Caitlyn Jenner Reveals How She Now Feels About Bruce
While playing sports can be, for some of us, a time to let go and feel free, Caitlyn Jenner feels that, for her, it was a safe place to hide. Talking to Sports Illustrated, Caitlyn reveals what she thinks now about her days as an Olympian, as well as her feelings these days about Bruce, the person she once was.
Perhaps more well known these days for her kids, Kendall and Kylie, as well as her own path to finding herself, Caitlyn reflected on her days as a world-class athlete, saying, “For those two days in July of 1976, I was the best in the world at what I did. On the other hand, the decathlon was my best friend, and that was over. I lost my beard.”
Telling Sports Illustrated that, even then, her body “disgusted her” because she was “big and thick and masculine. The rest of the world thought it was this Greek god kind of body. I hated it. But it’s what I was given, so I just tried to do the best I could with it.”
As out of place as Caitlyn felt in her own body as it was, she doesn’t have any hard feelings toward the man she once was. In fact, because she claims to be happier in the last 12 months than she has been in her entire life, she can know look back fondly. “I loved Bruce. I still love him today… But this woman was living inside me, all my life, and it reached the point where I had to let her live and put Bruce aside.”
You can watch the short-ish (22 min.) documentary here.
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(Photos via Kevin Winter, Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!