Nail Trails

How many nails do you have to lose at the gym, before it becomes a bit of an embarrassment?

  • Loss of Nail #1
    CND Shellac Tropix

    You can see why I wanted to save it!

    It was only a week after I had the shellac done.  I was showering at the gym after my swim.  I looked down to see that my middle finger was no longer deep purple in colour.  At first I thought that I must have lost it in the pool, but to my relief, I noticed it on the shower floor.  I picked it up with a view to saving it and gluing it back on with some super glue when I got home.

    I got out of the shower and went to the powder room to brush my hair and clean my ears.  I put the nail on the bench there while I fixed up my hair and face.  Half way home on my bike, I realised the nail was still sitting on the bench.
  • Loss of Nail #2
    It was the following Sunday and I was changing for my first hot stone experience with @mscofino when I noticed something on the floor.  It was my index finger nail.  Since I already had one nail out of sync with the rest (I had painted it deep red as that was the closest I had to matching the others), I didn’t think this nail was worth saving.  So I left it on the floor.
  • Loss of Nail #3
    This happened last Saturday, nearly a full week after the previous incident.  Many of the nails had begun to come a little loose.  During my swim, I noticed some extra drag from my thumb nail as the shellac coating was flapping with every stroke.  About half way through my 40 laps, it was gone.  On the next lap immediately after I noticed the nail’s absence, I spotted it on the floor of the pool.  I swam past it.  I decided that this was a bit gross and that I should pick it up, put it inside my bathers for the duration and discard it in the bin when I changed.  Unfortunately, it must of changed lanes, as I never spotted it again.

I’m back to the gym tomorrow for my next work out and swim.  With three nails down, I decided to remove the rest so at least I couldn’t be identified as the culprit if my third nail jammed the pool filter on my last visit!

Image Credit: cc licensed image (NC SA 2.0) by Melanie Allan

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