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wimpy toes

Have you ever had a toenail fall off? (If that’s not a red flag of where this post is going, you are color blind.)

I figure it’s not that uncommon. I lost my big toenail years ago after jamming it during a softball game. I was a bartender at the time, and wore a sock and sandal on that foot for weeks while the new toenail grew in.

Fun times.

A few months ago, my son backed up and stepped on my toe (with all 47 pounds of weight right at the base of my toenail.) It hurt A LOT, but at the time I didn’t think much about it.

That was a few months ago. It has been sore ever since. Like, had to stop training for the 1/2 marathon sore.

I tried to walk through the pain, but I’m apparently a wimp.

I tried to rest it and then begin training again, which I thought was actually working, until I walked 1.5 miles the other day and it’s been hurting again ever since.

So I get to claim a toe injury for bailing on the marathon. How lame.

The weird part is, I swear that toenail has stopped growing. I have trimmed my other 9 toenails twice but that one hasn’t moved a millimeter. I would not be surprised if it fell off. My husband thinks I’m nuts and insists it would be black and blue if was going to fall off. He may very well be right (on both counts) and I don’t expect it to fall off, but I wouldn’t be surprised. There’s a difference.

Oh, and I haven’t finished my great american novel because I have a hangnail. Pfft.




In my never-ending attempt to not get out of bed before 8am, I met with disaster this morning.  Nick actually slept until a little after 6am, and then allowed me to hang out in his bed while he read books in his room.  Maggie got up closer to 7:30am  and came in and snuggled with me for a minute.

I was a little twisted up in the bed, and she was on my arm.  I glanced at Nick who was about to call someone from my phone and I twisted my neck in just the wrong way.  I felt a shot from my skull to my back as the muscles snapped and I was frozen in place.

I had kind of been waiting to get a sinus infection after the stress of the last few weeks dwindled down.  Then I got the first of what will be many medical bills and my stress level quickly rose again.  So my neck and shoulder are bearing the brunt.

Being an adult is over-rated.