Tuesday, 13 March 2012

6 Months Later

I posted up my rantings (I always do, don't I?) about the state of one of my toes way back in September last year.  I pulled-off the blackened toenail and I had a nail-less toe for a while. Suited me just fine, since no toenail wasn't giving me any problem.

The nail grew nicely and in the pink of health (heh!) earlier this year, yet somehow now I got these a few weeks ago!
Not just one toe! But two black toes, on each foot! Darn! They don't give me any pain, but they sure are unsightly when I'm wearing my work heels. 

I've been using the same two shoes for my runs - my Brooks Glycerin since September 2011 and  Nike LunarGlide since December so it can't be due to a tight fitting shoes. I'm guessing it's time to change my Glycerin to another shoe?

Haven't been looking for one yet. Can't decide what model or what brand to get. Of course the easiest option to get a good shoe with proper consultation for me is to contact Brooks. Zaini flat out refused to go with me to the Running Lab in Tropicana Mall. hu~

That said, I do think I should at least get two pairs this time. A training shoe and a racing flats too. :)

p.s. This month marks the 7th month I have been running regularly (or as Zaini said, maniacally) and it's been 5 months since my first ever road race. My, my... time flies. In three month's time, I hope to do good time at Standard Chartered KL Marathon. 21K this time! Woot!

44 comments:

  1. haiyoh, why you posted this post yesterday and then retrieved it back?? make me keep clicking the link but then it says post not found~~ @_@

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  2. i actually read the post already, when i was about to start spamming with comments, you revoked it pulak.. why?? keyed in the wrong schedule date is it?? haha..

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    1. Hahaha Clever!

      Yeah, this post supposed to come up on Tuesday, not Monday. Keyed-in the wrong date pulak. xD

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  3. eih, if you think they look ugly when you wear your working shoes, then why not paint the nails?? paint them bright red, wow, so sexy lah~~ :D

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    1. I'm too darn lazy to paint my nail lah!

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  4. hmmm, but this is bad lah, both fingers on both feet!! errr, not painful?? and are those nails started to rip off??

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    1. They were intact. Just black.

      But I already ripped the left one out. See when I'm ripping the right one pulak. ;)

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  5. i had similar experience.. that was my right big toe, kena the weight plates (i think 20kg) in the gym.. it just dropped on my toe, i didn't even feel the pain, maybe it numb faster than me feeling the pain..

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    1. Adoi! I can't imagine the pain after you realised what happened! The pain! @.@

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  6. then starting to bleed lah, and then the nail started to rip off lah.. and then the new nail grows lah, and then started to have in-grown nail that hurts me a lot lah.. wow, i think takes like 2 years for the whole thing to get back into shape and condition!! @_@"

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    1. Ouch! That sounded bad. But at least you didn't have a flat toe lah, after kena penyek with the weights. ;p

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  7. so really no play play lah.. you better get a good running shoes, since you are running more MANIACALLY now~~ hahahaha!! :D

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    1. My shoes that I have now also good what! Cost a bomb also.

      Got worn out so soon only. :(

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  8. BTW why are your big toes shorter than the others?? hehe, just curious~~

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    1. Big toes suppose to be panjang kah? Never realised or took notice before. ;p

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  9. Two blacken toenails on both foot respectively. And it happens on the same index toes.

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    1. Toe too long than the rest. hu~

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  10. I haven't had any bad experience with toe so far *touch wood* And I bet the 'peeling toenails' is a painful process.... ewww

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    1. Peeling toenail - sounds like eating orange. ;p

      Not painful for me. Heh heh

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  11. I reckon it was your running shoes might be the culprit. Time to go shopping, woo hoo!

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    1. It definitely is!

      And I'm guessing it's because I've worn them out. So fast! :(

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  12. ya..sometimes shoes are the main culprit.

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    1. It's the shoes, and the toe box. It's a pity but at least it cropped up now not when I bought it six months ago.

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  13. u got pretty nasty toes there :X

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    1. Cannot say that to a girl lah!

      kakaka

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  14. Oh dear, they do look bad. Do you think you need to see a doctor?

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    1. Nope, no need.

      I'll just pull them off and they'll grow back fine afterwards. :)

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  15. This is caused by your toes knocking on the shoes' toes box, mainly due to short in shoes' length. I got my black toe nail when I wearing US8, and now no issue at all after I changed to US9. Try out 1 or half size up from your usual size.

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    1. I am actually wearing shoes that is half a size bigger. I didn;t have any problem with the Glycerin until now. Maybe due for a shoe change? Since I've been using it for 6 months.

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    2. Anyway, I'll have a few pairs of Brooks shoes to try this Saturday including Launch and Pure Flow. ^^

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  16. Clearly you have to return to Kanda's sports stores. Isn't that obvious?

    PS: How about trying blood-red nail polish? Black polish? :D

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    1. I was thinking of the same thing! Maybe I was fated to get the ASICS shoes that I was eyeing. LOL

      I'm way too lazy to put on nail polish, whatever the colour is. Can't bother with makeup too. ;p

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  17. Ouch! The blackened toes looked painful to me. Don't paint your blackened toes. The chemical causes more harm. I had that experience. Painful lesson. :(

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    1. Ouch! Advice noted, ECL!

      Thanks. :)

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  18. Lina, it's easy. You got Morton's toes. I got them too. Because our second toe is longer than the first we tend to get black toenails due to the cramping of them toes to your shoes.
    Next time buying your shoes, put on your usual size and press your fingers to the edge of your shoes ( the toe part). If there's no space or just muat-muat, move on to half or a size bigger.
    I usually wear size 6 but when it comes to running shoes, I wear a 6 and a half or a seven.
    You got to remember your feet expand a bit when you run hence the need of the extra space. especially to us Moton toers.

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    1. Thanks for the info, Doc!

      But as it is, dah memang pakai a size larger (at US9!) instead of US8. hu~

      And will learn more about ini Morton's toes. ;)

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    2. p.s. size 6 shoes. Ala... comelnya kaki. Jeles I.

      Kaki I punyalah bagak. *sob sob*

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  19. nope..that's UK size 6, if US size 8..takdela comey pun hehe

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  20. Running can do that? Even with good running shoes? Yikes!

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    1. Yup.

      And it's normal to hear about us runners popping blisters too. part and parcel of this hobby. ;)

      Of course, if we manage to find that "perfect" shoes then this wouldn't happen. xD

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  21. just paint your toenails black or another dark colour, thats what i would do

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    1. nah, no thanks.

      Painting nails is not what I would do. xD

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