Tuesday, August 30, 2011

I officially have gross running feet....& a techno question

So it's taken me a few days to come to terms with this, AND I STILL DON'T LIKE IT!  Sitting on the couch the other day I notice this peaking out from my nailpolish:

yes, I know I need a pedicure!
I seriously had a WTF?!? moment and ran upstairs, got out the nailpolish remover and found this:

Black toenail! Ugh...disgusting!



It's even Worse today....I can't even bear to take another photo of it. I have told my husband how gross his feet are for over 20 years, and now mine are gross too. I'm making a pedicure appointment on my next day off....shudder...why does this happen?


On a totally unrelated topic....how do you make a screenshot from the Garmin Connect data site?  I can only cut and paste the numbers, not the pretty charts....and I'd really like to be able to do that.  Please be really simple and explicit with and directions you may have. I am a bit of a technology spaz at times.


9 comments:

Lauren @ The Running Cook said...

Boo black toenails!!!

If you want to take a screenshot, pull up the page you want to copy and hit "alt"+"print screen" (on the keyboard) at the same time. It will essentially copy whatever is on the screen. You can then paste it into Paint (or some other similar program) and you can crop it to be just what you want. If you use Picasa, have it open when you copy the screen and it should save into a screenshots folder and it will notify you that there is a new picture in the folder. Hopefully that wasn't too confusing ;) good luck!

Penny said...

I have had several black toenails. To get the charts from you garmin I put on my blog. I went to the Garmin book and called the number for customer service and they l walked my through how to get the Garmin Connect. That way you can have maps, splits and a few other neat stuff. Thats what I did. They tried to show me how to get it on my blog but I didnt want all the chart so I just copied the splits and pasted on my blog. Hope this help. If you cant find the number let me know and I will email it to you.

Jim ... 50after40 said...

Black toe nails are AWESOME!!! Typically it's because your socks or shoes are a little too tight - but there are other reasons. Don't worry, it will probably fall off eventually and you'll start regrowing another one.

The only way I can display the graphs are to do a Print Screen (usually the blue keys on the upper part of your keyboard) This will copy it to your clipboard and then you can cut-n-paste it into something like Word or Excell to size it down. There's probably easier ways, but that's how I do it.

The Unexpected Runner said...

Fall off....Jim, I think I just threw up a little...

Nelly said...

I'm with Lauren and Jim, press the "print screen" button on your keyboard, and then open up Microsoft paint (on my program list it is under the accessories menu). Then press Cntrl + V to paste it. Then there should be a button on your Paint program to crop the image down to what you want to show.

I realize this is also how you can steal official race photos that you run, haha I am technologically imcompetent, or else I would have known this trick a long time ago.

Valiant said...

I have a black toenail and two others that sort of fell off after my second marathon. It turns out that when the toenail is separated enough from the nail bed, you can pull it off like a loose baby tooth. And it hurts just about as much as pulling a loose baby tooth does. It's a bit intense at the beginning, then next thing ya know, it's like it was meant to happen and barely hurts at all. Your feet are foot fetish sexy compared to mine...

The Unexpected Runner said...

Thanks, V....I had the worst day at work today & laughed out loud when I read your post....I needed that :)

Cari Mugz said...

Losing toenails was the hardest part of running for me!!!

I have wearing sandals now because my fees look so gross :)

The Green Girl said...

Oh, no! I feel like I'm about to lose my first toenail, too, so I so felt your pain when I read this.

If you hit 'Alt' + 'Print Screen' at the same time, it will only copy the active window (whatever window you last clicked on) instead of your entire Windows Desktop. Then you can paste. If you want to crop, I'd suggest using MS Paint.