M55 Arnie Pollinger of Holliston, Massachusetts, is a rare bird — he runs roads and sprints. Recently, he wrote me: “I realize my running and jumping might not be noteworthy except for the fact that I am doing all this with an artificial hip.” His surgery was in April 2012, and he’s run dozens of distance races since this list began in 1997. He’s also prolific in the 60, 100 and 200 — and long jump. New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery posted a great profile of his case. “My … Read the rest
The Texas Rangers on Monday finalized a one-year deal with free-agent right-hander Colby Lewis, the club leader in wins last season with 17. Lewis, 36, accepted a one-year deal with a base salary of $6 million, a 50 percent raise over his salary from last season. It will be Lewis’ seventh season with the club since he returned from Japan. Lewis is 27-23 with a 4.90 ERA for 62 starts since returning from hip-resurfacing surgery, which forced him to miss the 2013 season. He is the first major-leaguer to make it back to an active roster … Read the rest
On 13th December, exactly 11 months post right hip BHR I completed a sprint triathlon. Did a fair bit of running from August, gradually increasing distance and speed, plus a load of cycling and swimming. Loads of time spent getting it right and I don’t even think of it.
January 13, 2015
This morning Andrew Shimmin fitted a Birmingham 52mm head and 58mm to my blown out right hip. A morning spent shopping with Mrs H got rid of any doubts about surgery it ached so much.
The journey has begun, and to be honest, the worst bit was … Read the rest
December 6, 2015
I had right hip resurfaced in March by Dr Gross. Recovery has gone well, started back in the gym after 2 months with biking, bodyweight exercises and light weights. I slowly worked myself back onto the treadmill around 6 months and today I ran my first 5K. Running was never my thing so it wouldn’t have bothered me if I was unable to run again. Fortunately, since I can run again, it meant a lot to be able to complete the race with no hip pain. Everything else hurt when I was done but the hip held… Read the rest
May 6, 2015
So its been 7 months since my Left HR and 6 Years since my Right HR.
And I have not run for at least seven years, mainly because after making a good recovery from my first op I started to slowly suffer in my other hip.
But last week I ran my first 5k run. Very slow and was hurting by the end of it, but felt fantastic all the same. Funny thing is it was the older hip playing up. I am putting it down to tight hip flexors or something ( backed up by my … Read the rest
December 20, 2015
It’s now 17 months post Op., and I’m back !!! on the “horse” and doing OK.
I had my first Tri in 20 months, Olympic Distance and survived well. It’s been a longer slow road to recovery, but it sure has paid dividends. THANKS PAT !!
My race went OK and was happy with the Swim and Bike, but found the Run a “bit off the pace”. Approx., at the 05:00pkm pace. This is to be expected, and like all triathletes, expect to fly in the first race, but it doesn’t happen … Read the rest
December 25, 2015
Gave myself a christmas treat and went for my first post op ride.Just over three months since my BHR,and feeling good so got hold of some troy Lee padded shorts and did a 23km hilly road ride on my MTB.It was my old after work quick training loop which I used to in 58 mins. Just managed 1h6mins in bad wind and rain,so quite pleased for the first outing in a while. Hip feels fine,wish I could say the same for the fat belly hanging over the top of my shorts .Can … Read the rest
John Kalnay is the gold medal weight lifter at Pan Am games, 5 years
following his left BHR done at age 47.
At 32 I got the crushing news that my left hip had advanced AVN. I had wrestled from the age of 13 until I was 28 including coaching a high school team. I moved to triathlon to find something new, did several Half Iron distances as well as Ironman Arizona in April 2006 with hip pain. After my last Ironman I ran a stand alone 1:50 half marathon with severe pain and with in two months was not able to finish a 5K A month later I was told I had AVN, a very sad day.
I had heard about … Read the rest