Tag Archives: Exercise

If at first you don’t succeed…

Hey all, I started the 30 day challenge a couple years ago, and fizzled out after about 2 weeks. I just started a new job, and had some other recent shifts in my life, so I figure now is a … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s Exercise: Hiking

Amanda and I went on a 4 mile hike yesterday for some good exercise, sun, and time outside. We explored the Laurel Ridge Trail around the Buford Dam area of Lake Lanier. It was a beautiful day. Here are two … Continue reading

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Recap: Irvington Penguin Plunge

A week and a half ago, 90 people ran into the 35 degree Hudson River for the first Irvington Penguin Plunge. How was it? Cold but bearable. It was not as bad as I suspected. Though, I must say that I … Continue reading

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Beginning CrossFit

Last week in my progress update, I indicated that exercising and building muscle has been the weakest part of my primal lifestyle. I have the eating, sleeping, and stress maintenance down, but I can’t seem to exercise on a regular … Continue reading

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Holiday Damage Control

If you are anything like me, you probably indulged on some of your Thanksgiving favorites like pumpkin pie, pecan pie, ice cream, pumpkin roll, sugary cranberry sauce, and bread stuffing this past Thursday. Maybe you also drank a little too … Continue reading

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Weekend Challenge: Two Steps at a Time

This weekend’s challenge is to take the stairs two steps at a time. I started this two years ago as part of my preparation for a hiking trip with Ben Stafford. I started using the stairs instead of the elevator … Continue reading

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Primal Rainy Afternoon Agenda in New York

1. Arrange chicken over cut zuchinni, carrots, onions, spinach and garlic. Sprinkle with spices, cover, and put in the oven @ 400 degrees. 2. Run down the east river in Vibram Five Fingers. Extra points for hitting a downpour with … Continue reading

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30+ FOR 30: We Have an Army of 30+ Doing Mark Sisson’s Primal Blueprint 30-Day Challenge

The Primal Challenge is proud to announce that we have an Army of 30+ people participating in Mark Sisson’s Primal Blueprint 30 Day Challenge:  over 30 for 30! We’re a diverse group:  men and women, young and old, short and … Continue reading

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Friday’s Primal Success Story: Timothy Haas

In six months, Timothy Haas lost 71 pounds by living primal.   Wrestling with his weight for most of his life, he tried going vegetarian a while back to support his son, but it didn’t help in the weight department. … Continue reading

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I play outside!

On marksdailyapple.com I found this Workout of the Week (WOW): http://www.marksdailyapple.com/wow-steep-climb/#more-22619 I would normally take my kids to the gym and leave them in a germ-infested room with a bunch of strangers for over an hour, so I thought this would … Continue reading

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How NOT to Run Barefoot

McNamara and I went out for a six-mile run today over lunch.  The weather was beautiful and sunny.   (This was a simpler time, before the fabled DC Quake of 2011.)  I’ve been completely barefoot for well over a year now … Continue reading

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Friday’s Primal Success Story

Need some motivation?  Check out Nick’s Primal success story from Mark’s Daily Apple:

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Friday’s Primal Success Story – David

Principal #5 of the Primal Challenge is to get your basic measurements.  Back in March, David decided to take this idea to a new level.   He had been overweight for most of his life, and in 1997 was diagnosed with … Continue reading

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Not Exactly Primal: Rope Swing FAIL

The Fail blog has a video making the rounds now that shows a woman trying to swing on a rope into some water.   I just added it to YouTube so I could share here: Of course, I hope she … Continue reading

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Harness the Power of the Stiffy Goats

Antonie, Isaac & I ran a 5k this Sunday.   Shira was our captain.  Larry our Chief Negotiator.  We were on Team Stiffy Goats, named in honor of these guys.   We harnessed the power of the stiffy goats and … Continue reading

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