A blog for runners and music lovers. Created for runners who are driven by the music they run with, for music lovers who are inspired by the music they listen to and for all of us who share this passion for running and music in any way, shape or form.
It’s like the world doesn’t exist, but I can still see it
...it’s (the) heart that I’m hearing."
~ Galantis, 'The Heart That I'm Hearing'
HEAD UP, WINGS OUT
This morning, as I was running around looking for shin guards, making breakfast, pounding coffee and getting my girls ready for soccer camp, I suddenly realized I had an ear to ear grin spread across my face. I also realized that, despite all the stress and chaos of this Monday routine, the smile was just kind of stuck there. At one point, my 9 year old daughter stopped what she was doing, gave me a strange look and asked me if everything was okay. "It's all good, Rosie", I told her,"it's just the Oiselle Effect."She rolled her eyes and mumbled something to the tune of "whatever". I just laughed to myself, as I continued to get them ready, with the smile still plastered across my face. Did I look ridiculous? Probably. Did I care? No, I did not. In truth, I couldn't really help it. What's the Oiselle Effect, you ask? I'm so glad you asked.*
THE 'OISELLE EFFECT'
The feeling of 100% pure joy that flows through my body when I think back on my experience at running camp (aka BIRDCAMP) in Bend, OR. The electric buzz in my head and in my heart that automatically goes off when I conjure up the memory of those four long and incredibly powerful days that I spent running, eating, sleeping and just being with over 100 of my Oiselle teammates. That feeling of weightlessness and flight that I knew existed but that I now truly understand. And, most importantly, the specific feeling that I will do everything in my power to call on next time I am mid-race or hard workout and I want to reset my mind and take it to the place where I soared to new heights as both a runner and a person. Listen to this: Surrounded by Your Friends - Hooray For Earth
*Note: Full blog post on BIRDCAMP to follow once I get this ridiculous grin off my face and my regular life somewhat back to normal.