Wednesday, November 7, 2007

A Toe Nail-Less WS 100?

Well Gail and I went and did it now. We both signed up for the WS 100 today. I know we are crazy but hey ya gotta do what you gotta do! I fly over that course quite often and look down and think. "I have to try that some day and I'm not getting any younger". I actually hope Gail gets in as I know she could finish this one. She is tough as nails and is just like the little energizer bunny. She just keeps going and going. I mean her longest run for months and months before the Portland Marathon was just 14 miles or so. Then she breezes through the marathon. Then she only runs another 14 miler before Autumn Leaves. Yes she ran often but not allot of long miles. She finishes a 50 miler then goes to work and stands on her feet the whole next day!!!! She is my hero for sure.

Well I went and did it this afternoon. My big toe was getting huge so I got in to see a Podiatrist today. He said it was close to being infected and the nail bed at the base was ripped off. So he said we should take the whole thing off. It was attached on the right side still. He gave me the option of killing the root so I wouldn't have a toe nail anymore but I vetoed that. So four shots of pain killer of a pair of pliers and off it came. Lots of fluid and blood but I survived. Guess I can start running whenever I want though. I had the nurse take pictures so when he sends them to me I will post them here. Plus I brought the nail home for Gail to wear around her neck. Ha!

4 comments:

olga said...

Email me a name of this podiatrist - I want to get rid of my toenails! My last one refused to do it.
Yay for lottery, 3 weeks before results are in!

Sarah said...

Good luck! I'll have my fingers crossed for you both!

On my run this morning I almost convinced myself to throw my name in. But I realized its not my dream...at least not yet. And I wouldn't want to take away from someone else's dream. But if you and/or Gail get in and need crew and/or pacer, I'd love to help out!

Bret said...

Olga,
Will email you tonight. He is a runner too. Used to be an elite in the 5K. Office is in Northwest.

Did you put your name in for WS?

Bret said...

Sarah, I understand. A year ago I would never have dreamed that I would be interested in running that course. Somehow I got the fever. Watching the WS video doesn't help any.

That would be so awesome for you to be on the team if one of us get in. I worry it would be hard to get qualified folks to pace or help. I will hold you to it. Thanks so much for the offer. Lets hope one of us get to use it. I would ask Olga to help too but she probably would want a cheerleader outfit as payment.