Meet Mark

Let me introduce myself. My name is Mark Sisson. I’m 63 years young. I live and work in Malibu, California. In a past life I was a professional marathoner and triathlete. Now my life goal is to help 100 million people get healthy. I started this blog in 2006 to empower people to take full responsibility for their own health and enjoyment of life by investigating, discussing, and critically rethinking everything we’ve assumed to be true about health and wellness...

Tell Me More
Stay Connected
August 10 2009

Contest: Primal Post-Its

By Mark Sisson

The Prize:

Another pair of Vibram Fivefingers! If you’ve read Mark’s Daily Apple at all in the last few years, you probably know how much we love these things. In fact, several Daily Apple all-stars are featured in the Vibram Fivefingers fan blog. The winner will receive a choice of any of Vibram’s four designs of Fivefingers.

The Contest:

Originally inspired by MizFit’s execution of Operation Beauty, for today’s contest you’ll need a sharpie and some Post-its.

It’s one thing to chat in an online forum about going Primal, it’s another to spread the word to your grocer, your banker, or the guy who goes to the gym to talk on his cell phone. It’s time for you to leave a Primal message for total strangers to see…

It’s probably easier to show you what I mean than to tell you (below you’ll find some examples), but the idea is to provide a humorous, tongue-in-cheek, or poignant statement about the modern world with a simple Post-It note and a dash of wit. It’s the world seen through a Primal lens.

Email me your photos by clicking here.

I’ll accept both real photos and Photoshop images (I’ve included a few of both).

You don’t have to use a Post-It and a sharpie. Any manner of paper products and writing devices will suffice.

It probably goes without saying, but please no vandalism or law-breaking. If you pull a Tyler Durden and blaze a 40 foot Grok in torches across the side of a Ramada Inn, you definitely won’t get a pair of Vibrams.

I hope you can have fun with this contest. I know the Worker Bees and I have.


Read my post on WTF for an explanation of the next photo.


From the United States to the United Kingdom and from New Zealand to New Delhi everyone is eligible. No restrictions.

The Contest End Time:

August 19, midnight PST.

How the Winner Will Be Determined:

  • If only one person makes a submission that person wins by default.
  • If only a few people make submissions they will each be included in a poll where readers will pick the winner.
  • If we receive numerous entries I will choose my top picks, include them in a poll and let readers choose the winner.
  • I also reserve the right to make an executive decision at any time or use the random drawing method to choose a winner.

To track all the contests visit The Primal Blueprint Health Challenge Contest Page for daily updates.

Visit The Primal Blueprint Health Challenge for challenge details.

If you'd like to add an avatar to all of your comments click here!

18 thoughts on “Contest: Primal Post-Its”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. Hahaha! This is great. Gotta try it. 🙂

    Question about the Fivefingers, though: I have rather severe bunions. Will they still fit properly?

  2. @ BarbeyGirl

    Well are your burns on your feet?:D

    And I’m definitely entering!

  3. So cool – I’m inspired to try this one! And I DESPERATELY want to try the Vibrams.

  4. Looks fun! I haven’t been detained by the police at a grocery store since high school. Time to relive my youth.

  5. Ooohhh, haha, I was walking around the store today (down aisles I haven’t been down since I moved here) and laughing to myself as I pictured post-its on everything.

  6. The problem with this contest is I’d have to spend times in the parts of a store I never go down.

  7. Looks like fun!
    Anyone know how to add the digital post-it to photos?

  8. This may have been asked already, but can we send in multiple submissions?