Several years ago when I got into doing this long distance running, my sis gave me a bumper sticker that says, “Toenails are for sissies”
I didn’t get it, but now I understand. Runners occasionally lose their toenails.
Funny story: I was in NYC and had dinner with a friend, who is also a runner. She wore open toed shoes – mistake. One of her toenails was barely hanging on by a thread to begin with. By the end of dinner it was gone. We don’t know where it went, but I just hope the restaurant didn’t get shut down for a health code violation!
Nuther funny story: When my sis lost one of hers, she still put nail polish on the area where the nail should’ve been. Haha!
I’ve been pretty lucky with my little piggies. I’ve only had a couple losses. But now I have some fear.
This was my toe after last weekend’s 32 mile treadmill runs. Since then I’ve done a few more runs and it looks worse. I have a few other little blisters and bruises on my feets, but nothing this bad.
I’ve since then been putting BodyGlide on it, and I’m thinking about RockTape-ing it. Hopefully it will be OK. I may be a sissy, but I’d prefer to keep my toenails.
How bout you? Ever lose any nails to running? What did you do? Or what do you do to prevent it?