Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Gnarly toes

Runner's feet are ugly. There's no way around it. Every runner I know has snaggily feet, even if they get regular pedicures. Mine are no different. I try to take care of them, but no matter what I do, they're callused and dry and generally just ugly.

After my last marathon, two of my toenails turned black and blue. I was pretty sure that I was going to lose at least one of them, but somehow I never did...until this morning. It's been at least ten weeks since my marathon...why am I losing these bad boys now?

So now, my second toe on my right foot is missing its toenail. I am a freak. Of course it's very obvious that I'm missing my toenail, because all of the other nails are painted. So now what? Do I just leave it as is? Do I try to paint the skin where my nail used to be so that it's less obvious?

On a different note, today is speedwork again. I kind of like speedwork because even though it's tough as hell, it's over fast. Tonight's workout is 1600m, 1200m, 800m, 400m, and 200m. I'm sure that the first two repeats are going to suck.


Running Jayhawk said...

Eeeeeeeep!! This is one dilemma I hope to never find myself in. And what sucky times, too...right with flip flop weather kicking into full force.

I send my sincerest sympathies to your nail-less foot, my dear. May said nail rest in peace.

Sarah said...

New Visitor!

Uh, yah. I've lost a few toenails in the past year after three half marathons. I am now in training for Chicago and I've been praying for my little piggies before every long run. I really hope to hang on to the new ones! Ha.