Fate of the knee

Hey everyone! Hope your morning is going well <3 Things are bueno up in herrre- just about to head to base. I LOVED reading about your careers and callings– very interesting stuff!

My dinner last night was a little…rough compared to the pilot’s.

It was one of those nights where I was so starving when I walked in from work, dinner needed to be fast, furious, or would involve a long dip into the almond butter jar.

I opted for fast and furious 🙂

beast

A beastly salad with romaine, organic kidney beans, salsa, a 2 egg-white puff, some goat cheddar, oregano, cumin..

and a yellow bell pepper I remembered was in the fridge.

MY OTHER VIDEOS

beast (2)

I happily scarfed it down and made a nice, leisurely meal for the pilot since he got home a little later.

shrimp pasta

Shrimp pasta with organic tomatoes, basil, oregano, garlic, shallot, red chili flakes, sea salt, olive oil and pepper.

Told you our meals were a little different 😉

This post is a quickie because I’m off to flight medicine to see what they say about my knee.

They’ll either:

A. Tell me I’m fine and that I can start exercising again (wahoo!! 5k this weekend- let’s dooooo it! JK, LOL)

B. Refer me to a physical therapist (fine with me)

C. Take x-rays and tell me something is horribly wrong with me (gah!)

Wish me luck!

Gina

Today’s tip: Rest and recover! Overtraining is a biotch.

Something to do: Get your OM on 😀 Today is the last day to get 30% off all of your YogaDownload.com purchases – just enter “Fitnessista” as the coupon code

Post Navigation:

47 Comments

  1. Ian on March 30, 2010 at 7:37 am

    Funny story: I had a little knee issue this weekend that seemed to clear up yesterday, but I fell up (yes, up) some stairs resulting in knee pain of a different sort… O.o its like I’m not supposed to overdo it before my half in 2 weeks!

  2. Jenny on March 30, 2010 at 7:51 am

    I vote for option b! Enjoy resting, but I really hope it ends soon for ya!

  3. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on March 30, 2010 at 7:56 am

    Good luck!! Hope you get good news, girl. 🙂

  4. Little Bookworm on March 30, 2010 at 7:57 am

    Hope you get good news about your knee! 😀

  5. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg on March 30, 2010 at 8:01 am

    Good luck with your appointment!!! I’m sending positive energy your way!

  6. Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) on March 30, 2010 at 8:03 am

    I hope your knee is ok, good luck!

    xo
    K

  7. rachael on March 30, 2010 at 8:04 am

    Good luck at your appointment! Hope your next post has great news!

  8. Kelly on March 30, 2010 at 8:21 am

    Good luck at the apt. I’m currently in pt for my knee, it’s boring.

  9. Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin on March 30, 2010 at 8:22 am

    Good luck at the doctor. Hopefully it’ll be option A!

  10. Brittany on March 30, 2010 at 8:35 am

    I hope the appointment goes well and you get some good news!!

  11. sarah on March 30, 2010 at 8:38 am

    Good luck girl! Fingers crossed for ya.

    And I totally know what you mean about that fast and furious dinner… sometimes a girl’s gotta do what she’s gotta do 🙂

  12. Jenny on March 30, 2010 at 8:49 am

    Good luck at the doctor–I know that whatever the outcome, you will be FINE, and be able to adjust to whatever the doc says you need to do to heal!

  13. Heather (Heather's Dish) on March 30, 2010 at 8:50 am

    yikes, i’m hoping it’s not option C!!! that would be horrible, although i’m sure you could power through that and find a way to be happy in it 🙂 good luck girl!

  14. thedelishdish on March 30, 2010 at 8:56 am

    good luck with the knee problem! ive been having running related issues too so i can relate…lets hope you’re fine and will just heal in time 🙂

  15. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman on March 30, 2010 at 9:00 am

    “Rest and recover! Overtraining is a biotch.” I’m with ya on that! Hope they have good news! Sounds like patella femoral pain/stress syndrome to me so I hope they say you can recover quickly!

  16. Whitney @ Lettuce Love on March 30, 2010 at 9:12 am

    Hope you get good news from the doc! Fingers crossed 🙂

  17. Lauren @ Eater not a runner on March 30, 2010 at 9:13 am

    Hope it’s all good news about the knee!

  18. liz on March 30, 2010 at 9:16 am

    Good luck on the knee! Remember an injury is not the end of the world and you will recover eventually!

  19. ari on March 30, 2010 at 9:17 am

    I’m sitting here trying to decide if i should go to the gym today. I had a fever yesterday and full body aches. today I feel
    a little better but not 100%. then I saw today’s tip! guess I’ll be resting and recovering today:)

  20. Paige (Running Around Normal) on March 30, 2010 at 9:18 am

    Good luck at your knee appointment, girl! Hope it goes very well for you:D

  21. Carolyn @ lovinlosing.com on March 30, 2010 at 9:23 am

    Good luck at the doctor! Hope it’s good news. 🙂

  22. katherine on March 30, 2010 at 9:26 am

    Good luck at the doc today! Thinking good thoughts for you and your knee 🙂

  23. eatdrinkandbemerrynyc on March 30, 2010 at 9:47 am

    GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂
    Sara

  24. Whitney @ Whitinspired on March 30, 2010 at 9:52 am

    Here’s hoping it’s good news! 😀

  25. skinnyrunner on March 30, 2010 at 9:57 am

    good luck with the knee! hope your recovery is like your dinner, fast and furious!

  26. O.S. on March 30, 2010 at 10:05 am

    Good luck at the appt! I am actually going to see a doctor today about my knee too and hopefully after that I can come back to my regular activities, ’cause i have been a very unhappy camper without working out!

  27. Lauren @ BIOCHEMISTA on March 30, 2010 at 10:11 am

    Good luck at your appointment! 🙂 Fingers crossed!!!

  28. jenna on March 30, 2010 at 10:42 am

    gina,

    a friend just sent me this link about agave… what is your take?!

    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/03/30/beware-of-the-agave-nectar-health-food-fraud.aspx

    thanks,

    jenna

    • Fitnessista on March 30, 2010 at 10:44 am

      hey girl,
      i’m not sure whether i believe it or not, and still think agave is a better choice than white sugar. i don’t use agave very often, so i’m not too worried about it

      • jenna on March 31, 2010 at 12:18 am

        I thought almost all raw desserts used it and I know I use it a lot for replacement sugar and my Rawola for example….

        I hate how the facts change over time to accomodate the “latest and greatest”

        thanks for your note!

  29. Jessica on March 30, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Good luck with your knee! Salad looks good, as does the pasta. I’m a sucker for pasta.

  30. Jessica @ The Process of Healing on March 30, 2010 at 11:06 am

    Good luck girl!!!!

  31. Lauren @ BIOCHEMISTA on March 30, 2010 at 11:07 am

    Hey Gina,

    Just wondering if you’ve heard anything about this: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/03/30/beware-of-the-agave-nectar-health-food-fraud.aspx

    Thanks a bunch,

    Lauren

  32. Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle on March 30, 2010 at 11:26 am

    Good luck girl! I hope everything turns out ok!

  33. andrea on March 30, 2010 at 11:31 am

    you don’t eat shrimp?

    • Fitnessista on March 30, 2010 at 12:29 pm

      a eat many shrimp 🙂 last night, i just wanted a quick dinner though

  34. Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) on March 30, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Whenever I walk in the door starving, the peanut butter jar calls my name! Your salad looks yummy and filling. Love the combo of beans and egg. Yay, protein.

  35. Logan on March 30, 2010 at 11:53 am

    Gosh, Gina, I do hope that there is nothing wrong with your knee that can’t be “fixed” by rest and maybe some physical therapy. I know you are ready to feel better.
    Good luck!

  36. Mary @ What's Cookin' with Mary on March 30, 2010 at 11:58 am

    Good luck at the doc today!

    That pasta you made for the pilot looks wonderful! 😀

  37. Catherine on March 30, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    Good luck with the doc – hope it’s good news! Knee problems can be a real pain, but when I was experiencing mine I could at least swim at first and then also spin after a little bit during the recovery so I totally took advantage of being able to move that way!

  38. Kilee on March 30, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Hey girlie,
    Good luck with the Dr. appt. I hope they have good news to share with you. You are so right about me loving mesquite powder. Just had some on my millet bread this morning. Yummm!

    • Fitnessista on March 30, 2010 at 1:11 pm

      i’m so glad you like it 😉

  39. Heather @ get healthy with Heather on March 30, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Hope you get good news at your appointment! Quick and yummy dinner… I’d take tours or your pilots yum!

  40. Allison @ Food For Healing on March 30, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    hopefully its good news, or at least not bad. Just REST girl, gees

  41. Red Head, Yellow Dog on March 30, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    that’s funny…basically the same thing for dinner happened to us last night! i had a humungo salad because i was starving when i got home and then later i made james ezekial pasta with shrimp, mushrooms, onion and TJ’s basil + tomato sauce. oh and cheese. everything for him must have cheese 🙂

  42. Tara on March 30, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    I hope you got good news on your knee!! <3

Leave a Comment





Pin It on Pinterest