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Runner And Model Candice Huffine Shares Why She Created Project Start

Project Start creator Candice Huffine (@candicehuffineshares how important connecting with other women has been in her journey to get started with running:

“I thought that I could do it alone. I thought that I would do it alone. But really, that was the reason I was never doing it. To me, that is why Project Start exists. Because it is a really loving and vital community to be in. It is what keeps you going.”

Project Start’s Fall 2016 kick-off collaboration with Women’s Running may be coming to an end, but the journey for Candice and the other Project Start ambassadors is just beginning. This rad group of ladies will continue to provide women everywhere with an online community encouraging and inspiring all women to JUST START. You can share your journey with the ladies of Project Start through using hashtag #psyougotthis and by tagging the @psyougotthis page!

To learn more about Project Start and to see the lineup of the other amazing ambassadors, read more here, and keep tabs on them online to learn more about the running events and communities they’re involved in, and to connect with the women of Project Start IRL.

Melinda Parrish

Melinda Parrish

Melinda Parrish is a plus-sized model and a body positivity advocate who believes in empowering women and inspiring all women to embrace their bodies as they are. Melinda is a lifelong athlete. She rowed crew for the US Naval Academy and then suffered a back injury while on active duty and was medically discharged. She spent the next few years rehabbing from multiple surgeries and transforming her relationship with her body. During that process, she fell in love running as a way to show her body love through movement and participated in multiple half marathons and distance races. Melinda is committed to sharing her journey through #healthyatanysize on social media and has been featured in Bustle, SELF Magazine, Curva Magazine, and Plus Model Magazine. She also contributes regularly to the Huffington Post, Gaiam, and other publications focused on women and fitness.