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November 24 2017

Black Friday—Worker Bee Style

By Mark Sisson

Photo frame on wooden background for design or montageGood morning, everyone. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving—however you chose to celebrate. Today, as previously announced, we’re upending  tradition (and our usual blog schedule) to do something different. On Tuesday, I shared alternatives to the customary Black Friday lines.

Today I’ve turned over the blog to some of our Mark’s Daily Apple, Primal Blueprint, Primal Kitchen, and Primal Health Coach “worker bees” who are generously sharing what they’re doing today to get outside and spend time with those they love.

“Suns out, buns out.” — Morgan Buehler



“Earlier this year my husband (and fellow Primal Worker Bee), Farhad, lost his father, so we will be honoring Mansour’s memory by participating in all his favorite activities—lots of good food, laughs, and family time out and about in San Fransisco. Wishing you lots of fun, love, and togetherness this holiday season!” — Liz, Farhad, & Maya Mostaedi



“Spending time with family during the holidays is such a joy. We are so fortunate to have my dad still with us, since his stroke last year. We cherish this time to get close and reflect on so many things we are truly thankful for.” — Feeling blessed, The Frustere Family



“The Taylors are back at Lindsay’s childhood home in Michigan where it’s coooold (compared to California anyway), so we are opting to unplug and unwind in good old-fashioned (indoor!) ways.” — Lindsay Taylor



“I live in the country, so not only am I not going anywhere near the mall on Black Friday, but I am committing to not even setting foot in the city! Instead I’ll take my two young horses for a leisurely walk down the road. It helps expose them to new sights, sounds, and smells—all of which are good training opportunities for a couple of untrained baby horses—and it’s an excuse for me to get a few miles of walking in.” — Erin Power



“I love spending time outdoors with friends and family! I consider it an important part of my wellness routine to get in some movement during the day outside, and I’ll definitely be spending Black Friday unwinding by hiking in the mountains/practicing yoga on the beach.” — Annie Martin



“There’s no better gift than waking up to this sunrise on the North Shore of Lake Superior. We’ll be hiking along the shoreline and relaxing in the cabin today.” — Jennifer Wannen

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Have a great holiday weekend, everyone. I’d love to hear how you’re enjoying today. Take care.


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  1. Beautiful pictures and great sentiments, thanks for sharing one and all! It’s a beautiful day here in central Ohio, going to take a walk in a local garden and herb park, work out a bit, play with my Golden Retriever, and later on tonight swim a couple of laps and sit in the sauna. All the best to the MDA community. – George

  2. I’m working!!!
    However, I did go for a long walk yesterday, my day off.

    I’m thankful everyday so no celebration for me, just grateful to have the day off.

  3. I went for a swim in the ocean and took a long walk today. No shopping, just enjoying nature…

  4. I did push-ups, pull-ups, squats and bike sprints. Also went for a walk outside in the sunshine, then took an ice cold shower, cooked two steaks and ate them.

  5. Thanks for sharing, you buzzing bees.
    I gave blood to the Red Cross today and ate leftover Rendeng.

  6. Loved seeing how the worker bees spent their Black Friday! I worked all day (mixing drinks for Black Friday shoppers lol!) but managed to squeeze in two morning walks and a chilling evening walk where I got to look up at the stars. Between my walks and the time on my feet at work I logged over 24,000 steps, so I think I got my movement in for the day. There is nothing that I need or want badly enough to stand in line and fight crowds for.

  7. Did my Black Friday shopping in the forest. It was a great time, just being quiet and listening to the wind in the evergreens, but no suitable deer wandered in range. Next time, I guess.

  8. I like this post today, something different and nice to meet some of the bees. Thanks for sharing.

    I stayed home with my boys, in for the holidays. I also raked leaves for three hours in the 50 degree sunshine on Friday. Great way to burn off yesterday’s feast and beer.

  9. I’m catching up on some blog reading, so I’ll share what I did do for Black Friday. I live in MA, about 10 miles west of Boston. I have 2 boys that both play youth ice hockey, so we spent Thanksgiving weekend on Cape Cod for a hockey tournament. On Black Friday itself, I went to CrossFit Cape Cod where I got a great workout in, and met some awesome people. After that, time at the hotel with my family and team mates, kids jumping in and out of the pool, and some awesome salmon for dinner at the hotel bar/restaurant with my love.