In the back of my mind, I’ve had the 12 week mark as a goal. It was the amount of time the physio told me it would take to get back to normal. To be given the green light to run and honestly, that 12 week mark got me through the really bad times.
Well, as you can see, I’ve swiftly passed the 12 week mark, feeling pretty back to normal and FINALLY back running. Right now it’s super short intervals but over the next 3 weeks, the physio has me increasing the running time, and I am beyond excited!!! My first run back was incredible that I actually can’t describe it. Back alongside the river, my happy place, and boy was I happy! Most importantly though, the hip felt great both during and after and I’m still trying to get my head around this new, no pain/pinching/normal feeling.
With a new job and getting back to running/doing what I did before surgery, I finally feel that things are going in the right direction. I then moved into my own place and things are looking positive, which is exactly how I feel. Most importantly though, I’m happy and I feel like me again. Thankful to those who helped and have supported me through this long period.
So the plan now is to continue with physio, my strength exercises, Pilates, mobility work, and increasing my running. I have my, late, 12 week check in 2 weeks, where I believe I get signed off, but that’s just a guess! Right now though, the difference from only a few weeks ago is huge, I’ve still got stiffness and I still can’t sit cross legged or do the pigeon pose but it’ll come, all in time.
Outside of my running/rehab life, fun things are happening. My best friend, her husband and my goddaughter, welcomed a new addition to their family. Newborn cuddles are the best and I’m very excited to be so close to them and see them more! I’ve also been able to see friends and catch up with them, which I’m looking forward to doing more of!
So friends, there we have it. This isn’t the end of my post op journey, but I feel I am through the toughest part. Again, I can’t thank you all, and my family, enough for the love, support, guidance and so much more. I never thought I’d be where I am now, but I do believe in good things come to those who wait!