Observations of life, creativity, drive, and transition from a once-professional athlete and now-aspiring lifelong athletic human who gives a shit.

Journal

Ready for Launch

The newest in the Believe Training Journal Series, COMPETE Journal, and the BELIEVE Logbook, have just launched. See what they are about, and how they can help you get more out of your running.

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On Retiring from Professional Racing

Every morning for 10 months, I woke up to the sight of my elite racing kit that I hung on the wall next to my bed as a motivator after Achilles surgery. It was a visual cue that represented a

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Picky Bars in Trader Joe’s!

  Trader Joe’s has been my fantasy grocery account since the early days when I would buy my ingredients there for the original “Lauren’s Mega Nuts.” And now, it’s happening. Picky Bars got picked up in Trader Joe’s nationwide! Jesse wrote

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An Unexpected Victory

Yesterday I got surgery on my Achilles area in a foreign country by one of the leading tendon specialists in the world, and today I am a new woman. Not just because he fixed a bunch of broken shit that

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The Boulder Budged

Ever since Jude was born in June, I’ve been working toward becoming an elite athlete again, but it has been very difficult to find momentum. Little things keep getting in the way of progress. Breastfeeding zapped my energy. The sleep

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Conflicted New Years Eve

Normally on New Years Eve I am itching to change the calendar over. It’s not a fresh start thing, or a resolutions thing. It’s not so much the addition of new things at all. It’s more like the freshening up

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Crazy In Love

I love my baby You told me I would I just took him Out of his bed Wrapped Like a burrito In the middle Of deep slumber And lay with him On the shag carpet floor Because I couldn’t Live

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OMG, A BABY!

It started with a stuffed jalapeño wrapped in bacon. Okay, it was four stuffed jalapeños wrapped in bacon. We take “Game of Thrones” night seriously in the Fleshman-Thomas household. Six family members, bonded by a hatred of Joffrey Baratheon and a love

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The Fire Still Burns

When I drove with Jesse down to San Francisco to his triathlon training camp, I did so with the intention to be a support system. At last! For one year, pregnancy means Jesse and I won’t be scattered around the

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