Danica Patrick has already accomplished quite a bit in the world of athletics, but she has another thing on her bucket list.
The former NASCAR star turned business woman will look to check off the marathon bullet point when she competes in the Boston Marathon.
Patrick, 39, will compete in the 2021 Boston Marathon on Oct. 11 as an honorary team captain for Team Speed of Light, run by New England Patriots Hall of Famer Matt Light.
The former NASCAR star revealed her marathon mindset earlier this month:
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. ????? 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 @lightfoundation on #TeamSpeedofLight, which is the charity I am running for! This is how I was allowed into the race without qualifying.
The foundation was started by former football player Matt Light and his wife Susie. Their mission is to serve and positively impact children.
“Our goal is to inspire kids to work hard, put their best foot forward, and strive to become champions in the game of life.” Matt Light
Patrick is making sure to be in the best shape possible.
The former NASCAR star completed a special workout with the help of her dogs this weekend.
“With our tongues hanging after every uphill…. it was like having ankle weights on, but as they say….. no pain, no gain. Hoping it helps for the Boston marathon!” she wrote.
Working out with dogs > working out without dogs.