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April 15, 2011

Live Blogging from PrimalCon 2011 – Day 1

By Aaron
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PrimalCon day1

Hello, everyone! This is the editor of Mark’s Daily Apple, Aaron Fox. PrimalCon 2011 kicks off today, and just like last year Mark has his hands full, so the Worker Bees and I will be reporting from the field. Check this blog post throughout the day for text, photo and video updates. Coverage will extend through Sunday. (The regularly scheduled success story, recipe post and Weekend Link Love will return next weekend.) Stay tuned!

8:00 am: The Tribe Gathers

8:37 am: A few snapshots from opening workout sessions: Billy Vives leading the group kettlebell workout, Mark and Erik Cisler on the Four Essential Movements, the Curley brothers on slacklines, and Michael Stember on sprint training.

12:45 pm-5:30 pm: Primal foraging, afternoon free-time, Mark’s keynote address, and breakout sessions with Esther Gokhale and Chef Rachel Albert. (Plus Brad Kearns, event organizer, all tuckered out.)

6:22: Primal Dinner Feast catered by Chef Oren

7:34 pm: PrimalCon Ocean Plunge

7:41 pm: Chocolate Hot Tub Party


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TimActor
TimActor
5 years 5 months ago

Have a great time everyone!!! I SO wish I could be there with y’all again, but the life of an actor means watching the wallet!

Grock ON, my friends!

Love from Singapore,
Tim 🙂

Angelo
5 years 5 months ago

We were thinkin’ of ya, Tim! As you know, it was a fun-filled time. Hope you’re well!

Hal Leonard
5 years 5 months ago

Man, last year’s looks like it was a lot of fun. Can’t wait to see the pics and good times from this years. And next years (hope there is one) is already on my calendar!

Bill
Bill
5 years 5 months ago

Looks like so much fun. I wish I could be there. Maybe next year!

Crunchy Pickle
5 years 5 months ago

I am pumped about some personal health changes – so I love to see a communal passion for this lifestyle!

Peggy
Peggy
5 years 5 months ago

looks lovely! *jealous*
windy & snow at my house 🙁
savin up for nxt yr for sure!!!

You Grok-folks have a wonderful time & we can’t wait to hear from all of you!

Jennifer
Jennifer
5 years 5 months ago

Same here – snow, ice, and cold! Wish I could see some green soon!

Ware
5 years 5 months ago

Oh, so jealous! I was going to go this year, but it’s right in the middle of the semester…can’t wait for next year – this is going to be my graduation present to myself.

Ryan
Ryan
5 years 5 months ago

Jealous! I’ve got to try and make it out next year. Maybe my wife will surprise me with an early birthday present in 2012? She knows I really want to go but finances are tight. One day!!

Josh
5 years 5 months ago

Looks like a lot of fun and learning. Keeping building the tribe!

gilliebean
5 years 5 months ago

Again, I wish I could be there but my hubby and I moved to NYC!! Enjoy the Cali sun, y’all!

Burn
5 years 5 months ago

i’m so freakin’ jealous… I need to make it to that next year!

Karen P.
5 years 5 months ago

Thinking about next year…

But pink kettlebells? Really? I’d go heavier and injure myself just to avoid touching ’em.

Hal
5 years 5 months ago

Aw come on. Pink ain’t nothin’ but a color 🙂

Karen P.
5 years 5 months ago

🙂

Milemom
Milemom
5 years 5 months ago

I’m not much of a feminist… but even I found powder pink to be silly… I’d go heavier too.

Tracy
Tracy
5 years 5 months ago

Believe me. After enduring all the activity we endured, you would want pink kettle bells too 🙂
I will probably be sore for a few more days after all we did.

Betty
Betty
5 years 5 months ago

Karen,

Revel, in being a WOMAN!

“PINK IS POWERFUL” Have you noticed
how men are now sporting OUR pink?

They so have pink envy. 🙂

Janine
Janine
5 years 5 months ago

I was there last year and it was one of the best weekends of my life. Ah..the memories. Can’t wait to read the blog all weekend long!! Thanks Aaron..

David Pile
David Pile
5 years 5 months ago

I always say you can judge a health and wellness concept by the health of the people it tends to attract.

There’s a lot of portly MDs at nutrition conferences but that’s a pretty healthy looking group of folks to me.

Kent Hawley
Kent Hawley
5 years 5 months ago

Looks like a bigger crowd than last year. Hope everyone has a great time!

Peter
5 years 5 months ago

Jealous! Sometimes I wish I didn’t live in freaking Australia!

Alison Golden
5 years 5 months ago

Hmmm, I’m jealous. Wish I could be there.

Kurtis
Kurtis
5 years 5 months ago

I am envious. Next year I WILL be there. Keep the pictures and videos coming. Love it!

Primal Toad
5 years 5 months ago

Do it. Go. Start saving today. It is such an awesome experience. If you go I will be seeing you there! I am signing up on day 1.

Primal Toad
5 years 5 months ago
I am one of the 80 attendees. It has been an absolute blast from the very start. For me it started in LAX where I met up with 4 others. We picked up 2 from Australia in Santa Monica and took the shuttle to Oxnard, CA from there. That night was a blast. We enjoyed happy hour and then I got to meet Mark. Him and Brad then gave an overview of the event. I had a late dinner – a sirloin steak then got some much needed sleep. All the activities have been awesome but the best part, hands… Read more »
Superdeluxe
5 years 5 months ago

Having a great time so far; I already wish day one weren’t over. The sprinting class and posture workshop were highlights for me. I’m so glad I came out from NYC for it. I’m signing up for next year as soon as it’s announced!

Harry
Harry
5 years 5 months ago

I look at this, then look outside, and then feel distinctly envious.

Albert
5 years 5 months ago

Wow! Wow! Wow!

I am speechless…. I soooooo want to be there. I’m in the UK right now and even though I’m fighting to spread the Primal word a lot of people still stuck in the conventional wisdom of “whole grains” and draining yourself in the gym for nothing….

I believe a PrimalCon in europe would have success at some point (maybe 2012-2013?) We just need to gather more people here and collaborate with Mark to organise it!

All I know right now is that I will be in the US for the PrimalCon 2012!

I love this lifestyle!

Grok on!

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5 years 5 months ago

Aren’t those hippity hops?

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Jeremy Priestner
5 years 5 months ago

Mark, you have integrated fitness and fun into an incredibly attractive package. Do you have any more thoughts for events like this?

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coley
5 years 5 months ago

back at work after an awesome, life changing weekend at primal con 2011…. reading through the posts on m.d.a. of the weekend.

first and foremost…. it was so.much.fun. oh man. we played. we ate. we laughed. we made new friends. we learned new things.

thank you. thank you. thank you. to mark and all the camp counselors!!

we will be there next year!!

i’m off to do my own blogging……..

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Ron
Ron
5 years 4 months ago

Wow. Some pretty serious looking sunburns on a few people. Can we get these people some shade, Mark?

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