Setting goals has always come easy to me. Letting go of them and watching your dreams slip away is the difficult part. I know my goal for 2015: stay healthy, return to racing and accept getting my butt kicked, win a national title, and prepare myself to be in the best possible position come the Olympic Marathon Trials in February 2016. How am I going to get there? Not a clue. This is one of the most difficult realizations I’m facing as 2015 is in front of me. I don't have a racing schedule, can't commit to anything in 2015 and I'm learning a new way to deal.
It’s hard to believe it’s been a year already…but about this time last year, our small crew came together to brainstorm ideas about how to expand our team. We had multiple goals: 1) Grow the sisterhood, welcoming new women into the fold; 2) Help spread the word about Oiselle (yes, we are a business); and 3) Find new ways to support our emerging elite runners. (While the resources and funding was already in place for our top pro women, we were looking for a way to support runners who were either at or approaching the national A or B Standards.)