I cheated with #2.
As a total brain wave, the Wednesday evening before the Friday morning race-start (how is that for a mouthful?!?), I decided that I should have a little TLC and get my manicure and pedicure, which I promised myself after the race.
It couldn’t hurt?
The deciding factor in the end was that if I was going to lose my toenails, I wanted to be able to see them come off. So fittingly I chose a black/red colour that stood out.
Well check out these picts. I was so upset with myself.
Thankfully, the cut was on the side of the toe which receive too much pressure from under-foot. Could have been a total disaster.
On the long-weekend my damaged toe nail fell off. A few weeks prior, I had professional and experienced advice from the Australian Irish Dancing Champion for 2009 (my friend Janelle Knowles who is going to marry my little brother Jono) that it was going to fall off no matter what I did.
In the past, Janelle and her friends have brutalised their own feet and have lost countless toes nails from competing.
“Oh its definitely gonna go.” they warned me.
YUP. It went.
I think it would be unfair for me to post a photo.
So I’ll post this pretty one instead :)