At Oiselle, we believe that we are strongest when we are united. Celebrating strength in many forms is one of our favorite ways to champion our community. Here are a few stories that highlight the various representations of strength.
As runners, we’ve all experienced a post-performance moment where we feel like the culmination of our efforts over the past several months falls short of giving us the outcome we deserved. In those moments that feel like failure, it takes strength to shift our mindset and redefine success. Kelly Roberts emphasizes the importance of persevering through unplanned moments, and appreciating everything that accompanies striving towards seemingly impossible goals.
I want to feel strong - This is the response we so often hear when we ask women how they want to feel when they run. Strength is a descriptor an increasing number of women are identifying with. The intersection of femininity and strength is a powerful place to be. However, the meaning of the word strong can take form in different ways for different women. To further dive into the meaning of strength, we asked some of our wise birds to share what strength means to them.
There is no denying that strength is a driver of transformative moments. In moments where we feel lost and defeated, it takes immense strength to find the courage, optimism, and confidence, to seek out a fresh start. Fierce flyer – Regina Faura – shares her powerful story of transformation through strength and running. Regina shows us that strong women are truly unstoppable forces of change.