Ok, it’s been 10 years since my THR on the right side….off and on I’ve thought about running again, but have been terrified of damaging the hardware and/or femur. I’m not looking to run marathons….maybe just 15+ miles a week – something to get back to those wonderful endorphins, again. So, question – how are so many of you able to run again knowing that you are, most likely, reducing the lifespan of your hardware? Is it a risk vs. reward thing, only? Do you mitigate that by running mostly on a treadmill to lessen the impact?
Really – how do you do it? …..because I really want to….
any advice would be great – I’ve not run in 10 years and I miss it every day…