Saturday, March 29, 2008

Another club I've joined.

I want to show you something that I've been bugging people over here about for the past week.

Once you get past the whole, what the hell--is that her bathtub? you'll notice two things:
  1. I have hard water, and

  2. I have a black toe.

I've been waiting in breathless anticipation to see if it falls off, but then, there are no rules about it having to do that, it is what it is. I have a black toe. I'm wildly excited about this. In the past, I've had sort of purplish toes, and one that was half-black, but this is officially a black toe. So, I'm going to celebrate by getting something from here, in my constant quest to get increasingly obscure symbols to stick on my car or on my person.

I ran about 9-ish miles today. I didn't take a watch or my Garmin. It was somewhat painful, but bearable. Nice day. It took me longer than it should, given that I had to stop and do stretches every 4-5 miles. I'm never going to get anywhere if I have to keep doing that.

Sweet Baboo is down at White Sands Missel Range with several other Outlaws to do the Bataan Death March Memorial Marathon tomorrow. I think it's a training exercise for him. It's 26.2 miles across the southern New Mexico desert. I imagine he'll write about it when he's done. For a left-wing hippy kind of guy, my hubby is fiercely loyal to things military, and he takes it very seriously. He was a Marine, and now works at the Veterans Hospital, so I'm interested in seeing what insights come to him during this experience.



  1. EeeeUUuuuuuuuwwwww!!

    On the other hand I am glad I'm not the only one who takes pictures of injuries to wow people with at dinner parties....dessert anyone?

  2. Oooh. I can't wait to see what you decide to order!

  3. I have had black toenails but never actually lost one. Do keep us posted!

  4. EXTREME envy here. Wish I had one too!

  5. Ooh, yeah, you have that longer "index toe" thing happening that I do too. That nail always goes first.

    Might as well cut those nails down to the quick - less to peel off when they start going....


  6. Anonymous9:52 AM

    Who'da ever thought we would get so excited about a black toe...I understand! I was bragging to everyone when I got one.

    OMG...I didn't know there were black toe things you could buy. I must have the coffee mug!

  7. Ha! I got my first black toenails in early DECEMBER. I was excited about them so I blogged about them! It's truly a sign that we're doing what we're supposed to be doing, albeit in shoes with too small of a toebox! BTW, they FINALLY fell off LAST WEEK! My new toenails are beautiful!

  8. Congrats! It will fall off eventually. It might take a while.
    I've lost all mine over the last two years except the pinky toes.

  9. I finally lost two after they turned black. It was an fascinating process. LOL Congrats! :>D

  10. I recently lost two nails...NOT because my shoes are too small in the toebox, but because I was running a LOT of downhill.
    Yeah, if they are black they will probably fall off sometime soon....until then, dark polish works well!

    Too funny that you are excited about this!
    Just don't put iodine down the lifted toenail to help heal it...I did that years ago and it hurt like a sonnofabitch! :-0

  11. Welcome to the club! I routinely only have 8 toenails. Peeling them off is a great way to gross your kids out :)

  12. Black toe! I love it!! A regular badge of toughness! A real life, touch it, feel it, see it...badge! Good for you!

  13. Check out this link:

  14. I just celebrated that my toenail grew back just in time for spring.


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