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.


  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?

  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.

  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!

  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.