Model Candice Huffine completed one of the toughest races in the world on Monday. Here, she gives us a behind-the-scenes look of her journey to the finish line.
They say “Boston will change your life.” They told me for months. They told me how to prepare, how to hydrate, how to eat, how to push through the hills, but “they” never told me how this road race changes lives. They just kept repeating that it would. Then I crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday and knew in an instant: I’m different now, and not because I joined some marathon finisher club. Training for this race, pushing myself and refusing to quit has altered the way I approach my goals from this day forward. I crossed that line and vowed I would never again tell myself I can’t do something.
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The days of doubt are gone. This race got me out of my comfort zone and allowed me to prove to myself just how strong I am. They were right. So, here’s to the hobby that motivated me to set a goal that turned into a dream that changed my life. Find your marathon, actual or otherwise. Find the thing that makes others think you’re crazy for trying and makes you feel like the most powerful version of yourself yet.