After my ulcerative colitis diagnosis, the mission became: What are the right foods for me? With so many options popping up for sensitive diets these days, the transition from gluten-packed to gluten-free can be relatively seamless for runners catering to their stomach’s guidelines. I’ve collected my favorite go-to snacks and fuels for those people looking to satisfy their feisty insides—one of which I used during my first marathon! (Also, check out our resident elite runner-blogger Stephanie Bruce’s latest entry on navigating the gut of a celiac.)
Caitlyn Pilkington is the web editor for Women's Running. She started running competitively in 2001 and has completed three marathons and tons of half marathons. Her proudest moment as a runner was crossing the finish line of her first marathon in 3:29, qualifying for the 2016 Boston Marathon.