Yippee! I got the green light to run! So I ran a mile today. Even though it was 43, windy and misting (WTF, Minnesota?), I had a smile on my face the whole time. It was heavenly!
I have a gradual return to running program. It’s not as gradual as after the stress fractures, so it shouldn’t be so frustrating. But it’s a sensible, conservative return to running. The big thing that I CANNOT slack on is the core/hip stuff. I need to do it 3 times a week for the next month or so and then 2 times a week forever. I swear I won’t slack this time!