Runners of NYC: Candice Huffine and Matt Powers
“I was so against becoming a runner myself out of fear that I watched him transform because of his new lifestyle and this community he was a part of. I still wasn’t sold. I was so scared of what I was able to do or could be possible for me that I just waved him goodbye and was like, ‘Cool. That’s your whole separate thing. This is a whole other life that we wouldn’t do together.’ But he was a different person and he was happier.” – Candice Huffine
“I could imagine that it was a little intimidating because I was into in. I was went from Friday nights going out and partying to like Saturday mornings, we’re going to go out and cheer for runners in Central Park.” – Matt Powers
For our 10th episode, we welcome Candice Huffine and Matt Powers. Get to know this Brooklyn-based couple and hear their story of finding running at different times in their lives. Matt is known in the city for his work with November Project but he is also the co-founder of Shaggy Swag – a subscription box service for dogs. Candice is a fashion model and also the founder of the size-inclusive activewear line called Day Won. We were lucky to catch up with them on what was a rare down night for Candice right at the beginning of New York fashion week. She shares her own journey from feeling a mental block and almost being afraid of running to having it become part of her daily routine. Matt shares how running changed his respective life but has also used it as a tool to connect and motivate others. Hear their story like never before.
This is Runners of NYC. A biweekly podcast from CITIUS MAG. Hosts Jeanne Mack and Chris Chavez look to bring you many of the untold stories behind luminaries and legends that make up New York City’s running culture.
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