The battle scars from my first half marathon back in November are finally about ready to take their leave: I had two black toenails (both on my big toes) and the nails are about to pop off. Half of me is thoroughly and extremely creeped out by this fact, and the other half of me is a little proud of getting to this "milestone". Haha!
Due to a back injury, I haven't been running in a few weeks and I noticed that the nail was coming loose during this time. I'm also a rock climber, but again due to my back, I haven't done that in a while either. My back's finally feeling better so I'm aching to go out and do something. But should I take it easy to avoid too much pressure on my nails? Climbing constitutes wearing very form fitting shoes and sometimes putting a lot of pressure onto my toes. Running is as we all know it. :)
I want to avoid having them snap off too early and damage the skin or get ingrown nails, but at the same time, if I'm not able to do something active very soon, I may explode! What should I do?