- December 15, 2020 at 6:22 pm #19129Dave WhitesideParticipant
When I had my hip replaced 10 years ago I wasn’t even a runner. I was someone that played soccer until I was just over 40 and then did nothing for alm
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- December 16, 2020 at 4:40 pm #19132Hip Brother TomKeymaster
Dave you were one of the first Hiprunners to sign up on this site. And you have become one of the most (if not THE most) successful Hip Runners. You engage regularly with other hip runners and you lead by example. I remember one of those down periods when you had to step away. from running for close to a year. Not seeing your regular posts or words of encouragement to other hip runners had me concerned for you and this small hip runner community that we were forming. Since then I have had the opportunity to meet with you and participate in running events with you. You are a cornerstone of this hip runner community and a true testament to what can be achieved with the right attitude. Thank you for all that you have done for this hip runner community Dave. You have not only led with your actions/achievements, you have also led with your supportive messages and words of encouragement to others in this community. Keep up the great work Dave.
- December 17, 2020 at 10:46 am #19138BrianParticipant
Dave, I would like to second Tom’s comments. I too was one of the first Hiprunners to sign up on this website 8 years ago. I had my first THR of my left hip in 2012 followed by a THR of my right hip in 2017. This August I will turn 65 years old and am hopeful that I will qualify for the Boston Marathon 10 years after I last qualified. My success will depend on the cooperation I get from my left knee which is becoming a problem. I can honesty say that whenever I experience a lull in my running due to lack of motivation or fear of injury, I log into Hiprunner.com to read what Dave Whiteside is up too. Without exception, after reading one or two of your posts that address the challenges you have overcome to achieve your running goals, I come away with new motivation to work towards my running goals. Your most recent 3,000 miles this year has encouraged me once again. Thank you Dave!
- December 17, 2020 at 5:20 pm #19143Dave WhitesideParticipant
Wow, thank you Tom and Brian for your kind words. You never know if your posts are read or really motivate people so it’s wonderful to hear such glowing feedback. I push myself because I’m a competitive person, but I always think about how I’m representing HipRunner’s and older runners, and that helps me put in all the training I do to be able to compete at the level I aim for. If I help 1 person, then it’s worth all the time. I’m also contacted by others that have referred me to them as they come up to a hip replacement. I never hide anything, the good or the bad, not my training. I’m here to help and if you need some advice I’m always willing to assist. Thank you Tom for the vision many years ago to start this, I’ve enjoyed participating as much as I can.
- December 18, 2020 at 12:25 pm #19145OBParticipant
Great job Dave on your incredible journey…..I did start younger and have run over 135,000 lifetime miles….but after I broke my leg and need my hip replaced this past June….it has been a whole new journey and I feel like a newbie. Your posts have been great for me to follow and are encouraging me to keep it going…..thanks and enjoy a great holiday. We can all look forward to a awesome 2021!
- December 18, 2020 at 3:30 pm #firstname.lastname@example.orgParticipant
Congrats Dave – I love your story! I’ve had both hips replaced this year, two weeks out from the right hip. I’ve been a runner for 20+ years and share your passion for the pursuit and love of the people I have met along the way. Thank you for sharing! Happy trails!
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