Lesa Newby is a wife, mother of two happy children, a three-year old girl and a six-year old boy (who happens to be autistic), a runner, a successful business owner and a lover of what results from motivation. Lesa has a true passion for other people’s stories, what makes them move, what makes them happy and how she can help them.
She rules because she has never stopped running. At six months pregnant she was still hitting the pavement, bringing her baby bump along for the journey. Lesa was first introduced to Fellow Flowers at the Chicago Marathon Expo while she was six and a half months pregnant with her daughter. When a booth adorned with flowers caught her eye, her friend, Dave Mari said, “You have to meet these awesome flower girls!”. As soon as she met Mel and Tori, she felt an instant bond, a connection beyond just running. There was finally a symbol to display why she was running a full marathon pregnant, why she trained so hard and her “WHY” was found in a flower. And so began the journey she traveled the next three and a half years called…running.