As I've mentioned on here before I've been doing a lot of running lately. On Saturday night I officially signed up to run the Philadelphia Marathon which is a month from tomorrow. The past three weekends I've had long runs of 18 miles, 20 miles, and 16 miles. Four years ago I ran it on 12 weeks training and now that I look back at it, I can't live with the time I ran. I did 4 hours 6 minutes. I know I can do under 3 and a half hours now that I've been running all year.
Anyway, after that 18 miler my big toenail turned black and basically came off the base. The 20 miler didn't help and the 16 miler sealed the deal. It was a goner. I had to pull my toenail off.
This is where this post is going to take a horrible turn for the worse*. I advise the squeamish to just stop reading.
Don't say I didn't warn you.
From left to right - ok nail, black nail, ok nail, black nail, about to be goner, gonna be black nail and gonna be goner eventually, ok nail, gonna be black nail, black nail, ok nail
The nail could easily lift away from the base.
So I pulled and trimed around the edges.
I did this, but this really makes me ill looking at it.
Goodbye nail! Hope you grow back again sometime!
* Please note that no pain was felt during the making of this blog post.