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October 23, 2011

Weekend Link Love – Edition 161

By Mark Sisson
22 Comments

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.

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Eirik
4 years 11 months ago

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!

Susan Alexander
4 years 11 months ago

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

Aaron Blaisdell
4 years 11 months ago

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
4 years 11 months ago

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.

Chris
4 years 11 months ago

Thanks Mark! I am sure I am 90% Neanderthal 😉

Abel James
4 years 11 months ago

Now running a marathon barefoot I can see, but I have to draw the line at tuxedo…

diane
diane
4 years 11 months ago

i would love the cookbook if it comes out on kindle!

Cynthia
4 years 11 months ago

I agree, how about a Kindle or Nook version!

The Food Lovers
4 years 11 months ago

Make it Paleo should be out in e-book format within a few weeks! Thanks for sharing it, Mark – you guys are the best!

Primal Toad
4 years 11 months ago

Glad to hear this. I prefer ebooks more than physical books!

Mark – Will you ever make your cookbooks into ebooks?

bbuddha
bbuddha
4 years 11 months ago

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.

PrimalGrandma
PrimalGrandma
4 years 11 months ago

Love the interview with Sean Croxton of UW.

Kristina
4 years 11 months ago

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.

Mary Hone
4 years 11 months ago

I saw the book on their site the other day. Looks like a good one. I’m always looking for new stuff to try.

Primal Toad
4 years 11 months ago

” “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…

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Joanne - The Real Food Mama
4 years 11 months ago

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!!

Erik
4 years 11 months ago

Great interview!

David
David
4 years 11 months ago

Really enjoyed watching the video on UW. Well said. This keeps me going on the PB diet.

Melissa
Melissa
4 years 11 months ago

Super video Mark, nicely done. I’m eagerly awaiting my 21 day transformation book.

Bex
Bex
4 years 11 months ago

Excellent…and I *need* that Bacon t-shirt 😀

Math
4 years 10 months ago

Mark

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

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