Did go to the gym today. 30 minutes on elliptical on cardio program, 156 target HR. 5 mins on stair(?) machine. Killed my knees. The movement seemed too exaggerated. Maybe it's me being out of shape or maybe it's my body. I'll try it again in a few weeks and see how it feels then.
I ordered a new pair of running shoes tonight from Endless. I got these: http://www.endless.com/ASICS%20Womens%20GEL-Kanbarra%20Running%20Turquoise/dp/B0029LHY66/ref=ord_crt_shr/184-0963292-4849751?fromPage=cart&asins=B0029LHY66.
They're neutral-plus, so I'm hoping that they help my shins not burn during/after workouts.
Next time I purchase sneakers, they'll be trail runners, getting ready for the Mega! :)