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17 Apr

Live Blogging from PrimalCon 2011 – Day 3

PrimalCon day3

It’s the third and, sadly, final day of this year’s PrimalCon. Relive day one and day two here and here. And stay tuned for text, photo and video updates.

8:17 am: Morning warmup session with Angelo dela Cruz

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Day 3 in Review

Many, many thanks to everyone that made it out to PrimalCon this year. It was a tremendous success by all accounts, and I know we’ve all left with memories and friendships that will last a lifetime. Grok on and see you next year!

You want comments? We got comments:

Imagine you’re George Clooney. Take a moment to admire your grooming and wit. Okay, now imagine someone walks up to you and asks, “What’s your name?” You say, “I’m George Clooney.” Or maybe you say, “I’m the Clooninator!” You don’t say “I’m George of George Clooney Sells Movies Blog” and you certainly don’t say, “I’m Clooney Weight Loss Plan”. So while spam is technically meat, it ain’t anywhere near Primal. Please nickname yourself something your friends would call you.

  1. *whistle*
    Look at all those sexy butts….

    Donnersberg wrote on April 17th, 2011
  2. Hell yeah! I´ll be there next year.

    Albert wrote on April 17th, 2011
  3. Mark, et. al…

    What an amazing thing… to bring about a conference on PB…a second year in a row. So cool! We live in a society that is so incredibly based on conventional wisdom, and for you to lead a movement that is so against the stream… and everyone swimming against supports one another (groks), and creates a sort of momentum that bucks CW. It must feel awkward at moments to be leading this, but the lives that have been forever altered to the positive. For me, it is about taking health into my own hands and being proactive instead of reactionary– oh, i have a symptom, let me go to my primary doc and see if he has a tx… NO! eat healthy, relish fats, love sprints, lift heavy things, and don’t have a need for ‘medical intervention’…

    You have changed my life, Mark. Know this. And to you GROKS, keep it up!!!

    Michael wrote on April 17th, 2011
  4. Wow, wish I was there. I’d like to see some more footage to learn exactly the types of things you guys were doing. It sure looks like a lot of fun.

    Jeremy Priestner wrote on April 17th, 2011
    • Your request will be granted. I was one of the attendees and took about 30 minutes of video. I will be starting a thread in the MDA forum about Primal Con 2011. You will be able to see ALL the pictures that were taken from everyone. You will all LOVE it.

      Primal Toad wrote on April 17th, 2011
  5. After the activities of days one and two this was a very helpful activity.

    Dave Fish wrote on April 17th, 2011
  6. Looks like fun! Good to see folks in five-finger shoes or barefoot – surprised there weren’t more. Thanks for sharing!

    Lauren wrote on April 17th, 2011
    • You are surprised you didn’t see more? A conservaitve guess would say that most of the time at least 75% of us were barefoot or in VFF. Did you really expect it to be 100%?

      Primal Toad wrote on April 17th, 2011
      • I would expect it to be close to 100% at an event like this, but 75% is pretty good.

        Dom wrote on April 18th, 2011
        • Going barefoot was fun, but there were a lot of sunburned feet there!

          Lars1000 wrote on April 18th, 2011
  7. I’m curently waiting for my plane back to Sydney after having the most amazing time ever at PrimalCon 2011 – I can’t wait for next year!

    Suz wrote on April 17th, 2011
    • Same here Suz! Its great to here that just about everyone is planning on coming back.

      Primal Toad wrote on April 17th, 2011
    • Suz,

      Couldn’t make it this year as I had a wedding in Sydney this weekend (ironically for family that live in Los Angeles).

      Looking forward to joining you guys next year.

      We should see how many Aussies are heading over and try and negotiate some group airfares (especially if the Aussie dollar isn’t as strong by next year).

      Glad you enjoyed it.

      Luke

      LukeinOz wrote on April 18th, 2011
    • Hi Sue!
      So great to see you had an awesome time – and I think you’ve beaten my record last year for the farthest travelled – I went from Singapore (but am a Kiwi so maybe I still have a few kms there…haha)

      Can’t wait to see people’s photos…I wish I’d been able to go again! Maybe in 2012…

      Tim :-)

      TimActor wrote on April 18th, 2011
    • Suz it was a joy to meet you!

      Take care,

      Lars

      Lars1000 wrote on April 18th, 2011
  8. What exactly are you asking? Of course we paid money to meet lifelong friends who live this amazing lifestyle we call the primal blueprint. That alone was worth it. All the food and activites was simply an added bonus.

    Primal Toad wrote on April 17th, 2011
  9. I have to say that living a healthy life is so hard today, cause temptations are all over near us, they chasing us and we have to be so ambitious and have a great willpower to resist. And sport and movement is another problem that we have to implement in our daily life.

    Miami lasik surgery wrote on April 18th, 2011
    • Clooninator FAIL

      Vidad wrote on April 18th, 2011
  10. Hi Suz and Luke,
    I live in Melbourne and am planning to go over next year – keep me posted if you want to get a group going.
    Cheers

    Natalie wrote on April 18th, 2011
  11. Looks like a blast – I’ll be watching for more.

    Vidad wrote on April 18th, 2011
  12. PrimalCon 2011 was simply amazing and the highlight of my year. I couldn’t have asked for better food, fun, and insights from the masters. My cooking, posture, lifting, running, and many other lifestyle skills all got a serious upgrade.

    But the best part by far was just being part of this amazing community of a hundred primal folks, each with a unique and inspiring story to tell. Three days feels like a tragically short time to spend in such august company, but it’s enough to keep my inner fire burning bright until next year. The primal path can be a lonely one in daily life, but PrimalCon reminds me that I’m never alone in spirit.

    To those who couldn’t make it in 2011 but think this sounds like fun — we missed you. Please start planning now for 2012! PrimalCon is an experience you’ll carry with you as long as you live.

    Timothy wrote on April 18th, 2011
  13. Just got home.. I’m such a nerd and had some time to kill. So I drove down to Malibu and checked out Primal Blueprint headquarters and said hi to Aaron and Farhad.

    Lars1000 wrote on April 18th, 2011
  14. And also the posts referring to the posts referring to the original post? lol

    Ron wrote on May 16th, 2011
  15. Why would we need to visit this site?

    Do you really think we are that moronic? You have been posting these links for days.

    Either:

    1) You are a Vegan Troll pretending to “like” the primal way of life to subversively spread your vegan rubbish and drive advertising revenue for a vegan website.

    OR

    2) You are indeed a supporter of this way of living, however fail to realise that sending people to this site does NOTHING for our understanding of what is healthy for us, but DOES drive advertising revenue for this idiotic website.

    Why do we need to go to this site to “see all the misled people”?

    Perhaps I am simply paranoid, but I have a distinct feeling after seeing that your posts NEVER vary from the above drivel that you are in fact “option #1″, as you do not contribute anything BUT posts that attempt to drive traffic for this vegan website.

    Meat IS Good for You – and the only way you have the intelligence to make a conscious choice to be a vegan is that your ancestors ate meat. Stop pretending it is for health reasons. It is for philosophical reasons. Nothing wrong with choosing something for philosophical reasons, but I have to wonder why vegans persist in this fallacy that eating meat is unhealthy?

    LukeinOz wrote on April 18th, 2011
  16. Hey – this post of mine NOW looks weird, as it seems the offending post I replied to has been removed (someone pretending to be a “meateater” but linking to a vegan website all the time)…

    With the other post removed my post is no longer needed – can someone remove it, as it now looks like I am dissing Mark’s Daily Apple, which I am NOT doing!

    Cheers,

    Luke

    LukeinOz wrote on April 18th, 2011
  17. Assuming the offending post was removed by MDA staff (as I cannot work out how to delete a previous post myself) if the MDA worker bees decide to remove my post also, could you please remove these posts referring to them too?

    Cheers,

    Luke

    LukeinOz wrote on April 18th, 2011

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