With a hidden jostle of my left leg under my desk, I'd slip my foot out of its shoe to avoid pressure on my jammed toe. After a post-lunch meeting in the conference room, I walked back to my cubicle and sat down. A swivel left and a swivel right revealed an oddity. No pain.
I wriggled the toe, shoes still on, and nothing. Maybe an extra forceful movement would cause some discomfort, but the sudden difference -- the sudden comfort -- was disconcerting.
The afternoon ticked by as I worried that the tape was too tight after all. The toe felt a little numb. Was it purple? A furtive glance revealed no discoloration. But I'm colorblind.
At home, I immediately removed the tape. I bent the toe. Stiff, but not painful. Despite the sudden improvement, I decided not to run my planned six miles. It is a rest week after all.
The toe still feels OK today. I'm a bit suspicious.