Athlete Spotlight - Heather "Anish" Anderson

Athlete Spotlight - Heather "Anish" Anderson
Photo credit: Adam Walker

New this year to the Flora ambassador team is Anish Hikes (Heather Anderson). She has set the self-supported FKT on the Pacific Crest Trail, Appalachian Trail, and the Arizona Trail. She's kind of our hero. You can learn more about her in the athlete spotlight below.

Full Name: Heather Anderson

Nickname: Anish

Birthday: 7/11/1981

Age I am: 35

Age I feel: Ageless

My occupation: Personal Trainer and Public Speaker

What I do for a living: Coach, Adventure, Speak, Repeat

Resident of: Washington

Grew up: Michigan

First job: Pollinating Corn

Childhood ambition: Author

Dodgeball or kickball: Dodgeball

Sunrises or sunsets: Both

Introvert or extrovert: Introvert

Morning or night: Night

Messy or clean: In between

Tea or coffee: Coffee!

Chocolate or vanilla: Both!

Peanut butter or jelly: Both!

Mac or PC: No preference

Ferris wheel or roller coaster: Ferris Wheel

Inspired by: Nature

Favorite movie: Napoleon Dynamite

Passionate about: Living

Music when running: Sometimes

One word to describe me: Tenacious

Wouldn’t be caught dead: In heels

Not many people know: Me

Tattoos: Not yet

If I had a superpower: I’d use it

Pets: I wish

Perfect day: Every one

I indulge on: Anything I want

Hidden talent: Irish Dancing

Workout routine: Running

What I eat before a run: Whatever sounds good

Amazing meal: Sushi, Thai, Ethiopian...

Dessert is: Chocolate

Midnight snack: Whatever is handy

Fueled by: Udo’s Oil (US/CA

Average weekly mileage: 75


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