Friday, October 31, 2008

The Halloween Treat Experiment

In the spirit of Halloween, I thought I would try a new experiment in eating on a long run. I left the Cytomax at home, ditched the Power Bars and Gu's and filled my pockets up with Coffee Crisp mini Halloween bars. Greg the Dog and I set off for an adventure, up and over Sulphur Mountain and enjoyed 3 hours of fun at a very leisurely pace!

Coffee Crisp #1-Greg and I climbing......
This was Greg's first time on Sulphur Mountain trail. He didn't like the noises that were coming from the Banff Gondola, which passes high above. It was kind of like dogs that hate hot air balloons or thunder. He freaked! Had I not had him leashed he would have run blindly, full speed, never to be seen again! Poor guy.

Coffee Crisp #2-Summit! yeah!

Coffee Crisp #3-descending the old road, backside of Sulphur Mountain

Coffee Crisp #4-break to eat snow-yummerz!!

Coffee Crisp #5 - Just because....

Coffee Crisp #6-Back at the valley floor.....

A quick cruise back past the Cave and Basin, where there were no tourists on this beautiful day!! They have all gone away and we have reclaimed the Town as our own!! Bwaaa! Ha! Ha!

I am happy to report the Halloween Treat Experiment was a great success!! I was very excited to be eating these tasty treats, was paying extra attention to my watch and when I should re-fuel and had no G.I. problems to report in 3 hours of running. Greg was jealous and actually snagged one from me when I was taking a photo of said chocolate bar. It didn't seem to bother him.


Bwaa! Ha! Ha!


Bryon Powell said...

Coffee Crisp!?!??! Send me some! They're my favorite and they're not in the states! I hope you enjoyed all of them! :-)

Lily on the Road said...

They say "coffe crisp makes a nice light snack"!

Love your photo's and particularly your pet "mittens", LOL....

Matt Hart said...

i love it!

i had a few rounds of mini snickers bars on my "last 25 of the wasatch 100 course" run. but coffee crisps? canada is awesome in a lot of ways.. but i guess you have sub-par candy huh?

Danni said...

I've never had a coffee crisp but they sound really good.

JeffO said...

Six coffee crisps? You won't sleep 'til 2009! Gotta go! Gotta go!
Went running over the weekend and was on top of South boulder Peak when a weird sound made the hair on the back of my neck stand up. A glidder flew over. The reverberations in the wings created a bizarre sound. I can't even think of words to describe it. And to hear it coming from behind and above - when you're already on the highest point - was creepy!
Good thing I was on a leash!

Backofpack said...

I love Coffee Crisp, they used to sell them at the corner store when I was a kid. I enjoyed a few when we were up you way last summer. Sounds like good fueling to me!

Journey to a Centum said...

You crack me up!

Leslie said...

Who knew that the Coffee Crisp was not available in the U.S of A?!? And yes, they are a tasy treat and a nice light snack.

To Lily: Welcome! Mittens has been misbehaving lately and the Park Wardens have chased him out of the neighborhood.

Hart, Goat and Danni....
Mmmmmm. Snickers. They are #2 next to the Eatmore. It only wins because it doesn't melt in summer it just gets better with heat!! The Coffee Crisp gets bonus points for caffeine and it doesn't give you the bellies...

Michelle and Eric-
Hi! Sometimes I crack me up, too!

Leslie said...

Was your tail betweeen your legs and your ears back??

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