Friday, July 1, 2011

Gross Feet



(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? 


2 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! I'm so glad you posted about this. I did not know yogi toes did that! I have bunions inherited from all the women in my family. I can tell when a pair of shoes is wearing out because my right one starts to ache. I go up a size too. It depends on the shoe, how well that works. Sometimes with a wider toe box, I don't need to.. or I just unlace the holes closest to my toes.

    It's weird, but I've never lost a toenail to running! (knock on wood) I always feel so out of the club.. but I just never have.

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  2. oh man I definitely have feet issues, I can't seem to keep the polish pretty because of wearing running shoes and heels lol and also I get calluses like crazy from both of those too, but it's so worth it!

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