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ROO #195: Ask Lauren Fleshman on Where Running and Writing Meet


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“I like to survey the landscape of my life at anytime and how it fits an idea because as you know, an idea has to fit timing and the need for that idea. I like to think about how does this idea fit in with the momentum I have already created.” 

Ask Lauren Fleshman is a monthly series on Running On Om, where Lauren Fleshman, professional runner, coach, mother, business owner, and writer, answers listeners questions on all things that pop up when living an athletic life— motivation, injuries, relationship issues, nutrition, body image, you name it.

In this episode, Lauren answers listeners questions on the following topics:

  • How to decide and prioritize which ideas to pursue and which to back burner?
  • How to find the time and the creative energy to devote to both running and writing without compromising your relationships?
  • Tips for remaining mentally strong when doing workouts by yourself
  • Insight on balancing new parenthood, running and working
  • Is it better to improve by focusing on your strengths to compensate for your weaknesses, or work on your weaknesses to meet up with your strengths— in both running and writing?
  • Navigating the internal and external challenges and expectations that come with a return to running after childbirth

Writing Prompts Lauren shared from Marianne Elliott:

  • 1. Set a 2-minute timer and write on the prompt: “What I really want to tell you…”
  • 2. Follow #1 with setting a 5-minute timer and write on the prompt “The part I am leaving out is…”
  • If you would like to submit your prompts to be read in May’s Ask Lauren Fleshman episode, email them to & indicate whether you would prefer to remain anonymous or have your name included.

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