Running on Empty

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I’ll admit… I’ve been struggling to get motivated to workout on this vacation (hey, I’m human, too!).  The combination of feeling stressed out + in a new city has tanked any desire to sweat.


The oldest trick in the book – laying out your clothes the night before – is also the most effective.  It’s hard to blow off a run when you’re alarm is blaring AND your sneakers are staring at you. 


I decided to run through the Uptown area + Fourth Ward to see how bumpin’ the area was during the day.  It’s so clean and pretty!



I ended up doing 4.0 miles or so in about 38 minutes.  I don’t have my Garmin 305 charger so that’s just a rough estimate.  I was really feeling it going up those little ‘hills’ too!  Guess my flat Florida ways are going to have to get used to the North Carolina terrain!


I didn’t eat anything before I left because my stomach felt a little funny, and we didn’t have much to choose from in the hotel room.  Normally, I always eat something before a morning run unless it’s short (under 30 minutes) because I notice a significant decrease in my performance.


After all, if you ate dinner two hours before bed and slept for 8 hours, the last calories you consumed were more than 10 hours before your workout!  


I normally eat a slice of bread with PB or a banana with PB before a workout.  The combination of carbs/protein works well for me, and it’s compact enough that my tummy doesn’t feel too full when I start to run.  I can eat 15 minutes before a workout, although I know most people have to let the food digest a little more (of course, I have upchucked on the sidewalk before, and it’s not fun).


When I came back to the hotel, I ate 1/2 of this Pro Bar.


It’s a ‘meal replacement’ bar so 1/2 of the bar = 170 calories.  It was delicious (I like all the Pro Bars).


HOPEFULLY this will hold me over until we can get brunch.  I don’t want to ruin my appetite!


Can you eat before an AM workout?  What do you have?  How long do you have to wait before exercising?



  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs June 4, 2010, 9:29 am

    I ALWAYS eat before a morning workout – normally just an apple with some wheatgerm (I love the stuff!) but if it’s a longer run (1hr+) I have a piece of toast or something, with PB. I’m lucky, I can eat [small] amounts just before I run 🙂 Anything larger though and I need a few hours.
    Well done on the run, seeing as you didn’t reaaally want to 🙂 Have a great day!

  • kalli@fitandfortysomething June 4, 2010, 9:30 am

    i can see why it is so tough to get motivated-you have a lot on your mind and you have been traveling quite a bit! i usually do not eat if i run early and it is short……good luck today 🙂

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) June 4, 2010, 9:33 am

    My stomach used to be very sensitive to eating before a workout (i.e., major cramps!) However, I found out that (for me), eating a bowl of oatmeal with bananas & pb or a bagel with pb and a banana didn’t effect me as long as I waited 1/2 to 1 hr. before exercising. And it gives me a blast of energy throughout even my longer runs. 😀

    It must have been fun checking out a new city with your sneakers! 😀

  • Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly June 4, 2010, 9:39 am

    I usually eat applesauce before I run…all I need is simple sugar to get me going!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet June 4, 2010, 9:46 am

    I usually eat a few bites of banana in the morning. I wake up around 4:30 to work out, but I never lift on an empty stomach. I’m fine with doing cardio on an empty stomach and sometimes feel better.

  • Carolyn @ lovinlosing June 4, 2010, 9:49 am

    I usually have a piece of toast with PB before a run or maybe a banana. I’ve figured out I can only do 100-150 calories before a morning run.

  • Fueling for Fitness June 4, 2010, 9:50 am

    I always eat before a morning work out. If I’m just doing strength training and minimal cardio work, I can get by with a handful of almonds, or a small piece of toast with jam or nut butter.

    But normally, I wake up early and have a bowl of oatmeal to fuel my work out and my morning. When I skimp on breakfast and work out, I end up practically crippled with hunger a couple hours into the morning. haha

    ps. checking out a new city with a nice run is one of my favourite ways to discover it! I hope you hear good news soon about your #1 choice!


  • Brynn June 4, 2010, 9:51 am

    I have to wait at least two hours after eating anything substantial before I can run without getting a side ache. I tend to get nauseous if I run first thing in the morning on an empty stomach so a couple hours after breakfast is my favorite time to work out. Of course, this is only an option on weekends unfortunately.

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman June 4, 2010, 9:52 am

    I can’t eat before any workout. It kills my stomach. The best I can do is a slice of bread with peanut butter a half hour before. I don’t work out in the morning, though.

  • Evan Thomas June 4, 2010, 9:53 am

    I like a good breakfast at 9, and then a snack at 10:15 of chocolate or nuts and then I’m out for running at 10:30

  • Jenn @ LiveWellFitNow June 4, 2010, 9:55 am

    I have finally joined the crowd of eating something small before a workout. My performance would always tank if I was working out for anything longer than 30 minutes and I have finally smartened up!

    My favorite is a sprouted grain wrap with a bit of peanut butter OR fruit + coconut butter. Yummo!

  • Kelly June 4, 2010, 9:55 am

    The only thing I consume before a morning workout is a glass of soy milk. Then I eat a filling breakfast afterwards (when my stomach settles and I cool down). Otherwise, I just feel like I’m going to be sick while running…

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin June 4, 2010, 9:57 am

    I usually have a normal sized breakfast about 20 minutes before I run. I’d prefer to let it digest a bit more before exercising, but my schedule doesn’t really allow for it.

  • Lauren June 4, 2010, 9:58 am

    During the week I never do. I roll out of the bed and head to the gym, and my workouts never last longer than 45 minutes.
    If for some reason I am starving, I eat some fruit on the walk to the gym. The sugar gives me a slight boost till I get home and make a smoothie.

  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing June 4, 2010, 9:58 am

    After almost passing out once (oops!) the trainer I was working with said I MUST eat something before I work out. I don’t like anything too heavy and I like it to be quick, so I usually go with 1/2 a Cliff Bar :).

  • Robyn @ Frugal 'n' Fit! June 4, 2010, 9:59 am

    Back in my morning-work-out days (this was before my now-I’m-pregnant-and-sleep-longer days), a banana and a small glass of milk seemed to do the trick. I also think one hard-boiled egg is enough sustenance to take me through a workout. A spoonful of peanut butter would work too!

  • Karen @ Not Just Celery June 4, 2010, 9:59 am

    Great job getting out for your run!

    I am horrible about eating before I workout in the morning! I always work out in the morning and it’s usually 4-6 days a week. Sometimes I will have some OJ (4 oz) but that’s usually it. The one exception I make is before a long run (to me that’s over 5 miles). When I trained for a half marathon last year I made sure to eat breakfast (usually a whole wheat english muffin with PB) about 30-45 minutes before I headed out on my long run days.

    What makes things worse is that I usually don’t eat breakfast until about 9:30, so I am up at 5:45/6AM and working out from about 6:30-7:30 and still don’t eat anything for almost 2 hours. I know this is something I need to work on. I don’t come home after working out (get ready for work at the gym) so that makes it a little more tricky.

  • giordin June 4, 2010, 10:00 am

    I have battled tummy aches forever with eating before workouts, but you’re so right, it definitely improves performance. I haven’t really figured out what to do for longer workouts, but lately I’ve just been drinking a half a glass of green juice (like Naked brand) watered-down. Seems to sit well, but I wish I had some protein in there. Bananas make me nauseous before a workout 🙁

  • Dori June 4, 2010, 10:01 am

    I can’t even eat the day OF a run! I have to run first thing in the morning before I eat or it basically can’t happen. I drink vegetable juice before my longer runs. Green juice got me through two half marathons!

  • Lizz (leadingthegoodlife) June 4, 2010, 10:03 am

    You’ll get used to those ‘hills’ in no time! Soon they’ll feel good, I swear. 😉

  • jenny in new york June 4, 2010, 10:05 am

    Usually I’m barely awake when I roll out the door to run in the morning, so I don’t eat anything. I also only run between 3-5 miles a morning so it’s usually not a problem.

    When I up my mileage, I’ll probably wake up a little earlier and have a banana or spoonful of PB 🙂

  • Stephanie June 4, 2010, 10:08 am

    I normally just shove some almonds in my mouth before stretching. If it was a longer run though, I could definitely see the benefits in PB toast! yum.

  • Julz June 4, 2010, 10:11 am

    I always eat something before a morning workout. Either a small banana and peanut butter, or something like half a luna bar. I have to wait about 2 minutes before working out after eating! But if it’s after a meal, I have to wait about 20-30 minutes.

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing June 4, 2010, 10:17 am

    Running must be the best way to see a new city!
    I would always eat before a run, a handful of multigrain cheerios or a couple of sports beans. I don’t know, it worked. I tried other things a couple of times but it ended up upsetting my stomach, NOT conducive to a good run.

  • Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter June 4, 2010, 10:21 am

    I always had a boyfriend that was on his way to pick me up and take me running was always motivation. I didn’t want to let him down!

  • Cara June 4, 2010, 10:25 am

    If I workout in the morning I cannot eat before my workout. But if I workout at night or in the afternoon I can. so weird. And never PB, for some reason PB always makes me sick during a run.

  • Helen June 4, 2010, 10:26 am

    I always eat before a workout – usually a slice of toast with peanut butter funnily enough. As you say, if you don’t eat, yo are running on empty. I have nearly upchucked whilst running but that was after a heavy dinner, not good!!!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) June 4, 2010, 10:28 am

    i usually don’t eat right before a workout…i need about an hour or two to let my food settle before i feel comfortable doing cardio of any kind…but if it’s weight training i can eat and feel just fine. it’s usually some yogurt or something if i do eat though 🙂

  • Angela @ Making Food for Friends June 4, 2010, 10:29 am

    I never eat before a morning workout—bad, I know! I usually get up, throw my clothes on, and head out. I wonder how my performance would improve if I did eat before?

    Charlotte looks really beautiful. I hope you enjoy living there!

  • Olivia @ Blissful Runner June 4, 2010, 10:30 am

    I used to have to wait a full 2 hours after eating before running. Even if I only ate a few bites! The pain in my stomach would get so intense I honestly thought something in the was about to burst (way worse than your typical side stich). Ab workouts seem to really help though, it must have something to do with stregthening the muscles around my stomach/intenstines which helps keep everything in place? All I know is that now I can down and granola bar and hit the pavement in under a half hour! Due to my past struggled though, I’m used to running on an empty stomach. I really only eat first if I’m running 4 miles or more.

  • Jenny June 4, 2010, 10:31 am

    Usually I don’t eat til I’m home, unless it’s a harder workout like spinning or a long run. If I eat, I have to wait to digest and never feel as good exercising!

  • eatmovelove June 4, 2010, 10:36 am

    Oh man,….those pictures totally make me re-think the idea that I should move to a small , isolated town for more money and to pay off debt….:(


  • Gracie @ Girl Meets Health June 4, 2010, 10:41 am

    I know that this is a big no-no, but I don’t eat before early morning workouts (i.e. workouts that I literally begin within 20-30 minutes of waking up). I find that it actually negatively impacts my performance….I get out of breath much faster, and my stomach tends to bother me. But I’ve been working out in the afternoons lately, so that hasn’t really been as issue. Either way, I have to drink TONS of water before, during, and after my workout!

  • Nancy June 4, 2010, 10:41 am

    I have only ran once in the morning, usually I run outdoors after work. Last Saturday was my a.m. run at 8:30am. We did 5km’s, and I felt like dirt the whole way and wanted to vom. Mainly because I didn’t eat anything, and didn’t know WHAT to eat before I went.

    Sooo… I have no idea what my stomach can handle in the a.m. … I better figure it out before my morning race this month!

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie June 4, 2010, 10:46 am

    yay for the run! Work it.

    I have to run on an empty stomach or I get really sick. However, I do run after work so I’d say it’s about four hours since eating. If I’m going to do a longer run I’ll eat something like a sweet tart or two during the run to keep my blood sugar alright. I know that’s probably not awesome but I get really sick and my acid reflux flares if I’m not careful.

  • Lindsey @ Eat, Read, Run June 4, 2010, 10:47 am

    I typically can’t really stomach anything before my REALLY early morning runs – around 5:30 or so. But before a 7-8 a.m. run I will eat. And then length of my run depends as well. Under 5, I’m usually okay with not much fuel. More than that and I’m a grump runner with no fuel.

  • Lauren June 4, 2010, 10:47 am

    I workout super early. Like 4:30am. I can never eat beforehand but I ALWAYS make sure I put something in my stomach right before bed. Usually cereal or yogurt. But I find that if I eat something right before bed, its always enough to get me through my early morning workouts.

  • Marissa June 4, 2010, 10:55 am

    I never eat before my morning workout… even though I probably should. I find I have more motivation to really up the intensity and get it over with faster if I’m hungry for breakfast! Though running on a completely empty stomach does sometimes make me feel sick.

  • Christina June 4, 2010, 10:56 am

    I MUST eat before a work out. Funny enough, it’s usually a banana or toast with peanut butter! That combo fuels me but doesn’t weigh me down.

  • Erin June 4, 2010, 10:58 am

    Walking around all day definitely counts as exercise. When I was traveling around Down Under, I walked MILES and MILES every day and didn’t feel the need to exercise. I stayed totally fit and enjoyed every minute of it.

  • Mellissa June 4, 2010, 11:07 am

    I can not eat before a workout in the morning, I have to go on an empty stomach or it makes me queasy.

  • Erika June 4, 2010, 11:07 am

    I usually workout before eating if I workout in the morning. But in the afternoon I need to eat something beforehand and I don’t feel like I have to wait too long.

  • Cassie @ A Very Busy Mind June 4, 2010, 11:11 am

    I don’t know if it’s psychological or physiological, but I HAVE to eat before an AM workout. Actually, I have a huge breakfast every morning, and then wait about two hours before I hit the gym. Works for me!

  • Run Sarah June 4, 2010, 11:15 am

    If I am doing a long run I have a mini Luna bar or half a Clif Bar. I usually do my shorter runs in the afternoon – 1 hour after eating is fine!

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople June 4, 2010, 11:22 am

    I HAVE to have food first thing in the morning. I don’t know how people can work out without anything in their system! My body would never allow such a thing.

    I have oatmeal every morning and I wait about an hour to an hour and a half after eating to head to the gym. By the time I’m exercising it has been at least an hour and a half since I was eating and my stomach has settled by then and I have fuel to go!

  • Therese June 4, 2010, 11:25 am

    Congrats on getting out there this morning!

    I try to have something in my stomach before going out for a run but it’s been iffy since I started running in the mornings. I just can’t get up at 4:30am just to have my food settle. I’ve started to use Gina’s (Fitnessista) trick of eating something light but with some carbs and protein (like toast with PB) directly before bed so that I’m not super starving when I wake up. But any other time I exercise at a decent hour I always try to eat at least an hour before I head out.

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg June 4, 2010, 11:25 am

    I try to not eat (I swear I run faster that way!), but if I’m starving, half a banana with pb is my go to.

    Glad you’re having fun in Charlotte and that you’re having luck on the housing front!

  • Katheryn June 4, 2010, 11:25 am

    I cannot eat before exercising. No matter what I eat I feel yucky while working out. I compensate by having a snack before bed. Works for me. Saturday’s are my long run days and that’s different of course. I have breakfast, but then have to wait an hour before I can start the run.

  • alli June 4, 2010, 11:27 am

    i run within 20 minutes of waking up and i typically eat half an apple before a short run (under 6 miles) and dry toast before a long run. now that i’m farther along in my pregnancy (25 weeks) even 1/4 of an apple is too much! my stomach has gotten smooshed with the growing baby, leaving little room to eat too much at one time!

  • Katherine June 4, 2010, 11:28 am

    I HAVE to eat also before working out in the morning. Love the oatmeal breakfast cookie if I am going to go hiking – since it sticks with me. If running/walking just whole wheat toast with PB and banana works.

    P.S. Caitlin – Thank you for your support for my 3-Day Walk fundraiser! I am ALMOST to my goal of raising $2300!! My 13 year old daughter even bought her own Operation Beautiful T-Shirt to wear!! xoxo You are the best!!

    Anyone that wants to still order – they are still avaiable!!

    • caitlin June 4, 2010, 5:57 pm


    • caitlin June 4, 2010, 5:57 pm

      i love it!

  • Camille June 4, 2010, 11:34 am

    If I eat before a morning workout, it has to be at least an hour before. Generally I like going on an empty stomach more, though.

  • Amy Ramos June 4, 2010, 11:44 am

    I HAVE to eat before I workout or I get sick. I either have a mini cliff bar (100 cal) or if I do a long run-a slice of whole wheat english muffin w/cashew butter, sliced up 1/2 banana and 1 tsp of honey drizzled on it. Delish!

  • Nicci@NiftyEats June 4, 2010, 11:53 am

    I’ve tried for years to eat something before a AM workout, but I still dont’ like to eat anything. If it’s anything, I’ll eat a banana. I can’t get the toast down though.

  • Gwen June 4, 2010, 12:13 pm

    I prefer NOT to eat before an AM workout – though I will have a little something (toast with a little PB) before a race. However, if I workout in the afternoon, I need to make sure I have something in my stomach or I feel sick after. Weird 🙂

  • Veronica @ Navy Wife on a Diet June 4, 2010, 12:22 pm

    Whoa whoa whoa…you’re human? Say it isn’t so! I thought you worked out in your sleep and ran 6 miles to get your mail. This revelation has shaken my foundation. *grin*

    I like toast with PB and a piece of fruit if I run 1st thing. Running on empty makes me light-headed.

  • Lindsay @ Summit Sandwiches June 4, 2010, 12:30 pm

    I’m one of those people that is ALWAYS hungry first thing in the morning, so I have to eat something if I’m doing a morning workout. I end up feeling shaky and weak if I don’t have a little something. Usually, I like half a banana with some PB or a handful of crackers. Something light so it doesn’t feel too heavy in the stomach. Sometimes, I’ll have a piece of toast with PB or a lunabar if it’s going to be a longer workout than normal.

  • Lisa June 4, 2010, 12:36 pm

    I like the Atkins Protein Shakes for a pre-workout. They don’t make me feel sick, they are low in sugar and packed with protein.

  • Rachel S June 4, 2010, 12:37 pm

    usually I eat half a banana before I run in the morning, no matter the distance. Still, I always struggle with running in the AM in terms of energy. So recently I’ve started working out either before dinner or before lunch, so I have more fuel in me.
    I have to say, that Pro Bar looks delicious!! I’m going to have to be on the lookout for those for myself.

  • Tricia June 4, 2010, 12:39 pm

    95% of the time I always eat something. I work out first thing in the morning and the staple is 16oz of water first thing and then half of a Powerbar. Anything over 10 miles…I’ll go crazy and eat the whole thing 😛
    If I don’t eat beforehand, I always end up starving in the afternoon and lethargic!

  • Nicole, RD June 4, 2010, 12:48 pm

    I can do toast, muffin, or bar of some type, but liquids are tough for me!

  • Emily Eats and Exercises June 4, 2010, 1:13 pm

    I’m lucky to have a flexible morning work schedule. Ideally I eat a real breakfast and then wait 1.5 to 2 hours to work out. If that’s not possible I still need a few bites of something, but not too much.

  • Kayla June 4, 2010, 1:19 pm

    I don’t have a sensitive stomach at all and can basically eat anything before working out. Back when I would binge then exercise to compensate, I would eat 1000 calories worth of sugar then go run for two hours. Or I would chug 3 diet cokes and go workout for a couple hours, so I guess I never give much thought to pre-workout fuel bc I know I won’t throw it up.

  • Marina June 4, 2010, 1:20 pm

    before, I didn’t eat before, but now, I know I need to eat, I’m too afraid to faint somewhere. I threw just sth in my mouth, dried fruit, a piece of bread. I don’t have any troubles with digesting it 🙂

  • Heather Rose June 4, 2010, 1:23 pm

    I try to eat before a morning workout, and normally make sure I do, even if it’s just half a Larabar or something.

    This morning I didn’t eat before my run and I was totally feeling it, so lesson learned to take a few extra minutes and make sure I nibble on something.

  • Sassy Molassy June 4, 2010, 1:49 pm

    Yes, I pretty much have to eat before a workout that is more than 20-30 min. Even if it is just a hand full of cereal or half a banana and water. But if I’m going to do over 4 miles of running or a good gym workout, I’ll eat a more substantial half breakfast.

  • Rachel June 4, 2010, 1:57 pm

    I usually work out right after I get off work at 5. But I live in Texas and its getting way too hott to do that! So I tried eating dinner first, and then going on a run last night.

    I got about 1/2 a mile in and my whole stomach cramped up and I felt like throwing up.

    Lesson learned!!!

  • Kacy June 4, 2010, 2:01 pm

    I eat the same thing pre-workout, but if my workout isn’t going to be very vigorous sometimes I’ll skip it just because I’m not hungry at that time. But before a longer run or a race I force it down because it helps in the long run.

  • Paige (Running Around Normal) June 4, 2010, 2:16 pm

    I don’t typically eat before cardio that’s not going to last longer than 30-45 minutes. Any longer or if it’s strength training, and I’ll have a banana w/ PB.

  • Heather June 4, 2010, 2:21 pm

    it definately looks pretty there. I would never run through downtown jackson, I would get shot!

  • Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans June 4, 2010, 2:35 pm

    I try to get in a bit of calories before a morning run. Lately its been raisins for a quick energy boost. I try not to fill my tummy though to avoid, umm lets just call them digestive issues 🙂

  • Kristie June 4, 2010, 3:24 pm

    I normally don’t exercise right first thing so I almost always eat my full breakfast before I work out, and then usually rest at least an hour or so. Luckily I have the time to do that. If I DO happen to do a workout right bright and early though I still need to eat something anyway. I just don’t think I could survive running completely on empty! Usually a bite of banana and pb and maybe half a small muffin or mini bowl of cereal, something along those lines,will do it.

  • Rebecca @ How the Cookie's Crumble June 4, 2010, 3:34 pm

    I don’t usually eat before a morning workout because if I do there’s a good chance it will come back up or ruin my workout entirely. Exception would be races, then I plan to eat something small like toast and a banana a minimum of 2 hours before!

  • kwithme June 4, 2010, 3:50 pm

    I never eat before morning runs. However, I am usually running 20 mins after waking, so I don’t have time to digest and feel sick. Since warmer weather has hit and my runs are longer ( just finished c25k on May 22 and now run 3.2 miles) I drink about 4 oz of water before leaving.

    Tomorrow is my first race and as it starts at 9 and not 6:30 when I usually run, I have to eat first. I am curious how it will effect my run. I am planning a 1/2 piece of toast with cashew butter and 1/2 banana @ 7 a.m. do I have lots of time to digest.

  • Kati June 4, 2010, 3:55 pm

    I usually have some type of bar like a Lara or LUNA bar and a banana before a run. I can’t really eat anything heavy and I need to wait a good 45 minutes before I can run. I also started taking GU or Sportbeans with me on my runs over 5 miles and have been amazed at how much a little sugar can really help you on long runs!

  • lisa June 4, 2010, 4:01 pm

    If I run before breakfast, or if it’s been several hours since a meal, I’ll eat some dried fruit and some nuts first. I usually stick to two or three days and a tiny handful of peanuts, which tides me over without making me feel unwell. I can eat it about ten minutes before the workout.

  • eatingRD June 4, 2010, 4:42 pm

    I got a little off the wagon so to speak when we were on vacation, but it was fun either way! I always have to eat a little something before a morning workout, usually at least 30min-hour before 🙂

  • eatingRD June 4, 2010, 4:42 pm

    I got a little off the wagon so to speak when we were on vacation, but it was fun either way! I always have to eat a little something before a morning workout, usually at least 30min-hour before 🙂

  • Catherine June 4, 2010, 5:26 pm

    Since I don’t have much time before morning workouts because I have a 45 minute commute from my apt to my job and have to be there by 8:30ish, so I kind of have to get up and go. Usually in the morning I’ll never go over 6 miles, or stick to a spin class, but if I feel I need it I have a spoonful of PB or almond butter and then I’m off! Caffeine beans have been known to sneak their way in there as well… 🙂

    Hang in there, I know house hunting must be very stressful, but you’ll find something amazing.

  • John June 5, 2010, 12:38 am

    I occasionally will skip a meal in the am just to shock the body but usually I have a smoothie. I’ll usually wait an hour but have gone running 15mins afterwards. Longer the better though so you don’t feel bloated running!

  • Susan June 5, 2010, 9:48 am

    I HAVE to eat as soon as I wake up in the morning. I think my stomach might be a little unusual, as I typically wake up mid-growl. Often times I need to get up and eat, and then go back to bed to finish sleeping! I can eat a banana and PB immediately before running and be fine. I usually go for simple carbs and a little nut butter. The more calories I take in the better, as I get really ill when I’m in a calorie deficit for too long after my workout :\

  • Jolene ( June 5, 2010, 11:48 am

    I have to eat before an AM workout, or I will feel like I am going to pass out. I have eggs and toast or oatmeal, and wait about 30 minutes after.

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