CARYN PRIME/Managing Editor - Lucky Magazine
We’ve known each other for quite a while and in that time I have seen you grow in many ways, but professionally...what??? I think it’s amazing! I mean being a Managing Editor ain’t no joke - it’s a key role in the operation of a magazine and it comes with a heap of responsibilities. Do you ever stop and think about where you are, what you are doing, and the importance of your job?
I sometimes stop to think about all the things i have to do each day at work, and I’m like, if I miss one thing or forget one thing, then key deadlines can be missed. so i try not to think about it all at once, and take each thing as it comes. And the most important thing i’ve learned over the years, at each of my jobs, but mostly at my current position (and this will probably sound super corny), is that you have to always be thinking about everyone else. Because my job is to help everyone else do their jobs to the best of their abilities, and help them find solutions, and that brings me great joy and satisfaction.
Last work question. The day is half over you have had 5 meetings, countless people have been in your office to discuss/complain about something, you have to turn in the budget for a special project in 30 minutes, you haven’t eaten or even had your morning coffee yet, so you close your door for a second - to get a breather - what do you do?
Good question! I may check my instagram or facebook feed, or call my mom or a friend, or just turn up my Pandora station and not think about anything. Sometimes i just turn around and look out the window of my office, spray a few spritzes of my perfume for a little refresher, try and turn my brain off for a few minutes, and breathe.
I know you get up at the crack ass of dawn to workout with your trainer or run in the park. How does this set your day?
This winter I was not nearly as active as I had been the last few years, and now looking back, I can see what an effect it had on mindset. I LOVE to work out in the mornings (I will almost NEVER go after work—i’m just too drained physically at that point). So the morning workout is key if I want to be active at all, which I do! not just for the sake of fitness, but for the sake of my mental well being. HA!
You are a BEAST on the upright bike at the gym. You go hard for a full hour, sweaty and content. I get bored after 15 minutes. What the hell are you listening to that keeps you going?
I have a “Gym” playlist of about 50 songs (and growing). It includes everything from Beyonce (of course!) to Digital Underground, to Radiohead and Usher. All upbeat songs with good tempo! And if I come across a song that I can’t stop listening to, I will just add it to the playlist and listen to that song for the whole sixty minutes. My newest addition is, “Latch” by Disclosure, featuring Sam Smith. I LOVE the upright stationary bike, but you are the one that told me to change up my cardio! and so now i try and run or do the arc trainer or even jump rope, so that my body doesn’t get used to doing the same exercise day in and day out!
10 Rapid Fire Questions
1. Burpees or Mountain Climbers?
Burpees, both are painful, but at least with burpees your not doing the same painful motion over and over again. you’re jumping, squatting, doing push-ups, etc.
2. Emerald Green or Forest Green?
3. Pouch or let it fall to the bottom or your purse?
Oh you know the answer to that one: Pouches for sure!
4. Birkenstocks or heels?
Birkenstocks, but sometimes a heel is necessary
5. “Single Ladies” or “If I Were a Boy”?
Tough one! but I think Single Ladies, definitely part of my Gym playlist!
6. Pool or sea?
I wish i could swim every day! Hmmm, I have a definite phobia of sharks (not shocking), so I’d have to go with a big, beautiful pool.
7. Serena Williams or Petra Kvitova?
Serena Williams, hands down.
8. Upper Body or Lower Body?
9. Lipstick devotee or Lipgloss lover?
Lip gloss, but I can definitely make the combination work!
10. Nook (IPad) or Book?
Love the actual thing, but I have to say the Kindle Paperwhite is kind of the best!
I resolve to move by:
I resolve to move by being kind to my body and moving as much as I can each day. even if that means that I am just conscious of walking more, or doing 10 minutes of jumping rope, or foam-rolling! (Thank you for introducing me to that wonderful piece of dense foam!).