Welcome to Wednesday Word, a weekly linkup for everyone, not just health and fitness bloggers. Each Wednesday you will have a single word prompt to write about.  Let your imagination run free and share with your readers your interpretation of that word, or simply use it as inspiration for your post. Today’s word is annoying……  I’d love to have you link up, and if you do, please remember to follow my six simple rules.


Annoying – causing irritation or annoyance….

“It didn’t take long for all that mud to become very annoying.”


There’s a reason I’ve never done a mud run, and it became more and more obvious with every step I took this past weekend at Ragnar Relay Appalachians WV.

I grew up on a farm with plenty of mud and other aromatic mud-like substances all around the cattle barns.  That was then, this is now. 

Back then I was young and tough, now I’m not. 

Back then I was a tomboy, now I’m a princess.

Back then I had overshoes, now I have trail shoes. 

Back then I walked in it, now I run in it…



I have fallen in love with trail running over the last couple of years. 

Give me a dirt trail winding up a mountain to a scenic overlook, and I’ll take it on with the excitement of a child running toward the tree on Christmas morning. 

Throw in some rocks and roots and I will scramble over them without nary a complaint. 

Give me a creek to cross and I will charge through it gleefully like a puppy splashing in water for the first time.

But give me mud – slippery, slimy, stinky, annoying mud…



Give me mud and I’ll find it annoying that my pace slows to that of a snail.

Give me mud and I’ll find it annoying when I slip and fall on my behind.

Give me mud and I’ll find it annoying when I hear that sucking sound and feel my foot slipping out of my shoe.

Yes, give me mud and I’ll find many reasons to be annoyed, yet a teeny tiny part of this princess will love feeling like a badass when I finish my run with mud all over me.  Just don’t let me get any on my tiara!


What do you find annoying?


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Next Wednesday’s Word:  Independent