A glorious day for hiking! The sunshine, warm temps and ice free trails were just what we needed to lift our spirits. The time flew by as we chatted and enjoyed the beauty of our surroundings. I feel so incredibly blessed to share this journey with Joanne by my side. Life has a way of bringing just the right people into your life at just the right time. Together we have found balance, harmony, friendship, support, inspiration, motivation, strength...and I could go on and on! We had a great training day and were feeling awesome the entire duration of our hike.
Laura: 7.25 hour hike and stretching
Joanne: 7.25 hour hike and yoga
Breakfast: Laura: Coconut Snack Bar (Taste of Nature) and Banana
Joanne: Eggs, spinach, avacado
Snack (am): Laura: Creamy Butternut Squash Soup (Imagine Organic)
Joanne: date/banana muffin, Dark Chocolate Almond Sea Salt Mojo Cliff Bar
Lunch: Laura: Apple and Dark Chocolate Almond Sea Salt Mojo Cliff Bar
Joanne: Protein Shake
Snack (pm): Laura: Banana and Lara Bar
Joanne: Trail mix (walnuts, almonds, pistachios, pumpkin seeds, chocolate chips) apple
Laura: BBQ Chicken Breast, Green Beans, Baby Mix Organic Salad with Simply Natural Organic Balsamic Vinegrette Dressing
Joanne: Turkey Burger and Spinach/Kale salad
Notes: Laura: My first coffee free day and no headache!! :-)
We consumed lots of water and green tea today as usual. We added Nuun electrolyte drink tabs to our water bottles.
I use these tabs in my water when I am running and they always seem to work well. Today was the first time I have used them while hiking and I was so glad I did. I was feeling so dehydrated from being sick and they perked me up right away, providing me with just the right hydration. They are now a must have item for the climb.