6 Months since THR – First Run…sort of

So it has been 6 months since my THR and I decided that it was time to try and go for my first run.  It was a mixed bag.  Honestly, at first, it felt like I had never run before.

I decided to ease into things…so I chose to alternate 1-2 minutes of running ( if you can call it that…it was very slow) with 1 minute or so of walking.  I made it 50 minutes with about 30 of it running and 20 of it walking.

Not sure what I was expecting, but I was fine with this as a starting point.

The bright side is that I did not feel any of the anterior pain, which was very much the case on every single run before the THR.

I did have pain on the lateral portion, which is where the surgery was done.  And that has been the focus of the majority of my pain and stiffness.  When speaking with the doc last time, he said that when they put the appliance in they abuse you muscles and tendons pretty badly to get it set.

My running will be all flat and all soft surface on the local rail trail, for a while.

My 6 month visit is 6/9, so I look forward to seeing how that goes.

I am very thankful to have been able to get out today and run.

I have 5 months to get into shape enough to complete IM FLA ( # 13) and that will allow me to hold my spot for Kona 2017.

Any portion of the race that I can run instead of walk will be hopeful for this year with the hopes of being able to actually run at Kona in 2017.

Still a long way to go, but those first steps were most likely the hardest and I look forward to the progression.

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