Updated: August 26, 2016
Here at Adler Footcare of Greater New York we are passionate about feet but also supporting good causes. Two years ago we were the sponsoring podiatrist for Anna Judd—a young woman who ran across the country in support of veterans.
Anna ran from Southern California to New York, specifically the location of where the Twin Towers used to stand, in support of veterans.
She recently posted the following on her Facebook page on the two-year anniversary of completing her journey:
"Let's be real. The fact that I actually made it is nothing short of a miracle. Despite appearances, I wasn't what you'd call a beacon of health. Just a stubborn girl with a high pain tolerance and a huge amount of support and love... from friends, family, veterans, artists, active duty military, runners, honey badgers, ice boxes, corn farmers, police officers, mean muffins, beat boxers, swimming instructors, vagrants, cyclists, ballerinas, burners, metalheads, barefoot enthusiasts, yogis, conspiracy theorists, hypnotists, potheads, venture capitalists, kiwis, mad scientists, philanthropists, lawyers, and of course, the undeniable grace of God. Oh yeah, and one very extraordinary Robot.
The experience changed me in ways I never anticipated. If you happen to be reading this and have ever sent a message of encouragement, encountered me on the road, donated anything, ran with me, or even shared a smile, please know that my heart thumps for you. Y'all ran across America; I just moved my feet."
Anna ran around 40 miles every single day, with Sundays off, and also carried 22 rocks in a backpack to symbolize the amount of veterans who reportedly commit suicide each day. As Anna made her way through different towns across America she invited veterans in the area to run alongside her for a couple miles.
We realized that Anna would need some foot care tips along the way as well as some foot treatment upon her arrival to New York—that’s where we came along and offered our help.
Dr. Adler was waiting for her at the finish line! Anna ran over 3,400 miles across America in support of Veterans. Adler Footcare sponsored her every step of the way and was there when she arrived at One World Trade Center on August 23.
You can see her website here: Anna Runs America
Check out some of these neat shots from Anna's journey:
(Photos Courtesy of Miss Robot Photography)
You can imagine what running 40 miles, six days a week could do to your feet. Foot problems like blisters, calluses, heel pain, arch pain, plantar fasciitis, even knee, hip and back pain.
You might not be running across America, but if you have foot pain and want relief we can help! Contact us for a free evaluation below. At Adler Footcare you'll find the best podiatrists in NYC. We believe feet shouldn't hurt and neither should their treatment.