Added Monday: Ran up hill without trekking poles again, this time a shorter hill, but twice, called Little Saanich Mountain. Atrophied leg a little irritated….but within reason.
So I have done some multi-hour hikes with intermittent running always with trekking poles, as it has been since Dec 2 that I had Mr. Cerami installed.
So eight-plus months.
Yesterday after a smaller beach hike with climbing I headed home and decided to run up a local mountain. Not huge, 3K? Up with steeps and 3K back down. Left poles in car, started running….ran 90% of the time going up – some is likely too steep for any runner to run? Maybe. Ran about 50% down, fearful of roots and rocks.
Today I rode my road bike – that steed I call “dirty bastard” because on steep uphills I make sexual noises, sorta.
72K at 24Kph.
If you are reading this and contemplating hip replacement surgery and you are limping and losing sleep.
Best choice ever 51 is the new 19, ‘cept bits of gray and sexy-sexy wrinkles.