Check out our Best For Forward section for the month of April. Use this running tip when you try out our featured trail thanks to 1st Place Sports.
The weather will be warming up a good bit during the next month. Be sure to drink plenty of water before and during your runs.
Trail Julington-Durbin Preserve
The Julington-Durbin Preserve is one of the best running routes Jacksonville has to offer. Located on a peninsula formed at the intersection of Julington and Durbin creeks, runners can enjoy views of floodplain swamp and marsh along the creeks’ shores including bald eagles, deer and songbirds.
The White Blaze Trail Loop is 3.9 miles round trip. Runners can add the Yellow Loop reaching a 6.1 miles round trip. For new runners, the Red Blaze Spur Trail offers a light two mile round trip. To find out more information about the Julington-Durbin Trail, visit http://bit.ly/JulingtonDurbinPreserve.
I tell people all the time that I am a “mind over matter” person.
Well I didn’t feel that way this morning at 6:30 a.m. as I ran two hot miles with sweat pouring off me. Most of that run I thought about how much I hate running in the summer.
Then, my mind went to other places and I thought about people who don’t have the luxury of starting their day with a run through a safe neighborhood. Or those who have no choice but to continuously combat the heat with no relief – after my run I would return to a cool home, fresh water and a shower.
And then I thought about people who can’t run.
This weekend’s Never Quit Beach Challenge came to mind. Nick Vujicic, the man who was born without arms and legs and whose mission is to encourage others to overcome life’s obstacles will be participating. He will give the opening prayer and also participate in the Trident race on Saturday.
Question: What is the difference between sea salt and regular table salt? Answer: Both sea salt and regular table salt contain the same amount of sodium (about 40%). While sea salt is harvested by taking seawater and evaporating the water and leaving salt, table salt is mined and refined from underground deposits. Table salt also contains iodine, a necessary mineral for our bodies. We only need about 1,500 mg of sodium per day, so whether you use sea salt or iodized salt, keep an eye on your intake.
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