Lauren Fleshman is my homegirl.
Oiselle used to have an amazing shirt with this phrase and I have long wanted one. Perhaps given today's news of her retirement from professional running, they will do a reprint.
All links are dedicated to this piece of news. The only reason I ever heard of Oiselle is because of Lauren Fleshman. I distinctly remember her responding to one of my tweets on how to pronounce "Oiselle" (It's WAH-Zelle). And since joining the Oiselle Volee over a year ago, I have felt like I finally have a running tribe which has renewed my dedication and motivation to running and improving my running beyond the recreational. I am currently reading The Power of Habit and just finished a section on belief and community. I wrote down this quote in my bullet journal: "Belief is easier when it occurs within a community." It has been infinitely easier to believe in my running due to the Oiselle Volee community and I have LF to thank for that.
In her own words
NY Times piece available online, in papers Sunday:
10 Reasons the 5K is Freaking Awesome by LF
How to run the perfect 5K
Any of the ROO Podcasts entitled "Ask Lauren Fleshman" are great. Here is a link to the most recent:
Running is Ritual by LF