We are so excited to welcome Canadian-American sprinter Whitney Rowe to the Haute Volée and Oiselle family! Whitney has such an impressive drive and ethos of community service. We can't wait to cheer her on at the Dempsey meets at UW in January - home town squad. Get to know Whitney and her unique story.
Chasing dreams and goals can come with some pretty high highs, and heartbreakingly low lows. Training hard to reach a goal only to end up injured and sidelined on race day can feel like a bad break-up. In 22 years of running, I have had my fair share of heartbreak due to injury. My laundry list includes; a partially torn hip flexor, and partially torn achilles tendon, a sacral stress fracture, five (you read that right, effing 5 all in the same metatarsal too) metatarsal stress fractures - 2 complete breaks, and numerous little bouts of tendonitis. If I told you I gracefully swept through these injuries, my pants would be on fire, because I would be a big liar. I cried, threw fits, took it out on people around me, over indulged, and eventually, strong emphasis on eventually, realized that losing my shit wasn’t helping anything. Some of the injuries were avoidable, others were a part of the process.