Well, the inevitable has happened. I managed to avoid it for the entire first time I trained for and ran a marathon, but no such luck this time around.
I’m officially losing toenails. That’s right, toenails as in more than one. Two to be exact. No, you don’t have to worry about me actually posting pictures of said toenails… I will spare you the gory details. Just know that there are two that are not going to be there very soon. The good thing is it does’t really hurt… they get sore, they turn colors, and well, that’s it. Maybe that’s because I’m dealing with all of the other running pains and that’s just the lesser of evils. Either way.
All of that fun stuff said, I can’t believe that marathon #2 is next week. As in 12 days away. I can’t believe how fast the time has gone by. Training has definitely been different this time around. I’m much more aware of my body and much less stressed about the little things. I’ve actually gotten to the point that I can enjoy the scenery on my longer runs. And I’ve figured out those terrible “tummy troubles” that I had a lot of last time. My only issue this time around (besides the toenail thing) is this annoying cold that I can’t seem to kick. Hopefully that clears up in the next few days (fingers crossed!) and I can take this marathon by storm!!!
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Yikes. So, you just lose your toe nails and that’s it? What if you’d worn running sandals? I am guessing it is the impact from the shoe. Is that it? Well, I guess there are certainly worse things that can happen.
Yup, they turn black & blue and then lift off. I’m not sure about the running sandals thing… I know my feet need a lot of support, so I don’t know if those would work for me. You’re right though… there are much worse things!
You’ll want to read my post on “Born to Run.” I think you’ll find that enlightening. I have another upcoming post that will discuss the running sandal option.