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

Journal

A Weekend of Epic Proportions Part 1

He did it. After winning Wildflower Triathlon three times, breaking his foot, getting a screw put in his foot, beating his head against the wall trying unsuccessfully to rehab it with tons of pain, having the screw removed, and doing

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They’re Heeeere…Little Wing Has Arrived

Little Wing, (my new training group here in Bend,) kicked off today, AT LONG LAST! For months it’s been in the works. The initial sparks came from long, late night talks with the Lesko’s, (the brilliant investors in Oiselle I

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The World Champs. Does a Body Good.

The World Championships for Track and Field has been going on this week (in case you’ve missed it) and today was the Women’s 5k final. My event. Molly Huddle and Shannon Rowbury finished 6th and 7th, right behind a cluster

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One Month Later

The first four weeks of Jude, the week by week body transformation (photos of course), and what I’m doing specifically to get my fitness back.

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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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New Website! The Story of ALF.

Ask Lauren Fleshman was started in January 2010 in a booth seat at the Flying Star Restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Jesse and I were sitting opposite one another playing “laptop battleship,” the made-up game where two or more people

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Observations on (my) Pregnancy

Eleven weeks (+/-) to go before this baby claims its very own three-dimensional space on Earth. To provide some context, this is what I look like right now with very little clothing: And that’s why we pregnant people prefer to

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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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