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Friday Favorites

Friday, January 10, 2014
The work week is coming to an end and the temperature for this weekend is looking outstanding. I absolutely can not wait to hit the pavement tomorrow morning with the half marathon training group. Sure, they are calling for some rain but I have the gear for that! Naturally, I am also looking forward to seeing my old friend, the Naval Academy Bridge. I believe a round trip over the bridge and back will be in order!

Running that bridge is one of my favorite things. I keep telling you I like to run hills and I am not kidding.

I have gotten back on track this week with my training which means I am working through those occasional aches and pains that come with it. One of my favorite tools for this is my Moji 360.

I was introduced to it by Caitlin of Spark Running in Severna Park, MD. I was really only looking for a traditional massage stick but the range of motion that the Moji offered really caught my attention. This strange looking device gets its name from the "freely rotating massage spheres" that allow you multi-directional use which is unlike the majority of the sticks on the market. Side to side, up and down, in a circle - Moji can do it all. 

Moji 360 is my go to gadget to target areas that are either already sore or prone to soreness post training. Hell, I even shoved this thing in my bag to use every evening of the Breast Cancer 3 Day. It was funny how people gave it a funny look on the first night and then asked to borrow it the next. 

Seriously, go check one out.  I am planning to invest in their foot massager next. 

Source: http://www.gomoji.com/products/moji_360__massager/36.php


Wednesday evening I met up with a couple of my Sole Sisters at ARS (Annapolis Running Shop) in Annapolis for a rather cold (it was in the 20s) run. Before we set out, I decided that it was time to break down and get some warmer socks. I am someone that gets hooked on a brand once I find something that consistently works for me, so when I was introduced to the Swiftwick One wool socks I was slightly apprehensive. My desire to have warm feet quickly squashed my doubts though and I grabbed a pair to try.

I love them. 

My feet were warm the entire run and more importantly, they felt dry. I have never been a big fan of wool socks because they make my already sweaty feet sweat more. I did not have that problem in these. I see a few more pairs in my future. 

Source: http://www.swiftwick.com/pursuit-one-coal-9622-prd1.htm


Ok, time to head into work. Next up...my first training recap for 2014. 





9 comments on "Friday Favorites"
  1. That bridge looks awesome--well, as awesome as hills can be! :) I have to check out that Moji 360, it looks interesting! Happy Friday!

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    1. You won't regret trying the Moji. That thing is amazing.

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  2. I love that bridge pic, it does look like a lot of fun to run! Hope you got your round trip run on the bridge in!

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    1. I try to visit the bridge regularly. There is even a "bridge club" when the weather is warmer and we do nothing but run laps on it.

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  3. That Moji 360 looks interesting, I'm going to have to look into it because the foam roller just isn't getting deep enough for me anymore.

    PS: I love running hills too :)

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    1. Anita, I knew I couldn't be the only crazy one out there!! Hills rock.

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  4. I believe I've run that bridge. Is it on the Annapolis 10-Miler route?

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  5. Awesome bridge! I used to run over a tiny bridge that did NOT have a sidewalk- scary! I recently started a "Shaping Up For Summer" link-up, which will run every Saturday through May, and I would LOVE it if you wanted to link up your fitness posts. Hope to see you there!

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