After nearly four months of trying to keep my sanity without regular running, I finally visited a sports specialist and got the okay to resume running...although limited in distance, frequency, and elevation gain through the winter. He prescribed adding variety in my training, especially xc skiing and randonee. I'm not a huge fan of the stationary bike or swimming, so a little more snow would help me out with the winter sports.
I went for a run immediately from leaving the office.
I'll need to be patient to regain my speed and endurance, but for now it feels so good to go!