Keeping everyone updated on what’s possible; on day 96 post-op; I ran a 21:31 road 5k. I’ve done nothing but slow jogging since resuming “shuffling” activity mid-February; with the exception of this being my 3rd 5k in 6 weeks.
i “felt” the effort more yesterday and last eve 😉 some stiffness and soreness !… (Click Here to View Full Post and Comments)
my headline says it all; keeping our group apprised of what healthy, realistic progress can look like…I’m 90-days post-op and had a 10-mile weekend of steady running with a few walk breaks; 6 miles Saturday & 4 miles Sunday, all at 10 min/mi pace… MOST IMPORTANT: NO HIP PAIN; just a little stiffness around the incision as I’m still gaining range of motion back… (Click Here to View Full Post and Comments)
Going strong and joint pain free! Form is a little off and soreness is a bit odd but not complaining!
never limit yourself and what is possible… more to come!… (Click Here to View Full Post and Comments)
What is possible is specific to your situation and determination! I had THR on Monday, December 21. If all went well, my original goal was to be able to do a 5K in early May, based on being able to start running march 1. Well, as of roughly 4 weeks ago I felt good enough to begin some light downhill shuffling and uphill power hiking…. all has gone well including being diligent with rehab exercises and stretching. About 10 days ago my eyes saw the possibility of a local trail 5K and my goal was simply to finish pain free. This morning I went out at a light to moderate pace and simply just kept my mind on any pain in my hip, my overall exertion, and obviously my footsteps on the trail! Before I knew it, I was 20 minutes in and simply just kept cruising! When I discovered this blog, it was clearly evident that there was no defined path to returning to running post hip replacement; learn from others but the path is clearly individual… thank you for all of the input as I will continue to provide mine, and today it was great and exhilarating to finish my slowest 5K in 30 years – but simply to do it and know that my path to improve it is wide open 👍… (Click Here to View Full Post and Comments)
Truly Hoping there’s no such thing as a dumb question…
Aside from the obvious – pain – in the replaced joint area and perhaps stiffness, how do you know when you are doing damage? How do you know when you are doing something you were not supposed to?… (Click Here to View Full Post and Comments)
Seven weeks to the day and I will officially deem it my first “run“ back… actually more of a shuffle and cautious – and 90% on grass. For the past four weeks have been hiking up hills and occasionally shuffling down hills. I set three parameters before I would return to “running“: 1) no pain while hiking,2) The ability to go up stairs in an “athletic fashion“, including being able to “double step“ the stairs and 3) clearance from my orthopedic and PT…Well I have reached at least two of those milestones… Will be at the orthopedic next week for a follow up and my PT asserts “don’t do any activities that cause pain“… and that has applied to all of my rehab exercises, biking, air-dyne, hiking, etc. For example, my PT had me build up to one-legged squats, and on my operated hip side, that exercise caused a different type of pain, my Spidey sense said no-go! “Know thyself” has never applied more… slow, cautious shuffling on soft surfaces while causing no pain is where I am at… Will continue cautiously and progressively but feels great to at least be here!… (Click Here to View Full Post and Comments)