The toes of derby
Quite some time ago (was it 3 months? I cannot remember if it was before or after the last Rat City tryouts) I got some new rollerskates. I am quite fond of my Crazyskates and I know they’ve been kinder to me than other skates would have been, but it has still been something of a rough ride. In part because of my own ignorance around proper lacing technique and in part because I have somewhat sensitive feet and ankles.
The first thing I did in my Crazyskates was have my left toenail go black. I’m not even sure why. My toe just got really painful and the nail went black! I hope its part of my overall foot improvement – I have big toes that curl up like crazy and carve holes in my sneakers. The toes are slowly descending, thanks to stretches and skating, but the joints aren’t so used to normal planes of existence.
Anyhow, the black toenail has been a thing for quite some time now, then it suddenly became 50% normal looking. I got excited, but then a few days later it went yellow and started to distort when I got it wet. I had hoped the whole thing would be gone by tryouts, but I suspect I’ll still have my snaggletooth in place on Saturday. I’ve never lost a toenail before. It has been painful on occasion, but not half as screamingly awful as I thought it would be. Now that it’s just a snaggle it doesn’t really hurt. Phew! If you’d told me a year ago I’d have a toenail come off I would have been full of fear, but it wasn’t that bad at all.