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Sunday Long Run (against crazy wind)

4 Mar

Great run this morning, despite the cold weather and insane winds.  My running partner and I did nearly 10 miles, following this route from the Iwo Jima Memorial, across the 14th Street Bridge, around Hains Point, and back over the Memorial Bridge.

Although it’s one of my best-loved runs, this morning’s winds were relentless.  Much of the route is unsheltered (i.e., across the bridges, along the Mt. Vernon Trail, and around Hains Point), and the wind seemed to kick up…in the wrong direction, unfortunately…whenever we hit open ground. 

I could have used more lip balm (this Kiehl’s is my favorite) and thick moisturizing sunscreen…my face and lips are completely chapped.  Regardless it felt good getting back out there for a long run. 

Getting back into longer jogs also gives me the opportunity to review a fabulous product, courtesy Medi-Dyne.  This awesome RangeRoller ( I LOVE the play on words) lets me give myself deep tissues massages…a must after a hard workout.  Keep that blood flowing!  Mine comes in this fun pink and red combo!  Thanks, Medi-Dyne…it’s a great tool!

 

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3 Responses to “Sunday Long Run (against crazy wind)”

  1. Bill Schweigart March 4, 2012 at 4:32 pm #

    I need a RangeRoller – you recommend it?

    • katefsummers March 4, 2012 at 4:47 pm #

      Yes! I love it! Just do about 20 rolls on the affected area for massage-like relief. Good stuff!

  2. Nicci March 4, 2012 at 6:38 pm #

    I’m glad you felt the winds out there too….is DC trying to win the title of Windy City from Chicago?? And why does it always seem to be blowing straight at you….no matter what direction you’re running??

    Glad to hear you had a good run!!

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