David, hope the stress fractures are able to heal so you can run again. 30 lbs is a big weight loss, wow. I am fairly fit for a woman over 50, hike, snowshoe, ski and yoga but I am getting winded walking up the stairs now. I have run on and off all my adult life and miss it when I don't so was looking forward to training this spring. If it is too much to run a half-marathon though, I will train to walk it.
Laurie, thanks for the info on liquid vicodin. I will give it a try. Had a good day yesterday but major pain today which surprised me. Too cold and icy to walk outside but did laps around the house, up and down the stairs with my dog at my side-she is a great nurse. :)