Toenail necklace

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Toenail necklace

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Jan Ryerse made a necklace out of busted toenails from marathon running, yikes-

Ryerse, who estimates he’s run more than 50,000 miles, also says ultrarunning gives him a profound sense of well-being. It helps him sleep better and raises his energy.

But, he says, an ultrarunner’s body will do some strange things in an ultramarathon. For instance, hands and feet swell to the point where a runner may have to change into larger shoes. And they frequently lose toenails.

“They get black from pounding into the top of your shoes,” Ryerse says. “I have a toenail necklace. From a distance it looks kind of nice. It looks like it’s made of seashells.”

Most ultrarunners will tell you that the shared experience of mentally and physically battling the incomprehensible is by far the biggest draw.

A Trail Runner’s Blog: Making Your Own Toenail Necklace – [via] Link & more.

18 thoughts on “Toenail necklace

  1. jeromius says:

    ok … that is probably one of the grossest things I’ve ever seen, and I just ate lunch.

    Thanks Make!

  2. cyenobite says:

    Ugh. I almost lost my lunch on this post too. Nasty.

  3. matthewcampbell says:

    Hey this smells awful, come over and smell it.

  4. hammerthumb says:

    Dang! I wish I could get as passionate about exercise as this guy.

  5. cafn8 says:

    Now I don’t feel so bad about collecting broken bicycle reflectors on mountain bike rides. Excuse me I feel a case of the willies coming on.

  6. nugget0 says:

    At least he isn’t a Mohel…

  7. GrahamStabler says:

    Quick patent the ultrarunning sandle!

  8. gear_head says:

    There’s something very ‘Silence Of The Lambs’ about this thing… The guys real name wasn’t Jame Gum was it?

  9. gadgetlust says:

    Yup, just threw up in my mouth a little. But I get the significance.

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