This week on #FacesofFavour we sat down with supervising producer, marathoner, and 2020 Olympic Trials qualifier, Carly Gill. Check out the full Q&A below!
Q: Tell us who you are, where you’re from, and what you do.
A: Carly, Brooklyn NY, Supervising Producer & Marathoner
Q: How would your friends describe you?
A: Kind, caring, adventurous, ambitious.
Q: What’s one thing you’re passionate about?
A: Running, for sure. But I think what brings me joy is finding the best in myself everyday with my training. The huge bonus with running is the exploration I get to do. You can cover so much ground on your feet. I like to check out new trails and I really like running when I travel. You see so much!
Q: What does self-care look like to you?
A: Checking in with MY needs. I think it's really important to understand that "self care" doesn't have to be rainbows and bubble baths. It can be a lot of different things. Sometimes, for example, running is one of my forms of self care. Other times, I need a break. I think it's really important to listen to yourself, your body, and your mind. It can be really hard to separate what you really need vs. what you think you SHOULD need/do/want.
Q: How have you integrated Favour into your everyday routine?
A: I keep my pack at my desk! Which, during this Covid-19 situation, is my home desk. I'm very grateful for the opportunity to work from home during this time. I know that's a priviledge. But, still, I've felt anxious and Favour has really helped me to take care of my feelings during this time and when I am stressed with work and other things going on.
Q: When do you use Favour (ie. morning, afternoon, night)?
Mid-morning, usually! I am a morning person - that's typically my "me" time. I go for a run, stretch, shower. I've been chewing Favour after that as I settle at my desk to start working.
Q: What’s your current favorite song?
I have a tough time picking a favorite ANYTHING! But lately I've loved "Dreamer" by LaPeer. It came up on my "Chill" playlist that is curated for me weekly and I really love the lyrics and melody.
Q: What’s your favorite snack?
Cucumbers w/ Olive Oil, Apple Cider Vinegar, S&P. I've loved that since I was a kid. I crave it.
Q: How do you do yourself a Favour?
A: Checking in with myself, logging of social media and reminding myself to not compare myself to others--that we are all beautifully different.
To follow Carly, head over to her Instagram.
About Faces of Favour: Faces of Favour is a weekly series where we sit down with members of our community to highlight how they're using Favour in their everyday routines. Want to be featured? Send us an email here!