Hello Hip Runners. New to this site. I am 51 years old and have been contemplating getting my Rt hip replaced for 3 years now. I was diagnosed with arthritis at 40 and stopped playing ice hockey because of it. I used to run 3 to 10 mile runs on a regular basis but pretty much had to cut that out because I always paid with pain for days afterwards. For the last 2 years I have used cycling as my main form of cardio. Even cycling is becoming painful at times. I get these flare-ups that last anywhere from 1 to 4 days and they are extremely painful. They are never triggered from working out, but always from sleeping in the wrong position. Crazy. I have finally grown tired of this and am talking to my surgeon, in ernest, about finally getting in. Looking at about 1.5 to 2 months out. I have actually almost gone through with the surgery on 2 other occasions but ultimately backed out for various reasons, one being fear. Lol. I know in the current state I am in I will never run again. I so badly want to start doing sprint distance triathlons. I can cover the swim and bike legs easily but it so pathetic that I can’t even cover the 3.1 mile run section. I’m sure every one of you that has recieved a THR knows exactly what I speak of. I plan on getting the anterior approach because it seems that the recovery process is much quicker. Has anyone had that approach and if so can you comment. My surgeon discourages running but told me he knows he can’t stop me. I told him that I fully intend to run and use my hip. In due time if course, I know it will take time to heal. I hope these are realistic expectations. I’m still in very good shape. 5’9″ 195lbs cycle 150 miles a week and also do crossfit. I have to modify some of my crossfit moves because my hip doesn’t bend in ways that some of the moves require, ie squats, lunges, and burpees. I hope to get down to 185 before the surgery to better faciltate my recovery. My buddy got the same hip replaced about 3 months ago and says he should have done it 10 years ago, he is so happy with it. I’m kind of jealous actually. Well if anyone has any advice to help push me along, I would love to hear it. I’m excited but also fearful of the whole thing. This old broken down hip just isn’t cutting it anymore.