Flashback Blog: Training For the Marathon – Side Effect Log
Originally published on the original kessel korner at blogs.starwars.com/kesseljunkie on October 12, 2005
Add that to the list of side effects from training for the marathon. I am in the process of shedding three toenails, two of which turned black(er) on the 24-mile training run. Disgusting.
They say not to worry, but I’m pretty weirded out how I can watch this whole process in slow motion, and have to be very careful about putting socks on, lest I yank the toenails off before they are ready to fall.
My feet were already pretty ugly. I have “monkey toe”, which means my toes can actually act as fingers. I have used my toes to pick up pencils, write (not terribly legibly, but you could tell it was a language), move shoes, turn on light switches.
I’m part ape.
And now my wonderfully prehensile toes are suffering. Eek.