Few things in life are actually better than anticipated. With holidays in childhood, for example, the excitement in advance is nearly always greater than the events themselves. And who among us ever had a blind date that lived up to the pre-date fantasy?
But unlike a blind date, my actual hip is better than my fantasies of my hip and I get to sleep with it too! Every night!
I started running 3 weeks ago. 2-3 miles, 3-4 times a week. Contrary to expectations, I’ve not had to retreat and reconsolidate. For example, on this past weekend I ran 3 hilly miles Saturday and this seems to have prepared me for my 4.5 mile run on Sunday. I was barely able to discern any difference between hips. This is all odd for me, as 90 mile weeks were common 3 decades ago, but 4.5 miles feels pretty good right now, even if I’m running 2 minutes per mile more slowly. That has nothing to do with my hip and everything to do with the passage of time.
Hope all hipsters are well!