Anna is an active runner, soccer player and wannabe cyclist! She leads an active lifestyle with her husband and two daughters—all whom love to run as well. Anna started off running as part of training during her youth for competitive soccer which then lead to more solo running. Running was an easy activity for her to get back into after the birth of her first daughter and use it as a way to maintain her fitness since then. She participates in 5Ks, 10Ks, and half marathons and might some day work towards her first full. She has also battled with a few injuries over the last few years but hasn’t let that stop her. Anna blogs over at Piper’s Run to share her stories of running while being a mom, working full time and training for another race.
I first heard of Tiux a few years ago and had a great experience with their customer service when I ordered the wrong size socks! Tiux is a great product that I’ve come to use almost daily, whether it be during a long run, post recovery or if I’ve been on my feet all day at work. They keep my legs happy which every run wants! Tiux socks are easy to get on yet the compression is just what my legs need. I also appreciate that they donate 1% of their profits to help build safe communities around the world.
My greatest running achievement is my 2:05 half marathon in 2014. I worked really hard for that half and tried hard to embrace all the hills during that 21.1 km run. I’m also proud of my daughters who continue to try new sports and build their life long skills
My current goal is to work through some back and hip injuries that I’ve been struggling with for a few months! It’s a pain in the butt (pun intended) being injured and missing some great opportunities but getting stronger will lead me to my other goals of working back towards a 2:05 half and then sub 2 hour.
Listen to your body and know when you have to stop and take time to recover. Running through injuries isn’t going to get you any further along and seeking out expert advice or treatment is key.