Lauren Fleshman On Running, The Importance Of Sleep, And #Wellth

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I’ve spent the past year thinking a lot about “wellth” — the idea that success is found in a lifestyle devoted to mental, physical, and emotional health. (I even wrote a book about it.) In this new series, we’re celebrating visionaries who embody what it means to be wellthy. 

Lauren Fleshman has been running since she was 13 years old and has gone on to win state championships, NCAA titles, and USA championships. Today, she offers advice for other runners on her blog, AskLaurenFleshman.

mbg: Favorite fruit?

LF: Marionberries.

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Favorite healthy place to eat?

Jackson's Corner in Bend, Oregon.

What's your favorite way to escape to get some nature?

Running or mountain biking on a trail.

What's your favorite way to break a sweat?

Running, for sure.

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Favorite holistic treatment?

Sleep.

How do you de-stress or practice self-care?

Alone time near water.

What does wellth mean to you?

An abundance of well-being.

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Any advice for someone who's looking to build a life that they love and follow their passion?

Sometimes you just have to change how you look at the opportunities you already have.

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