I had my left hip replaced 12/22/17. I was running within 6wks of surgery, after not being able to run for the previous 5 years.
The new hardware has given me a new outlook on life. I started racing again and completed 4 Spartan races (1 sprint, 1 super, 2 beasts) this year.
I decided to test this new outlook by running up Haleakala (10k ft summit on Maui). I picked out a 22 mile route with just under 7k’ of elevation gain. The day was gorgeous, the route was beautiful, the hip performed without issue for the 5 hour run and no issues after.
This surgery has changed my life. My only regret is I didn’t do it sooner.