So, after trimming my nails very short like I usually do the other week following the Disney Princess Half, my big toe started hurting and swelling up. I thought it would go away after a few days, so I just carried on with what I was planning. After almost 10 days though, it was getting worse, more swollen and painful, and I was worried that maybe I had infected my cuticle or something else gross. When I went to the doctor, though, the nurse took one look at it and asked how I was walking without pain meds. The doctor informed that it was just a really weird ingrown toenail with a lot of granular tissue around it.What a relief?
His solution was to cut it out as soon as possible, despite my upcoming race. He took off almost half of my big toe nail,gave me a bottle of hydrocodeine for pain as needed, and said no running for 2 weeks. Also, a really nice open toe black shoe made of Styrofoam. Sweet.
I have to say, the numbing shot he gave me in my foot is without a doubt the most painful shot I've ever had. It felt like he was ripping the flesh off the bone. I made the mistake of watching, and saw him wiggling this needle around inside my toe and forcing a lot of liquid into it. EEEW. Here's my foot now, properly elevated and only mildly throbbing:
So, to run or not to run this weekend? I'm going to the expo tomorrow to pick up my bib, and I'll guess we'll see how it feels after that! It's a 15-minute-mile pace, so maybe I can do alright. If not, I'll have no problem jumping on the sag wagon.
Anyone else headed to Atlanta this weekend?