(Warning – the pictures here are not pretty. )
I know I didn’t have pretty feet prior to running. But now they are just plain old gross. Don't you just love me for sharing with you?
On my left foot, I have a black toenail – that is thick and disgusting. The good thing about that is that it doesn’t hurt.
On my right foot, I lost the middle toenail. Totally random. One day I looked down at my feet and noticed my toenail was hanging out at a 90 degree angle. I never felt a thing. I am thankful for that.
Also, on the right foot, while it’s not black, I definitely have a toenail getting thicker.
I even noticed that after the half marathon on Sunday, I noticed that on the top of all my toenails (well, except for the black one and missing toenail) is a dark pink color. It’s still there.
|middle toe is missing toenail - ewwww|
Ugh. My feet are a mess. I’ve tried going up sizes in my shoes. I went from an 8.5 to a 9. When I visited Maine Running Company on Tuesday, I went up another half size. I hope the increase in shoe size works.
While I’m on the foot topic – you will notice that I do have bunions. Knock on wood, they do not bother me. I try to be super careful in choosing wide shoes and making sure there isn’t any leather/stitching in the bunion area so as to not rub and irritate any further. When they do ache (which is rare), I wear my yoga toes for a few hours and I feel good to go the next day. My biggest fear with the bunions is that I will need surgery some day. Which means taking a break from running. I’m not there yet, thank goodness.
Do you have any foot issues? What do you do to protect your feet?