Yeah, that's right. But thought about it every day. I had to quit at age 17 because of hip then knee problems. I jumped into cycling and love it, but still want to run. Every time I started again, I had to stop because of knee pain. The knee problems have even affected my cycling quite a bit. I've had several surgeries but my joints are still in good shape. I'm just out of line and have some really tight IT bands and will need another lateral release to realign my patella. I refuse to be inactive and just give up. My first goal is to ride pain-free but I still would love more than anything to run again. Bottom line is, I'm only 46 years old, my knees are not degenerated, I'm far from overweight (5'7, 130lbs), and I have a strong desire to run again. What are my chances of running pain free and am I the biggest lost-cause that any coach has ever seen?