August 25 2017
Run Eat Repeat advises on the best things to eat and drink before and after long summer runs so that you can stay healthy all season.
I love food. I love running. I love thinking about food while I’m running. This might be a problem, but for a lot of us running and eating go hand in hand. Sometimes we run so we can eat more. Sometimes we eat because we ran so much! It’s a delicate balance with a cherry on top. Check out this list of things runners who love food will understand…
#1: You can’t relate when people say they’re not hungry.
#2: You run by a donut shop or pizza place and get mesmerized by the smell.
#3: You get overly excited when your food is ready. (Anyone else clap when the waiter sets down your food?)
#4: Long runs give you more time to dream up awesome food combos.
#5: You get HANGRY when you have to wait to eat.
#6: Some sign up for the bling, but you sign up for races that offer post-race pancakes or other awesome food. (See: the Phoenix Marathon’s awesome French Toast!)
#7: When you’re injured and can’t run you worry about being able to eat as much food as usual.
#8: You get offended when someone else wastes food in front of you.
#9: When you say, “Want to share?” you actually mean, “I will eat some of your food, but I hope you don’t want any of mine.”
#10: Everyone is counting carbs or avoiding gluten and you’re just like…
#11: You get defensive when someone judges your food choices.
#12: You add peanut butter, cheese or guacamole to EVERYTHING.
#13: Sometimes you don’t know when to stop…
#14: Eating after a long run is almost a religious experience.
#15: You post your runs on social media just so people understand why you eat so much.
And you enjoy every single mile and every single bite!