BIG NEWS! I’m A Fly Girl

No I didn’t travel back in time and achieve my childhood dream of dancing on In Living Color but, I have achieved an adult dream and I’m happy to announce…


I’m officially part of the Oiselle Team Voleé!  *runs out of the room screaming with joy*


Ok, I’m back. Ahem.

So, what does this mean?  First things first – Oiselle is a women’s running clothing company and you pronounce ‘Oiselle’ like the last part of ‘Mademoiselle’ or, fanatically like WA-ZELL.  Roughly translated, Oiselle means “exotic bird,” (because I know that’s what you all think of when you think of me) and Voleé means’ flight’ or to ‘fly’ – are you detecting a theme here?  We are fast and mighty birds who take flight when we run.  I have to say, I’m a big fan of this metaphor!  You will see a lot of birds, wings and flight symbols on Oiselle clothing.

You may have noticed me wearing a ton of their stuff over the past year:


Starting bottom left: My zippy legs in Oiselle Roga shorts, with my girl Joi of Rx Fitness Lady, after a run in Portugal, clowning around with my kids, with my bestie at a race, at the track and with my boys!

Starting bottom left: My zippy legs in Oiselle Roga shorts, with my girl Joi of Rx Fitness Lady at FitBloggin’, after a run in Portugal, clowning around with my kids in my Flyte top, with my bestie at a race, at the track, and with my boys!                    I really love that hoodie 🙂

When I received the news that I was accepted into the program and would be officially running for Team Oiselle, I was making my kids dinner. Yes, it’s a glamorous life people.  I was so nervous that the boys would start yelling and carrying on because they didn’t have my total attention, but somehow I willed them with my eyes, to be quiet.  It could have been a very ugly call with me juggling “yes, uh-huh” in between hitting the mute button on my phone and yelling “PLEASE BE QUIET BOYS! MOMMY IS ON A VERY IMPORTANT CALL!” They must have known, or they were ravenous, because they didn’t make a sound.

What does this mean for me? I get to wear this awesome uniform (kit) that proudly displays my loyalty to Oiselle, at every race:


I’m teammates with 25 other run-loving women, and a tier way below Kara Goucher and Lauren Fleshmen:




What’s in it for you?  That’s a selfish thing to ask, especially when I’m sharing such great news with you, but of course you want to know!  Discounts baby!  Hopefully LOTS of discounts on Oiselle’s super amazing clothes, accessories and bathing suits.  You never know when you may have to sprint while you’re in a bating suit…it happened to me at the lake the other day.  I seriously had to try and chase down a women who did a nice hit-and-run job on my friends car…but anyway, back to YOU.  And, yes, we got her – in case you’re worried.

As soon as I have coupon codes to share, you will all be the first to know.  In the meantime, if you have any questions about Oiselle or their clothes, please ask!

I can honestly say that at 39, I never thought I would be a sponsored athlete.  I feel like I can fly…

Share any big news you have!

Had you ever heard of Oiselle?  How?

Have you ever had to wear a uniform of any kind? Favorite/least favorite part about it?


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  1. Congrats, girlie! I’m so happy for you. And I loved that hoodie at FitBloggin too.

    I totally just pictured you running that woman down at the beach. I would have stopped too. It’s all about those lovely shoulders of yours. I’d be afraid not to listen.

    Yesterday at the gym when I was lifting I saw a little shoulder action of my own and thought of you. They only pop when I have 15 lb weights in each arm… but… it’s a start. Cheers to the weekend and to you! Xo
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    1. That is fantastic! I love the “shoulder pop” action 🙂 Keep up the good work!

  2. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I feel like I could run out of the room screaming for you but that would wake my kids up so I am not going to do that!
    That is SO awesome!!!! I am so happy for you! I have wanted to apply for that and then wanted to sign up for the flock but was too late….maybe someday! 🙂
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    1. Awww thanks so much Jen! You should definitely try to be a part of Team Voleé – they would be lucky to have you 🙂

  3. This is absolutely awesome and so happy for you. Huge congrats and totally well deserved!! 🙂
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    1. Thanks so much Janine! I’ve been working on it for a while so, I’m really excited it’s finally happened 🙂

    • Shannon on July 18, 2014 at 8:24 AM
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    You are awesome and I cannot wait to see more! Congrats!!

    1. Thanks Shannon!! You’ll be seeing A LOT more!

  4. DUUUUUUUUUDE! This is SO huge! Like of course completely deserved but still amazingly HUGE, LOOK AT YOU! Such a great brand to represent AND you are now a sponsored athlete?!?! Dayum!!

    I feel like you should now change your name on everything to be like “Allie Burdick, SA” because seriously that is just so amazing, if i were you I would totally say that whenever I meet someone new–“Hi, I’m Allie, I represent my country in world competitions and I am ALSO a sponsored athlete…what do YOU do?” 🙂

    So proud and I can’t wait to see you rock all of that cute gear!!! and yes, discount codes ALL the discount codes!

    Also, please share more about chasing someone down in a bathing suit. this sounds like a blog post all to itself!!

    You are flying Allie, SO HIGH! This is only the beginning!!!
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    1. Oh Nellie, I should start everyday with reading something from you. I’m just smiling like a fool over here. THANK YOU so very much!!!! And YES, I need to write a post about the hit and run incident – ridiculous!!!

  5. That is WAY AWESOME! Congrats. I’ve never tried their clothing. This may change soon. 🙂 I love Kara! I could only dream to be that awesome. Lol
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    1. That makes two of us!! Thanks Jess 🙂

  6. CONGRATULATIONS! That’s very exciting 🙂 I’ve never heard of Oiselle, but their gear sounds pretty awesome!
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    1. Thanks Jaclyn! You have to check them out…after you have the baby 🙂

  7. Yeah Allie!!!!! So awesome! You totally rock and you should not be surprised what so ever! Congrats, you’ve earned it! I’m going on their site right now.
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    1. Awesome!!! Thanks Kris and happy shopping 🙂

    • Marisa on July 18, 2014 at 9:26 AM
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    LOVE it!!! Fly, Fly Girl….FLY :-))

    1. Thanks Marisa! I will 🙂

  8. CONGRATULATIONS, you! 2014 is turning into a huge year for you! YAY!
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    1. It really is! I needed a big push into 40 so I guess this is it. Thanks Alison.

    • Rebecca Risley on July 18, 2014 at 9:57 AM
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    That’s great news, congratulations!! Can’t wait to check out all the super cute (and more importantly comfortable and functional) styles 🙂

    1. Ha ha – yes, right – comfort and movability for sure!

  9. That’s so freakin’ awesome!! Congratulations!! 🙂
    Jennifer @ A Hungry Runner recently posted…Bacon Bourbon Blue cheese Bison Burgers….BOOM!My Profile

    1. Thanks Jennifer!!! I’m psyched 🙂

  10. I hadn’t heard of them, but their clothing looks great! I’ll be awaiting those discount codes! Congrats to you, my friend!
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    1. They’re coming!! Thanks Michelle 🙂

  11. This is amazing! I’ve never tried anything from them but when you throw a discount code my way I might just move on that. Congrats!
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    1. Of course!! Thanks Carla 🙂

    • Janie on July 18, 2014 at 3:52 PM
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    What exiting news!! Congrats to a well deserving woman!!

    1. Thanks Janie!! Maybe they’ll take me somewhere close to you again so we can have another lunch date!

        • Jane on July 19, 2014 at 6:42 PM
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        Now that would be fun!! So enjoyed our visit!
        Sending love and hugs to the most inspiring person I know!

        1. Thanks Janie! Love you!!

  12. Very cool and very well deserved! CONGRATS friend!
    Angela @ Happy Fit Mama recently posted…High Five FridayMy Profile

    1. Thanks so much Angela!!

  13. This is AMAZING and you totally deserve it!!!! Congratulations!!! I hope you’re basking in this moment!!
    Ali @ Hit the Ground Running recently posted…The All-Star Experience – Day 2My Profile

    1. I’m trying! Thank you so much 🙂

  14. I’M SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!!! Allie, this is so awesome, CONGRATS, lady! you rock. 🙂
    Carly @ Fine Fit Day recently posted…Fit Mama Friday – Meet SaraMy Profile

    1. Thank you Carly!!!

  15. So awesome!!! congrats! You deserve it!!!
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    1. Thanks Sue!!

  16. Congratulations Alli! You deserve it! There stuff looks super cute. That bright yellow is a great color on you!
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    1. Ha ha – thanks NJ! 🙂

  17. Oy sorry. ALLIE! Too early here. Need coffee!
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  18. WooHoo – you rock!!! So very exciting that you are now a sponsored athlete – you totally 100% deserve this and I know you will represent Oiselle very well!!!
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    1. Thank you so much!!! I have to say, this is so very exciting for me. I cannot wait for my first race in Oiselle!!

  19. Yay you!!!! You are having a super year and I am loving it. Can’t wait to see you in the kit.
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    1. Thanks so much Tara!! You guys have a huge weekend coming up. I’m excited to see/hear all about it.

      1. um, yeah, we do. Hold me.
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  20. You rock!!
    I love their bathing suits. I just love them.
    I can’t wait to read more. This is so perfectly YOU!
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    1. I know!! I don’t even have one yet – isn’t that crazy? I need to order it ASAP!! Thanks so much Tamara.

  21. This is AMAZING news! Congratulations!! I honestly cannot think of anyone more deserving than you to be a part of this team! You are such a great athlete and Oiselle is so lucky to have you!!
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    1. Thank you so much for saying that Brittany! I really appreciate it!

  22. I wanted to be a Fly Girl when I was little, so I was super excited by the headline. It’s still super exciting, even though you won’t be the next JLo 😉 Congratulations!
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    1. Ha ha ha – I know, right?? It was my DREAM to dance on that show…and Solid Gold before that, but I’m not sure you’re old enough to remember that show!!

  23. Congrats! I love Oiselle and what they stand for (:
    Hayley@healthyregardshayley recently posted…Resting….. “workouts” this past week.My Profile

    1. So glad you’re already a fan of Oiselle! Thank you.

  24. OMG Allie!!!! I’m so freaking excited for you!!! Can’t think of a better person to join their team. I adore the company and their gear and all the amazing women that run for Oiselle. So so awesome.
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    1. Thank you so much Christine!!! I absolutely LOVE their stuff and the people who work there are as amazing as their clothes.

  25. Team Oiselle, baby! What an epic accomplished. Congrats to you, woman. The only thing I could ever hope for is Team Baked Goods.
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    1. You would be the captain, CEO and number one baked woman if there was such a thing.

  26. Go Allie! I hadn’t heard of Oiselle until I read about it here, and I would never have been able to pronounce it correctly without your help. Can’t wait to hear more! I wore a sexy blue and white checkered dress as a uniform when I waitressed at Friendly’s. It was heavy duty polyester, and came with an apron. Try not to be jealous.
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    1. OMG that is hilarious. Do you have pictures? If so, you HAVE to post them!!
      Thank you and I couldn’t pronounce it the first time I saw it either 🙂

      1. I do not have any photos, thank goodness. But I still have my name tag!
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  27. that is amazing news and well deserved!!!!!!

    1. Thanks so much Amanda! I appreciate it!

  28. WHAT UP BAD ASS!!! Congrats, this is kick ass, and I am actually not surprised AT ALL!!! You never cease to AMAZE ME!
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    1. I’m *this close* to GiGi status 🙂

  29. This is so, so exciting- congrats!! I love Oiselle- perfect company to be sponsored by!
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    1. Thank you so much Laura!! Hopefully I’ll have some good coupon codes for you – just in time to get some new post-baby gear 🙂

  30. Congratulations! What an awesome opportunity!
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    1. Thanks so much Cassie!

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