April 01, 2009

Trying To Think of a Way to Lose More Toenails

This is what I hear when I got to my sports med doc for my chronic foot/tendon problem.

"Blah Blah Blah, orthotics, blah blah blah, all the time. Blah blah blah, barefoot is bad, blah blah blah, orthotics..."

Bah.

I told him the problem is that I can't put orthotics in my every day shoes as they don't have removable insoles. Only my running shoes do.

But now its becoming more important I finish healing (I'm struggling a bit) because I may be a Mentor for Team in Training for the VA Beach Marathon on Labor Day. Verdict is not in completely, but if it happens, it is a Half Marathon.

I've hung up thoughts of ever doing another whole.

Anyway, so I found some sandals where I can replace the insole with my orthotics. They're by a company called Bite shoes. I found a pair of sandals on sale (of course) and bought them tonight. In particular I liked the Bite Me hat... but refrained.

If I can't bring myself to buy the tshirt that says "Does This Shirt Make My Butt Look Fast?", then I can't buy a Bite Me hat.

I have kids, afterall.

And do like to try to have a modicum of class.

Although that shirt really is calling my name...

Anyway.

So I got a call from TNT today asking if I was interested. I called my coach and the following conversation ensued, to the best of my recollection.

Coach: So, Bou, how many toenails did you end up losing?

Me: THREE! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Coach: Bwahahahahaha!

Me: Can you frickin' believe it? Bwhahahahaha

Coach: Bwhaahahahaha, I don't know anyone who lost that many on a marathon!

Me: You know ME! Bwahahahaha!

Coach: You never told me you were hurting...

Me: Mile 16, for the next 10.2... Yeah, I need that tshirt that says, "Got Toenails?"

Coach: Bwhahahahaha!

So if I do this, she'll be the coach, I'll be the mentor, and my girlfriend of "Run! Paula! Run!" fame, could be the other mentor.

I'm kind of looking forward to this...

Posted by Boudicca at April 1, 2009 09:30 PM
Comments

Ok, I will try this again. I just know I saw a pair of something called "running sandals" at Road Runner Sports once. Just think - no nail trauma and nice cool air on your feet :) I want a pair. If I find them, I will send the information.

Posted by: PeggyU at April 3, 2009 01:08 PM

"a modicum of class"

Way off topic, but that would make a great blog name :-)

Posted by: Harvey at April 7, 2009 12:35 AM