This is an intervention!

This is it! Enough is enough! We've had it!

We've been your faithful companions for almost 28 years now. And although we're quite funny shaped (too long, way too long), we've always been happy to have you as a 'human'. You might even say that we loved bragging about you. You always took good care of us. And we smelled nice.

However, some time around January of this year (2010, in case you don't remember), that changed. And we're not talking 'started painting her toenails black' changed. No, our 'human' decided to pick up running as a hobby. Let's just say that it went downhill from there...

The running was bad enough. Callous all over the place. Toenails growing yellow and falling off. Not to mention the smell. But we could cope with that. I'm not saying we were happy campers. No, definitely not. But we were willing to give you your 'moment'. Honestly, we were just waiting for this 'thing' to pass, and for you to sell your running shoes and start wearing heels again.

You made it pretty clear to us that that was not going to happen. You know how we feel about that.

And now you've added swimming to your training schedule. You just had to hit that pool, didn't you? The running alone triggered us enough as it is, but you had to stretch that torture as far as you could.

The straw that breaks the camel's back...

So, consider this an intervention. We've had it! Things will have to change!

These are our demands:

- weekly pedicures;

- at least 2 rest days per week;

- every run will be followed by a foot rub;

- the same goes for every swim;

- every time a toenail tends to fall off, you'll contact your GP about this.

In case you did not give in to these demands by 1 AM next Friday, we will go on strike. How about that, Silly Girl?


Quinton J said...

You let your feet talk to you like that?


I’d cut my feet off if they ever tried that sh**…just to teach them a lesson.

Silly Girl Running said...

@ Q: Thanks! I needed someone to pick my side! Bleeping feet. No foot rubs for a month!

T said...

Oh, Christel, I was never vain about my feet until recently when my big toenail fell off and isn't coming back. It's been something like 8 months, so I think I can concede it's gone for good. And now I hate my feet. Do they make press-on toenails?

Silly Girl Running said...

@ T: If they don't make these yet, they should. Wouldn't it be great to have some kind of runner specific velcro toenail system?

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

your feet sound like my IT band

Silly Girl Running said...

@ Amanda: maybe we should hook them up and let them nag along together. ;)

Ewa said...

Just found your funny blog.

I think you give in to all their demands and they won't stop asking for more. Negotiate, that's what I would do.

Silly Girl Running said...

@ Ewa: Thanks! :) And thanks for reading my blog. :)
I will have to start negotiating with my feet then...I guess they plan on playing it hard. ;)

Emz said...


love your blog SGR!!

Jason said...

Feet....they always get in the damn way don't they? Always falling asleep on you and making you walk funny and now they are giving you crap about being healthy....I mean seriously.....

There is a reason they are at the bottom of the body....they should just do as they are told.

Silly Girl Running said...

@ Emz: Thanks! :) Right back at ya! ;)

@ Jason: Hahahahaha! You're right, they should!

RunningRonald said...

voeten zijn niet het meest sexy aan een hardloopster... het hoort erbij... maar misschien helpt het allemaal maar als ik je blauwe nagels een keer zie zal ik zeker niet schrikken :)

footrub? doe je die zelf of mag ik oefenen? :)

Silly Girl Running said...

@ RunningRonald: Onverbeterlijk, dat ben je. ;)

RunningRonald said...

Ik weet het :) please don't shoot me for that