Quick update on my progress in the last 4 days since I last did a post. My hip has been feeling better and better everyday so Wednesday night (11 weeks exactly since my THR) I decided to give the treadmill a try.
I was apprehensive at first and started at 3.0 mph but quickly saw that I could go a lil faster than that. I ran a total of a half mile!! I freakin’ loved it! I felt like a runner again. It was slow and I took real small strides. it took me 9 mins but I could care less about my time. I WAS RUNNING AGAIN! 🙂
The next morning the first thing I did was check my hip out for soreness or pain and it felt fine. So I went straight back to the gym (5:30am) and did it again! Same speed and everything.
All day at work I was on cloud nine and I couldn’t wait to go back. So, right after work I went home, changed clothes, and headed right back to the gym. This time running 1.3 miles in 20 mins!!
The next day, Friday, my hip was a little sore so I did just 1 mile. Saturday morning (today)I woke up and it felt great! I was itching to try a lil trail running. My girlfriend and I went to a local trail and ran 2.0 miles in 33 mins 23 seconds! The run was awesome! I ran slow, good form, short strides and walked most of the hills.
I am loving life!! 🙂