Beginner Running Tips from Body-Positive Model and Marathoner Candice Huffine
Follow her advice if you're reluctant to even start running.
Candice Huffine can definitely be referred to as a body-positive model, but she definitely doesn't stop there. (Here's why she says 'skinny' shouldn't be the ultimate body compliment, btw.) You can add activewear entrepreneur, influencer, and now marathoner to her list of achievements. Here's how she gets it all done.
My Doubts? Crushed
"It's never too late to start your running journey. I think we should look to the everyday runner. Stand on the sideline of a race, and just see all the people who are out there running-your mind will be changed instantly. I wish I hadn't been so fearful of it for so long." (Read more on how Huffine is redefining what it means to have a 'runner's body'.)
Befriending My Body Changed Everything
"My love for myself ignited to its truest form when I started running. Finishing my first race made me appreciate what we-my body and I-are capable of."
I Send It All to the Social Universe
"While training for my first half marathon, I held myself accountable by putting my goal out there on social media. Once you vocalize it, your community begins to build around you. Project Start (@psyougotthis) is doing this for other women who aspire to take up running." (Here's your ultimate guide to conquering any and every goal.)
I Design with a Purpose
"Making clothing for women that's not for all sizes wasn't an option [Huffine's activewear line, Day/Won, is made to order in sizes 0 to 32]; we give women the tools they need to get out, move their bodies, and be whatever they want to be."