Update: October 6, 2016 : My retirement has been awesome thanks to these hips. If it wasn’t for HR, I’d be sitting, probably in a wheelchair, watching TV all day. Instead my wife and I travel all over, mostly to short distance triathlons. Hawaii, California, Florida, South Carolina, lots of local races. We are having a ball. This long run/hike was way out of my usual racing. Took me 12 days to recover. Yesterday my wife and I did a 40 mile bicycle ride through the mountains. I had no legs at all. It was one of the slowest rides I’ve ever done on my favorite route. Today I ran 40 minutes and finally felt back to my old self. Swam in the afternoon. At 66 I am finally giving in to my wife’s demands; she’s making me get a snowblower!