Hi gang - it's been awhile since I've been around. I was sidelined for a few months in the fall, but am finally getting my speed and endurance back. That is, until I kind of screwed up my knee doing bridge work. It wasn't my first time doing bridgework since coming back, and I had been running the same bridge for a few weeks about twice a week. It's not even a big bridge. So I'm not sure what happened or what I did.
Anyway, after one evening of doing bridge repeats, the next day my knee felt a little tight. It's a week later and still tight, especially when I get up after sitting for awhile. It also hurts around the side and behind the knee for the first few steps. Once I start walking, however, it loosens up and I have no pain, and just a little tightness. I'm thinking I strained the calf muscle at the attachment point behind the knee. I am icing it, using Biofreeze, rolling, and lightly stretching it.
I can't go to a doctor because I have no health insurance right now, and I won't have any until April. I am able to run on it, and running doesn't seem to make it worse - it actually seems to loosen it up and it feels better. That is, until I go back to sitting again. It also doesn't feel bad when I get up in the morning - it's just when I've been sitting.
I ran 7 miles on it last Sunday and 2 tonight. I plan to do my first HM of the season at the end of March (which by the way has a really BIG bridge). So my question is - would you run on it or not run on it?
"God gave you your body as a gift, so you should take care of it." - My Mom