Yesterday was the 6-month mark following my hip resurfacing surgery and time for me to start my long up-hill climb to running once again. I jogged for about 8 minutes mixing in some walking. My hip felt great. No pain. Just a lot of sluggishness from inactivity. I’ve put on 10 pounds. I eyed the scales as though it were my enemy. 6 months of high-calorie food and drink with minimal workouts and low cardio exercise is a bad routine. High intake and low output. But my hip is so much better. Today I jogged 4 laps around a track with rest in between each lap. My last lap was 2:29, about a 10-minute pace for a mile. My energy level is already so much higher with this minimal amount of exercise. My outlook is already better. I’m a real believer in hip resurfacing surgery. It sure has worked for me. I plan to take a very slow recovery over the next 6 months and build up to a half marathon, then a marathon possibly by next May 2018.