1–2 Mar 2025 317 days to go! #BostonRunShow

Leslie Erb

Hi! I’m Leslie! Just your typical 2nd 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. This year I am turning 30, and I plan on running 30 different races to celebrate that! I am going to be tracking my progress and completion through my new running Instagram account.

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.