Something has been Obviously Wrong with my left big toe for a month or so, and it turns out to be a bone spur. A few years ago I had a month where I severely jammed both my big toes several times (aikido, of course), and apparently the reason it hurt so much was that one or more bones fractured. On the left, at least: I expect to eventually have the same problem on the right, which makes me wonder if I should just have them both ground down at once, because...
...while I can go running or whatever 2 weeks after the 10-minute outpatient surgery, I can't do barefoot athletics for 3-6 months.
Months and months without aikido. Hurf.
And yet, the toe is already discouraging me from training, so I might as well go ahead with it. Pfeh.
Stupid impermanence. =)
Shame on you Old Man…
3 months ago