Hi all. I am formally a member of the hip runner club, after having my anterior hip replacement on July 5th. Of course I had to walk my local 4th of July 4th 5K and I didn’t care about coming in last in the residents race so long as I beat the winner of the open competition. I was so happy to finish since I didn’t have my usual pain meds to help me. I was in such pain these last 2 weeks I had no fears about the surgery . Well the surgery was a success and I don’t have arthritic pain anymore. I feel pretty good except for a bout of muscle spasms and it’s so nice to walk without pain. All my years of running including the seven half marathons the past year put me in great shape for my surgery and rehab. I just have to be careful. I wore my hip runner shirt proudly when I left the hospital and it’s hanging over my bed downstairs. My plan is to get strong and healed enough to walk a 5k and do one every month and next year bump up my distance walking and add jogging intervals with my PT blessings since I wont get it from my surgeon. We’ll see what happens but I’m motivated and hopeful for a great recovery. It’s so nice not to be a limping gimp anymore. I’m celebrating my independence from osteoarthritis. Hip hip hooray!