As I mentioned earlier, I recently had a black toenail issue. Well, Saturday after my run, which wasn’t a particularly long one according to my current standards (5.5 miles), I noticed that the same toe on my OTHER foot was starting to be a little sore and the toenail was a bit pinker than the others.
Oh no no no!
So I tried to keep it elevated as much as I could over the weekend, didn’t run yesterday (which was fine, hadn’t planned to), and this morning when I got up at 6am to run I got out the door, about a block up the road and realized – whoa, this is really hurting. So I turned back, changed back into my PJs and slept for another hour. Because while it’s possible it will just run the same course as the other toe and not be a problem, it’s also possible it will require intervention, draining, antibiotics, etc. I can’t risk a medical problem right now, just before I head out of the country on a much-anticipated 3-week vacation!
So today I plan to go and get some new running shoes at lunchtime, because I’m beginning to think the shoes may be the culprit. Either they’re worn out and need to be replaced, or the size/style just isn’t right for the kinds of distances I’m starting to run. If it was just the one toe I wouldn’t think anything of it, but the SAME toe on the other foot? I think it’s a fit issue.
I’ll go for a run tonight with my new running shoes after work, to make up for the missed run this morning. As long as I get it in today I’ll still make my goal of 18 miles this week (my weight mgmt weeks runs Tuesday through Monday so I never have to get on the scale on a Monday – those are hard enough already!)