Monday, March 28, 2011

Middle toe pain

Tonight I picked Sean up from work to go look at a car. We are looking for a used VW Touareg, this one just didn't meet our needs. Because of our attempt to get a new car we didn't get home until late. I decided to cut my 3 mile recovery run short and run 2 miles on the treadmill and follow it up with lunges, squats and knee lifts. After my workout out I took off my sock and realized how bad my middle tow on my right foot hurts! There is a small blister on the end of it, but I feel like my toe nail is about to start bleeding at any minute. I am actually afraid to take the polish off to see what color it is underneath. I have had a black toenail in the past, but usually it was my second toe and not the middle toe.

Ok I think I might have just barfed a little in my mouth - I just looked up the cure for runner's toe:
  • All you need to do is insert a red-hot needle into the middle of your nail, and then push the blood right out of this place
eeeewwwwww..........that just sounds gross, maybe I can talk my husband in to doing it for me if the nail actually turns black. There is no way I can shove a red hot needle into my toe.

5 comments:

  1. It does sounds gross, I'm too much of a chicken to do that too. Did the hub do it for you and did it help?

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  2. @Fran - no we didn't try it last night. I am going to wait a little until after my run tomorrow and see how it feels.

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  3. I KNOW! I did it once on a fingernail that I'd bruised. You have to do it while it's still fresh though... (this is so gross)... because I waited a few days. The blood had dried up and didn't flow out... it was all gummy and crusty. hahaha SICK!

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  4. OH that sounds horrible. Eff that, leave the polish on. Ignorance is bliss!

    And - the Touareg - totally my dream car when I was younger. We still flirt w/ the idea of getting one.

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