I’m sure most of you have heard the phrase “Toenails are for Sissies“. If you have been to a large expo, you have possibly even come across the One More Mile Running Company booth which sells shirts/hats/stickers which make us giggle, nod in agreement and ultimately purchase the merchandise because it is better to laugh at the situation than cry.
Unfortunately I can relate. I have always had toenail “problems”, even before I was
stupid crazy enough to try the marathon distance. I can lose a toenail after a 10 miler for a million numerous reasons unless I have some of these…….
Those little buddies are gel toe protectors. I buy mine at Walgreens because
there is one on every corner in the city it’s convenient. They are currently on sale, buy 1, get one 50% off. Smoking deal if you go thru them like me. They are normally $6.99 each and worth EVERY penny!
I currently only have 2 nails on this poor foot. The Chicago Marathon really took its toll this year. Normally, I only have issues with the big and second toe but since I am now running funny due to the Plantar Fasciitis, this year didn’t go as well. So for the next 6 months I’ll be wearing protectors on all but my baby toe. Yikes.
Sorry, this is such a
disgusting graphic post. Sorry to my hubby for the first and last view of how gross my feet really look. Allow this to be a warning, or point of encouragement, for all of you who may have this problem or plan to run a marathon in the near future. And for goodness sake, if you have this problem do everyone yourself a favor and go get a pedicure!
For those of you
bitches who don’t have this problem like my bitch ass sister, the rest of us real toenail-less runners hate congratulate you.
Good luck & Happy Running, Amanda – TooTallFritz