[I'm] 2-1/2 years out on the right [hip] and 1-1/2 on the left [hip]. Saturday, three of us (I'm far right) did 13 miles up into Crescent Creek drainage near Cooper Landing. We had an awesome time and did it in 2 hours 45 minutes - a little slower than planned, but it was HOT. Alaska girls don't do hot.
This is the longest run I've done this summer and one of the more challenging. This [trail] has some impressive uphill rocky stretches but totally worth it once you get above tree line.
I have NO PAIN. None. I did the downhills just as fast as the chick in the middle, who is an IronMan triathlete. Downhill was my enemy for so many years; it [used to] hurt so bad. Uphill I held my own but definitely need more cardio work. [...]
[...] Once again a heartfelt thank you to all of you and Dr. Gross for giving me this back.