2 months post-op

2 months post THJR now. I am not running yet, but in the last few weeks I have challenged myself to power walk a parkrun (5km). Managed just under 50 minutes 2 weeks ago, under 45 last week, and 43:30 today. My hip is obviously improving. The hip and surrounding muscles felt very stiff and sore for a few hours after the parkrun, but every time I have recovered well and the day after I found my mobility improved. I am still walking with a limp, but now I am confident I could run – well, slow jog with a limp – between 7:30 and 8:00 minutes/km if I wanted. However, no point rushing and taking risks. I walk regularly, work the legs in the pool, and I will start a few gym sessions. Second THJR on the other side coming soon. I can definitely see myself running now, ideally 3-4 months after the second procedure.

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  • #15406

    Pietro
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    2 months post THJR now. I am not running yet, but in the last few weeks I have challenged myself to power walk a parkrun (5km). Managed just under 50
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    Hip Brother Tom
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    Absolutely no point rushing it Pietro. Glad to hear your times are improving. Stay positive and optimistic. In time you’ll be running again….FOR SURE!!! Great post!

  • #15477

    Pietro
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    thank you Tom. Still progressing well: I have just walked the parkrun 5km in 35:31 this morning, and no spasms afterwards (any faster than that and I might have to run it!). I am going through the hoops: elliptical trainer, stationary bike, wall climbing machine, brisk walks, stretching… and I have even been quietly started fitting in a few slow jogs in my walks. Started with 30 seconds very slow jog and 90 seconds walk only 2 or 3 times, and now I can comfortably alternate 1 min jog and 1 min walk for 10 reps. This is just to keep moving a bit, as my second hip is coming in less than 3 weeks now. The real test will come in about 4 or 5 months. But it feels awesome to be outdoors and to start “running”, even at a ridiculously slow pace. It keeps your mind on the right track.

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