Guest Blogging

I’m guest blogging over at my “friend” Mike’s blog today. Mike would be the same “friend” who convinced me I could run in the NYC Marathon. He is my running partner so to speak. Never mind that at this point in time I have never actually seen him on a run. Instead, I have run, and I have him to thank for every ache and pain I’ve had over these last few months. I’m trying to continue to be friends with him, but after the great toenail loss of ’09, that’s becoming more of a challenge. I also have some slight concerns about his running gear.

Anyhow, check it out when you get a chance. The essay was originally published online and in my local newspaper. I hope you enjoy the read:)



  • A loss of a toenail normally means you either have ill-fitted shoes, shuffling too much with your stride, didn’t trim your toenails, or a combination of those factors. A thing about shoe-fitting is to make sure you have at least a finger’s width of space between your longest toe and the front of shoe, and that it hugs your heel and ankle snugly. I have to say, though, that you have now been inducted to the “hall of true runners.” Great job with getting over that 10 mile hump.