“Five years ago I had both my hips done seven weeks apart. My doctor wanted me to get back to running so six weeks after my second hip I started a run-walk and slowly increased distance. three years later I did the Twin Cities marathon in 4:22:23. I was 56 at the time. I know of others with THRs that run most of them don’t tell there doctors. My right knee has been arthritic for a long time and two months ago I had it replaced! My doctor does not want me to stop running so working with a therapist I have started a
run-walk and things seem to be going fine. My hope is to run the 2014 marathon. I just wanted you to know that there are a number of us out there that are not going to let arthritus stop us from doing what we love!”
“When I had my hips done all I could find was people saying it was stupid to try to run after hip replacement, now after myknee replacement I decided to look again and found you, this looks like a wonderful blog.” – Perry
Thanks for the input Perry. Good Luck with that knee!! You’ll be running before you know it.