*Warning! Toe picture ahead!!
I have always counted myself lucky that I haven’t been prone to black toe nails that have a tendency to fall off. I’ve made it through two Ironman races, four stand alone marathons and several half marathons with no incident. I figured I would be a prime candidate for nail loss because my toe nails grow upwards. I’m always poking holes in socks and I’ve even poked holes in my runners. I think wearing running shoes with plenty of space in the toe box has helped me out in the past though.
After the Goofy Challenge I congratulated myself that I came out relatively unscathed. I had a small blister on my right big toe, but otherwise I was in good shape. One thing that seemed a little weird was that one of my toe nails looked a little bit darker than the rest…
On the weekend I was trimming my nails and I realized there was something dark underneath my nail. I took my nail scissors to try and clean it out. I soon realized that I was able to dig around way more than I should!! Ew, my toe nail was not nearly as attached to the nail bed as it should be!!
I immediately put the scissors down and tweeted and Facebooked my disgust (as any good running blogger is likely to do I imagine).
Would losing a nail make me a real runner? I’m not going to lie, I really hope that this little nail hangs in there!
Have you lost any toe nails?