Two weeks ago, you said "see a PT" or something. I'm seeing one Friday. I haven't run a single step in sixteen days. Reading your post here, I think I've been assessing the risk without thinking about it that way.
The risk is I think I feel better but don't know what the cause was. At best, I cycle between injuries and rest. At worst, I have a more serious injury. Taking the smart steps is smart, no matter how frustrating.
I've turned back on hikes, and it's tough. But I've also pushed through difficult hikes when I was capable but at my limits, and it's all the more rewarding knowing I did it and wasn't reckless.