The first thing you will find after surgery is the old hip pain is gone. As the days progress that pain will be replaced by the less pronounced pain of the recovering surgery site. I started running at about 3 months but it took me close to a year and a half until I was back in racing shape. Now 8 years later I am still enjoying the benefits of running ….. my primary fitness activity. Keep your head up, stay optimistic and look past these initial days to when you’ll be running strong again!