I posted here a few months ago...
Long Story but basically after tearing my ACL aged 21 and after 5 Knee Operations and several years with my running club, I was forced to stop running aged 36 at the turn of the year as my knee simply couldn't handle pounding the concrete anymore.
Well a few months ago I've managed to modify my running style so that my "good" leg takes 80 per cent of the impact and my injured leg takes only 20 per cent or so... obviously I cannot push off on my injured leg and consequently I've slowed from being a 39 Minute 10k Runner to someone who is probably goanna take 50-55 Minutes to run the same distance.
I'm pain free running, but for a few days after my run my knee is a bit swollen( sitting all day at a desk doesn't help matters) so I'm trying to be sensible and generally can only do a 5 to 7 k run once a week at the weekend.
I've no chance of returning to running competitively or indeed of training again with my club... but the feeling I got from being able to do a 7k run by the Angel of the North where I live last weekend was immense.
Hopefully this can inspire someone else if they are in a similar situation - Even if you only have one fully functioning leg - you can perhaps do something