On Toenails and Toenail Neckaces…
Someone asked me: "Have you ever had a toenail turn black and/or fall off?"
Well, yes, actually I have, most recently after my Chicago 50m. It was my second toenail on the right. It actually doesn't hurt that much. I was even surprised to find it loose. However, this is never something that I am proud of. It most certainly is NOT something that I would ever take a photo of and then post.
Yuck! That's too disgusting even for me with a strong stomach!
However, there are many ultrarunners who are even more demented than I am. For confirmation, please see the St. Louis Post Dispatch Article that was published on March 5th, 2007: Ultra Runners: When a Marathon Just Isn't Enough showing Jan Ryerse wearing his infamous necklace. Apparently, he is looking for "donations."
For close-up photo of this necklace, open Scott Dunlap's Trail Runner blog at: Making-A-Toenail-Necklace .
I warn all of you- if you have a weak stomach- DO NOT open the close-up photo posted at Scott's blog!