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Oiselle Through the Teen Years

Oiselle Through the Teen Years

Hey good day, sports activities lovers! 

It’s the finish of the decade and What A Decade. In Oiselle years that’s gotta be about 70 years! So a lot has came about it’s onerous to keep in mind it all. You’ll simply have to attend till Sally writes her tell-all guide.

I picked the maximum standout Oiselle match for me from each and every 12 months beginning at 2010. Looking again makes me surprise what on earth the subsequent decade will carry. I will be able to inform you with walk in the park that we can now not prevent scheming, dreaming, and dealing onerous. Thank you, pals, on your love, strengthen, and effort. Anything is imaginable! 

2010: Leskos Meet Sally 
It needed to be destiny. Sally used to be seeking to fill a grasp’s XC workforce and were given despatched my e-mail cope with from a mutual good friend (the mythical trainer Erica Hill). One long term in October and a few flystyle prezzies and I used to be in 110%. My first XC race in 25 years used to be round Lake Padden, chasing Sally (after some way too bold first mile), seeking to beat some faculty gals, and dry heaving at the end. Perfection! Bob and I had been so excited to spend money on Sally and Oiselle. And I may just by no means have imagined how the trajectory of my existence would trade. 


2011: #runlove Re-ignited
It used to be such a lot a laugh it used to be to coach and race with friends. Sarah Mac began amping up her working too, and we’d run from the O place of business round Green Lake, chat all issues Oiselle and scheme up extra shenanigans. Oiselle.com were given rolling for actual in 2011, and rundies turned into a factor (for when you wish to have “fartlek” in your butt). 

2012: MC Hammer Trials Party
Yep, MC Hammer DJ’d our Trials birthday party in Eugene. We had been seeking to give out invitations in the days ahead of, and a few people didn’t consider us. (“Yeah, right,” they mentioned.) Your loss, my dudes! It used to be an insane night time, with our first type display (Mac, K8, Jen Bigham, Feather, and extra!) and an epic rap-off between Alysia and Hammer. Oiselle’s birthday party creds established! 


2013: Oiselle Signs Lauren Fleshman
We known as it our “Lucky 13” birthday party to welcome Lauren on New Year’s Day, 2013. From crushing on Lauren, Sally sending her rundies items and imagining “what if,” to our perpetually muse Lauren in fact becoming a member of the Oiselle circle of relatives…it used to be a mystical fit made in unicorn-birdland.  


2014: Oiselle Signs Kara Goucher
The one and handiest Kara Goucher! You can be told extra about how signing Kara affected Oiselle as a trade right here. But suffice it to mention it drove us to new heights and driven us as an organization to an absolutely other stage. The energy of Kara. 


2015: Volée Extravaganza 
In July of 2015, we introduced memberships to a restructured Volée workforce to be able to accommodate all who sought after to sign up for…and our website online crashed from the site visitors (that’s the excellent roughly crash). We had been overjoyed to develop connections all over the place the nation and meet such a lot of rad girls on the lookout for run pals and workforce association. Oh yeah, and we opened our flagship Oiselle retailer

2016: Ahhh, the Olympic Year
For a small corporate like Oiselle, it used to be the stuff of goals to believe that one in every of our athletes may make an Olympic workforce. When Kate Grace, our unique skilled athlete (signed in 2012) WON the 800m at the Olympic Trials, we went berserk. And then the USOC informed us to take down all of our congratulatory posts. It used to be a snappy training into the ridiculous nature of sponsor laws. Look for lots extra dialogue round this matter in 2020. Can’t stay a chicken in a cage! (Note, the Olympic Trials don’t happen all over the Rule 40 “Blackout Period.”)


2017: It used to be our “Working Girl/ Trask-Radio” Moment 
(If you don’t know what this is, you gotta watch the film!)
Research used to be popping out of the UK on the significance to center faculty ladies of breast construction training and get right of entry to to sports activities bras, and Oiselle came about to have some bra stock available…bras, ladies, bras + ladies! We had been overjoyed to release Bras for Girls, a breast construction training and bra donation program for center faculty ladies in want. To date we’ve given away over 7,100 bras to tween and teenage athletes, and we’re now development particular stock and rising this program yearly! You can nominate a recipient program right here.

2018: Rebirth of Big Birdcamp 
There’s not anything we adore greater than getting in combination as a run neighborhood for excellent instances, working, connection, and, after all, dancing! In 2018 about 300 people met in Pennsylvania for a mystical weekend. #BigBirdcamp = one in every of my love languages. 


2019: Oiselle Moved our Nest to Magnuson Park
An actual place of business! With an actual kitchen! And a distinct room only for the design workforce! Working above the Little Red Hen did have its personal “charm,” however since we moved we haven’t regarded again. New Nest, who dis? 


I latterly subscribed to an emailed “Word of the Day” to stay my vocabulary tough. This phrase simply popped into my inbox: 

Vicissitude: Mutability or trade from something to every other

Oiselle is constantly going via states of vicissitude, however the consistent for us is you. Thank you for being part of our neighborhood, and cheers to 2020! HEAD UP, WINGS OUT! 


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