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Thursday, October 7, 2010

When knees are no good.

Yesterday, I decided to run as far as I could in 30 minutes. I'm still working on regaining some of my speed. I ran 2.4 miles in 30 minutes which I was pretty happy about. Ideally, I'd love to be able to run 3 miles in 10 minutes but I'm grateful just to run.

I decided not to tape my knees. BAD, terrible, HORRIBLE idea. My knees are in major pain right now. I am doing what my physical therapist suggests for when this happens. Resting, Ice, Compression and Elevation. I can't take anti-inflammatory drugs (counteracts with my birth control) so I took some Tylenol. (Boo!)

See what I mean about being grateful? Running is privilege. I need to work on treating my knees better so I'm able to run. I won't forget to tape again.

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Sad face after running. Knees=no bueno. Yes, that is a bottle of tequila on top of my fridge.

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Instead of birthday cake, Sarah and I had pumpkin whoopie pies from Corner Bakery. These are so heavenly. I gave Andy a bite because I'm an awesome wife.

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I am also an awesome wife because I make delicious dinners. I made us a spaghetti squash stew. First, I sauteed 2 cups spinach, 1 diced red onion and one diced zucchini.

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Hacked a huge spaghetti squash in half.

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Scooped out the seeds and rubbed with olive oil.

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Then I mixed the spaghetti squash innards with the sauteed veggies and a jar of sauce. I added diced tomatoes in the sauce. It was too soupy to be pasta so Andy decided to call it a stew. It was really good!

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I am also a good/bad wife for buying these. They are delicious but dangerous. Just a warning.

I am icing my knee for 45 minutes a day (Three intervals of 15 minutes each) and praying that I can run tomorrow. We'll see.

Have you purchased any dangerous snacks recently? What did you get?

*I say dangerous because these cookies are tempting. I have no problem with chocolate, peanut butter or cookies. I limit myself to a serving size per day. I am trying to lose weight without restricting my food intake or putting certain foods off-limits. I believe in a healthy balance. I eat dessert EVERY night (within 150-300 calories) because I'd go crazy otherwise.

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13 Comments:

At October 7, 2010 at 2:13 PM , Blogger Angela said...

Sorry to hear that your knees are bothering you but awesome that you made it that far in 30 minutes. It's so hard to bounce back after an injury, but your getting there.

My bad thing buy of the week, chocolate chip mint ice cream and chocolate chip cookies. I usually have a bowl of ice cream one night and four cookies the next night.

 
At October 7, 2010 at 2:23 PM , OpenID destination262 said...

So sorry about your knees. :( Sometimes you have to try something new to know if it works or not. Apparently it does NOT work to not tape your knees. But good job for rocking your 30 minute run! :)

I've been on a chocolate covered almond kick lately. Mmmmmm!

 
At October 7, 2010 at 2:53 PM , Anonymous Andrea (Off Her Cork) said...

Please tell me where you got the owl magnets for your fridge?! Scott and I are owl obsessed. :D

I'm sorry 'bout your knees girl. I can understand that frustration.

Squash stew looks amazing!

Kettle brand chips just put out some new chips that are like Doritos. Um, yeah 'nuff said right there.

 
At October 7, 2010 at 3:20 PM , Anonymous homecookedem said...

TJ's has such yummy cookies! I got their milk chocolate lacey cookies once and OMG!!!!! I went through them by myself in about 3 days. And those dunker cookies they have are pretty awesome too!! I'll have to keep me eye out for those PB cookies... ;)

 
At October 7, 2010 at 3:28 PM , Blogger Janetha said...

while all that food looks awesome and i am sorry about your knees.. what i really wanted to say is i LOVE YOUR OWL MAGNETS.

 
At October 7, 2010 at 4:44 PM , Anonymous kalin said...

we almost bought those cookies-they look so good!

 
At October 7, 2010 at 7:14 PM , OpenID simplyshaka said...

Not gonna lie, that stew looks funky. But it sounds amazing so success!

Any picture involving cupcakes and tequila is a winner in my book.

Hope the knee feels better!

 
At October 7, 2010 at 8:23 PM , Anonymous Eden said...

First,
that pic of you amanda looks so sad. this is NOT the perky amanda I met! knees will do that to ya i guess.
Second, yay for spaghetti squash! I love to make "pasta" bakes with it.
Third, I hear you and Andy are going to food buzz! I'm so excited to get to see you again!

 
At October 7, 2010 at 8:31 PM , Anonymous Lea @ Healthy Coconut said...

I'm sorry about the pain with your knees. I used to get that when I first started running then I immediately corrected my form and it slowly went away. Hope it will be better soon. Icing is a good idea, but it's so cold out there though :(

I did not know Corner Bakery had the pumpkin treats, I just ate there last month and I must have missed them.

Just saw from Eden's comment that you're going to Foodbuzz. Hope to see you there and hopefully we can meet too.

 
At October 8, 2010 at 4:13 AM , Blogger Heather said...

Take it easy on those knees, sister. Taking a day or 2 off could work wonders! And great job on the 30 minutes!

I have to eat dessert every night, too. Life wouldn't be complete without it.... :)

 
At October 8, 2010 at 5:08 AM , Blogger Lindsay @ http://pancakesnpajamas.blogspot.com/ said...

Sorry about your knees! I love the cupcakes on your refrigerator. How cute are they?

 
At October 8, 2010 at 6:52 AM , Anonymous brandi said...

sorry about your knees, but at least you know how much the tape helps!

 
At October 8, 2010 at 8:39 PM , Blogger the actor's diet said...

why haven't i seen that product at tj's?!?

sorry to hear about your knees!!! hope you feel better soon...

 

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