There's a Motivational Poster for Runners that Says...
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
"BLACK TOENAILS ARE SEXY." OK! Maybe when they are attached to someone else. I hate my own and they generate sympathy from Judith, but I don't think they contribute to our passion.
Toe blisters are are my number one de-motivator. I'll run whether its frying or frigid. I'll run when I'm sore, and I'll run when I'm tired. I've stupidly run with all the common injuries that plague amateur runners. But I won't run with raw toes unless I'm already in the middle of a workout when I get them.
Since I started running semi seriously in January of 2012, I've lost several toenails. I started with size ten-and-a-half shoes, got a lot of toe blisters and moved up to elevens. I've been wearing eleven-and-a halfs for most of this year and think I need to go up to twelves to stave off the blisters, but these shoes will be too large and may interfere with my already tortoise skewed performance.
I'm running in the Empire State Marathon on October 20th and I've been logging 35-45 miles per week most of the summer. But those miles are slow because any real effort tears up my toes. Suggestions are welcome. Should I get clown shoes? My dress shoes are ten-and-a-halfs.