Thursday, June 3, 2010

Oh The Woe Of Runner's Toe

What can you say about a toe?  What can you say about this toe?

It's not pretty, that's for sure.  That's because it's a runner's toe.

How can you tell?

Read back a few sentences.

"It's not pretty."

Runner's feet are not a thing of beauty. 

A runner's style may be beautiful.  His form may be downright perfect.  He may hold the pace of a God on the long run, but his feet will never, ever be pretty.  

Nice feet?  Not a real runner.

Never had a black toenail or a hideous blister?  How about a foot so blue from running in the cold that you were accused of being a corpse?  Never happened to you?

Out with you, you fake, pretty footed pretender.  

You're not a real runner, I say to you.

Show me an ugly foot and I will show you a beautiful runner.

Next week we will cover runner's ankle. 

Run on, you grotesque footed adventurers, run on.

Upcoming Races:
Flight 3407 Memorial Race - Clarence Center - Saturday, June 5th, 9:30 AM
Salmon Run - Wilson, NY - Saturday, June 5th, 5:00 PM
Run For The Rosa's 5k and pancake breakfast - Cheektowaga - Sunday, June 6th, 9:00 AM

Upcoming Ultras:
Summer Beast Of Burden - Erie Canal, Lockport NY - Saturday,  August 21st, 10:00 AM
Oil Creek 100 - Oil Creek Park, PA - Saturday, October 16th

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  1. Yep, my feet look like this...glad I'm not alone! :-)

  2. You're never alone when you're a runner. It's one big happy, suffering family of nutjobs. : )


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