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post op healing

Thank you to all who responded to my post. I am already feeling the goodness. I plan to go get a bunch of books and stock up on ingredients for some green smoothies. Maybe I'll invent a few new ones.…Continue

Started May 20, 2010

post op healing
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I just had an ACL reconstruction with trochlear microfracture and am facing 4-6 week of non-weight bearing life on crutches. I am (was) extremely active and was pretty focused on a raw lifestyle.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Becky May 20, 2010.

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I'm a marathon canoe paddler with extensive wins in distance paddling. Former marathon runner turned adventure racer. Vegetarian for 22 years, recently turned vegan following Brendan's Thrive Diet.

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Just found out my ACL and menisci are torn. Contemplating knee surgery completely turns my world upside down. I'm so bummed. I guess I should focus on foods that aid in my recovery and rehab.

Posted on April 12, 2010 at 11:08am — 2 Comments

Adventure Race Nutrition

So I did my first adventure race as a Thrive Nutrition Vegan-ite...After about 6 hours, I had to fall back to some commercial gels as the energy bites I made and the gel just wasn't doing it. I wore a HRM and was testing how many calories per hour I was burning out there snowshoeing, skiing and running through deep snow. It was close to 600 kcal/hour. I was just burning too much to eat only dates and coconut oil. I'm not disappointed though. After 9.25 hours of racing in the mountains and… Continue

Posted on March 10, 2010 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

Coming back all the way

I have always been an athlete. From the time I was playing teeball and peewee hockey with the boys, till I was swimming for state high school records, I had to compete. This love for competition and all things athletic continued into my 20's when I took up running and paddling marathon distances and also turned strict vegetarian. Marathons were challenges that pushed my endurance limits and kept me training and thus, happy. I was winning many canoeing races and finishing strong in my…


Posted on March 2, 2010 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

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At 1:13am on May 7, 2010, Dharam said…
How's the knee?
At 9:01am on April 13, 2010, Dharam said…
You bet you will! Wish you the best of health :)
At 11:40pm on April 12, 2010, Dharam said…
Hey Becky,
Sorry to hear about your knee. I tore the ACL and lateral menisci in my right knee while playing squash 4 years ago.
I contemplated surgery too but at that time the procedures weren't as advanced as they are now so I decided to let the knee heal on its own with lots of rest and recovery. The good news is that after about 12 weeks of intensive physiotherapy I was back at the gym. The doctors told me that said my hamstrings will always have to be stronger than my quads and that's what I have worked on. I have pretty much tried every form of physical activity from yoga to rock climbing over the last 4 years and with the grace of god, I am fine!
However, the 2 sports that should be avoided are Skiing and skating (which isn’t a problem for me as I live in the Middle East but I know it will be for you).
10 years ago, an ACL tear was a career ending injury, now however, it is almost a common sporting injury that can be fixed with a minor surgery, so even if you decide to get it done be assured that you’ll be on the slope again by the time its winter 
All the best!

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