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May 31, 2016 9:20 AM # 
Seems like you are in the right direction. I would add "be patient" to the list, and acknowledge that you will need to keep building routines for a surprisingly long time before they actually are routine.

Do join a running club though, those are fun :)
May 31, 2016 2:58 PM # 
Thanks. Wise word, Ross.

On "be patient," I'm actually toying with just not running for about a month and focusing on the strength and stretching. Running's fun, but at some point it's not worth running ten miles per week at 6:30 pace if I can invest "not running" for a few weeks' time.
May 31, 2016 3:38 PM # 
Smart stuff. It sucks to realize that our bodies aren't 20 anymore, and we have to invest a bit more time maintaining them than before. As Zan put it, I just want to be able to run without having to think about it!

About time off - it's good if that's what you need, but if taking time off from running doesn't fix the underlying problems, then you're just depriving yourself of something you love. I hope the shortened commute and increased walking helps with the tight hips!
May 31, 2016 4:08 PM # 
Have you considered yoga?
May 31, 2016 8:06 PM # 
Thanks all. We actually have yoga at work approximately once per week. It's excellent, and it stretches things that need stretching, and it isn't a solution by itself.

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