Adam Kimble finished his epic journey across the United States recently. He shares the last two days of running with Mud Run Guide.
There’s a new vision to this mission and you could tell today. Adam was in high spirits as a man with a new plan and new goals. Team morale is high, too. We continually try to be creative at pit stops. Today, we turned to the game two truths and a lie to stump each other. We’ve gotten to know each other pretty well being together 24/7. Adam dominated 50 miles for the third day in a row and has 1,212 to go! Starting to visualize the Atlantic Ocean from Texas! Onto Day 33!
Today was a day of rest for Adam. He finished the day yesterday at sunset and his pain level in his left shin was at a 10 out of 10. He connected with his doctor and was advised to get rest. So, Adam and Karen decided to have Adam rest for two days to see how he feels after getting some rest. His health is the main priority right now.
Adam's body continues to adjust to the mileage as he crosses an ever-changing landscape. Today's route was mostly along narrow roads and sandy access roads following I-10. We ran south of Joshua Tree National Park and are feeling blessed to experience the beauty of this part of the country. We knew before sunrise that we were going to have to fight for day 4.
Day 2 started out rough, but ended well! Adam went from Riverside, CA, to Cabazon, CA. He is dealing with tendinitis behind his knee, which cropped up late on Day 1 and was screaming after a steady climb at the start of Day 2. He completed 45 miles, 15 shy of the 60 planned for the day. He walked miles 3-38 and applied Kool 'N Fit pain relieving liquid at every pit stop to give his tendon the best chance of recovery and it appears to have paid off: Adam was able to run the final 7 miles on the day!