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Running in Cooler Weather

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It’s that time of the year again. The temperatures will soon begin to drop, and there will be a definite nip in the air! But none of these conditions should stop you from going out on your evening or morning run for some much-needed cardio exercise. There are always factors to keep in mind when you are putting on your running shoes to hit the streets. It’s important to arm yourself for these cooler temperatures, especially your feet and body.

You want to ensure you keep the warmth in your shoe and the cold mush out. When choosing the perfect running shoes, you want to pick a pair that has the least amount of mesh because they are the most comfortable and practical for the avid runner. After you have the shoes you are going to wear, browse your closet for technical, moisture-wicking fabric that will keep you warm and dry. Always remember: dress as though it is about 15-20 degrees warmer. You never want to OVERDRESS for the occasion.

Dr. Drew Bartell of the North Florida Foot & Ankle Center says, “As temperatures start to drop and we enter the fall and winter running season, it is even more important to incorporate 5-10 minutes of a smooth, slow warm-up run before you exert your max effort into the training run. Additionally, spending a little longer focusing on stretching your lower extremities will benefit you and help prevent lower leg and foot injuries.” Take care of your body, and it will take care of you. Your feet are extremely important, and these great reminders will help reduce the wear and tear on them during your endorphin-boosting run.

For more information on running in various weather conditions, visit www.NFFAC.com or call 904-236-5023 to schedule a professional foot evaluation.

2014 Breast Cancer Events

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Arlene’s Gowns 2nd Annual “Be Aware Show You Care” Breast Cancer Awareness Fashion Show
What:
A fashion show to raise funds for the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation
When:
Saturday, October 18th / Time: 6-8 pm
Where:
The Eagles Nest
8040 Lone Star Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32211

Trek Breast Cancer Awareness Ride
What:
A charity family bike ride to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
When:
Saturday, October 11 / Time: 8 -10 am
Where:
PC Bike
132 Palm Coast Parkway NE
Palm Coast, FL 32137

Brushed Bold Unveiling
What:
Art unveiling of fourteen courageous breast cancer Survivors will share their bodies as a canvas for a select group of regional and nationally recognized artists to interpret their stories. Each completed “canvas” will be photographed and prepared for a unique showcase and limited reproduction. This is Donna Foundation benefit.
When:
Monday, Oct. 6 / Time: 5:30 – 8:30
Where:
Tacos for TatTas, TacoLu
1712 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32250

Making Strides of Jacksonville
What:
A charity walk to celebrate survivorship and hope. A family friendly 5K event that raises funds for the American Cancer Society
When:
Saturday, Oct 25 / Time: 9:00 am
Where:
The Jacksonville Landing

Pink Ribbon Symposium
What:
An educational event designed to raise awareness on recent advances and related topics such as detection, treatment, and survivorship.
When:
Saturday Oct. 4 / Time: 8 am – 1pm
Where:
Thrasher Home
283 College Dr.
Orange Park, FL 32065

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