Journal

Why I’m No Longer with Nike

So I’m in our Picky Bars staff meeting a couple weeks ago. The way it works is, before the meeting, we all post an outline of the topics we want to discuss on one shared Google doc, and then we

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Yo, I’ll Tell You What I Want, What I Really Really Want

Fleshman goes on a hippie adventure to find her life’s purpose and returns to make a four year plan. The contents of this mystical plan can only be learned by reading the blog and watching ridiculous videos. Learn about how the Spice Girls will influence her future work and how you can win even when you are dead last in a race.
Zig-a-zig ah, y’all.

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The Truth About Pro Running and Babies

This shouldn’t come as a shock to you when I say at some point in the next four years I want to have a kid. Over 30, married five years, obsessed with your baby…it adds up. And since it’s after

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Giving a Sh*t and Getting Over the Olympics

Time heals all Wounds, if you let it. As my last blog indicated, as an injured, aspiring [non] Olympian I was unsure of how watching the Olympics would sit with me. I imagined I’d need to force myself, like a

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Opening Ceremonies: The View From the Bench

Well it’s finally here. The long awaited Olympic Games have officially opened for business in London. For the past four weeks since the trials, I’ve been able to maintain with amazing effectiveness my positive attitude using three simple tricks: ignore,

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The Evolution of A Dream

Background: Last summer I finished 7th at the World Championships in the 5k, tying the highest finish ever by an American, becoming a favorite to make the 2012 Olympic Team. I’m 30, and have qualified for three previous Olympic Trials

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What’s Harder Than Winning?

There is only one thing harder than winning a championship: Defending it. The past few months, while I’ve been climbing out of the IT Band Mosh Pit, Jesse (the huz) has been preparing to defend his Wildflower Triathlon Title. As

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Being Around the Team Again

When you are used to being on a team, injuries are isolating. The team training schedule goes right out the window and is replaced with doctors appointments, cross training, physical therapy, and rehab exercises. The first few weeks, when I’m

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