Thanks to the internet, I now know that my toes can do sit ups! In fact my toes are going to have to do sit-ups if I want to have any chance of running a marathon.
As if I needed another obstacle, I found out yesterday during a physical that I really do have hammer toes. How bizarre is that? I spent the evening researching the condition and have come to one conclusion. My training success is going to depend on keeping my toes from getting worse. Today I am heading to the pharmacy to hunt down some toe splints. I also spent quite a bit of time looking for toe exercises online. Not only will I be picking up marbles with my toes every evening, but I'll be doing toe sit-ups. Who knew my life would get so exciting?