Toe trouble and time to taper

Saturday I ran 20.91 miles it should have been 21 miles, I am hoping the shortfall of .09 miles will not make a difference! RB joined me for 15 of those miles and I was very grateful for her company. The last 2 miles were a struggle with my back aching and I had to make an effort to run more erect.

The Gothic toe nail faired well during the run, due to the boat size trainers I now am running in and after was not sore but unfortunately was not a pretty sight at all when I took my sock off. Ewwwwwww

Monday I took it to the Drs. Now I never go to the doctors but to me it did not look right at all. Anyway the toe was inspected and then the Dr backed right away to the other side of the room. Boy this is worse than I thought, I thought. But no she looked at me and said “what we have here is a bruised toe nail“, this obvious diagnosis was accompanied with an expression and tone that spoke volumes and it said ‘you stupid *** why are you wasting my time with this on a Monday morning’.

She did however recommend a foam toe protector to save it from further damage. This I have acquired today and with the great amusment of madam fitted it. It is a bit like a toe condom!

I am sure as a member of the medical profession she knew what she was talking about but to me it looks like so much more with the brusing appearing around the toe also not just the nail. Only time will tell I suppose.

Was excited to read that this week  it is tapering time, this however was short lived when I noticed I am required to run only one mile less this week. I look forward to running ONLY 20 miles on Saturday then!

About shazruns

I have been running since 2004 when I decided to do the Race for Life, as a close friend was terminally ill with cancer. Following that I did a couple of 10km at Leeds castle and Sandringham. Then in 2005 ran my first London marathon, then another in 2007 in blistering temperatures. I have entered the London marathon every year since but have been rejected, am now find maintaining my fitness & motivation hard, so when the email came through about Janathon I thought why not! Am hoping this helps with fitness, motivation and weight loss!! Wish me luck!
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6 Responses to Toe trouble and time to taper

  1. nicky192 says:

    Ew a 21 and a 20. I prefer my training plan which said 20 then 17.5! Good luck 🙂

  2. plustenner says:

    well done! and good luck for the 20 this weekend 🙂 xx

  3. abradypus says:

    That is a hard-core training programme. I’m sure you’ll reap the benefits come race day.

  4. fortnightflo says:

    Haha I only had to do 9 today hahahahah!!. No really I too have a black toenail and am now a little concerned as the toe seems to have gone numb too so will be taking myself off to the docs for an inspection…Good luck for your 20 this weekend.

  5. zoecakes says:

    I always get black toenails from running long distances (that’s why I don’t do it often!) – the bruising goes quite quickly but then I usually lose the toe nail a while later… probably shouldn’t be telling you this! 😉

  6. Mavis hall says:

    Well done all you girls – I think you’re great – keep up t he good work but keep t he toe nails. Under wraps – I saw my first one over fifty years ago – not a pretty sight. Shaz’s Mum. With my new iPad!!

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