You Know You’re a Runner When . . . . .Black Toenails

July 10, 2012

Today’s run:

Distance: 6 miles

Time: 50 minutes

Average pace: 8:20 minutes/mile

This run that should have been a walk in the park, but it was actually kind of tough. I was really sore from weight lifting on Sunday and the 800s yesterday, so it wasn’t the easiest run, but all is good.

One of my many post-run eats: a Green Monster Smoothie with instant coffee.

If you don’t like the taste of the spinach smoothies or want to try something new, I highly recommend adding instant coffee granules to your Green Monster. It takes the taste up a notch and gives it a fun flavor.


Today I was busy being a homemaker and making Rhubarb Jam! (I seriously think I could be a homemaker.)

Craig loves rhubarb, so being the nice wife I am, I made him some rhubarb jam!!

I followed this recipe for Low Sugar Rhubarb Jam. . . .I would hate to see how much sugar a “regular” recipe called for! I sampled a little and it is very good and definitely sweet enough.


You know you’re a running when:

a.) you have black toe nails.

b.) you have missing toe nails.

c.) your feet are very calloused.

d.) your feet aren’t so pretty-looking.

e.) all of the above

I definitely fall in the “E” category.

I do not have pleasant-looking feet to begin with and running long distance has only made them worse. Oh well, if that’s the worst thing that happens because of running, I’m okay with it.

My poor, poor feet took quite the beating at Grandma’s Marathon though. So far I have completely lost FOUR toenails and THREE others are black.

WARNING: disgusting feet picture to follow!!

I’m sorry for those of you who are grossed out by feet, but that would be a picture of:

1 – nub of a toenail

1 – missing toe nail

2 – black toenails

and 1- okay toenail with a big, thick callous on the side.

Okay, that’s enough of that. . . .sorry! Now go find another blog with some pretty pictures to look at. 😉

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