Wednesday, April 13, 2011

HUNGRY!!!

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?

3 comments:

  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! :)

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  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.

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  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 blog...you 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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