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

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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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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A New Year’s Break Up

December 31st, 2011 Dear Depression, I know we’ve been spending a lot of time together over the past month, but with the New Year upon us and all, I’ve decided we should go our separate ways. It’s natural to have

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Lightbulb #4: Marathon causes extreme energy swings

Ok so I’ve been training for about 6 weeks for the marathon. Here is the percentage of time I have felt the following ways: Extremely tired: 30% Pooped: 20% Superhuman: 10% Oh-my-God-I’m-injured: 7% Confident that I’m on track: 25% Why

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Light Bulb #3: The Moment You Know

When you’ve never done a marathon, it is scary as s%#! But there is a beautiful moment, after slogging away for weeks, when what once seemed impossible is suddenly within your reach. I’m sure this moment can happen anytime: after

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Light bulb #2: Marathon is bad for your feet

I’ve run for 16 years now and until three weeks ago, I had perfect feet. Okay, yeah I’ve had four stress fractures, so the internal mechanics leave something to be desired, but from just looking at ’em, people have literally

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Ian Cronin and I running

The Final Countdown to ING NYC Marathon

In 21 days, this 5k runner will be standing on the starting line of the NY Marathon, about to run 26.2 miles for the first time in my life (as hard as I can). Hot damn! For these final three

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A Dream Turnaround

Contest winners announced; the inside story of how things turned around in eight days; and some great videos and pictures.

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“Welcome to the F___ing 5k, Love”

Oh (rapid breath) my (rapid breath) uhhhh (rapid breath) aaaayyyyeee… Ouch. Two sets done out of three and I’m hunched over, moaning like Meg Ryan in “When Harry Met Sally.”  Good thing there are only other professionals on the track;

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