Once again I spent this past weekend hanging out in the Rockies! This time I was there for the Canmore Rocky Mountain half marathon! This day of eats comes from Canmore and Banff, the day before the race while we were wandering, shopping, and carbo-loading. I guess it’s more of a “What I Ate Saturday” but let’s just call it What I Ate Wednesday.
Breakfast: We had a kitchen in our hotel suite so we brought breakfast for the weekend. I had greek yogurt with vanilla protein powder, raspberries, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, and raisins. It was so incredibly delicious and made for good pre-10-mile-walk fuel!
Morning Snack: We got back from our 2+ hour walk, did some foam rolling and stretching, and then hit up the hot tub for a few minutes before showering and getting ready for the day. We were all pretty hungry and it was almost noon so I snacked on some soy jerky and a mini Clif bar from our half marathon race packages.
Lunch: We met some of our neighbours (also in town to run the race!) for a late lunch at Magpie & Stump, a mexican restaurant in Banff that is SO good. I got the veggie quesadilla and it was delicious!
Afternoon Snack: We wrapped up our time in Banff, drove back to Canmore, and made sure to stay hydrated with an iced Americano. We truly couldn’t have asked for better weather to be in the Rockies. It was almost 30 degrees C all afternoon!
Dinner: While my mom was still full from our late lunch, I was ready for dinner as we headed back to our hotel around 7pm. I grabbed a roasted veggie sandwich from Beamer’s Coffee, munched on some bell peppers, and enjoyed a protein chocolate milk for dinner.
Nighttime Snack: Fruit, fruit, and more fruit. I was craving something sweet so I had melon, and an unpictured plum!
Definitely not a typical day of eating for me because traveling from home tends to do that but it was sure delicious! I haven’t found a terrible place to eat in Canmore or Banff yet so we’re on a serious hot streak of delicious food. Not to worry, I’ll be back in the mountains in another two weeks, trying new places to eat – this time in Waterton, AB!
Vegetables or fruit?
Sweet or salty?
Bread or pasta?