Pain does indeed get one down, WD60 - and John, and TS - you feel as though the universe is against you. Glad the steroids are improving things for you WD60, they can be wonderful for certain conditions; I have a friend who suffers from (or with?) lupus, and when it's bad she says steroids have a quite magical effect.
Warned by TS, I looked up steroid injections for the knee and deecided I will probably say No Thanks if it's offered again, especially as I've done several short runs (or run/walks, rather, 4:1) with no noticeable ill effects.
I know of only one person who voted for Brexit, and that was OH, and even he had no strong feelings about it.
Everyone's been busy with lots of running; very impressed by TE's Alice being first F in a parkrun!
X ray took place, results won't be through for a week and then couldn't get an appointment with my first choice of GP as she's on holiday, and even 2nd choice I'll have to wait another week for. Meanwhile have done two or three short runs (run/walks, 4:1) with no ill effects.
Absolutely right, about yoga making you more supple. Also, there are so many postures and moves that it can be adapted to almost any person with almost any physical limitations.
DBI, your swimming speed is about half as fast again as mine (I don't do freestyle, remember). I get bored; half an hour is enough for me. I imagined you swimming mainly in open water, which might be less boring (like running out-of-doors compared to a treadmill) but I see you even enjoy pool swimming for long periods.
Exhausted - I hope you survive the remaining 2 days of your training course.
X-ray done, but it will be just over a week before the results are with my doctor. Or rather, I've been advised to make an appointment just over a week ahead.
Thank you for the link to Canute, Ceal. You knew of him already?
Sorry to hear about Julian Goater. I have one of his books, - or I had, but can't see it now, may have passed it on to Middle Son.
Graham - how about typing long posts in Word first, and then just copying and pasting them into here? Not so easily lost, that way.
X-ray done, - I arrived early, and was in-and-out before my appointment was even due! - Have to wait a week before the results will be with my GP, apparently. It was the physio who suggested the steroid injection, and it didn't occur to me that there might be negative effects, so thank you TS and I will do some research. Years ago I had injections into the joints at the base of my thumbs, where they join the wrists; the injections had no noticeable effect (the joints had been paining me). What did apparently have a beneficial effect, some time later, was taking glucosamine with chondroitin, - all the more impressive since it was an effect I hadn't been expecting. Though as Ceal said once before, taking glucosamine coincided with taking up running, and it could be simply that the running improved my circulation generally, which improved the thumb/wrist joints.
TS - I'm curious to know what the "wimp's way" up Hipps Hill is; a different route, or just dropping to a walk? My x-ray is due tomorrow, and if it shows arthritis I will then be offered a steroid injection.
Mick - re approaching 70 - I think we tend to be dominated by our use of a decimal system for counting (reinforced by age categories for athletes which go in 5-year jumps), and consequently dread reaching what people will call "significant" birthdays. Certainly, age-related things are going to get us sooner or later, but not necessarily at 70, or at 60, or at 75... They will happen when they happen. Sufficient unto the day, and all that. There's someone on the Fetcheveryone website called "Canute", who is extremely knowledgeable about effects of aging on running and other athletic pursuits; he also has a website; if I can track it down, I'll give you the link.
I went for a long walk yesterday, all cross-country, full of hills and lumps and rocks and ruts and stiles and very squishy bits. My knee seems to have tolerated this quite well, so all is not lost.