It is happening! Slowly but surely I'm starting to run. Twice this week, making a total run time of 10 mins this week :-) It's a darn sight better than it has been. Baby steps, nothing stupid and just easing into it. Today is a lot better than earlier in the week. The pain hasn't come back the same way, and what pain did come back has subsided really quickly.
In a few weeks we move to our new home! The commute to work is about 13kms. My plan is to be running that a few times a week in a couple of months. like I said, baby steps, but the will is there and I know I'll get there. I just need to be smart about it!