A Day in the Life of Stacy Berry!
Today, we hear about a day in the life of Stacy Berry, GOTRSTL volunteer and a member of our Young Professionals Board!
What do you do for a living?
I am a marketing professional at a cable company in St. Louis.
What is your morning routine like?
I love my sleep, so I usually snooze until the very last second. My dog, Kiwi, watches me get ready for work and then we play ball for a little bit so she can get her morning exercise in. I whip up a protein smoothie and hit the road to sit in an hour's worth of 270 traffic. :)
What are you typically doing at 10am?
I'm usually at my desk working...or snacking :)
What’s for lunch?
Most days I try to get in a short lunch run or make it to a crossfit class at lunch. It helps me destress from the morning and refresh for an afternoon at the office. My go-to lunch is a stir-fry of chicken, potatoes and bell peppers.
Where would we find you at 3pm?
Usually in meetings or stretching my legs with a short walk around the parking lot.
What is the best part of what you do every day?
I have learned that you have to take a little time for yourself everyday. The best parts of my day are when I get to take those little breaks, whether it is a short lunch run or catching up with friends.
Girls on the Run Lesson 4 teaches the girls to respond to or catch negative self-talk with a noise or motion such as a buzzer or thumbs down. How do you keep yourself thinking positive throughout the day?
I think this is great lesson for everyone - sometimes it is really hard to keep the negative self-talk out. When I have negative self talk I do two things: #1 - I smile (no matter what this always makes you feel a little bit better) and #2 - I make myself think of one positive thing I have done that day even if its something small.
How did you get involved with Girls on the Run?
I first heard about Girls on the Run in 2011 when I was living in Des Moines, IA. I signed-up to be a coach and fell in love. I have been serving ever since in different capacities. I love the lessons and ideals it teaching young girls.
What are your hopes for Girls on the Run St. Louis for 2016 and beyond?
I hope that Girls on the Run St. Louis can continue to impact the lives of as many girls as possible. Seeing the smiles on the girls faces after running their first 5K makes everything we do (as volunteers) worth it.
Anything else you would like to share?
Don't let anyone tell you that you can't do something. You'll have a lot of naysayers along your path, but if you are focused and motivated on your goals you will reach them!