So I met up with a friend who I met through The Flying Irish Running Club. Greg is an all-around nice guy. The people who run at the Flying Irish Running Club are all that way. During the spring, summer and fall, the club meets at O’Doherty’s Irish Grille in downtown Spokane. It’s a fun club and its gotten incredibly popular. So popular in fact that you have to bring a DTH(designated table holder) if you plan to have a seat in the bar after the weekly run. Otherwise, it is standing room only. Greg contacted me a few days ago asking if I wanted to meet up so that he could impart wisdom from his own experience on the whole recovery process. His advice was simple and to the point. Take it easy and be patient. He had knee surgery several years ago and he too was antsy to get out and moving again. From what he told me, he tried to get back into his workout routine too soon and paid the price for it later. It also sounds like his surgery didn’t go as well as it should have. I need the constant reminders to be patient and wait. I too am getting antsy to return to my regular routine, especially with the old hip pain gone and the hip healing and improving each day. He leads a group of people every Saturday through “crossfit like” exercises and invited me to come along. I may have to take him up on it at least while my running has been curtailed for the next 2 1/2 months.