Quarter Marathon (walk)

Well, we did it.

My partner and I walked a virtual Quarter Marathon yesterday. It took us over 2 hours, but that’s OK. It was a beautiful sunny day and it gave us more time to enjoy the experience.

I will be 6 months post op this week, and this is the farthest I have been able to go not only since hip replacement, but also since the original surgery to repair my broken hip with screws. My leg is a little tired today, but not sore. I am really pleased with how good it feels.

I tried to run a few weeks ago, and it was a mixed bag at best. On the plus side, my leg would do it. I could run. However, it felt weird. The foot on my operated leg wanted to pigeon toe in, and the muscles around my entire thigh felt tired and sore–and I only ran about 12 steps. I don’t know what that’s about. The PT I saw after surgery had advised me to wait 6 months and then go to athletic training if I wanted to run again. After I am fully vaccinated for COVID, I may do that. In the meantime, I am enjoying spending a lot of time walking with my partner, who doesn’t run. Walking and hiking are things that we are able to do together right now.

-Hoppie

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    • #19516
      Hoppie
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      Well, we did it. My partner and I walked a virtual Quarter Marathon yesterday. It took us over 2 hours, but that’s OK. It was a beautiful sunny day an
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    • #19519
      OB
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      That’s great progress……I started by running ten steps and over the next several months progressed it to up to 100 steps every other or third day. Yes it felt weird to run again and it was a matter of regaining confidence. I always checked in with myself the next day for pain and to make sure I wasn’t over reaching…..my goal was no set backs.

      Keep up he great work…..it takes time but you will get there!

    • #19521
      Hoppie
      Participant

      Thanks, OB. Starting with 10 steps sounds like a good idea. Did you build up your running by yourself, or did you go to PT/athletic training?

      -Hoppie

    • #19525
      OB
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      No PT…..my doctor just gave me paper instructions to follow. I will say that the last thing to come around seems to be my hip flexor…..I had posterior replacement. I do do strength and mobility exercises for runners which any runner should be doing anyway. Monday I did a 13 mile run 9 months post op where I ran 5 minutes and walked 1 minute the entire distance followed by an easy 20 mile bike ride. My running pace was slow keeping my heart rate aerobic.

    • #19529
      Hoppie
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      Thanks, OB!
      I had posterior, also.
      -Hoppie

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