Toenails are for Sissies

(last night’s) Workout: Ran outside 4.25 miles (9:07 pace)

Well, my body just doesn’t like to stray from the 9:06/9:07 pace no matter what mileage I run. As long as I can keep that up for 13.1 miles without dying, I’m good.

Remember that 10-mile run I did this past weekend? Well, I tried something new during it. I only wore one pair of socks. I always wear two pairs. Mainly because they helped prevent blisters back when I wore the wrong shoes (and didn’t know the problem was the shoe).

Ever since my Mizunos and I saw each other across a crowded room, I haven’t had problems with blisters. So I thought to myself:  Self, go crazy-train and try one pair of socks.

So I did. And this happened.

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Yeah, it’s just a little bruising and I don’t think I’m going to lose the toenail, but this is how losing toenails starts.

My friend Tiffany tells me toenails are for sissies. Probably because she’s working with seven of them. Seven! (Yes she has 10 toes, if that was your next question.)

I like my toenails. All 10 of them. I’ve had them for a long time and I’ve grown kinda attached to them.

I mean, of course I know how to make my toe look better. Totally not noticeable now:

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Should I paint the others? Does anyone have any suggestions on how to prevent bruising in the future?

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In other news, someone got a little prize in the mail today.

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SUAR sticker, baybee!

That’s right. I’m a winner! At least according to Beth over at Shut Up and Run! I won an anagram contest. Apparently my name is an anagram for something dirty and I won first place for it. Sure, I’d rather win for awesomest beauty queen, but this will do. Check out this post of SUAR’s to see what my name spelled. Winking smile

Has anyone else lost toenails or gotten bruising under your toenail before? Or are you still trying to hold in your breakfast after seeing pictures of my feet?

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  1. tiff

    yay for lost toenails!
    makes you feel hardcore.
    mine will try to grow back but they grow back all thick and stuff and then just give up and fall off again. :S
    bright side? i get a 30% discount on pedicures cause there are 30% less nails! 😉

  2. I get a little bruising on my toe nails, but I keep em painted to I don’t have to see it. Thank goodness none of them have fallen off, yet.
    Feet don’t really bother me unless someone random kid at school touches me with theirs. It happens when it’s warm and they wear flip flops. YUCK.
    I would LOVE to keep that pace for 13.1 miles!!!

  3. Haha I have a toe nail that looks just like yours (maybe a little more bruised) and I am praying it doesn’t fall off! Which is why it is currently bandaged up and is staying that way!! It just gives me the shivers to think about it falling off..I’m such a baby!

  4. See…I lost my toenail a few months ago and had NO IDEA this made me awesome. Once that dawned on me I’ve made it a personal mission to lose them all. 🙂

    That SUAR post was so much fun. I got
    hate penis

    WRong. 🙂

  5. No lost toenails yet and not really looking forward to that day if I am being honest.

  6. Angela (the diet book junkie)

    oh girl, you don’t even WANNA see my feet, it ain’t pretty. they say to keep your toe nails really short to avoid the bruising. maybe try that? 🙂

  7. im down to 7 1/2 too 🙁 i’ll be honest though it makes me feel a little hardcore 🙂

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