Running Hunger

Wow, these last few days of not running have made me realize how much running impacts my appetite! I have definitely not been as hungry as usual. It has also been a little bit easier to avoid night time snacking! That is the one pleasant surprise to come out of my very sad running-less days :(

So, as long as I eat according to my hunger and NOT according to my habits then I’ll be okay during this time off :)

After kick boxing I had to stop by school, then the store and now I am scarfing down lunch before my PT appointment.

I made a veggie burger on a sandwich thin with hummus and ketchup.IMG_5543

On the side I had sweet peppers that weren’t sweet at all. These are the worst sweet peppers ever. Boo.IMG_5542

I changed the appointment for my MRI reading to tomorrow – I’m very anxious to see what it shows!

But, for now I’ve got to jam out of here and get to my appointment! I haven’t been able to spend more than 5 minutes at the computer today – so I’ll respond to comments and questions later tonight :)


  1. says

    Sorry to hear about your knee issues. What a bummer! I am still on the road to recovery with my knees and it is very disheartening at times. I want to plan some races, but right now, I know I can’t. At least the eliptical and spin classes can still be my friend!

  2. says

    I´m sure you´ll do just fine. I mean, eating properly while not running.
    Your meals are always amazingly healthy!
    Have a great week. And good luck at the three doctor appointments!
    Brazilian XOXO´s,

  3. says

    I know exactly what you mean! I noticed my hunger plummeted without running – I definitely wasn’t as hungry for snacks and at night either. Dinner was enough! And then when I started to run a little more I noticed my hunger skyrocket! It’s crazy.

  4. beth says

    I totally agree with the hunger thing! I took a break around the holidays from running and switched to more strength and noticed a huge drop in my appetite which is a blessing. It is hard to gauge the amount of food I will need when packing my lunch for work and, quite honestly, keeping up with fueling while running can be annoying. I feel like I have to have food on hand at all times! So enjoy the break–it may help with understanding WHY you eat more when you are running and that it’s ok :)

  5. says

    That sucks about the peppers! I hate it when I pack something thinking it’s going to be soo good and end up disappointed.

    I had my long run on Saturday morning and didn’t feel really hungry until Sunday morning. I woke up famished and then I felt snacky all day. I had a small bowl of soup with some homemade bread for dinner, but other than that I craved carby things throughout the day. I do realize that if I eat balanced meals, my hunger isn’t so bad.


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