Hip Brother Tom

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    Great idea Christopher! Count me in! Congrats on pulling off the Pan Am Cross Country Cup successfully! I know you put a lot of planning into it. As far as this virtual race goes, it will be a great way to pull us all together during these trying times. Great Idea!

    in reply to: Continuing On… #18034
    Hip Brother Tom
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    Well hello Mr Hiprunner of the year! 🙂 It is true what you say about balance. I continue to play that delicate game. 5 weeks ago I was slowed because of tight hammies. They got better but then I got a calf strain. I tried to keep running but in order to do that I had to run flat footed on my left leg with no push off, driving hard with my right leg to maintain speed. This led to lower back issues. Happy to say I am back to running fine again. These are things we have to accept as we get older. Keep up the good attitude Mark. Running is a drug! 👍

    in reply to: Conditioning plan #18033
    Hip Brother Tom
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    Darren,
    It sounds like you have your hands full with your young family. I would say fit it in where and when you can as consistently as you can. The key is to try to do something rather than nothing. Kettle bells would be great if you have them and you don’t take out one of your kids while you’re doing them. 😉. When I was recovering I downloaded a Tabata app and did 8 different things for a period of 50 seconds with a 10 second rest (4-5 cycles). Everything from planks to sit-ups to fore arm curls. This helped me to get stronger while I recovered. Keep it up! Stay positive! Be optimistic. Good things will happen!

    in reply to: Thank You Hip Runner for Hope #17945
    Hip Brother Tom
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    Hi Anthony.

    I am 8 years in and still running strong. Was planning on competing in my first 50k ever this weekend but the COVID-19 virus forced that event to be postponed. All is well in my world. I was diagnosed in 2004 and I held on until 2012. Was at the point that I couldn’t sleep at night.

    in reply to: 5 days into young THR #17941
    Hip Brother Tom
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    Hi Ben,

    Never worry about posting too much. This site stays alive and current thanks to your efforts. Over time, as you heal, this recovery pain will go away. You are staying optimistic “Oh I will run again…” which is fantastic. Thanks for posting and good luck on your recovery!
    Hip Brother Tom

    in reply to: Stress Response #17937
    Hip Brother Tom
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    Hi Runningsmith,
    JimmyC posts some good questions. In my experience, giving your hip a rest, and waiting until it lets you try again is likely the next step. Stay optimistic!

    JimmyC you bring up a good point. The people who visit this site need to know the WHOLE story…not just the success story. Please fill us in on your experience (through a post). I would like to create another category of posts to make sure all visitors to this site have a clear picture. You are correct we don’t get many posts about failed attempts to return to running. Please post your experience. It would be very useful for the readers of this site.

    in reply to: New hip advice #17902
    Hip Brother Tom
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    You will definitely be able to run again. But it will take a little time before you start feeling like yourself. For me it took me 1 1/2 years to finally start feeling better. I started running 3 months after hip surgery and I maintained decent physical shape prior to the surgery. It felt really different. During those early months, the hip would tell me when I was doing too much. Be sure to listen to the hip. When it says to take a break….take a break. It will get frustrating at times. Stay OPTIMISTIC. Each day gets better.

    2:45 marathon? That’s great! Welcome to the group! Can’t wait to see your progress as you return to running. Hip Brother Tom

    in reply to: Michigan Runners with Hip Replacements #17893
    Hip Brother Tom
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    Hi Stuart,

    I’m not a Michigan Runner, but I do have a hip replacement and I am 54 years old. Stuart I had my left hip replaced in January of 2012. In 2016, I ran the Grand Canyon (Rim to Rim). Then in 2018, I got a partial knee replacement (due to a basketball injury). It is 2020, and I am planning for my first 50K run on March 21 in Bellingham Washington (The Chuckanut). The sky is the limit if you believe in yourself and you listen to your body. Don’t push too soon. Eventually, you’ll be doing great things! Stay optimistic!

    Hip Brother Tom

    in reply to: 5 months post surgery #17892
    Hip Brother Tom
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    Great Progress Report Pete! Keep it up! It will get better. It took me 16-18 months before I finally started feeling like I was getting back to normal.

    in reply to: Double hip replacement in the last year #17829
    Hip Brother Tom
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    Hi There! Sorry for the late reply. You have the right approach. Patience will be the key. Stay optimistic and listen to the hip. When it tells you its had enough, take a break. The early days are the most important days. Eventually the hip won’t bark at you anymore. Thanks for the report!
    Hip Brother Tom

    in reply to: Needing New Running Shoes. Advice Please #17828
    Hip Brother Tom
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    Hi Birdy. My go to shoe has been the Hoka Clifton. Super Light and super cushioned. Wishing you the best!

    in reply to: Young hip replacement – advise needed! #17695
    Hip Brother Tom
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    Hi Ben.
    I am 8 years in and just finished a 19 mile run yesterday. Hip brother Dave just ran a 100 mile ultra in under 20 hours. Look at your quality of life over the last year. You are never too young to improve your quality of life. And you will be able to do all of your favorite activities again. Maybe not great right away but within about a year and a half you will be nearly back to normal. Don’t worry! Stay optimistic! Good active times will return!
    Hip Brother Tom

    in reply to: Dave – Sub 20 hour 100 mile attempt – Part 1 #17677
    Hip Brother Tom
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    Great story Dave! I am looking forward to part 2!

    in reply to: 6 years in two weeks #17654
    Hip Brother Tom
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    Hi Steve!
    It is great that you are enjoying life to its fullest. I am glad the new hip is working out so well for you. I am currently training for a 50k trail run at the end of March. This will be the longest distance I have ever run. No limits my friend!

    Hip Brother Tom

    in reply to: Thank You Hip Runner for Hope #17638
    Hip Brother Tom
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    Impressive Comeback! We are glad you found us. Keep listening to the hip and give it a rest when it tells you to. Every day will get better and better and eventually, it won’t need rest days. Good luck with Boston!

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