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 :)
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.
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!
Have you considered yoga?
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.