The Calm Before The Storm

So now that I know the day has come….I’m cherishing the remaining workouts I have until I head over to the dark side of the moon.  Today was easy.  No running.  Just spinning happily away on the bike followed by some lifting.  I can still work out mind you…..spinning especially is easier on the hip, but there is just nothing like a good run to clear your mind and change your mental outlook.  There are many questions that I need to ask Dr. Tim when I meet him for at my Pre-Op appointment on 12/29.  Can I lift weights?  How long before I can spin? When can I swim?  (I won’t even ask about running yet).   I’m guessing he will want to slow me down a bit and first talk about how to change underwear and put on socks.  Well I will need to know that too I guess.  It’s time to start writing these questions down so that I can be armed when I meet him.   Tonight I would like to send a shout out to the Spokane Swifts.  They are the female version of the men’s running group that I run with.  It is by their example that the Spokane Distance Project was born.  I received a nice card signed by many of them wishing me well and hope for a “SWIFT” recovery.  Thank you very much ladies…….your thoughts and well wishes are appreciated.… (Click Here to View Full Post and Comments)

Welcome to Hiprunner

My name is Hip Brother Tom.  I am a runner.  I had a hip replacement in January of 2012.   A month prior to my surgery, I started this blog to share my experience with anyone who might be facing the same fate down the road.  I wanted to show my weekly recovery progress and hopeful return to running.  Hence the name…hiprunner.com.  As time has passed, I have opened this site to others who wanted to share their experiences.  There is even a Hip Runners forum now.  We are the Hip Runner’s Club.  But it isn’t just about hips.  In February of 2018, I also had a partial knee replacement.  This site serves as a community of individuals of hip and knee replacements who are seeking advice on running again.    If you find yourself getting a hip replacement or a knee replacement, and would like to become a member of the Hip Runner’s Club, we would love to have you share your story on this blog.  Click here to become a member.… (Click Here to View Full Post and Comments)