"What the heck is shiggy?" you ask.
Shiggy is what mud runs aspire to be and never will achive. But perhaps that's too cryptic a description, so here is Urban Dictionary's apt definition:
shiggy (noun)Sounds horrible, right?
Off-road hashing (running) trail through muck, mud or other wet areas. Term derives from shigella/shigellosis - bacteria causing dysentery occurring most frequently in areas of poor sanitation such as pig sties and back-water swamp lands. Term first used by Brits & Aussies on Hash House Harrier runs (in Asia) in 1940's.
Well, that's a matter of perspective...
|Lily pond in Gulf Breeze, FL|
As a result, I have been bordering on burnout. Those of you who follow on Facebook will know that after back-to-back racing weekends, I was not looking forward to my long run. I already swapped my Friday morning run for an hour on the stationary bike, and the idea of running 12 miles on Saturday morning was making me itch.
So I didn't run 12 miles this morning.
I slept in and went hashing in the afternoon instead.
|Off trail at the Gulf Islands National Seashore.|
This is what today's "trail" looked like.
I have never been such a muddy mess after a run.
It was glorious!
|Guess which shoes went running today...|
(I'm pretty sure Hubby wasn't happy that we took his nice, clean car. We usually use my 10-year-old workhorse for the dirty jobs. But we survived and I think the car upholstery did, too. PS - Speaking of shiny, pretty things vs. workhorses... The answer to yesterday's quiz: that Chanel bike costs $17,000.)
What's the muddiest, messiest thing you've done lately?