One of the most grueling events of the modern Olympics is the marathon. This footrace over a distance of 26 miles, 385 yards ( kilometers) is a supreme test of the runners' endurance. The marathon was not run at Olympia, but it has its origin in ancient Greece. In 490 . the Athenians defeated an army of invading Persians at Marathon, which is northeast of Athens. From there, Pheidippides, a champion runner in the Olympic Games, carried the news of victory to the people of Athens. To do this he had to run a great distance. Once he reached Athens and gasped out his news of victory, he died. It is in his honor that the marathon race is run.
I am extremely nervous about the surgery! I am 64 year old female serious Body Pump enthuiest and a jogger. My hip pain has been interfering with my physical activities and I am in need of a normal life! I live alone and am wondering how long I will need someone to stay with me after surgery to help me. I have a desk job and am hoping to be back at work in two weeks. I can have a co-worker drive me. Is that possible? I will be doing Body Pump right up to the surgery date to stay in shape. I hate to be dependent on anyone. I would love to hear others stories of the first two to three weeks after surgery. I am getting a Zimmer trabecular metal hip using a mini posterior (more like side of hip) surgery.