1–2 Mar 2025 249 days to go! #BostonRunShow


Hi! I’m Leslie! Just your typical 1st grade teacher that runs and/or workouts as often as she can! I picked up running back in high school when I played soccer. Once I got a teaching position, I meshed my love of running and teaching together by becoming a Girls on the Run Coach with my second grade teammate. That was my first 5k, and I have not looked back since. I’ve traveled to Disney and have completed many half marathons there, while completing numerous races throughout Illinois.

Mental health is a huge priority for me, and I find that running supports that. It offers a time for me to reflect on my day, life, goals, ambitions, and just have an opportunity to shut the world out for a little bit.