I am ten months out from my total hip replacement (right). According to my Garmin Watch, I have run 205 miles including my first “race” yesterday in which I ran 5 miles faster than plan. My question is (and I look forward to comments) is when does it get easy? Every run is hard. Not painful, but they are not what they used be, effortless (not all the time), and fun. But now, no matter the distance, they are not without some stiffness, and some struggle. Could it just be the gift of aging? I am 58 years young. It is very frustrating and I fear that over time it will quell my interest in continuing to run. All comments/responses are welcome. Thank you.