Picky Bars

Leslie Beard

Portland, Oregon

Primary Discipline(s) Triathlon, Masters Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Road Running, Aquabike, Hiking
Bucket List RaceEscape from Alcatraz Triathlon
Favorite Picky Bars productDRIZZLE
Off-Day ActivityCook, read, walk

I am a mom to 4 adult kids and still married to my soulmate (28 years). I love to be active and have been all my life. I also love to cook, read and spend time with family and friends. I was a competitive gymnast through high school, then competed in aerobics and was very active in the fitness industry until I became a physical therapist and I have been working in an acute care hospital setting for 30 years now. I love to motivate people to move. I struggled with an eating disorder as a teenager and it wasn't until I began to compete in triathlons 20 years ago that I truly found recovery. There is something about the sport that has provided balance for me and so many opportunities to get stronger, healthier, challenge myself and have so much fun doing so!