Feels So Good!

Aw, man! Been just over a year since surgery. Forgot how great it feels to run. Been 6 years since I ran. Last two weeks I started with a couple minutes of easy running with a minute off, adding minutes to it. Totaling 20  minutes or so. Today, 13 minutes no stop. Could have gone much longer but I am being so cautious. CANNOT BELIEVE HOW GOOD I FEEL. Surfing sites for trail races in the spring. Have to say the existence of this site is what gave me the courage to get the thing done, and I am so glad I did.

8 thoughts on “Feels So Good!

  1. Cobgrats!! I am two months post surgery- do I have to wait a year? Have been faithfully going to PT 3x/week & they do let me run on the treadmill for ahort periods of time. Was begining to feel like I could maybe go for a run, but I don’t want to over do it & set myself back…

    1. Listen to your hip is the simple answer on time. Run when you feel confident. I ran after 4.5 months post first THR IN 2014 and 6 months later did a 10 mile trail race (1hr 45m)
      Then ran many until 2nd THR on other hip 14th Aug this year. Off crutches now and walking up to 5 miles. Starting strength work this week and entered a 7.5 mile trail event on December 17th as my goal. Go careful, and if it doesn’t feel ready then it isn’t.

    2. I am 15 weeks post surgery from Anterior THR and did not run one step until I hit the 12 week mark, not even crossing the street. Everyone is different but honestly I still don’t feel completely ready. I did a 10 mile walk/run this week and felt ok but again still have some pain so I think I’ll back off and wait before I try again. The issue is not going back too soon as you’ll set yourself back in terms of healing.

  2. Cobgrats!! I am two months post surgery- do I have to wait a year? Have been faithfully going to PT 3x/week & they do let me run on the treadmill for ahort periods of time. Was begining to feel like I could maybe go for a run, but I don’t want to over do it & set myself back…

  3. @Kristin – No you don’t have to wait a year. 3 months is recommended but as Andy says listen to your body. Checkout my post on exercises to help your recovery and ongoing progress: http://hiprunner.com/?p=8504

    @Steve – Great to hear that you’ve started to run again. I’m sure you’ll do fine. Look at cross training to help you achieve your goals and looking forward to hearing from you in the future.

  4. It’s grand to get to run again. Everyone is different. For me, running was not appealing at 3 months so I stuck with walking, hiking and weight training. By 6 months I was ready to try, the idea was appealing at that point. I started slow, short and flat and am now up to 35/wk on rocky and hilly trails. It’s now 14 month since surgery. I’m trying to be careful not to overdo but sometimes I have to back off. It always helps to listen to your body. Good luck!

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