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I finally had my right total hip replacement done on Wednesday, May 9th. I have been struggling with hip pain for the past 3 years and although I could still run it was getting progressively worse. It eventually got to the point where it was hard to put my shoes/socks on, running wasn't an option anymore, and the worse part was that I couldn't sleep at night. The last year was the worse and I eventually had enough even though I was only 44 years old. I've been serious at running since 2006 when I started running Marathons. In the last 10 years I've run 20 marathons. My first marathon was the Grandmas Marathon (2006) in Duluth, MN which was an eye opener and ran it in 3 hrs. 25min., but it hooked me. I eventually ran 8 Boston marathons and have a PR of 2:34:28. I've logged all my runs. I just did the math on the last 10 years and I've run 31,326 miles which is an average of 3,100 miles a year. Anyways, I've run a lot and it's been a big part of my life. I'm 8 days post surgery and I think it's going pretty good. I've been trying to walk as much as I can. Yesterday, I was able to go for a 1.5 mile walk around my neighborhood with my ski poles and I've got PT scheduled twice a week for the next couple months. I'm committed to taking my time and recovering the right way. Obviously I can't continue running like I did in the past and even if I could I'm okay with a new lifestyle. I just bought a new Mountain Bike for motivation to get better. In the future I plan on doing a lot more biking, mountain hiking, XC skiing, etc. I'm still going to run, but the days of running everyday (twice a day) are over. I found this website a few months ago and it's been nice to see people continue to live an active healthy lifestyle post hip replacement. Good luck to everyone!!!!
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