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I’m Hungry!

by Meghann on January 11, 2010

This morning I was complaining about the post-marathon pain, now I shall discuss the post-marathon hunger.

My stomach barely lasted until 9:00 am this morning before it started screaming ‘I’m Hungry, I’m Hungry”

I listened to my stomach’s screams and fed it ½ a blueberry scone that I had purchased from Whole Foods on Saturday.


Then, I was stuck in meetings the rest of the morning. I’m surprised my co-workers didn’t hear the loud growls coming from my stomach. I was very close to eating the paper on my table, but managed to abstain. As soon as the meeting let out, I sped home for lunch.


I quickly threw together a bowl of left over chili with some added cous cous, plain yogurt, and some onion for a little bulk.



On the side I had 1.5 pieces of cornbread.


The meal filled me up for the time, but less than two hours later I’m already considering breaking into my afternoon snack. After my last marathon I had to force myself to eat because the hunger never returned, but after this marathon its back with a vengeance! I guess it just goes to show every marathon is different. 🙂

Guess Whose Coming to NYC?!?!?


In an effort to raise awareness for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, whose mission is to fund research to find a method of early detection and ultimately a cure for Ovarian Cancer, Foodbuzz has partnered with Electrolux and have selected 15 of their featured publishers to join Kelly Ripa for a special cake decorating eventin New York City. I feel honored to have been selected as one of those 15!

This event takes place around my birthday (February 8th) which means I will be ringing in my 25th year under the big lights of NYC. It should be a great trip for a great cause and I can not wait to blog all about it!

1 Samantha January 11, 2010 at 3:03 pm

I am so hangry today too!! I didn’t run a marathon, more like drinking marathon! Ugh, I am so proud of you for doing great at the marathon! Such an inspiration. Hope your lunch holds you over better than breakfast and snacks!

2 Evan Thomas January 11, 2010 at 3:04 pm

Congrats on getting chosen by Foodbuzz! That’s going to be a blast. I watch Kelly on Live with Regis and Kelly every morning so I’m super jealous you’ll meet her

3 blueberrymuffins January 11, 2010 at 3:17 pm

AHHHHH! That’s amazing!! Do you get to meet Kelly?

4 Melissa January 11, 2010 at 3:23 pm

omg omg omfg! i am so excited that you are visiting nyc! I really hope we can meet up!

5 fromatopink January 11, 2010 at 3:24 pm

Congrats on the trip! The perfect place to celebrate your quarter century!

6 Kara (@ Kara's Marathon) January 11, 2010 at 3:25 pm

Are you planning on any blogger get-togethers while you’re in NYC? There are plenty of us around here who would love to show you around! 🙂

Congrats on the awesome opportunity! My dad met Kelly Ripa at church last year, and he said she’s amazingly nice (and super-teeny!)!

7 Nicole January 11, 2010 at 3:26 pm

Wow!!! That’s so awesome about NYC! By the way, congrats on the marathon! I wish I could have stayed the weekend to cheer you ladies on!

8 Jessica @ Jessica Balances January 11, 2010 at 3:28 pm

You get to meet Kelly Ripa!!! That is the coolest thing ever!!!!! I’m sort of obsessed with her. Ask her how she got those amazing arms…. haha! Seriously, though 😀

9 Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen January 11, 2010 at 3:28 pm

congrats! so awesome 🙂 i can’t wait to read more about this sweet opportunity!

10 Amy January 11, 2010 at 3:29 pm

So jealous! I heart Kelly Ripa… and her shoes… fantastic!

11 megan January 11, 2010 at 3:30 pm

wow, congratulations on getting accepted! I bet that will be a wonderful experience 🙂

p.s. i have a small giveaway on my blog if anybody is interested 🙂

12 Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) January 11, 2010 at 3:33 pm

Congrats Meghann!!!!

13 Sarah R January 11, 2010 at 3:35 pm

What an amazing opportunity! Congratulations!

14 Gracie January 11, 2010 at 3:43 pm

That is AWESOME!!! Congrats, girl 🙂 NYC is easily one of my absolute favorite places in the world. You’re going to have a great time!

15 Abby (Nibble, Nourish, Run) January 11, 2010 at 3:46 pm

Yayay congrats! Will be such a fabulous time – and for a great cause! Keep us posted if you’re up for a NYC meet up!!

16 Marissa January 11, 2010 at 3:46 pm

NYC will be a lot of fun! How exciting!

17 meyergirl January 11, 2010 at 3:48 pm

Congrats on the win!

18 eaternotarunner January 11, 2010 at 3:49 pm

That sounds like such a fun trip! Congrats!

19 RhodeyGirlTests January 11, 2010 at 3:50 pm

so stoked!

20 Heather @ (The Single Dish) January 11, 2010 at 3:54 pm

That is awesome!! Kelly Ripa and cake decorating sounds like so much fun! Congrats!!!

21 CATIEDIDIT January 11, 2010 at 3:57 pm

I don’t comment very much, I’m a big lurker…but I had to today! I think it’s awesome that you’re supporting Ovarian Cancer research. It’s a topic that is very near to my heart because it runs in my family. Have lots of fun and raise a lot of awareness for such a good cause!

22 Whitney @ Lettuce Love January 11, 2010 at 3:57 pm

Congrats on going to nyc! It will be great 😉

23 Hallie January 11, 2010 at 4:00 pm

Congrats on being chosen for that trip! I LOVE NYC so much….can’t wait to read all about your trip and be super jealous (as I am of anyone who gets to live or visit there)

24 Heather January 11, 2010 at 4:02 pm

That is SO AWESOME!!!!! I love Kelly Ripa!!!

25 Michelle January 11, 2010 at 4:18 pm

Hi Meghann, first congrats on your race! Also that’s really great about NYC! I just was wondering if Kelly would be doing a guest post on her race recap?

26 foodfitnessandfreya January 11, 2010 at 4:21 pm

Haha no wonder you’re hungry, you mustve burned about 3000 cals!! The body knows what it wants lol embrace the hunger 😀 Have a good evening!

27 verbalriot January 11, 2010 at 4:25 pm

My bday’s Feb 5th! 🙂

And a blogger meet up is of the utmost necessity while you’re here in NYC!

28 weightwatchersforone January 11, 2010 at 4:26 pm

what a great idea adding cous cous to the chili.. love it!

29 Jenna January 11, 2010 at 4:31 pm

Omg Meghann!! Congrats on NYC with Kelly Ripa, that is so exciting!!

30 Amy C. January 11, 2010 at 4:39 pm

That sounds so fun! I love Kelly Ripa so it’s awesome that you get to do that with her.

31 lessonstolearn January 11, 2010 at 4:46 pm

You earned that hunger. I say, embrace it!

Congrats on the NY trip. That will be so much fun!

32 Erika - In Erika's Kitchen January 11, 2010 at 4:48 pm

Marathon? I bow down to you.

Looking forward to meeting you in NY for the Foodbuzz Electrolux event next month!

33 Tracey @ tropicalhappiness January 11, 2010 at 5:13 pm

Congrats on the NYC trip… it sounds like you are having quite the fantastic week!

34 Lisa (bakebikeblog) January 11, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Feed that hunger girl!!! 🙂 I love the fact that you can go home for lunch…super jealous 🙂

35 Matt January 11, 2010 at 5:27 pm

I actually never really got the post marathon hunger pains. It didn’t feel any different than my long runs during training. I made sure to get some good food though 😉

36 Janessa January 11, 2010 at 5:37 pm

Dude, I’ll be in New York at that time too! I’ll be staying with Lindsay from, so maybe we can do some sort of bloggy meetup?!

37 Erin January 11, 2010 at 5:41 pm

Congrats! What a fabulous way to spend your birthday! 😀

38 Casey January 11, 2010 at 5:43 pm

CONGRATS Meghann! How exciting to be chosen to go to NYC!!!!

39 Paige@ Running Around Normal January 11, 2010 at 5:45 pm

You poor hangry thing! I’m glad you were able to abstain from the meeting papers, though 😀

Congrats on the trip to NYC!!

40 Erin January 11, 2010 at 5:51 pm

Congrats that is amazing! I can’t wait to read all about this trip!

41 Niki (Running In Pink) January 11, 2010 at 7:13 pm

I am currently waiting for my chili and cornbread to finish tonight, too. Yours looks so good! Congrats again on completing your 2nd marathon and PRing!! Plus, the NYC trip sounds so amazing. It will be so much fun to celebrate your quarter-century in the city that never sleeps. 🙂

42 Lacey January 11, 2010 at 7:19 pm

Congrats on the NY thing! I was luckily enough to have today off, and ended up seeing an episode of “The Doctors”. I heard about this contest and automatically thought of your blog:

43 fatlassieslim January 11, 2010 at 7:29 pm


Just wanted to say I have recently started readin your blog and think it’s great. I wondered if you had any tips for someone who was thinking about starting running but was basically starting from level 0 fitness?



44 slowmiles January 11, 2010 at 7:33 pm

what a fun and exciting eventin NYC. can’t wait to read all about it!

45 Ilene January 11, 2010 at 8:12 pm

Congrats on your marathon! a little late, but I love the recap! I was also wondering if Kelly is still keeping her blog but has it set to private now? I’d like to hear her experience running her first marathon 🙂 You’re such an inspiration, Meghann!

46 allisonisactive January 11, 2010 at 8:30 pm

Congrats on the NYC honor. Good thing you love to travel, right?! 😉

47 Simone @ P:T January 11, 2010 at 8:41 pm

Congrats on the marathon and the NYC event…so fun! I hope you have little blogger meet up whilest in the city that never sleeps. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to meet my favorite blogger! 😉

48 Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction January 11, 2010 at 8:58 pm

Congrats on the marathon… That’s so impressive! Looking forward to meeting you in NYC at the Electrolux event!

49 Courtney January 11, 2010 at 9:44 pm


50 Kath January 11, 2010 at 10:22 pm

That onion hardly bulks up your soup 🙂

51 pen January 11, 2010 at 11:36 pm

i totally ate soooooo much the two days after my marathon. fortunately the day after the marathon was my birthday. I, no joke, ate 6 cupcakes. They were delish. 🙂

52 Ali January 12, 2010 at 12:27 am

Oh yay! Congrats!

53 Erin January 12, 2010 at 9:02 am

Congrats on the trip selection!! Feb 8th is my birthday too! Yay Aquarius 🙂

54 Katie January 12, 2010 at 9:33 am

You totally improved! Great job!! Congrats on completeing your 2nd marathon! What a great achievement! And have so much fun in NYC! You’re going to love it!

55 Rachel January 12, 2010 at 2:50 pm

Congrats on being selected to go to New York 😀

56 Deirdre January 12, 2010 at 4:18 pm

I can’t wait to see you! I was totally bummed I missed seeing you this past weekend. I hope you have time for a blogger meetup!

Congrats on kicking butt on your race!

57 Danielle January 23, 2010 at 7:44 pm

I’m finally catching up on my google reader! Congrats on your selection to go to NYC! I can’t wait to read all about it 🙂

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