Tried out the knee this evening, after almost a week off. Decided to take it a little bit cautiously, so I ran only 3 and did it on the hotel treadmill. I started out favoring the left knee a little and could tell my right knee was taking more of a pounding, but after a quick warmup it evened out just fine.
The knee works perfectly when I'm sitting, standing, walking, and now even running. The only thing I can't do yet is put weight on it if I need to go from a stand to a squat, or a squat to a stand (which thankfully is not very often!). I'm going to go with the flow and hope it heals itself. C+ so far on the knee.
After my run I headed out in search of dinner. While I'm here in NYC, I'm trying not to eat at the same place twice, so I can sample as many restaurants and as many cuisines as possible. I'm usually by myself, so I'm not into going to a fancy place for a long sit down affair. I'd rather do take-out and Starbucks, then back to the hotel to check out blogs over dinner!
I discovered a whole slew of restaurants one block over on 9th Ave, and they look more like small neighborhood type places. I had Thai at Pam Real Thai earlier this week; the reviews were great but I thought the food could've been better. After wandering a bit, I stumbled upon Amish Fine Food. What a find! I'm not one to get all excited over a grocery store, but this place had all sorts of interesting stuff I'd never seen before. There were (new to me) energy bars, granola bars, chocolates, candies, cookies, Beefeater flavored tea, biscotti, pizelles, snack mix, dried fruit, jams etc. There was also fresh fruit, cakes, pastries, baklava, sushi, soup and pizza. I ended up getting dinner from the food bar - a Greek salad, grilled salmon with rice pilaf and string beans almondine, and a tub of fresh cut pineapple! I forced myself to not go by the key lime pie and baklava again, but to head to the checkout line instead. I'm definitely going back to sample more of their stuff. A+, even if there's nothing Amish about them - what the hey?