Thanks for the info! I haven't found anyone with gastroparesis that trains in anything. Most of the people I have come into contact with online don't try and push themselves. It is good to hear someone else out there tries to stay active too. Like you said it is frustrating trying to find a balance. My GI doc (okay, all of my docs) aren't too big a fan of me working out at this point because I'm too skinny, but I don't want to sit around and wait to see how things go.
The good news is I have an appointment with a sports nutritionist on Tuesday afternoon. :)
I don't know if it will be possible, but if your friend would be willing to contact me steer her towards my blog and have her leave a comment. I'd like to have someone who has the condition and knows how to train with it to bounce ideas off of. The gels seem to be a good idea. I do drink a Boost/Ensure after I workout along with a couple cups of gatorade to try and replace the calories, but staying ahead of the game with the gels might be a better approach.
My blog: TriOwl--Learning about life and the sport of triathlon by trial and error