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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

When I Dream I still see Trees


I know it has been 3 days and I am already looking for my next trail race but I feel like I can still smell the evergreens.  It has been a long time since a racing experince has left such an impression on me.  Even though I can't really say I was "racing" during this lastest event as much as I was enjoying the journey. 
And ENJOY I really did!  The still painful big toes are a small price to pay for such a wonderful day.



Since the race I have been cross training; the eliptical, walking, a little jogging and core work but that is it.  And I am going crazy.  I do hope to get in a short easy run tomorrow to test out my poor boo-boo toes.  I hope I don't lose more toenails!  My trail shoes did not have enough miles on them and I think they should have been a half size smaller. 
My big toes were the only 'hot' spot after the race. 
Major fluid under my toenails.  Painful! 
I will spare you the details.




Have you ever experienced a blister under your nail bed?
What did you do to relieve the pressure?



17 comments:

  1. Love the race pics lady! Looking amazing! :) I've never got a blister totally under the nail bed.. part of it was but not the whole thing. After my last marathon, my second toe was a purple blister. I popped the outside part with a needle and that relieved the pressure that was under my toe too... i guess it was one big blister. eventually my toenail fell off but i'm not sure what else u can do... sorry i'm not more help! hopefully someone will have some advice! :)

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  2. No advice but hoping it heals quickly for you. Love the photos!

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  3. Sorry, I don't have any advice. I just hope to never get that...it sounds like it HURTS! Great race pictures!

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  4. Yeow! That sounds so painful. No advice but lots of sympathy

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  5. You sound so upbeat and euphoric after your ultra! I may have had an under nail blister but can't be sure as mine is always so black/purple first. Take care of those tootsies!

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  6. You look great in the photos!

    Sorry, no help from me on the nail bed issues

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  7. Love the race pictures! So scenic and you look so happy. Take care of your toes (I have no suggestions).

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  8. You look sooo good in those race photos! So proud of you! Enjoy the ride still - you earned it!
    No advice on the toes - but I am curious to hear you say that you should have had a half size smaller, if anything I would have said you needed bigger ones.

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  9. OUCH! THat sounds painful. I hope you get some relief.

    Great photos!!

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  10. Oh man that sounds painful :( I thankfully have never had that but if it opens I would recommend Neosporin.

    Those pics are fabulous!

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  11. I've never gotten a blister under my big toenails, but I have under some of the smaller toes. Usually, I don't find sticking a needle under there to drain it enough, and I end up clipping off almost the whole toenail so that I can fully empty the blister. I have heard though, if you are feeling really gutsy, that some people will heat up a needle or paper clip and stick it through their nail to drain the blister. I know it sounds awful, and I've never had the guts to try it, but blisters under the toenail are so much more painful than regular ones because they put pressure on the nail bed. I always have to drain them, and if I have to lose a toenail to make the pain go away, I'll do it. Good luck!

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  12. All I can say is ouch!

    So glad you had such a great experience!

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  13. Owie! I stubbed a big toe once and never had a blister but it was swollen and bloody underneath and had to have it drained. eeks. But it did feel better!

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  14. Love all the pictures! You are amazing...through water, snow and tree's...wow what an ULTRA. I am so happy that you loved it and you even came into the finish with a SMILE! So happy for you. Thanks for such a great race report.

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  15. I have never run far enough to get blisters under my nails. :) Great pics...what a beautiful place to run!

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  16. Don't touch anything under the nailbed. It will dry up on its own and leave guck behind. As your nail grows (or starts to fall out), the guck will go with it.

    Don't worry if you do lose it. Think of it as a war scar.

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