I am so happy! It has been one year since my THR of my left hip and I feel great! I started to slowly add some running back to my life after four months of healing. I started by allowing myself one mile of run/walk per week for a month, and then adding one more mile per week per month. I now allow myself 9 miles a week in any combination (usually 3 5ks) and tons of walking, hiking, biking, gym, etc. I will continue to add some miles, and celebrated my 61st birthday last week with a 10k. My orthopedic wasn’t very happy with me after my surgery when I told him that running was going to continue to be a part of my life. We came to an agreement that I would be slow to get back and that I wouldn’t be “stupid”! He said I won’t wear the joint out, but that as a post menopausal, “small” woman, I do need to be aware that weakening bones can be a consideration for maintaining the integrity of the implant. Point well taken. I am careful, and I am addressing bone density BEFORE it becomes a problem with my primary care physician. So all you hip “newbies” out there, take heart. You will heal, you can run again, and most importantly “Don’t be Stupid”!