I used to be the type of girl who went for her regularly scheduled mani/pedi but since becoming a runner that lifestyle has been completely thrown out the door.
Queue my not-so-cute feet—>
Okay, okay…they aren’t THAT bad, not yet anyways. My sister-in-law has told me stories of her and her sister having bleeding feet, blisters and toenails falling off after vigorous bouts of training for the Ironman and various other big events, I myself haven’t had the pleasure of experiencing these extremes, but I’m sure my day will come. Heck, I’d trade a few toenails and a little blood for the satisfaction of completing an Ironman!
My last couple trips into the spa to get a pedicure have somehow ended up with the esthetician scolding me about my toes for one reason or another. My response every time was “well I can’t help it, I’m a runner”. This is one of the few times you’ll hear me vouch that the good ol’ saying “fashion over function” is untrue, after all I don’t care what my toes look like in my Newton’s. Plus, there’s nothing worse than being uncomfortable in your running shoes when you head out for your long run, even if that means filing your toenails a little on the short side, or even a lot!
So this brings me to tonight, since I started my 6-day/week training schedule for the BMO half marathon I’ve had problems with my left ankle post-long run; therefore, I’ve been elevating, icing and resting it every Sunday. What better way to pass the time than to give myself a pedicure, minus the snarky remarks from the judgy-pants esthetician. You’re welcome bf, I now have cute(ish) feet again…even for a runner!