I have been slowly resuming my training. As all has been going well (knock on wood), I finally took the leap and registered for a half-marathon in October. A part of me really, really wanted to sign up for a full but my head won out ... and I told myself to take it slow. I think I pushed to hard in the past to go longer and thereby developed the injury that set me back so far. Though, I can't blame the past 2 years of non-running solely to the injury, I know.
As before, my training plan incorporates 3 days of running and 3 days of swimming. I am also still trying to include core / abdominal work and strength training but alas ... one step at a time.
On my running days, I try to run 2 with my Vibrams or completely barefoot (one easy and one speed work or tempo). I continue to wear shoes for my long run. Right now, I am still using my Brooks but I plan to buy a pair of racing flats next month. I'm definitely going minimalist.
The fact that the kiddos can ride alongside me on their bike has completely reinvigorated my running as well. I no longer have to find a sitter. I don't have to struggle to push the double jogger. Their bikes are small enough, in fact, that I can throw them in the back of my Volvo and hit the trails that are so popular amongst the runners here.