Figured it out
My knee issues that is. I think I finally figured it out. One night I took some ibuprofen before bed because something hurt. When I woke the next morning my knee felt amazing. Hmmmm... Then I wear my neoprene brace for workouts, but my elastic one for walking. I realized that my knee was not hurting after workouts but it was hurting after walking the dogs. Hmmmm....Suddenly these two things coalesced in my mind and so decided to try taking ibuprofen at night and wearing my neoprene brace whenever I need to wear a brace. Guess what? My knee has felt amazing for 2 weeks. Oh, I also do not let the leg hand by the knee joint when I'm sitting - if that makes sense. I think by keeping the swelling down I'm helping the knee work normally. I don't know why it's swelling if I have no pain, but whatever. I have found a way to deal with it and I'm super happy about that.
Today the strength was back squat. I have not done squats of any kind in quite a while because of the knee, but I really wanted to try the back squats. So coach had me do the squats on a box. Awesomeness. Did 5 x 5 at 75#, Not even close to what I used to be able to do, but pretty awesome anyway. The WOD was "Jason" 100 squats, 5 dips, 75 squats, 10 dips, 50 squats, 15 dips, 25 squats, 20 dips. Doing ring dips was kind of out of the question. I'm still a little nervous about my shoulder and the rings move too much. So coach set me up with two boxes and I did my dips between those. Then I used one to do my squats on. Awesome sauce...Such a good workout. My whole attitude towards workouts and my knee and everything has changed so much. I'm so much more willing to modify but yet really want to push myself. Weird. Not sure what happened but I like it.