6 toenails falling off out of 10
I’m going to be doing a series on ways I’ve kept myself entertained during lockdown/new hobbies to try during lockdown.
As we all know, you can’t catch Covid at schools or at sports, so when my local rugby league comp started up again, I decided it would be the perfect way to entertain myself during this pandemic. It may also help to lose a few extra kg. Win-win.
If you’re thinking the same, here are a few tips:
- Make sure you’re at least the slightest bit fit before showing up. (see below)
- Take a puffer… even if you don’t think you have asthma and you were never allowed to go to asthma camp as a kid… take a puffer. (this really is just common sense)
- Don’t presume boots you wore 5yrs ago still fit your feet. (see below)
- Don’t forget which code of rugby you are playing. (not accustomed to rolling the ball back with my foot)
Luckily at the start of April I took full advantage of the treadmill and started doing walks every day. Unluckily in rugby they don’t walk at 5km/h on a 10% incline for 20 minutes. They run. They run a lot. All I can say is thank god I did some fitness before I went to training or it would have been a lot worse.
About half-way through the session I realised my boots were sort of pinching my feet but chose to ignore it. 20 minutes later I was running like I had stumps for legs. Trying not to move my feet too much and barely bending my knees. My feet were in so much pain. The other girls must have thought I had a serious injury I was recovering from or something. Being my first session, I was too embarrassed to say anything or take them off. When I got home and took my socks off, oh my god. It looked like I decided to paint my big toenail black. I used to wear these boots 3 times a week and now my hoof can barely fit in there!
If anyone has any advice before tomorrow night on how to heal bruised toes or how to make shoes 2 sizes larger, please get in touch. I really don’t want to look like I’ve just learnt to walk again.
This hobby I plan to continue till the end of the season. Mainly for fitness and a bit of a laugh… even if all my toenails fall off.