Greetings fellow Hip Runners! It’s been awhile since I posted and I got inspired to write again since my running partner from way back when just got a THR and I told her to check out our website blogs. Thought I’d update you with my activities, which is pretty consistent now. Now my ortho DID NOT want me to run, of course. I think it’s for his medicolegal protection and yeah, to reduce the impact on the appliance cup but I’m not that heavy. Now my primary doc is a runner and he said I could run at races but did not specify how often. I’ve attended several ortho lectures and asking the ortho lecturer pointedly about running after THR and none of them said I couldn’t. Anyway, to compromise, I’ve decided to jog/walk at most, every other weekend. In my good ole running days when I was training for half and full marathons, I’d do a long run every 2 weeks anyway. So this schedule does work for me. If I want to be specific about it, I’d jog slowly for 3 minutes and walk for 30sec but if I got tired, I’d just mix it up to my comfort level. I also like doing this on the hard packed sand at the beach or a trail. Since my THR I’ve done races up to a half marathon distance. My last 5K was the day before my surgery and I came in last in the resident’s 4th of July race but before the general race started. So happy to finish my last race with my old hip. One year later, I was going to jog walk it but I got caught up in the running crowd and thought, to heck with it, it’s only 3.1 miles and went for it like the good ole times. No pain and so much fun and I ran it in 30minutes finishing 6th in my AD. I felt so proud of myself. Like good ole days. I wonder if I could run whenever I want to and even do a marathon but have settled into walking and hiking on most days and jog walking every other weekend but I put in the distance on those days, since I use it for my virtual races. I have my last 5K race in my age division on July 4th and then my first half marathon 2 months later in my new age division. Will probably walk when I need to for the 5K but will stick to the 3min/30sec timing for the half. We’ll see how it goes. Just glad I can walk forever and still jog/walk without difficulty or needing pain meds. And that’s where I am now! Bottom line is glad I’m not having pain like I used to and I can still be active and move pretty good for my age.