Life is good

If anyone considering a THR seeks fresh evidence that one can not only run after such a procedure but run far and have fun doing so, you might check out the following Instagram entry, posted by me following a memorably fun run at a very special place a few weeks ago:

For a long-time lover of both running and Bosox baseball at Fenway Park, getting tapped as one of 50 participants in the first-ever marathon run within a major league ballpark was thrilling. Completing Friday's Fenway Marathon while also helping raise $300,000+ for cancer research was gratifying beyond measure. Kudos to Boston Marathon director Dave MacGillivray for conceiving and organizing this special event, and for furnishing encouragement as he and I and the rest of our merry band circled Fenway again and again … +114 more agains (116 laps * .22 miles/lap = 26.2!). A memorably fun night — heavy rain and high humidity aside — that would not have unfolded for me without huge help from the amazing @amoryrowe, and an experience I shall long remember.

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Further encouragement to undergo THR

For BehnHughes29: I couldn’t agree more with recent posts encouraging you to proceed with your THR.  I underwent one in November 2015, at age 59, and regret only that I waited so long to get it done.  I am back to my pre-THR habit of running twice daily, except for Sundays (when I do long runs of 10+ miles), and marvel at how great my surgically improved hip as well as the rest of my 61-year old self feels.  Best wishes.  David (from Boston, MA, USA).