TAKING FLIGHT SOON
With the Paralympics on the horizon, Jenna Fesemyer shares her thoughts on Tokyo and her hard-fought journey that is bringing her to the starting line.
When Alison moved to Seattle, she knew that learning about its people and history was the first step. However, the more she learned , the more she realized she had to learn. Read about Alison’s experience learning the history of Seattle on the blog.
A LOOK BACK AT TOKYO 2020 + THE WOMEN WHO WIELDED POWER THROUGH STYLE
The extent to which Olympians in Tokyo have used apparel or style to articulate who they are and what they stand for is incredibly meaningful. There is power in what they choose, and choose not, to wear. Their apparel is a rejection of hypersexualization, objectification, an assertion of what they need to succeed, command of bodily autonomy, and commitment to navigating the world unapolgetically.
(OLYMPIC) TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS: RAMBLINGS ON AN 11 HOUR FLIGHT
Haute Volée Rebecca Mehra traveled straight from her gritty performances at the Olympic Trials (where she finished 11th in both the 1500m and 800m overall) to Europe to continue racing. There’s no fairy-tale ending here, but if you read to the bottom, it’s better than a fairy tale.
A NEW DAY OF TOGETHERNESS
Renewed togetherness… yep, this is the concept. I know because we’ve been discussing it for months. Thankfully, I’ve been buoyed by some recent experiences that speak to the love, joy and hope of the run community — but more on that in a minute.
KARA COMES HOME
Kara’s back in the thick of competition, but in a new role as race commentator. We caught up with Kara at her family’s new cabin in Minnesota and asked her about how race prep looks from the booth, advice for new Olympians, and her favorite flystyle (of course).
TRINITY HAVEN- A SHELTER FOR LGBTQ+ TEENS
When leaders of Trinity Episcopal Church in Indianapolis (where Volée teammate Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows serves as Bishop) learned that LGBTQ+ youth homelessness is an invisible crisis in their city, they found a way to provide a safe home in Trinity Haven.
OLYMPIANS > OLYMPICS: AN AMERICAN SPORTS STORY
The 800m is near and dear to our hearts. This year, we're cheering hard for Rebecca Mehra, Kendra Chambers, Angel Piccirillo and Sadi Henderson. Their strength and fire has been incredible. And as their races unfold, we're reminded of a story from our last Trials..
BLAZING WITH INTENT
In this thoughtful blog, Carrie Mack discusses the joys, along with the mental thought processes that come with pregnancy while training at the elite level.
TAKE IT TO THE STREETS
Oiselle was honored to recently partner with Mechelle Lewis Freeman, Jennifer Forrester, and TrackGirlz to present storytelling by the legendary Tigerbelles team from the 1960’s. We are big believers in the TrackGirlz mission of empowering girls through track and field. Check out their latest initiative - street racing - and join in the fun if you’ll be in Eugene for the Track and Field Olympic Trials!
OUT TO RUN
After trying on a pair of running shorts, a switch flipped for Volée teammate Katie Ahrens. Little did she know that pair of running shorts would lead her down a path to unabashedly be herself.
WHAT'S NEW WITH KARELLE?
It has been a little time since we last heard from one of our Haute Volee members, Karelle Edwards. In this blog, Karelle updates us on her life, her mental health, and what's next.