Three weeks now without any running - can't say I am missing it that much either. Looking forward to life as a fitness rather than a competitive runner.
PPP, I am feeling fine thanks and should be able to do some modest exercise soon. But a bit anxious waiting results of scans and tests to rule out some scary possible causes though. If those are -ve then my earlier post on the subject could well be the explanation.
J8 - it's a mindset thing. I think many people can't get their heads around running slower than they used to and losing to people they used to beat. So they give up.
I feel quite relieved to have accepted that fact (even before my illness) and will now run less, do parkruns and maybe some fell runs. The thought of not being bound to a schedule that requires 25 * 400s when I don't feel like it is a good feeling!
For you and I it sounds like running has become a chore rather than something to enjoy. I can't see you or I giving up though - last Sunday for example when it was blue sky I was thinking I wish I could do an off-road run (or bike ride) somewhere.