Am I dating myself by saying that I now have that song by A Flock of Seagulls playing in my head? Weren't the 80's grand!
So yes, I ran! I took C & E and the big red dog to the trail and we did Week 1, Day 1 of C25k, and it felt GREAT! Part way through my phone died, so we spent the rest of the time counting out loud, but the kids were troopers - C really seemed to enjoy it and wants to do my January 5k with me. Not sure if E will stick with it, but I hope so because her school does a "marathon" every spring. The kids have to run or walk 25 miles at home over the course of a few months, and then everyone does the final 1.2 miles at the school. The past two years E and I have come in dead last, but not this year!!!
Anyway, it was just awesome to be back out there and even better to have my kids and my dog beside me, and best of all, NO PAIN. It totally makes "starting over" O.K!