Message in a Bottle is a casual sitdown that takes a quick, inquisitive look into the lives of some of DRY’s friends who are influencing their greater communities, providing droplets of insight from great people doing big things.
Today’s feature: SARAH STANLEY
wellness & fitness expert, endurance athlete, entrepreneur and health journalist
Who is your biggest idol, and what would you say to them with only ten words?
Dr. Ben Carson. Thank you for giving me hope when I was 8 years old.
What is the best gift you’ve ever given?
I flew to surprise a friend for her 40th birthday party. It was awesome.
What one message would you go back and leave your 7-year-old self?
You will survive.
What personal achievement makes you the most proud?
At the time of this interview, having run almost 40 marathons/ultramarathons, including two 100 mile ultramarathons (disclaimer: 2nd 100 made it to mile 80 before missing the cutoff.) Also cycling from San Francisco to San Diego in 5 days- a little over 600 miles.
What is your personal mission statement?
I actually have two: “how can my life be a blessing to someone, somewhere, somehow, someway” and “live to inspire others to do good, love all, be active, have purpose, pursue justice, go explore, keep the faith, have a good attitude”.
If you had to choose one outfit for the rest of your life, what would it be?
That’s easy! Any athletic outfit. Running shoes, sweat-wicking shorts & top, a really good supportive bra (keeping it real folks!) and a cute hat. The hat is my signature item. :)
Sarah Stanley is an entrepreneur, endurance athlete, ultramarathon runner, health journalist and wellness & fitness expert. She prefers dirt over glitter, muddy trail shoes instead of clean, will choose kale over a cheeseburger and kindness vs hate. Sarah’s been featured in various media outlets such as SELF, SHAPE, Ladies’ Home Journal, and Washingtonian. Passionate about helping others; she advocates on behalf of Compassion International & Blood: Water Mission to bring clean water, good food, education and hope to those who need it most.