CHRISTY TURLING­TON in 24 HOURS

From ac­tivist to marathon mum, a peek into the su­per­model’s life by the hour.

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7.15AM I’ve been liv­ing in New York since I started work­ing as a model, and it’s also been 11 years since I mar­ried my hus­band Ed­ward Burns. I have a set sched­ule ev­ery day, so it isn’t too hard to ex­plain my everyday rou­tine. 7.15am is when my alarm clock goes off, but I snooze for about two to three times, be­fore get­ting out of bed and wak­ing my two kids up. My daugh­ter, Grace, is 13, and my son Finn, is 11. 8AM The kids go to school. Luck­ily, their school isn’t too far from home so they can make it for their 8.15am class if they leave home at 8am. Af­ter they leave, I’ll have a cup of green tea and start ex­er­cis­ing. Yoga, stretch­ing, and run­ning—I al­ter­nate be­tween these ex­er­cises everyday. I try not to eat too much in the morn­ing, but if I’m go­ing for a run, I’ll have a ba­nana. 8.30AM I do yoga on Tues­days and Thurs­days. Oth­er­wise, I’m train­ing for my next marathon. I’m go­ing to join a full marathon soon, and that’s go­ing to be my sev­enth marathon chal­lenge. In 2015 at the Lon­don Marathon, I ran a full course in three hours and 45 min­utes. I al­ways wear Brooks run­ning shoes dur­ing a marathon. Af­ter train­ing, I’ll change into some­thing a lit­tle bit more ca­sual like long pants, silk shirts, and flat shoes; some­thing more re­laxed. Af­ter train­ing, I’ll ei­ther have a pro­tein smoothie or a fruit puree, yo­gurt, and an açaí bowl with some healthy top­pings at Chobani Café. It’s a won­der­ful or­ganic café in New York, and there’s one on Prince Street and another on Green­wich Street. I be­lieve you can have good skin, and im­prove elas­tic­ity and translu­cency just by run­ning or train­ing, so I don’t spend too much time on make-up or skin treat­ments. Af­ter putting a few drops of serum, I ap­ply a mois­turiser and an eye cream like Bio­therm Blue Ther­apy Eye, fol­lowed by May­belline In­stant Age Rewind Dark Cir­cle Con­cealer and a black mas­cara; my daily make-up is that sim­ple. 10AM Af­ter work­ing out, I head to the of­fice, check my e-mails, and at­tend meet­ings. Cur­rently, I’m run­ning the non-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion Ev­ery Mother Counts, which pro­vides med­i­cal care to preg­nant women or young moth­ers around the world. Per­son­ally, I had dif­fi­culty de­liv­er­ing my daugh­ter, but thanks to ad­vanced med­i­cal tech­nol­ogy, it was a suc­cess­ful and safe de­liv­ery. Over the past few years, we’ve only had a team of 14 mem­bers, but as de­mands for our ser­vice

con­tinue to in­crease, we are re­cruit­ing new staff. To­day, I re­ceived a re­port from our staff in Gu­atemala; it’s im­por­tant to have dis­cus­sions on the re­ports we gather from all over the world. 12.30PM I don’t set my­self a lunchtime. When some­one in the of­fice says, “Does any­one want some­thing?”, our lunchtime starts. I usu­ally eat soup, veg­e­tar­ian chili, or a salad. I think peo­ple have an im­pres­sion that I’m not in­ter­ested in eat­ing, but that’s not true, I just en­joy eat­ing healthy food. I was a veg­e­tar­ian for a long time, but now I eat any­thing as long as it smells and looks nice! For lunch, there are Mex­i­can and Korean food trucks near the of­fice as op­tions. 7PM Af­ter com­ing home, I check on my kids’ home­work be­fore pre­par­ing din­ner. Week­days are dif­fi­cult for us to eat din­ner to­gether be­cause the kids are al­ways busy with their ac­tiv­i­ties (bas­ket­ball and bal­let classes), so we of­ten eat roast chicken. It’s great be­cause we make the kids’ sand­wiches or chicken salad the fol­low­ing day with any left­overs. Oc­ca­sion­ally, I try to cook salmon or pasta to en­joy din­ner with my hus­band, but be­cause the kids stay up late, I tend to stay up late, too. Some­times, I read books to the kids. 10PM Night fa­cial treat­ments are sim­ple, too. Af­ter wash­ing my face with Bio­therm’s face wash, I ap­ply an oil mois­turiser from its Blue Ther­apy se­ries—that’s all I do. I don’t have en­ergy left for read­ing or watch­ing TV on week­day nights. Week­ends how­ever, are dif­fer­ent. Re­cently, my hus­band and I started watch­ing a TV drama called The Night Man­ager, and next on the list is Vic­to­ria.

“I be­lieve you can have good skin, and im­prove translu­cency just by run­ning or train­ing ... I don’t spend too much time on make-up or skin treat­ments.” – Christy Turling­ton

Christy Turling­ton at the MoMA Film Ben­e­fit ear­lier this year

Turling­ton on US BAZAAR’s May 1993 (top) and April 1998 (bot­tom) cov­ers, photographed by Peter Lind­bergh

Turling­ton with hus­band Ed­ward Burns at Met Gala 2014 1 daily pro­tein smoothie 7 marathon chal­lenges

The ath­letic su­per­mum at the Lon­don Marathon in 2015 2 kids

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