Woo hoo! Go you! I think is so awesome, and how it is *all* about you, and you being comfortable with *you*.
I don't run, but I do dance. I hurt my foot about a month ago, and I'm not as comfortable in my body, partly because of weight gain, but partly because I don't feel "like me" without some sort of regular cardio. My foot is so much better though--I'll probably go out next weekend, try it again.
Best of luck to you in everything. Very inspirational.