So, here's the best news first: I am running pain free! I kept my mileage very low last week (under 30 miles for the week, which for me is basically another rest week). Sunday I went out for an 8 mile run, my longest run since Phoenix, and I felt good. The key, I knew, would be to see how I felt the next day. Monday rolled around, and I was able to knock out another good run, no pain present. Same for Tuesday and this morning. I am pleased to see I haven't lost endurance, however, I have lost some speed. It will come back, though. I'm just happy to be running again.
I'll be back with lessons learned through this process, my running plans for the Spring & Summer and the highs and lows of being injured.
" Believe in yourself, know yourself, deny yourself, and be humble."