I joined Oiselle in 2014 after struggling and needing the support of a team again. I joined the Volée and immediately felt the love. After dropping 6 minutes off of my half-marathon I qualified for the Olympic Trials Marathon and was moved up to the Haute Volée, Oiselle's elite team. Being part of this amazing team has allowed to me to reach new heights. The company is run by a group of kick-ass women that are fighting the good fight to support women everywhere and the running community as a whole. Their support is genuine and the clothes are definitely on point! I may or may not sneak some of their pieces into my work wardrobe.
UCAN ELITE AMBASSADOR
UCAN was originally created for a child who could not break down glycogen and had to be tube-fed every 2 hours to maintain normal blood sugar levels. UCAN saved his life. I started using UCAN in the fall of 2015 after having some issues keeping my blood sugar stable on runs. UCAN is made from superstarch which is a complex carbohydrate source that helps the body maintain its energy levels and prevents blood sugar spikes. The formula does not cause the stomach issues that are common with gels and chews. The superstarch minimizes insulin response giving you a timed-release delivery of glucose allowing you to burn fat for fuel and continue to burn fat post exercise. I started using the superstarch before workouts and races and was able to drop a minute off of my half-marathon. Now I also use the UCAN superstarch with protein after many of my hard workouts and races. This has allowed me to feel significantly more awake after tough workouts and increases the length of the recovery window. On hot days I drink a bottle of UCAN Berry hydrate for my much needed electrolytes. This product contains the optimal levels of electrolytes and tastes great without the use of sugar or artificial sweeteners. All of the UCAN products are gluten-free and all natural. The company also represents empowerment and helping others making it that much more worth it.
The best in cross training! The elliptigo is an elliptical bike designed to take you out of the gym and into the great outdoors. This bike simulates the running motion better than an indoor eliptical which tends to shorten the stride length. Cardiovasculary, the elliptigo performs better than a regular bike giving you a more all-over body workout and an increased heart-rate. I use the elliptigo in place of secondary runs on days when I am feeling a tired. I also use it during down weeks of training in place of runs and for injury prevention and rehab. This low-impact training tool is the perfect cross-trainer for runners! Contact me if you are in the Raleigh area and are interested in trying one out!