Thursday, April 14, 2011

Three Toe Nails

Instead of jumping on the Three Things Thursday, I am going to tell you about my horrible 3 black toe nails. Don't worry there will be no photos included in this post.

On my left foot, second toe - this is the one that always turns black when I run. This is probably the 3 or 4th time it has turned black from running, no matter what shoes or socks I wear.

On the right foot, middle toe - this one changed a few weeks back, thankfully its not all the way black just grayish.

On the right foot, second toe - this one turned last night, I was wearing my green stripped knee high socks from target and ran 3 miles on the treadmill. When I was done my toe was hurting and when I removed my sock.....hello black toe!

After scouring the Internet for reasons why this would happen, I think it is related to the socks that I was wearing, because I know my toe's do not hit the end of my shoes. Now I need to find socks that work. I have one pair of  Balega socks that work, but with only having one pair I usually save them for my longer runs. Looks like I may need to invest in some more socks this weekend.

What kind of socks do you wear for running?

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  1. hahahah THANK YOU for giving each toe a separate paragraph and explaining for us. i still can't believe this happens.

  2. I am just going to get my toenails painted purple, then I won't have to see if any more turn black - LMAO!

  3. i wear champion sport ankle socks.

    my hubby has 2 black nails at the moment, his first ones. He is so proud of them!

  4. This was not your most motivational/inspirational post, LMAO! :)

  5. Socks are a big deal. I had to buy some new ones as well. It helped a lot.

    Glad I found your blog. I will be back a lot!

  6. @ Julie - ha ha ha I know! I will try to be more motivated tomorrow - but now that you responded I guess I better go get in my second set of stairs. My calves are killing me!

  7. weird...I always get them from soccer & lose my nails, but never from running or even hiking. Mine are definitely from toes jamming front of shoes.