Danica Patrick is only a few months away from taking on a new challenge. The former NASCAR driver will compete in the 2021 Boston Marathon this October.
Patrick will run as an honorary captain for The Light Foundation, which was created by New England Patriots legend Matt Light and his wife Suzie.
The Light Foundation’s goal is to “inspire kids to work hard, put their best foot forward, and strive to become champions in the game of life.”
With the Boston Marathon on the horizon, Patrick revealed her motivation and mindset heading into the event in an Instagram post.
“I sit here covered in sweat, salt, dust, and humility….. contemplating whether or not running 13.1 miles today was showing me how hard 26.2 will be or if it’s the altitude,” Patrick wrote. “Either way, it was brutal if I’m being honest. I have a million excuses why it was hard – however, if anyone wants to help make my struggle more worth it, you can donate to The Light Foundation on #TeamSpeedofLight, which is the charity I am running for! This is how I was allowed into the race without qualifying.”
Last year, the Boston Marathon was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For many competitors, was a tough pill to swallow.
Thankfully, the 125th Boston Marathon will be held on Oct. 11.