Lauren Fleshman

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I’ve been a runner since I was 13 years old and 78 pounds of scrawny, scrappy tomboy. I’ve won state championships, NCAA titles, USA Championships and finished as high as 7th in the World so far. My plan is to compete professionally through the 2016 Olympics, beat a bunch of people, try to set PR’s from 800m up to the marathon, and have a hell of a good time doing it and writing about it. What you see above is a graphical history of my running career through 2013. I’ve achieved a lot of great stuff, but look at how it happened! When you dream big, the line to success is far from straight, peppered with injuries, screw ups, and plain old bad luck. You just keep fighting, learning, and adapting, and victories come. Things don’t always turn out the way you imagined, but take it from me, the journey is worth it.

Ask Lauren Fleshman

Dream, do the work, let it be.

I told myself I’d sit down and write whatever came out.   She isn’t even asleep yet. I put her in the crib, stuck a pacifier in her mouth, and killed the lights. I kissed her on the head and
Author: Lauren
Posted: December 8, 2017, 9:17 pm
I’m about to have a baby.   And my mind is full of mass shootings and asinine arguments and interpretations supporting inflated 2nd amendment rights, and protests being misinterpreted, and Ta-Nehisi Coates’ realistically bleak view of the future of race
Author: Lauren
Posted: October 3, 2017, 10:14 pm
I don’t say “my athletes make me proud” for two reasons. One, they aren’t mine. Two, that’s not their fucking job.  When I watch them walk past me and step out onto the track, their dreams as exposed as their
Author: Lauren
Posted: June 30, 2017, 9:48 pm