Good friends don't just disappear! I am sorry for dropping off the face of the blogoshere....I consider you all good friends.
I guess even the most optimistic and positive people can hit a funk...or a rut...or fall into the "I used to be____" syndrome.
My running is still around, though, as a week ago I passed 20,000 miles logged lifetime. I just do it nearly everyday...it's the one place I can find solace in life, a peace, yeah probably chemical for the skeptics, yet a freedom, even though I'm slowing down...sigh....I still find joy in running.
I hope life has been treating you well...keep fighting the fight!! Peace!