I have a question for my fellow runners. Do you ever get bruising on your calf muscles? Every once in a while, my left calf feels really sore and stiff and I’ve noticed I get several bruises towards the middle of my calf muscle. Could this be from running? I don’t think it’s an overuse injury because I didn’t run a lot of miles this weekend. Just a little over three on both Saturday and Sunday for a total of six miles. I know I haven’t been bumping my legs so the only thing I can think of is that maybe the bruising is exercise related. Does this happen to anyone else?
In case the soreness and bruising is from a lack of stretching, I made an effort to put in some quality stretching time last night.
I did this while re-watching Sunday night’s episode of Game of Thrones with Brian. Oscar tried to stretch next to me too. I would have taken a picture if it wasn’t for the whole broken iPhone thing. On the bright side, my replacement phone comes sometime this afternoon.
Back to last night’s workout—after stretching, I decided to do some quick core work.
I didn’t go for a run because my leg was sore. I’m hoping my left calf feels better soon because I’m feeling antsy about Saturday’s 5K and I want to get in a few more good runs to boost my confidence.
Any words of wisdom?
***What’s your favorite way to soothe sore muscles?