I finally got new running shoes, and so was able to go hit the treadmill today. The shoes definetly made a bigger difference than I thought they would. I expected not to really notice a difference, but to have better long term effects on my legs (which based on todays run are pretty much completely healed). Instead I had a great deal of comfort in just my standard running. My heals were very comfortable cushioned as I ran, and I think that this is going to be a big help.
The two weeks off did hurt my stamina a bit though. I didn't want to push myself too hard for the first day back, so I backed off on my pacing and wasn't able to run as far as I had hoped. I managed to get my 4 miles of running though so I'm pretty happy with my exercise today.