Happy New Year and after waiting 6mos post ant rt THR I am an official hip runner. My Ortho did not want me to run at all so I decided to wait 6months to resume jog walking. Until then I walked 2-3 times a week at a 15 1/2 min per mile pace because my exercise partner is taller than me with longer legs. Today I fulfilled my goals by going down to Huntington Beach by the surf line and walked jogged on the beach working up from 1 to 2 to 3 minutes jog with a minute walk. It felt great and I did it for 6 miles and when I was really warmed up I was doing a 11 minute mile pace. No pain..yay! I did a mid foot strike with short strides and identified with the sand piper birds I saw with their short legs walking briskly. I will probably do this jog walking at races and maybe once a week and fast walk the other times. Just amazing how fast I recovered after my surgery. So glad to be back to jog walking. Happy New Year to all my fellow hip runners! My next post will be next week after I do the LA at night new year 5k and 10k challenge. We’ll see how it goes.