Patellafemoral What?Posted: January 9, 2010
First thing first, knee update!
Ray came over after his football game with Nick this morning and gave me a few knee tests to try and figure out what is causing my pain. He concluded that it is patellofemoral pain syndrome or “runner’s knee”. Long story short I have extremely weak hip adductors and it is causing my knee to turn in when I run and therefore my tendon is rubbing against my knee cap in a not so nice way. He gave me some strengthening exercises to do at the gym(!!!) and home and told me know running for another 1.5 weeks. He did say that I could do the elliptical or other machines as long as my pain does not increase. He also taught me a way to tape my knee so that it is pulled away from the tendon and not longer rubbing. Woohoo nothing serious, but another week and a half, guff!
And now back to the food.
Last night Nick and I went to see Avatar so I didn’t have time to post. The graphics in the movie were amazing, but the plot line was pretty simple. Overall it was a good movie and I am glad we went.
Before leaving I had a trio plate.
Tofu baked with honey, EVOO, chili powder and baked brussels with mustard.
Summer White Beans Salad:
- 1 can white beans rinsed and drained
- 1 garlic clove pressed
- ~1 tbs Olive Oil
- juice of 1 lemon
- ton of fresh basil
Mix all but beans and basil and then add beans and basil to dressing. Allow to soak at least a few hours.
I topped each of my silver dollar POM pancakes with pb and dipped them is real maple syrup. Don’t see a fork? That is because I made this finger food! The best 🙂
After breakfast I headed out to the grocery store, Boarder and Rite Aid (post Ray visit).
I got two books from a gift card that is am excited about one a little bit more than the other!
Michael Pollan’s new book, that I am figuring will take me the afternoon to read, and a simple vegetarian cookbook. Don’t get me wrong I like my tofu cubes and roasted veggies, but I need to mix it up a bit! Especially if I want Nick to eat some of it. I also got some sports tape for taping my knee.
It was about 1:30PM when I got home from all of this and my stomach was growling! I wanted to use the griddle to make a wrap and things grew from there. WW wrap with tempeh, LC wedge, sundried tomoato Sabra hummus, Franks and greens. I also had the rest of Mama Bean’s white bean salad and an pictured orange.
The wrap was not as good as I was hoping…I think it needed some cheese!
It is playoff week one this weekend, and I hope you are still cheering for the Ravens! I know Sissy is!
You like her collar? It was a present from Grandma Joanne, and I think she loves it ;) p.s. she was looking for her baby under there, hence the weird position.
Alright I am off to read my new book/ watch the Duke game! I haven’t really been watching this year, but things are getting more serious and I need to get on that!
Check ya later!