27th September 2021 The pure joy of running! I have just completed my first run, well walk/run, since my right hip was replaced some fourteen weeks ago and my first run since 13th May, when I slogged out a very slow and uncomfortable 4 miles on the Isle of White. It felt so good to be running, […]Read More Pure joy of running!
12 September 2021 Since my previous post some 8 weeks ago, I have spoken with two other ‘runners’ who have had similar surgery and we unanimously agreed that a positive mental attitude and can-do (will-do) approach to exercise and recovery has been a significant factor in all of our excellent progress (to date). Subjectively, I […]Read More The Power of Positive Mental Attitude. And a puppy!
Life changing The operation to replace my right hip with a ceramic one took place mid-afternoon 15th June and by Thursday 17thduring my morning Hydro session at The London Clinic, I knew that this op was without doubt life changing. Funnily enough, once home during my early morning walks with one crutch (I have stuck to […]Read More 4 weeks post hip replacement-op: life changing
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 […]Read More Superfit at 50: pre-op benchmark to aid recovery
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.Read More Superfit at 50: realising we’re finite
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…
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 […]Read More Superfit @ 50: no more ultra-running for a while …..!?