My feet are trashed—ingrown toenails, blisters, corns, bunions. I fear they will end my running career. Any advice?This made me realize: I forgot to tell you folks about feet! This is a gross oversight on my part.
This is what I told her:
Yes, running can trash the feet if you’re not careful. I can pretty much guarantee that your shoes suck and are too small, and you need new ones NOW. Your shoes should not be rubbing on your toenails or your corns.Less than 48 hours later came her reply:
Then, you have to become annoyingly fastidious about foot grooming. Meaning, getting a callous cutter (the scary ones with the razor blade insert) and using it aggressively a couple of times a week, and using corn remover pads for incipient corns. Then, get toe-vagina-butt cream (aka vaginal yeast cream, the cheapest way to get antifungal stuff over the counter, excellent for diaper rash too) and rub your feet with it daily to decrease fungus growth.
Finally, get these socks; they have 2 layers, which cuts way down on the blistering.
I just got new shoes a half size bigger and about twice as expensiveSo Maggots, watch out for your feets, please.
and am IN HEAVEN.
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