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23 Oct

Weekend Link Love – Edition 161

The other day, Sean Croxton (of Underground Wellness) and I had a little chat, ate some fish, and did some pullups together. We filmed everything, if you’d like to watch.

Neanderthals usually get pegged as poor walkers and runners on account of their compact bodies and stubby lower legs, but more recently anthropologists are figuring that their shorter tibia were well-suited for walking the steep hills of Europe. Chris, got any pronounced brow ridges in your family?

Who said barefoot runners weren’t classy? Bob Ewing (of Primal Challenge fame) will be running the DC Marine Corps Marathon barefoot while wearing a tuxedo, not to highlight the plight of starving Wall Street execs but rather to raise $5,000 for a great cause – a charity that saves people’s lives who have cancer. Check out the video, which features popular barefoot enthusiasts Chris McDougall, Erwan Le Corre, John Durant, and Barefoot Ken Bob.

Speaking of the Primal Challenge, it’s featuring a couple new, very impressive success stories: meet Scott and Curt. Great job, guys!

The Montreal Paleo meet-up group got featured in the Montreal Gazette. It was actually a pretty positive story, although the “caveman life expectancy” canard inevitably reared its head. Also, I think I see a Grok shirt in that pic.

Our good friends Bill and Hayley of The Food Lovers Primal Palate, whose recipes we regularly feature in WLL, just released their first recipe book. “Make It Paleo” is fantastic, the recipes are delicious, and whoever wrote the foreword to the book did a great job. Check it out.

Melissa McEwen writes about another area in which hunter-gatherers have us beat: frequency of sex. (Although it wasn’t mentioned, I wonder if the same is true for “duration.”)

Funny because it’s (sadly) true.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Oct 18 – Oct 24)

Comment of the Week

Well, would ya look at that…it’s beaten out the “The China Study and “Forks Over Knives”! I bought mine this morning.

– Commenter ChrissyV, on our stiff competition.

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. I was looking for the video of you and Sean yesterday, but couldn’t find it on his youtube channel. Thanks for the link Mark!

    Eirik wrote on October 23rd, 2011
  2. Mark:

    Just watched the video of you and Sean. Really well done. The discussion part clarified things a lot in terms of the gene expression part of Primal, and the work out part made me pleased to see you two doing 1 footed planks, which I’ll be doing a lot of after my upcoming oot surgery. And the fish taco part – well, let’s just say I’ll be heading out soon for the ingredients so I can make them tonight.

    Way to go, you and Sean :-)


    Susan Alexander wrote on October 23rd, 2011
  3. As the fun UW video with Sean and Mark working out together, my daughter (6 years old) asked me: “Is he going to fall in the pool now?” Maggie Helen

    Aaron Blaisdell wrote on October 23rd, 2011
  4. Then my daughter took over my computer and made me spell her name (Maggie), her younger sister’s name (Helen), then hit enter! Maybe I need to fall into the pool.

    Aaron Blaisdell wrote on October 23rd, 2011
  5. Thanks Mark! I am sure I am 90% Neanderthal 😉

    Chris wrote on October 23rd, 2011
  6. Now running a marathon barefoot I can see, but I have to draw the line at tuxedo…

    Abel James wrote on October 23rd, 2011
  7. i would love the cookbook if it comes out on kindle!

    diane wrote on October 23rd, 2011
  8. I agree, how about a Kindle or Nook version!

    Cynthia wrote on October 23rd, 2011
    • Make it Paleo should be out in e-book format within a few weeks! Thanks for sharing it, Mark – you guys are the best!

      The Food Lovers wrote on October 23rd, 2011
      • Glad to hear this. I prefer ebooks more than physical books!

        Mark – Will you ever make your cookbooks into ebooks?

        Primal Toad wrote on October 23rd, 2011
  9. Fried chicken skins, YUM. I happened across it when I was making chicken soup. I agree with Meagan Keatley, water and chicken skin don’t really go together.

    bbuddha wrote on October 23rd, 2011
  10. Love the interview with Sean Croxton of UW.

    PrimalGrandma wrote on October 23rd, 2011
  11. OMG, I love fried chicken skins. I have been looking for a place that sells just the skins.

    Thank again Mark for this great site. I always look forward to the Weekend Link Love, in particular the recipe links.

    Kristina wrote on October 23rd, 2011
  12. I saw the book on their site the other day. Looks like a good one. I’m always looking for new stuff to try.

    Mary Hone wrote on October 23rd, 2011
  13. ” “Make It Paleo” is fantastic, the recipes are delicious, and whoever wrote the foreword to the book did a great job.”

    Oh Mark…

    I’ll be in a tuxedo this Friday and Saturday… for my sisters wedding! I’d run a 5k in a tux…

    Primal Toad wrote on October 23rd, 2011
  14. We came across a great product this weekend!! Merrell has a line of barefoot shoes that have the Vibram soles!!! I had no idea! My hubs was so excited to find a pair of brown leather shoes for work. Totally appropriate for work attire and help him as he stands at his raised work station!! Too cool! Go Merrell and Vibram!!

    Joanne - The Real Food Mama wrote on October 23rd, 2011
  15. Great interview!

    Erik wrote on October 23rd, 2011
  16. Really enjoyed watching the video on UW. Well said. This keeps me going on the PB diet.

    David wrote on October 23rd, 2011
  17. Super video Mark, nicely done. I’m eagerly awaiting my 21 day transformation book.

    Melissa wrote on October 23rd, 2011
  18. Excellent…and I *need* that Bacon t-shirt 😀

    Bex wrote on October 24th, 2011
  19. Mark

    you have a keen eye. I was wearing proudly my Grok T-shirt

    Math wrote on October 31st, 2011

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