I was going to slap a picture of my toenails up here, but I decided that nobody really needs to see them. Yes, I said them, as in more than one! Since my marathon on Dec 1, I have three toenails that are slowly turning a stunning, pulchritudinous (look it up, it's a word) mixture of black and purple. My big toenail and my middle toenail will soon be leaving me.
I have only lost a toenail once before, and that was the last marathon I ran.So I always thought of it as a badge of honor, another one of those things that lets people know you are a runner without having to tell them. So it never really bothered me; it doesn't hurt any either, so we will see what happens. I mean, why do we even have toenails, do they really do anything for us? At least the ladies can paint them, but us guys...I see no reason.
On other notes, I have been really lazy since my last race. After the race, I sat on the couch and ate donuts until dinner time and then I ate a huge steak! I have also been to McDonalds 5 times since Dec 1st! It doesn't help that Egg McMuffins are on sale for $1! I have not run at all, I have swam twice, but that was really more like I got wet so it is hard to count that.
So today was my first run since my marathon 2 weeks ago. I did a measly 3 mile run, but I felt good, which is the important thing. I usually use the last part of December to let the body heal up, but two weeks off made me miss training. I still think it will be more of a benefit for me to not go as hard as normal, but I will start to ease back into workouts. I have several goals that I want for 2013, which I am sure I will blog about later, and I am sure I will do a 2012 in review post, so any extra miles will count for that.