Wednesday, April 13, 2011


When I started blogging, I also started searching for and reading blogs by runners. I have noticed that a lot of the running bloggers I have visited are obsessed with food. I'm thinking this must be something that just comes along with marathon training. I am close to the halfway point in my training and I'm always hungry! And it's not just, "oh, I'm a little hungry so I'll eat some fruit." or "I have some errands to do so I'll wait an hour and eat at home" It seems like I go into total raging monster mode, my stomach takes up all control of my emotions and I feel like I need to eat a whole pizza, like NOW.
I haven't done this yet, thankfully. But I'm not making any guarantees for the future. I have a coupon book with a whole section devoted to buy one get one pizza deals. At first I wondered why there were so many, but now I'm thinking I may just use them, by myself!
I can't go more than 3-4 hours without food before feeling like I'm going to fall over, or bite the head of the next person that doesn't come up to me carrying food. I have started carrying Lära bars and fruit along wherever I go, but it doesn't seem like enough. I need to eat every two hours and I'm not even halfway through my training.
Will I ever get used to this? Am I going to need to pack a lunch on race day or stop at a Pizza Hut on the way to the finish line?


  1. I'm the exact same way! My husband will check if we leave the house, "do you have snacks?" because he knows I will get mega grumpy if I go more than 5 minutes without food. I have no advice other than keep eating! :)

  2. Thanks for that. I really think I need to plan ahead a little better. I finally got to spend some time with my boyfriend this weekend and all I could think about was food! I really have to hand it to him for dealing with my near constant whining.

  3. I snack a lot also. What are you eating though? I know the Vega shakes that I'm making in the mornings keep me full alot longer than I was with a regular breakfast. I put in a banana, fruite, spinach, peas (i know sounds gross but you cant'taste after you blend)..yogurt, omega 3 oil, and a scoop of the Vega mix. I posted a pic of the mix on my can get it at whole foods. I also try nuts, fruit, hummus, quac...but I totally agree...I snack ALL day...I get made fun of for my lunch bag at work!


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