Now that it is getting warmer, I have really been wanting to go for a run. I don’t like going to the doctor unless I just have to. I finally decided it was time to see someone about my knee.
Today, I went to an orthopedic surgeon here in Louisville. He was extremely nice and was very thorough.
I was braced for the worst… like something was torn or something like that. I was so happy when he told me that I have runner’s knee. I felt so silly going to him for a tight IT band!! However, he told me that mine wasn’t going to work itself out on its own.
I had two choices: weeks of physical therapy or a cortisone shot. I’m not one for needles. However, he said that he would go with the shot. He thought that I would have better results from the shot.
Hopefully this is the cure for my knee!!!!
So what does a girl do when she can’t exercise and her knee hurts???
Eat leftover cake!
Carob Cake (adapted form Chatfield’s Grandpa Snyder’s Carob Cake)
- 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 3/4 cup + 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup carob
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/3 cup agave nectar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 6 Tbsp apple sauce
- 1 cup water
Mix wet together. Sift in dry ingredients. Pour into cake pan and bake on 350° for 25-30 minutes. I baked mine for 25.
- 3 Tbsp agave nectar
- 1Tbsp carob
- 1 Tbsp Earth Balance (or other butter)
- 2 Tbsp almond milk (or other milk)
- 6 Tbsp powdered sugar
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
This cake was Luvy approved!
I’m off to ice my knee. I’m sure hoping this works!