How Running Effects Your Body

20 Aug

Who would’ve thought that a black toe nail is something I share with other runners?

For regular runners, a black toenail is not a matter of if, it’s when,” says Dr. Bright. Three causes of the black badge: a too-short shoe; a toenail that comes into contact with the roof of the shoe too often; and a runner who uses his toes to grip too hard. However it happens, the result is the same. Blood vessels under the nail break open, which spill blood (which looks black under the opaque nail) into the area between the toe bed and the toenail. “That area isn’t accommodating to blood collection: It’s rigid and restrictive,” says Dr. Bright. “It builds up a lot of pressure quickly.”

The following link leads to an article for runners, would-be runners, and those who love runners. Serendipity occurred at number 14. Read on. 🙂

How Running Effects Your Body at Runner’s World.


7 Responses to “How Running Effects Your Body”

  1. camil September 1, 2010 at 8:11 PM #

    ola! hmmm could it be that your toes had grown fat? hehehe miss yah! i miss running 😦 my knees are getting weak…

    • camil September 1, 2010 at 8:12 PM #

      p.s. kaya ang dating saktong sapatos ay nanikip na, hence, the toes hitting the roof of the shoes hehehe

      • Butch September 2, 2010 at 8:49 AM #

        Time to buy a new pair! Haha! I am scheduled to replace my two-year old running shoes this November as it no lo ger provides good cushion. Thanks for visiting my cafe! See you soon!

  2. lesles August 25, 2010 at 8:56 PM #

    certified runner huh? 🙂
    the newly renovated cafe — i like!

    • Butch August 27, 2010 at 1:34 PM #

      thanks, lesles!

  3. letlet August 25, 2010 at 3:43 PM #

    Did you have one?

    • Butch August 27, 2010 at 1:33 PM #

      yes, both toes. hehe

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