Meet Leslie S., one of our Wearsafe Running Ambassadors.
Leslie has been racing and coaching running teams for over 20 years! Learn more about her running routines, goals and her first hand review of the Wearsafe personal running safety device.
Leslie (far left) at the Barre 44 Studio in Avon, CT
My love of running started in 6th grade during a town wide track meet. But "long distance love" began as a result of college gymnastics. After completing stadium steps and timed miles among other distances, I realized it was the most rewarding component of practice. That was 28 chronological years ago, 95 in "running years" :). Running is therapy. Running is a way to put life into perspective. I run because heart disease "runs" in my family and for others that cannot run. I run for those who are less fortunate, less healthy or may struggle in ways that are not apparent, and may not be able to put one foot in front of the other. Demonstrating a healthy lifestyle for my children is important, as well as teaching them you can do anything you put your mind to; and lastly, I run for my cancer families- the ones who smile even though it would be easier to frown, the ones who have a positive outlook on life when it would be easier to give up.