So you know how when you’re running in the rain with no socks on and you’re soaking wet and you feel something kind of poking at your foot but you think, meh, it’s probably fine and then when you take your shoe off you discover a giant mess?
Yeah, me too.
Okay, I might be exaggerating, but I did get a little roughed up.
Sunday morning, I got into my running gear and headed out back to plant some hostas (in the rain) before my run (during which it was still raining). So really, I was soaked and dirty before I even started. (Oh, and before breakfast, a santorum wrestling match.)
Anyway, this was the first time I’ve run sockless in the Kinvaras (there’s really no point in wearing socks when it’s raining, you guys), and there was some stitching on the inside that rubbed me wrong. C’est la vie.
But don’t worry– after my run, I met up with a bunch of chicks for a group pedi.
I know. ME! I get a pedicure about once every five years, folks, so I was due. They didn’t need a belt sander to grind all the dead skin off my feet, but almost. I lost two pounds in dead-skin weight.
I’ve always heard (or like, I heard this one time on Dateline) you’re not supposed to get a pedi when you have cuts or blisters on your feet because that foot-bath water is all contaminated or something (there’s your blog post title). But this place was clean-looking, and my foot hasn’t turned black yet (Requiem for a Dream, anyone?). So I think I’ll live.*
Of course, NO shade of purple is ever going to divert attention away from my bunions (aka my feet elbows, cleverly hidden in this picture for your sake), but I still think they look pretty killer.
Any thoughts? About my feet, I mean?
*After reading this blog post, my mom will never have another pedicure again.