Interview with a Runner

Anna Geiger knows how to work up a sweat in a spin class, a barre3 class or during a dance routine. She claimed she wasn't a runner yet she created the 3 Stripe Sisters running club at adidas and motivated over 75 women to run the Shamrock race this past spring. She started training with the group and now she's set her sights on a half marathon in July. We know she'll rock it!

When did you start running?
I have danced/cheered my whole life and only recently fell in love with running. I started a women's running group at adidas "3-Stripe Sisters" to help train for the Shamrock 8k and have been keeping up since then. The group of girls I work with are phenomenal runners and inspire, challenge and encourage me everyday.

Who or what inspires you to run?
Meghan Reynolds, Natalie Budge & Liz Oldenburg - my 3-Stripe Sisters, those amazing runners I have the privilege of working with everyday at adidas.

What is your favorite running route? Why?
A good loop around the waterfront is my go-to route and always a great choice. I also love to run up Terwilliger in SW Portland. You can't beat the view and it always feels great getting to the top.

Favorite post-run meal?
Banana! I also usually chug a coconut water immediately after.

Best piece of running advice?
Make sure you take a day to rest and let your body recover. AND don't forget to foam roll!

Are you running for fun or sport?
I'm running for fun, to stay in shape, clear my mind and connect with other athletic females in Portland. I'm currently training for my first half marathon.

Who would you love to run with (doesn't have to be a runner)?
My girls. It's always great to catch up over a run and get a great workout in at the same time.

Favorite way to sweat other than run? 
I love to dance. You can find me dancing just about anywhere. It's always a lot of fun and you get a great workout (Anna's the Head Coach at University of Portland Cheer & Dance so she also knows what she's doing!).