon with my omelet this morning before the sessions started.

I had been looking around wondering who was with the group and who wasn’t, but found it easy to determine once I realized I only had to look for people with bacon-envy in their eyes! ๐Ÿ™‚

Caroline
Caroline
6 years 5 months ago

Hmm…and the male to female ratio looks to be in my favor. Definitely attending the next one!

gilliebean
6 years 5 months ago

Fun, fun, fun!!

Sterling
6 years 5 months ago

8:55 am: Run like Grok!

So easy, even a caveman can do it…

PrimalChat
6 years 5 months ago

Yes, I’m full of envy, I’ll admit it. For the pictures of everyone leaving the ocean’s waters, I can’t help but think of George and the “shrinkage” episodes from Seinfeld.
Just saying…

Wish I was there!

Philippe Til
6 years 5 months ago

It was a blast to teach and refresh/reverse engineer people’s skills and ‘Grok’ em up!

fireandstone
6 years 5 months ago

Oh, I see…this is where we all get taunted and shamed for not signing up this year. You got me! I’ll be there next time I swear!!! Don’t you dare move the venue because I’ll be living within jogging distance of it by this time next Spring.

CFS
CFS
6 years 5 months ago

It looks like they are having the time of their lives. And I’m not there. *envy*

Ika
Ika
6 years 5 months ago

OOOOOOOOOooooo SOOOOO jelous!!!!
I am definitly coming to the next PrimalCon!!!

Primal K@
6 years 5 months ago

Awesome! Wish I could have been there, but stuck in an office in downtown Toronto.

Also, love the Grok look a like ๐Ÿ™‚

Julie Aguiar
Julie Aguiar
6 years 5 months ago

Very jealous…but, because tomorrow is my birthday, we went to a restaurant tonight for dinner without the seedlings…A Brazilian restaurant. Where, for a fixed price, they will keep bringing you various meats roasted on a spit and carved tableside! Full buffet of starch included of course, if you eat that stuff. Salad and veggies too. We had 3 different (at least) cuts of beef, pork loin, sausages, lamb, chicken, turkey…all deliciously seasoned and marinated! Yummmy! What a find!
p.s. Some cuts were even wrapped in bacon!

Dan
6 years 5 months ago

Looks like a blast. I hope it is a huge success, so I can join in on one of the future events.

Dan

3fiddyz
3fiddyz
6 years 5 months ago

I am so jealous, such a fit, happy and healthy looking bunch of people, congrats to all of you. I hope to make the trek from Australia one day to attend an event.

Paleo Nation
6 years 5 months ago

Just finished the family vacation at Disney…Next year I hope to be at PrimalCon

Paul
6 years 5 months ago

Looks fantastic. I couldn’t get across from Hong Kong this weekend but will definitely aim to be there for the next one. Or we could host one in Asia?? The water in Bali is beautiful and great surf!

Natalie
6 years 5 months ago

How about bringing it down to Australia for our summer!!! Looks fabulous. Great food, exercise and fun with like minded people. Might have to time my next trip to the States to co-incide, hmmm……

llynskyn
llynskyn
6 years 5 months ago

Animals…let go of jealousy and primally connect/morph/travel with the happenings. WE ARE THERE, HERE, EVERYWHERE. Met-a-morph with your primal con/with shamanic traveling powers. What a great swim eh?

Greensprout
Greensprout
6 years 5 months ago

Terribly jealous…looks like a fabulous time! Hopefully I can join up next year; Mark, more advance notice of dates would be much appreciated to be able to plan to attend Primalcon 2011.

Have a great rest of the weekend!

frank
frank
6 years 5 months ago

sweetdeal

gilliebean
6 years 5 months ago

JEALOUS!! And I’m only down the road a ways!

kevin
kevin
6 years 5 months ago

pics makin me hungry… wish i had the money to fly out there!

DebFM
DebFM
6 years 5 months ago

Looks like all of you are having a fantastic time! Full report expected at the end all you forum-goers.

Grok on!

Greg S.
Greg S.
6 years 5 months ago

Can’t believe I’m not there! Everyone have a great time! Next year for sure!

mike
mike
6 years 5 months ago

Is that a huge box of dark chocolate?!?!?

I want one of those!

Willow NyteEyes
Willow NyteEyes
6 years 5 months ago

I was so jealous when I thought it was going to be a huge convention sized convention… now I’m even more jealous.

Cj
Cj
6 years 5 months ago

Want to be there! You must post the date for next years’ PrimalCon ASAP, so I can bid my vacation around the date…and use my vacation passes! Have a great time!!!!

Cj
Cj
6 years 5 months ago

By the way…I love the guy in the pic who LOOKS like his name is Grok…did you HIRE him as a prop? He is perfect!!! What a great pic!!!

Meg
Meg
6 years 5 months ago

I’m soooo jealous! I’m in Australia so couldn’t have made it even if I had leave… but still… sooooooo jealous! Mark and team, hope you guys keep up the primal Cons in future cos’ I will definitely try to make it to one in the coming years…

Beck
Beck
6 years 5 months ago

Where’s the meat?

michelle
michelle
6 years 5 months ago

can I get college credit if I went to one of these things?

Cheril N. Clarke
6 years 5 months ago

This looks SO awesome. I’d love to attend next year.

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