On Tuesday, I will have my right hip replaced and subject to a diligent recovery (not over doing things!) the plan is as follows. Full recovery will take 12 months so this will be a measured journey; Wk0: lots of movement which means not sitting for periods longer than 40 minutes so regular short walks […]
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In readiness for my forthcoming operation to replace my right hip, I visited my consultant to see the results of the MRI and CT scans of the hip and for him to talk through any questions I had.
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I wrote back in December 2020 of the benefits I found from running at least one mile a day every day for a year, mostly in the early mornings. Well last Tuesday 4th May, I completed day #500 and stopped my run streak. On the 7th June, I will have a hip replacement and I wanted to […]
Read More Superfit at 50: Ending a Runstreak
My last post was about my long-held avoidance of taking pain relief, particularly in helping me to deal with Osteoarthritis in my right hip. Well this week I had an inspiring call with a hip specialist from the NHS to talk me through options and eventually a hip replacement. At the start of the call […]
Read More Listen to medical experts and to yourself!
A friend of mine recently asked me how I was getting on with my hip and what was I using for pain relief? If you’re new to this blog, I contracted Lyme’s disease last summer which set-off an auto-immune reaction in my right hip and an x-ray and talk with the doctor revealed that the […]
Read More How to handle pain relief?
As I previously wrote Superfit@50: No more ultrarunning for a while an auto-immune reaction with the cartilage in my right hip has put an end to long runs and ultra-running for the time being. However, I remain true to my goal of trying to be Superfit @ 50 and I am using rowing with my […]
Read More Superfit @ 50: rowing to maintain strength and endurance
Are you finding that time is quickly passing you by and that you are struggling to find the motivation to achieve the New Year goals you set yourself only a few weeks ago? I know I am and talking with friends, family and colleagues, many of us are feeling flat as one day washes into […]
Read More Struggling with running goals? Be kind to yourself…
Today, I ran 5 miles to complete my first year’s run-streak, running at least a mile a day every day for 365 consecutive days and I plan to continue this daily rhythm throughout 2021. When this run-streak started, none of us had any idea what a life changing year lay ahead. Whichever country is your […]
Read More 7 benefits of running every day for a year
Well my wife, Melissa says I’m getting my sparkle back and this week I started to feel a bit of bounce back in my stride. So, there is progress! For those of you not familiar with the effects of Lyme’s disease, it can be very debilitating with the bacteria hiding in points of inflammation in […]
Read More Lyme’s Disease, Running and Sparkle!
It has been a while since my last post during which I mentioned that my Lyme’s disease seemed to be causing a problem with my right hip. A visit to the doctor followed by an x-ray revealed that the cartilage in my hip was thin with that my left hip looking a little better; the […]
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