The mystery has been solved.
Since mid-January I haven’t been able to run due to a strange knee pain. After seeing a PT and seeing no improvement, I paid a visit to my old chiropractor. This is the guy that fixed my right knee a couple of years ago. Why did I wait so long to see him for my left knee?
The theory is that I have Patellofemoral Syndrome. In English, I have Runner’s Knee. Damaged cartilage under my knee cap (patella) from years of abuse. I didn’t realize your knee cap wasn’t supposed to crunch when you push down on it…
The plan is for me to see the Doc regularly and do some daily “homework.” I have one exercise to strengthen my inner quad, a quad stretch, a way to push on my knee cap to break up scar tissue, and then I end with 10 mins of ice. In one week I try running again and see what happens.
Speaking of afflictions… in Georgia we have had record pollen counts. Thank god I don’t have allergies. A stuffy nose would certainly affect my taste, which would make Jenn’s What I Ate Wednesday less fun! Who wants to eat when they can’t taste?
The green theme continues… and is especially appropriate since I ate lunch outside and fell victim to the yellow-green pollen film.
I pre-gamed my workout with this Raspberry Barked Oatmeal To-Go. Delicious from the freezer and zapped in the micro for 30 seconds.
My post workout protein smoothie was a lovely red and green. Translation: brown.
It was this Beet-Citrus creation from Valentine’s Day; however, I added more spinach this time. Hence the brown.
Like any good American, I love Mexican.
Today’s lunch featured a couple of tacos made from collard greens.
In my tacos:
- Pinto bean dip
- Dr. Praeger’s Veggie Burger
- Salsa verde
- Nutritional Yeast
Best new lunch idea in recent memory. These are going into regular rotation!
It was a carb-y snack day. Mostly brought to you by Trader Joe’s: Rice and Bean Chips, Sweet Potato Chip Rounds, Popcorn, and a Cherry-Dark Chocolate KIND bar.
Un-pictured: kombucha and mixed nuts.
A night out with mama at a new -to-us place called Three Sheets. Cute name, right?
I wish I could type what I’m thinking right now… la-la-la-la-la….
Weekly vote-begging time! I was honored with a nomination as a “Best Healthy Eating Blog” for the 2012 Fitterati Blog Awards on FitnessMagazine.com. I know I’m never going to reach the 1000+vote mark, but I’d be flattered if you felt inclined to click here and vote for me. 🙂
Are you getting dumped on by pollen too?
What is your favorite Trader Joe’s treat?