In keeping with BTR’s theme week, I’m delighted to bring you an interview today on Sew & Tell with professional runner Lauren Fleshman, a true talent that bridges both the worlds of fitness and fashion. In addition to being a US Champion and pro athlete, Lauren is many other things: a Stanford graduate with both a BA in Human Biology and Master’s in Education; co-founder of Picky Bars, a new line of energy bars for athletes; a recent addition to the Seattle-based Oiselle running apparel line for women, which Lauren joined after ending a ten-year relationship with Nike; the voice of a popular personal website that answers fans’ questions and offers intimate insight into her running process & lifestyle; and last but not least, a new mom!
Join us today as Lauren shares about how she got started running at age 13, the unique relationship she’s forged with indie apparel line Oiselle, a few of her favorite Oiselle pieces for winter training, the brave blog post she wrote about her recent runway appearance, the development of Picky Bars, and more.
And as always, I’ve got a great playlist for you with music from Cali artists Mikal Cronin and Kevin Morby, as well as songs off the new releases from Damien Jurado and ASPE. Tune in to this week’s show on BreakThru Radio for a dose of stylish motivation!
Oiselle Running Apparel for Women
(Photos courtesy of Oiselle)
Lauren Fleshman walking the runway for Oiselle at Fall 2013 NYFW
– Oiselle website
– Picky Bars
– Lauren’s website
– Lauren’s blog post about her post-baby runway walk
– Lauren’s blog post on arriving (fashionably) late to style trends
– Lauren’s Picky Bar co-founders Jesse Thomas (pro triathlete & Lauren’s husband), and Steph Rothstein (pro marathoner)
– Article on Lauren’s trail-blazing relationship with Oiselle, by BTR’s Editorial Director Matt DeMello
– This week’s Third Eye broadcast, featuring additional audio from my conversation with Lauren, as well as an interview with recovered car accident victim and marathon runner Stephanie M. Freeman.
Odds & Ends
*Drew Barrymore is the new Editor at Large for Refinery29! And she posted this delicious-looking breakfast recipe, which I will be making STAT.
*Speaking of delicious, have you looked at the flavors & ingredients of Picky Bars? Need for Seed is at the top of my list… sunflower seed butter, apricots, and chocolate chips = energy bar perfection!
*And while we’re (still) on the topic of food, I have to confess that I’ve always turned up my nose at polenta because I associated it with those uninspiring, kind of dry, pre-cooked tubes that you slice and serve. I have since discovered homemade polenta, and I’ve been making it at least once a week. It’s the perfect warm & comforting winter side!
*Lots of sleek lines, bold colors, and an overall upscale-sporty vibe on the red carpet at last Sunday’s Golden Globes. My personal faves were Amy Adams, Cate Blanchett, Helen Mirren, Juliana Margulies, and Lizzy Caplan. Whose look did you like best?
*I LOVE the new organic cotton pj’s that my sister got me for Christmas. L-O-V-E, love. Did I mention that I love them?
*I’m attempting to turn over a new cleaning leaf this year, and this handy chart helps break it down room by room, day by day. (I definitely don’t get to everything on these lists, but I tackle a different room for a little while each day and it helps a ton!)
*April 24th is Fashion Revolution Day! Will you be participating?
*My new favorite cocktail is wintery, yet refreshing.
(Photo by Patrick Richardson Wright)
Jan 17 – Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA
Jan 21 – Arts Riot Studio – Burlington, VT
Jan 23 – Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA
Jan 24 – The Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
Jan 25 – Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA
Jan 26 – DC9 Nightclub – Washington, D.C.
Jan 28 – Andy Warhol Museum – Pittsburgh, PA
Jan 31 – Turf Club – St. Paul, MN
Feb 18 – De Duif – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Feb 19 – Handelsbeurs – Ghent, Belgium
Feb 20 – Kampnagel – Hamburg, Germany
Feb 21 – VEGA – Copenhagen, Denmark
Feb 22 – Heimathafen Neukolln – Berlin, Germany
Feb 23 – Gabaude 9 – Cologne, Germany
Feb 25 – Milla – Munich, Germany
Feb 26 – Bronson – Ravenna, Italy
Feb 27 – Lanificio 159 – Rome, Italy
Feb 28 – Arci Bellezza – Milan, Italy
March 1 – El Lokal – Zurich, Switzerland
March 2 – Cafe de la Danse – Paris, France
March 3 – Village Underground – London, United Kingdom
March 5 – Whelan’s – Dublin, Ireland
June 6 & 7 – Plissken Festival – Athens, Greece
(Photo by Jessica Pratt)
Jan 17 – Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA
Jan 18 – The Middle East Downstairs – Cambridge, MA
Jan 20 – Il Motore – Montreal, Quebec
Jan 21 – The Drake Hotel – Toronto, Ontario
Jan 22 – Pike Room at the Crofoot – Pontiac, MI
Jan 23 – Schuba’s Tavern – Chicago, IL
Jan 24 – The Frequency – Madison, WI
Jan 25 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
Jan 27 – The Record Bar – Kansas City, MO
Jan 28 – Opolis – Norman, OK
Jan 29 – Mohawk – Austin, TX
Jan 31 – Club Congress – Tucson, AZ
Feb 1 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
Feb 4 – Brick & Mortar Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
(Photo by Rachel Hubbard)
Jan 17 – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA
March 11 – 16 – SXSW – Austin, TX
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