Glad that you all are excited about GoodPops! Today’s another steamer – and another good day for a mid-day POP.
So, I told you all on Monday about our first 14er, and hike up to the summit of Quandary Peak. I just so happened to photograph most of my eats that day, too, so for today’s What I Ate Wednesday is on how I fueled up – and during – the 6 hour 40 minute hike.
Like I said on Monday, we woke up at about twenty after 5:00, and got ready to head out. On the way to the trailhead, around 6:00, I had a jar of overnight oats for breakfast.
It was pretty easy to do, actually. Beforehand, I just put cottage cheese and almond milk in an almost- empty PB jar, and then in a little baggy, I had protein powder, oats, and hemp hearts. Before leaving, I just added the contents of the baggy to the jar, stirred, and ate! Yum.
This held me over for about three hours of the hike. I felt like I was hitting a wall at one point, so during a rest, I sat down and ate an Almond Walnut Macadamia KIND bar for a snack.
It’s crazy – I instantly felt so much better. My body must have really needed the fuel. It helped me power on for the next 45 minutes or so until we reached the summit.
Then at the summit, I had…lunch? I’m not really sure what to call it, because I think it was around 10:00. Whatever you call it, I had a PBJ on sourdough and a few sips of beer at 14,265 feet above sea level.
I swear it was the best peanut butter & jelly sandwich I’ve ever had in my life… The beer? Notsomuch.
It took us a little more than a couple hours (I think…I really had no sense of time) to make our way back down the mountain, and I didn’t feel like I needed anything during that time. Besides, we had plans of going to Breckenridge for lunch, and by the time we reached the restaurant, I was STARVIN.
Took care of that with a bacon guacamole cheeseburger and fries I stuffed myself, and again, best burger and fries I’ve ever had, even though I had one the night before, haha. I also had a 90 Shilling.
After lunch, we moseyed around Breck before heading back home. On the way, we spontaneously pulled over to see some BMX action!
These guys were doing backflips, front flips, suicides, and all sorts of crazy stuff!!
After getting our fill of vicarious bike action, we all said our goodbyes and headed on home. At this point, I felt like a truck had run over me! I got home, immediately unpacked, took a nice long epsom salt bath, and then did not move from the couch until around 9:00 when I figured I should probably eat something else.
I wasn’t even hungry at this point, but Lauren wore her heart rate monitor during the hike, and it let us know the hike we just did provided an ample calorie burn – upwards of 4,000 CALORIES!! So yeah, I figured I should eat more, even after inhaling a burger and fries earlier.
I did the laziest thing possible and heated up some leftover chili in the microwave. In a giant mixing bowl (seriously,) at that. On the side, I had a tortilla with PB smeared in the middle. Yum, yum.
What a day! And not a single vegetable in there. Oops…unless you count fries as a veg haha
Are you hungry after a big endurance event or workout? Or is your appetite suppressed?
My appetite is always rearing to go after a tough workout!