Dr. Medwin and her staff wanted to get out of the office and be active. Running a 5k through the country with winding back roads and peaceful scenery sounded like fun. Then add some crazy colored cornstarch and colored water hosing you down while you’re running and now its something we were into.
We got there for the 9am start and was surprised by the amount of people who were just as crazy as we were. There were tutu’s, fairy wings, clown wigs and every other crazy costume you could imagine. We started on our run through the Altamont Fair grounds and through puffs of green, purple, pink, yellow and blue “color bombs.” The morning was crisp and the sun was shining warmly on our backs as we made it down past the first obstacle. We rounded the bend and came out onto a road lined with corn fields and beautiful mountain views. And before we knew if we were in the home stretch.
One of the team Medwin runners, Joe, stated that because of chiropractic he is able to run and stay fit. He lives a very active lifestyle and without chiropractic he would not be able to be as active as he is. Chiropractic serves as a way to prepare his body for races and other active events and also helps his body recover from all of the stress he puts his body under while training. Chiropractic alleviated pain that he was experiencing in his hips and neck, which allowed him to enjoy the run pain free.
Ashley, who was also on team Medwin, said that she trained for this race by running about 12 miles a week along with other strength training exercises to keep her core strong and her lungs open. She received chiropractic treatments weekly and deep tissue massages every two weeks. The combination really allowed her body to recover much faster and allowed her to run without feeling fatigued or gasping for air.
It was a great day for a race! We were able to enjoy every minute of it because of the wellness care we all received.
Live life in color.