Bio:
Hufsa is an avid athlete who started her journey as a runner in October 2013 by participating in the Toronto waterfront Marathon and completing her first 5k. She was so elated by the experience that running became an important part of her life. She has since completed 57 races ranging from 5-15K in multiple cities across Canada and the US. In addition, she has completed four half marathons and a triathlon in 2016.

In 2015, Hufsa decided to take her interest to the next level and became a coach at Running Room, a national running school with mentoring programs catered towards beginner runners. She has mentored multiple groups of students across a broad range of ages and athletic abilities. Hufsa is the creator of an ever growing social user group called “The Clinic Crew” for aspiring runners, where she provides guidance, motivation and tips to first time runners and organizes informal running events. She is also a race ambassador for the 2018 Tamarack Ottawa Marathon. You can find her running journey on IG @runninggirl_huffopuffo

In her down time Hufsa enjoys challenging herself and checking adventures off her bucket list—skydiving, the CN Tower edge walk, and white-water rafting are amongst those accomplishments.

Why Tiux?
Tiux are the most comfortable compression socks I have ever worn and super easy to slip on.
They come in beautiful bright colors, hence, perfect to wear at night. Most importantly, Tiux socks have significantly reduced my recovery period.

Greatest Achievement:
My greatest achievement is being a mentor and watching my students achieve their goals. It makes me very proud and is a truly humbling experience.

Current Goal:
My current goal is to do a sprint duathlon and improve my half marathon time by end of 2018.

Training Tip:
Run/walk is an amazing training tool that I incorporate into my clinic, it reduces risk of injury, builds endurance and its a great way to start for a new runner.

Hufsa Mushtaq

Hometown:
Mississauga, ON