NAPERVILLE – Adam Kimble, an ultramarathoner who competed on the Discovery Channel’s “The Wheel” program, spoke May 10 about his wellness journey at Whalon Lake in Naperville.
Kimble, a Minooka native, was a guest speaker for the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s “Wellness Walking Wednesdays” weekly series. A three-sport athlete in high school, Kimble said he never liked running, but after graduating from college, he decided to get in better shape and entered a Channahon 5K in 2009, according to a news release from the district.
Now Kimble runs ultramarathons and ran across America in 2016. He also spent 60 days surviving in the wilds of South America during his stint on “The Wheel” last year.
“My wellness journey, and what started as a way for me to be a little bit healthier and take the next step toward living a healthier lifestyle, has led to all of these other things that completely changed the course of my career,” Kimble told the group of runners and walkers who gathered to hear him speak.
The “Wellness Walking Wednesdays” program will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. every Wednesday through Sept. 27 at Whalon Lake and two other Forest Preserve locations: Hickory Creek Preserve – LaPorte Road Access in Mokena and Rock Run Preserve – Black Road Access in Joliet. For information on the program, visit ReconnectWithNature.org.