Seven weeks to the day and I will officially deem it my first “run“ back… actually more of a shuffle and cautious – and 90% on grass. For the past four weeks have been hiking up hills and occasionally shuffling down hills. I set three parameters before I would return to “running“: 1) no pain while hiking,2) The ability to go up stairs in an “athletic fashion“, including being able to “double step“ the stairs and 3) clearance from my orthopedic and PT…Well I have reached at least two of those milestones… Will be at the orthopedic next week for a follow up and my PT asserts “don’t do any activities that cause pain“… and that has applied to all of my rehab exercises, biking, air-dyne, hiking, etc. For example, my PT had me build up to one-legged squats, and on my operated hip side, that exercise caused a different type of pain, my Spidey sense said no-go! “Know thyself” has never applied more… slow, cautious shuffling on soft surfaces while causing no pain is where I am at… Will continue cautiously and progressively but feels great to at least be here!