Of Mud and Barbed Wire

July 4, 2011


First, let me wish American readers a happy 4th of July! Don’t nobody blow any limbs off. Second, this is a bit of a long post. My usual propensity to ramble is only exasperated by my enthusiasm for the subject: The Spartan Race (3+ mile/12+ obstacle “sprint”). July 3 was one helluva day. The Ottawa race was held […]

Of Community and Communities

June 11, 2011


There’s a rarely spoken-about component to life, and it’s not exclusive to the Primal/Paleo camp. It isn’t a Primal Law. It won’t help you burn fat. It won’t give you rock-hard abs or enable you to do Turkish Get-Ups with tree trunks or hoisting women curled around your fist. However, community can sometimes be more […]

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I love the smell of cauterized flesh in the evening!

June 7, 2011


Subtitled: “Of biopsies and barefoot experimentation” Just a short update here. An actual post will be coming in the next day or two. So, as of last evening I have two brand-spankin’ new holes in me, one near my navel and the other mid-back. Should anyone ask, I’ll just tell ’em those are the entry […]

Posted in: Fitness, Updates

My Barefoot Running Experience (or how to do everything wrong)

June 5, 2011


“Sometimes you can only do something right by first doing everything wrong.” — me After chatting with me about “barefoot”* running, and for want of a fun excuse to get back into running period, my friend Derek bought “Barefoot Running Step by Step” by Barefoot Ken Bob Saxton and Roy M. Wallack. Since Derek wasn’t […]

Where were you. . . .

June 2, 2011


. . .when you heard about the Primal Blueprint? (Since the last post was a fairly negative post, I thought something lighter was in order. Positivity-imbued nostalgia for the save!) So where was I when I found out about the PB? I was in the Aulde Dubliner, a pub in the Byward Market. See that […]

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Asshat by Association

June 1, 2011


Warning: Long and relatively nasty rant incoming. Thou hast been warn’ed. There’s a reason I greatly dislike associating myself with any kind of group, club or subculture. Since Sloan said it best, I’ll just quote them: “It’s not the band I hate; it’s their fans.” I love being Primal and considering myself such. However, I […]

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Quick Update & Some Thoughts

May 30, 2011


Got back from Kingston yesterday afternoon. I’d been helping my brother move in and giving him a bit of a tour of my old haunts from my own time there a decade ago. Anyway, here are a few thoughts: 1. I realized that little things from being Primal carry over in ways I hadn’t considered. […]