Friday, October 28, 2005

Badfoot

I can't believe I have to run a marathon in nine days on this fugly duck foot. The right one isn't much better. I'm amazed they work at all.


Can you see why I'm often incredulous when women worry about having pretty toes for sandals or what color to paint their toenails? Jeez, I'd need a foot transplant to have attractive feet. Hey, at least I have two, right? I should count my blessings!

6 comments:

Steven said...

I don't think I've ever seen toes that short! How do you stay upright? Oh well, I bet you don't stub them very often!
Have a great weekend...

anonymouse said...

The ideal foot does have a big toe that is shorter than the second one. Most people have big toes that are too long.

nancytoby said...

Nah, the big toe should be the longest, to bear most of the pressure. My big toe is short because it got shortened by too-aggressive bunion surgery. The result was that I got a stress fracture in the 2nd metatarsal (that black toenail toe). They did a better job on the surgery on my right foot, and the big toe is longer on that foot.

PuddyRat said...

How does that old story go? "I was feeling sorry for myself because I had no shoes until I saw a man who had no feet." Yes, don't worry about how your feet look. As you've said, at least you have two of them.

Just take care of them and you'll get through your next marathon just fine.

Wylee said...

I feel your pain, sister!! My toenails are always ingrown and wearing any kind of closed toe shoe is painful and makes the problem worse. Most of my relatives have had their toenails removed to aleviate the problem. My grandmother recently told me that she complained most of her life about her fat ankles but she wasn't going to complain anymore because they've carried her around for 88 years now. My advice is just keep running and let the toenails fall where they may. Gross huh? I'm sure I could have said that more eloquently.

'Zilla said...

You have the cutest little toes, Nancy! You use what you have, that's the most important thing. :) And the second toe being longer can be a genetic thing... That's how my foot is.