October 3, 2016 – I just wanted to give an update as I have just completed a Spartan Beast two weeks ago. It was 16+ miles in Killington, Vermont, 30 obstacles, and 7000 ft vertical. Tons of up and down and very hard on the joints. The hip has held up well, never really give it a thought anymore except for certain movements when I stretch. Sprinting is not my friend either. My knee was the only problem I had toward the end of the race. I had my right hip resurfaced by Dr. Gross in March of 2014. Before the surgery I walked with a noticeable limp and every step just hurt. I am very happy with my choice to get this procedure done as I would have never, ever been able to complete a race like this without the surgery. I am posting this for those of you who are on the fence about the surgery and for those of you who are having doubts about recovery.