|(These are not my toes, however my toes used to be nice like this)|
Oh, how I love pedicures with the perfect little french tip polish finish that make toes look so pretty. Yea, I used to get those kind of nice pedicures, but that was long before I became an endurance athlete. Gone are the days of pretty toenails I'm afraid. Long gone! Each year, I lose at least three of them. Luckily they do grow back, but then another tri season rolls around and those new nails are subject to a life cut short. This year has been more forgiving for me than my last IM season that's for sure.
Just this past Monday, two weeks post IMFL, I was soaking in a nice warm bubble bath and I saw this floating in the water. Ew!
Yep, it's my toenail. The entire nail. Gone, just like that. And, that makes three toenails in the last 8 weeks that have bitten the dust and now my left foot is looking
a little really gross. Pink polish will go on tender skin soon to at least give off the appearance of a nail. All I can say is thank goodness it's now winter and I'm not wearing sandals for a while. I have decided to show off my runner toes here on my blog once again. My apologies if you are squeamish, and if you are...turn back now ;) Two Ironman marathons within an 8 week period have claimed three nails on my left foot.
|140.6 + 140.6 in 8 weeks time = 3 nails GONE!|