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Motherhood Unstressed

Mar 17, 2024

My guest today is none other than Lauren Fleshman, a former elite distance runner turned dedicated coach and author. Lauren's latest book, "Good for a Girl: A Woman Running in a Man’s World," has been making waves since its release in paperback, shedding light on the unique struggles faced by female athletes and advocating for change in how we support and train them.

In this episode, we'll dive deep into Lauren's journey as a runner, her experiences as a major figure in women's running for Nike, and her insights on female physiology and disordered eating and her inspiring vision for a more inclusive and empowering future in sports.

So, whether you're a parent, a coach, or simply passionate about creating a better world for young female athletes, Lauren's perspective is as insightful as it is inspiring. 

Connect with Lauren


Instagram: LaurenFleshman

Get the Book: Good For a Gir: A Woman Running in a Man's World 

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Instagram @motherhoodunstressed

Youtube Motherhood Unstressed 

Resources Mentioned:


Stanford Female Athlete Science and Translation Research Program

IG @stanfordfastr  


Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S)

"Take Back the Game" by Linda Flanagan

About the Book

Good for a Girl is simultaneously a moving memoir and a call to action in how we think about—and train—girls and women in elite sports. It’s a must-read—for anyone who loves running, for anyone who has a daughter, and for anyone who cares about creating a better future for young women.” 

—Emily Oster, author of Expecting Better, Cribsheet, and The Family Firm