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

Journal

Ironman 70.3 Worlds. A Tribute.

I’m sitting on a too-firm sofa in the living room of our hotel suite, drinking a glass of some kind of illegible French white wine, thinking about my husband. He went to bed 30 minutes ago, and is dutifully doing

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Fleshmaniac Gift Guide

I’ve never done a gift guide before. Hell, I’ve never even gone holiday shopping before December 23rd before. But this is a year of firsts (first time mom, first time finger nail grower, first time using a calendar) so it

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Say Yes

To once, To many, To scant, To plenty, To stillness, To motion, To mountain, To ocean, To risk, To safety, To plaid, To paisley, To over, To through, To dream, To do.

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Athletic Assessment

Anyone can dream. Are you committed? Anyone can train hard. Do you have the discipline to recover? Anyone can follow a diet. Can you make exceptions and remain confident? Anyone can react to a move. Can you be the one

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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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Tiny Baby Completes First Race

For Immediate Release (via Fleshmom and the Aviator) TINY BABY COMPLETES FIRST RACE Bend, OR, USA – Jude Eiger Thomas (JET) completed his first triathlon when he successfully exited mother Lauren Fleshman’s womb at 10:03pm on June 10, 2013. His

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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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