It's been 4 and 1/2 weeks since I hurt my knee. Seen two doctors and a physio. Have received some good advice, encouraging words and helpful comments from you good folks. I've tried to be good. The physio said I could probably start some gentle walk/run sessions this week. My knee is saying no! I'm not in anywhere near as much pain as I was but it is still quite uncomfortable walking at times. I may start off by doing some walking and build up gradually.
I have managed to borrow a bike and been out on that a couple of times. That doesn't seem to bother my knee at all. So I'm going to try to keep that up and incorporate it with my running when I get back out there. It's not as bad as I remember though the traffic is a bit of a worry.
On the plus side I have managed to do some reading about running whilst not able to actually do it. Some interesting material out there. Thanks to everyone who made book suggestions. Have been encouraged and entertained.
Maybe this time next week I'll be able to tell you about my first run back out there. I hope so.
Hope you are all having fun.