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Energy to climb Mt Rainier

Have you guys ever heard of Tony Robbins? I mentioned him in a post regarding  morning routines. His morning routine is really cool (literally). He does Contrast Bath Therapy and a thing called Priming every day. Check out the post.

I’ve  heard about him for quite some time but never really got  into learning about  his teachings and such, but for the  last year I’ve been really trying to improve my overall physical and mental health, my finances, and my relationships, to truly be the best version of myself and he was a common denominator in a lot of my findings.

I’m a big fan of TED Talks (if you’re not you better get on it!) I saw a Ted Talk featuring Tony Robbins …one of most viewed videos by the way…..and his energy & knowledge  blew my mind and I wondered how does this guy get all of his energy. I want that energy!

He does  a number of seminars  every year and I really wanted to experience  what he does up close and personal. He has a couple of seminars that we could choose from  so we decided to sign up for the “Unleash the Power Within” seminar in Chicago.  It was life changing— truly life changing. I am truly  at lost for words on how to describe what these 4 days (long days I might add)  did for me and Catie.   He really goes deep into our psyche & subconscious to  help us discover what our limiting beliefs are,  to help us  uncover the person we really want to be, where we want to be in our life, and most importantly how to get there.  The simple (and very summarized) answer is that we need to change our physical, mental and spiritual State.

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Mt Rainier is Gluten Free?!

When we arrived at BaseCamp after our Mt Rainier summit attempt I was really bummed because I wasn’t able to get to the top. I was very disappointed to say least…. but I still had my appetite. We were hungry, so we ordered some subs, beer and wine and we met as a team one last time….we were all eating like we hadn’t for days!

And also, as a treat, we met Dave Hahn. He is one of RMI’s more experienced and accomplished guides and if you don’t know who he is….he’s a rockstar among the mountaineering/climbing community. He’s an absolute legend. He’s the only non-sherpa climber to reach Mt. Everest 15 times.

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Mt Rainier Summit Day

Ok everybody this is  the day we have  all been waiting for—Summit day!

The guides woke us up at 1 AM and we had one hour to get ready! I think I slept maybe 3-4 hrs, usually it takes me while to fall asleep and up in the mountains was no different. I was still sleepy and tired when I woke up but had no choice. Had to put on my gear and get on with it!

That hour sure went quickly.  Before we knew it, it was time to go. I  had actually slept with a couple of layers so just had to change my socks and add a few layers, made some coffee, and attempted to eat as much food(scones+ almond butter) as I could. I wasn’t that hungry but needed to consume some calories and warm up a bit before we left.

mt rainier summit day
Ready for the summit!

 The temperature was around 25°F so it was chilly! Our crampons were outside so once we were done eating and packing all our gear we needed to go outside and get our crampons on. After the crampons were on  we had to stay outside, so we waited until the last few  minutes to go outside and put them on.

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Mt Rainier Expedition Food & Snacks

Before I go into detail on the remaining 3 days of our expedition  I wanted to share with you guys what we ended up buying for our Mt Rainier expedition food & snacks and detail our meals and where we ate while we were in Ashford and on Mt Rainier.

As I mentioned in a previous post RMI has a meal plan available for the expedition but unfortunately it’s not gluten free (Catie is gluten free, I try to follow it as much as I can), so we had to plan all meals & snacks.We bought some stuff in REI and Whole Foods while we were in Seattle… we bought a lot of stuff…well it was actually me that kept putting more stuff in the cart!

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Açaí na Tigela

As I mentioned to you guys on a previous post Açaí na Tigela is the best thing I’ve ever eaten in my life!

I first had Açaí  on my first trip to Brazil in 2013 while I was learning Portuguese in a city called Vitória in the state of Espírito Santo. My teacher recommended that I try Açaí na Tigela so she took me to a restaurant called “”  (there’s no website it’s just the name of the place), and my love for Açaí began! But  before I go into  a tantrum on how heavenly delicious Açaí  is, I’ll give you  some info about it that I found very interesting.
Eating Açaí for the first time!
Eating Açaí for the first time!

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