I hate shoes. They crowd my toes. If at all possible I wear flip flops or sandals almost everyday. It presents a bit of a problem in the winter and at that point I sometimes have to suck it up and put on real shoes.
Anyway, I digress. The other day at Target I ran over and stubbed my toes with the cart. It hurt really bad and I realize if had I been wearing closed toe shoes this would not have happened. Within a few hours my toes felt fine and I honestly forgot all about it.
That was until yesterday when I put my feet in tennis shoes to head to the gym for my daily workout. My toe killed cramped up in those shoes. For the past week instead of my 30 minutes on the elliptical machine I have been running for 20 on the treadmill. (This is big news as I am not a runner, never have been. But that's another post for another time). Despite the toe I decided to run anyway. It killed, but I still did my 20 minutes. When I got into the car I took my shoes off and my poor toe was the size of a little sausage. It was about that color too.
So, as I sit here this morning getting ready to head the gym the debate becomes do I run and sacrifice my poor toe or do I find something else that is possibly less painful? Logic should dictate that I find something else that is less painful but sticking with my philosophy of "No pain, no gain" I'm pretty sure I'm going to run. Really, how much can a toe swell?