Friday April 17: The Night I Lost The Bet

>> Saturday, April 18, 2009

Yep. It finally happened. My dead toenails held out for NEARLY 3 months.

Here’s what they looked like 1 month after getting beat up in a rough run:

Here’s what they looked like after about 2 months:

But last night, one of the dead toenails decided to quit life. I felt it shift in my sock. I pulled off my sock, and this is what I saw:

I flexed it over to the right:

After a little tug, it was off:

Pharmie was GIDDY when she learned that she won the bet. Remember, the deal was that she got a 30 minute massage from me if either nail fell off, and I got a 30 minute massage from her if they both stayed on. Let’s just say the news put her in a good mood:

Well, it looks like I’m doing the MDRA Mudball Run tomorrow with 9.5 toenails instead of 10. And it looks like I need to break out the massage oils. Now, please excuse me while I go rub my wife.


Nicole 5:03 AM, April 18, 2009 sad for your toenail...but so good for your wifey!! Good luck mud running! :)

Missy 6:33 AM, April 18, 2009  

Yay for Pharmie...nothing better than a good rub rub. Eh, who needs toenails anyways?

Chloe 6:57 AM, April 18, 2009  

Toe nails are over rated!!

robert 7:19 AM, April 18, 2009  

Did your toenail go in your journal too?

Jess 7:20 AM, April 18, 2009  

You have a gap between your big toe and second toe that could fit a whole other toe!

Congrats to Pharmie on her victory!

TRI-james 7:57 AM, April 18, 2009  

You are a master mind - what a WIN - WIN bet!

Anonymous,  9:17 AM, April 18, 2009  

Congrats, Sarah, I'm jealous!!! Hope your run goes well, Steve!

Irish Cream 9:44 AM, April 18, 2009  

Aw man, I totally thought those toenails were going to make it! Haha, lucky Pharmie! ;) Have fun in the mud!

Carolina John 10:46 AM, April 18, 2009  

man i just ate!!! the good people at some lucky lunch restaurant thank you, because i'm about to lose my breakfast and mid-morning snack. pharmie must be a lucky lucky woman.

Anonymous,  12:23 PM, April 18, 2009  

Yay Pharmie wins! Now Steve...have you been moonlighting...? Taking part in popular music videos...? Spotted this and I'm sure I recognise the socks and 'bowl of sunshine' particularly around 1min 26secs:

Or is this the prelude to Pharmies massage?!

Adam 2:33 PM, April 18, 2009  

Tisk tisk. You let your body fail you. I hate to say this, but I'm going to need a man card.

Kelly 2:56 PM, April 18, 2009  

Well, I hope you at least washed your hands before touching your wife!

Casey 3:06 PM, April 18, 2009  

Yark. You should keep it in a jar with any other nails you lose along the way.

And then on really good, upbeat days, sniff that jar and it will bring you back down to a normal level of apathy.

Anonymous,  5:33 PM, April 18, 2009  

Lost one on Thursday myself...I'd never bet on mine.

Amanda 8:12 PM, April 18, 2009  

are you sure it wasn't friday the 17th?
Anyway, sucks about the toenail...mine look the same. Same two toenails. The guys at work refer to the toe as "the one with the chocolate chip". I've decided that when it does fall off, I'm giving it to them :)

Steve Stenzel 8:35 PM, April 18, 2009  

Oops, yeah Amanda... I fixed it. I'm a dolt...


X-Country2 12:24 PM, April 19, 2009  

You and Pharmie are so very perfect for each other. :o)

Michelle 3:06 PM, April 19, 2009  


Yay for Pharmie!!!!

Kin 3:40 PM, April 19, 2009  

Did you scrapbook the toenail?

Waiting for Zufan! 6:20 PM, April 19, 2009  

Yeah, that is nasty, and happened to me, too, until I learned that despite how much I'd like to have less-ski-like feet, I needed to go up in size. Bigger shoes, and I bet you keep your nails next time.

Trishie 7:35 PM, April 19, 2009  

congrats to pharmie on the massage !

triguyjt 8:13 PM, April 19, 2009  

pharmie should get two massages...
one for the nail bet...

and one....

for...being a great sport

RoadBunner 7:10 PM, April 21, 2009  

I am too lazy to go back and look it up for sure, but I am pretty certain I called it :) It was SO going to fall off!

Marlene 7:23 AM, April 23, 2009  

This really sounds like a win-win situation....

sRod 4:51 PM, April 24, 2009  

I see no losing here.

Post a Comment

Thanks for your comments! Have a great day!


Follow steveinaspeedo on Twitter

Facebook Fan Page

All content and original images copyright 2006 - 2019 by Steve Stenzel, AKA "Steve in a Speedo." All Rights Reserved.
Want to use something seen here? Just ask - I don't bite.