This post is a little gross- be warned.
No disgusting pictures, though.
Except my toes. That's bad enough.
So, remember how I said that the shoes I wore
for the marathon were a tiny bit too small?
They were actually my size, but I should have gone a half size bigger.
I knew this might be the case, yet still wore them.
Yes, I am a beginner- can you tell?
I keep learning :)
Around mile 18 my toenails started hurting.
Not unbearable- but somewhat painful.
I knew that those nails on my big toes weren't gonna survive.
Two days later, still VERY painful.
They were all puffy, super swollen and throbbing.
I did some Googling on the subject....
AND yesterday I burned/poked holes in my toenails.
Oh yes, I did.
I'm sorry for the gross foot picture.
I hate feet.
Still- see that hole there?
It was really awesome.
A bunch of blood, etc came out.
It didn't hurt and they feel SO much better today.
Now they are all triple antibiotic-ed, anti-fungal-ed and bandaged.
Just waiting for the day that my nails depart.
Really excited about having no toenails :P.