I have loose plans to go out for a trial run tomorrow morning. Wish me luck!
But, I honestly don't have high hopes for it. Last night I went for a night on the town to attend a couple art happenings, and ended up hoofing it from one venue to another a few city blocks away. This was the first time I've walked any distance in a couple months, and man! I felt pathetic. Of course, I realize that I had my regular shoes on, and was carrying my bag packed with stuff, etc. but it was really an eye-opener. I had been pretty darn fit for my size not so long ago! It can disappear so quickly. Use or lose it.
I'm not sure yet what I will do tomorrow, whether I will start over with the old Couch to 5K program, or just start with a warm-up walk and see how far I can go running. I think the latter. That way I can assess where I am at, and maybe reconsider C25K or a Hal Higdon plan. Either way, I think running again will do me a world of good, if only for my state of mind and my weird body dysmorphia issues.
I'll be sure to report back with how I did! Is anyone still out there reading?