Is anyone hardly able to walk 1st thing out of bed in the morning?
From there it takes ~1/2 hour to loosen up and get going.
My knee has been like that for a year or so. Feels like shit for the first 2-3km, then its absolutely fine and I can run 20k and feel no ill effects.
I changed my strategy this year. I used to hate and avoided running on a treadmill. However, with Zwift, I actually enjoy it. This year I'm doing 2 runs on the treadmill for every 1 run outside. I actually feel really good so far and haven't missed a day. My goal is to just hit 100/00, don't care about overall miles or pace.
I have found, working from home now, it's so much easier to keep up with a run a day.
The secret of a long life is you try not to shorten it.