Old Runners Never Quit

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    • #14471
      psc@ieee.org
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      Two years ago this day, 12/19/2016, I had my left hip replaced, anterior, at OHSU, Oregon. Doc said “No more marathon” after the surgery. OK with me a
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    • #14472
      Hip Brother Tom
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      That’s the spirit Pete! Stay young!

    • #14474
      ForceD
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      I’ll concur with the “old runners never quit” mantra. At 57 I’ve been running for almost 43 years. Less than a year since my left hip replacement and I’m back to running…but just a fraction of the milage as before hip problems set in. I’m running only a couple of times per week, no more than six miles at a time. I don’t really plan to increas that mileage. Partially because I just don’t want to expedite the wearing out of the artificial hip, but also because of pain/discomfort from other issues. My knees, but especially my right knee, give me trouble. I tore the meniscus a year before the hip replacement. And for several years now I’ve been dealing with Morton’s Neuroma. I can still get my fitness in through bicycling and swimming. I just want to continue to run just enough to be able to call myself a runner.

      Dan

    • #14475
      ForceD
      Participant

      I should add that the “old runners never quit” comment reminds me of a mantra I’ve used since my earliest days of running back in the mid-70s…

      The road belongs not to the swift, but to those who keep running.

      Dan

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