I know - crazy! Two posts in two days! But today's post is related to yesterday's post about summer loves. WARNING - this post is only for runners or people who have a fetish for ugly feet. You know what I am talking about - nail-less toes and summer kicks absolutely do not mix! AND I LOVE MY FLIP FLOPS!!! However, I have found the perfect disguise for my toes that are deficient in the area of beauty! As a result of my training and running "The Great 50 Mile Run" I lost 5 toenails! Not sure why- my shoes are plenty big! I think it was just all the ups and downs of hill training. I didn't mind it so much when the weather was still cool and I could hide my feet in socks. But I am like any other summer freak - I like my toes free. They spend long winters shoved into wool socks and heavy boots. They long to feel the summer sun upon their tips. A bit poetic, huh? Once I put on sandals I knew I was opening myself up to shame and ridicule. My students got a good laugh at the ugliness and enjoyed poking fun at me. They even made up a few jokes about them! I tried the strategy of standing with one foot covering the other but that lead to all kinds of questions about balance training. I needed something new and I am happy to say I came up with it and now am excited to share it with you!
Can you tell which toes are missing nails? Here is the trick - start with dark polish. I even paint it on my skin to create the illusion of nails. I know many of you already do that. I did that for a long time too, but I could still tell there was no nail there. The best trick is to add really glittery nail polish as a top coat. Mine belongs to my daughter and I think she got it for $1 and Claire's! They sparkle like diamonds! My toes are so pretty now and I no longer feel the shame of ugly feet! OK- so I probably won't get a contract to be a foot model any time soon, but at least I can walk with the best of them!!
**Four toes on my right foot and one on my left are on their way to a full recovery!