It has been a year since I joined the Oiselle Volée team and became an official Brobird. I still haven’t had the chance to put on their colors and toe a starting line, so why am I re-committing myself to this team today? Because being apart of a team isn’t about what is spread across your chest as you stride around a track or down the street, it is leaps and bounds beyond that.
Being apart of team is about supporting each other and being supported. Oiselle is the full embodiment of supporting those who support them (and then some). I have always been a huge fan of Oiselle ever since I was first introduced to them a little over 3 years ago when a friend jokingly suggested their Distance short to me (for those that don’t know, Oiselle is a Women’s only athletic closing line). What I learned about the company in my search for the shorts really struck a chord with me. Not only did I find a perfect pair of shorts with more than enough pockets to hold all my belongings needed for a full marathon, I found a company that focuses its energy on driving the needle for Women in track / distance running. There aren’t many groups out there that do this, much less a full company. Most of the people that I look to for inspiration in running and life are fearless Women, something that Oiselle is full of. From our fearless leader Sally, to the professional Haute Volée team we look up to and all the ladies that make up the entire flock, Oiselle Volée or not, you are what make being apart of this team so inspirational.
Oiselle Volée Mission: To create a sisterhood of support at a variety of levels from beginners to professionals, from the roads to the trails to the track. We are committed to fostering a team that challenges, supports and empowers runners of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. Each of our stories are interwoven into one collective voice and that voice is behind every mile and every individual flight.
I am a Brobird for life because I am proud to be part of something bigger than just a logo on a racing kit and a few message boards. I am proud of the community and the company that is championing for their amazing athletes and all Women in sports. That is why I am making it a point to toe the line this season with the Oiselle kit on my back and race my heart out for the Flock.