6 Months Post Op Update – Garmin is back

It’s hard to believe that six months have passed since my hip replacement. It’s also hard to believe how much my life has changed in that same period of time.

The incredible fear, pain, and hopelessness that were a black cloud over my life prior to surgery were left in the operating room with my old hip.

There are days I forget I had the surgery, and I can easily forget the darkness before it.

So much fear of the unknown. Fortunately, none of that is true today.

A friend recently asked me how long it took me to totally recover. I got the green light to start actively recovering at about two months and I haven’t looked back.

I was diagnosed with FAI/DJD/OA with the solution being THR after shaving a hour off my best half iron tri.  I refused the solution for a torturous year. During that time my Garmin old forerunner died. I refused to replace it, and made a mental note to never replace it because I didn’t think i’d ever run again, and if I did certainly not fast enough to care about the time.

6 months post op and that changed.

I’ve worked my ass off to get back into shape. Two a days for months, total diet / nutrition change, I swim A LOT.  I run occasionally ( as opposed to obsessively ) but my last run felt so good, I found myself pushing the pace to a point for a long enough distance that I was genuinely curious how fast / far I had gone. My guess sub 6 for about 3/4 of a mile – until I started to feel my hamstring go. ( I may have gotten a bit to happy during this run. ) None the less, when I got home that night the spies at Amazon notified me of a Flash sale on Garmin Forerunners – and now….. I’m back !

Still need to be smart and listen to my body but now I’ll be tracking my swim, bike, runs and maybe… God willing…. get a little F…. A….S…..T…EEEEEERRRRRRR!!!!!!

If you’re on the fence about surgery,  know there is a totally new you waiting on the other side.

You got this ! GET SOME !!

3 thoughts on “6 Months Post Op Update – Garmin is back

  1. Well done! It’ll get better and better. If your experience is anything like mine then you’ll have plenty of hamstring troubles ahead as you get used to getting faster again but it’ll get better.

  2. Great post Chris and great to hear you’re back in the saddle, so to speak. I’ve never given up and don’t know what lies ahead of me but guess what, I have 4 new pairs of running shoes I haven’t worn yet, 2 shoes I use just for racing and about 6 other shoes I’m currently training in, in addition to running barefoot once a week on the beach. I know I’m going to use them all and get full use of out them as I’m sure you will. Rest when you feel pain, get a massage and continue to cross train. Can’t wait to hear about your first post THR race. Dave.

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