Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Black Toenails Update

I have had many people find my blog by searching "black toenails," and, as sad as this is to admit, my post titled "Black Toenails and the Cookie Dash Run" is my most popular post ever (Okay, that's kind of really sad for me.  Not a marathon post.  Not even a training post.  A post about black toenails.  Sigh.)  I can only conclude that this is a topic you want me to keep talking about!  And I aim to please!  This is the fourth post in a series of posts about my poor, ugly toes (see here, here, and here).

Most recently, I lost my middle toenail on my left foot while wearing shoes and socks.  It was really gross.  I came to take my shoes off after work, and I felt something that I thought was a small twig in my sock.  I thought it was weird that it had gotten inside my sock.  That's when I realized that it was actually my toenail just floating around in my sock.  Yuck.

Here is my vacant middle toenail with one to the right that is just growing back. 

Middle toenail fell off
My right foot's toenails have been hurting when I run.  I wish they would go ahead and fall off.  They are very ugly and are very hard to conceal.  I even tried to (see the nail polish!), but you can still see the black around the edges (toe next to big toe).  The toenail next to my little toe is about to fall off now.  I can raise it up and wiggle it around, kind of like when you would have a really loose tooth as a kid.  I know it's gross, but how else do you talk about black toenails?

Black toenails in different stages
Well, that is all I have for now about my black toenails.  I know you are all very jealous of my beautiful feet!  Hopefully I will have something more substantial for you next time!


  1. I am so jealous! ha ha! Maybe you need a darker polish... :) I sure wish I knew something to try. My moms fall off all the time and they have ever since she started running. I wonder what sort of science there is out there to explain that.

  2. I got my first black toenail! Actually it's just half of the toenail, which is kind of weird. I am hoping to run with you guys next week. I took this week off because I did a half marathon down in Mississippi and just needed some time to rest and get the house back in order after our trip. Hope to see y'all next week!

  3. If I could run like you with a cost of black toenails, I'd gladly make the trade!!! :D Good to see you today. I'll see you before the race Saturday, but (sadly) not after we get started. I can't wait!