Evening!  Thank goodness it’s Friday! I worked all day on stuff for the holistic clinic and the blog, and now I’m just happy to be relaxing.

 

Unfortunately, my knee was still hurting today so I skipped the gym.  I took the dogs on another long walk, which helped me feel less "blah" for lack of exercise.  The most difficult part of the running hiatus is definitely keeping mentally sane — my lack of daily movement is getting to me!

 

Mid-afternoon snacks included a big bowl of fruit.

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And a crushed Kashi TLC bar with some Chobani.

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Dinner was a very special treat from FoodBuzz!  Expect to see this lovely treat on many blogs soon.  I had a little sample of pasta in a big old box! šŸ™‚

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Mmm!  A free sample of Buitoni Riserva All Natural Wild Mushroom Agnolotti!

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I had one serving with some organic pasta sauce.  This stuffed pasta was really, really good.  I’m a huge fan of frozen ravioli and whatnot because they are just so EASY!

 

Plus, a crisp side salad.

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It’s highly likely I’ll have a glass of milk later tonight.

 

Runner’s World Recommendations for Healthy Joints

 

RW has a very interesting video on what foods to eat to maintain joint health! Check it out here.

 

The Power Foods/Nutrients include:

 

  • Omega 3 Fatty Acids – found in salmon, sardines, and other fatty fishes.  Also found in ground or milled flax seed.
  • Whole Grains – found in oatmeal, brown rice, and whole wheat cereal.
  • Anthocyanins – found in TART cherries in the form of juice, dried tart cherries, or canned tart cherries.  Anthocyanins helps decrease inflammation.
  • Carotenoids – found in deep green or deep orange foods.  Also helps decrease inflammation.
  • Catechins, Ginerols, and Curcumin – found in green tea, fresh ginger, and the spice turmeric.  All three have great anti-inflammatory affects.

 

YAY, healthy joints!  Have a great night!

{ 23 comments }

 

  • VeggieGirl April 17, 2009, 3:58 pm

    Hooray for healthy joints and delish power foods!! šŸ™‚

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy) April 17, 2009, 3:59 pm

    My pasta just arrived, and I’m currently using the ice pack it came with. I’m contemplating doing a review on that as well.

    I’m going to be in that stir-crazy boat right along with you, since I’ve put myself on the DL.

  • thresholdofgreatness April 17, 2009, 3:59 pm

    I laughed when I opened that big-ass box and found a tiny past package too. šŸ™‚ I can’t wait to try my sample!

  • Amanda @ Fake Ginger April 17, 2009, 4:05 pm

    Oh man, my kid and I tried the pasta today. I was turned off when I saw the inside of it but holy cow, it was delicious!

  • Amy April 17, 2009, 4:07 pm

    Yum! That ravioli looks great.

    One other thing that is supposed to help joint health is bone broth. I know, it’s not the best name and doesn’t sound so tasty, it is really good for your cartilage and joints and can even help people with arthritis!

  • Leanne April 17, 2009, 4:09 pm

    Glad to see you liked the sample… Mushroom ravioli is the best!

  • redheadedjournal April 17, 2009, 4:27 pm

    Yay joints!

  • sloank April 17, 2009, 4:30 pm

    So interesting, thanks!
    Have you stopped eating desserts as a part of your running hiatus plan as well? I don’t know if I could ever give up my desserts!! haha

  • Meghann April 17, 2009, 4:30 pm

    I had the same dinner! šŸ™‚

  • K from ksgoodeats April 17, 2009, 4:36 pm

    Thanks for the joint info!! I could definitely incorporate more of those šŸ™‚

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point April 17, 2009, 4:39 pm

    sloank – my appetite hasn’t changed much yet, but obviously my caloric needs have decreased. so im hungry, but im trying not to eat as much as i normally would if i was running 20 miles a week. so yup — no dessert. or at least not as frequently.

  • Lisa D. April 17, 2009, 5:17 pm

    mmmmmmmmm….ravioli! good to know about the healthy joints!

  • Siobhan April 17, 2009, 5:23 pm

    I have that same blah feeling & I still have two weeks til my 1/2 marathon ): Any advice?

  • Brandi April 17, 2009, 5:37 pm

    great article!

    seriously – wasn’t that box HUGE? I thought it was going to be FILLED with pasta šŸ™‚

  • Mrs. LC April 17, 2009, 5:54 pm

    I got my pasta yesterday and had it for dinner last night – I thought it was great. šŸ™‚ (And ditto that it came in a HUGE box!)

  • Meg April 17, 2009, 6:14 pm

    I got that lovely pasta too! My post will be up tomorrow!

    Healthy joints are a good thing!

  • Zesty Cook April 17, 2009, 6:31 pm

    Hey Caitlin,
    I am hearing a lot about this pasta going around šŸ™‚ Happy Friday and Yay for relaxin’

  • emily April 17, 2009, 7:03 pm

    I got those today too! I’m glad to hear they are good.

    Sarah – we were pretty impressed with that too!

  • Derek April 17, 2009, 7:45 pm

    Did you enjoy your pretzel? And did you share with Kristien this time?

  • runsarah April 17, 2009, 9:41 pm

    I’ve been seeing that yummy pasta around the blog world tonight -it looks great!

  • Erin April 18, 2009, 1:47 am

    The pictures of Maggie and James are so cute! I was just wondering if any of your doggies give you problems when brushing thier teeth? My poodle always gave a good fight and never let me brush brush her teeth…

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point April 18, 2009, 4:04 am

    derek – yes i enjoyed it and no i didnt share with kristien!!LOL

    erin – we got dental wipes from the vet, and they are sooo much easier than brushing! you should try it.

  • Dayna (HopefulRunner) April 18, 2009, 7:16 am

    I loved that article on the power foods, and was glad to see that I eat most of that stuff! WooHoo!
    Sorry that your knee is still bothering you, I have a knee injury as well, but am not sure what it is yet, and haven’t run since February, so I feel your pain (so to speak). Feel better soon!
    Dayna

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