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my first official 5K race - Nov 28/2012 (31'58)

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my first 10K race!! April 25th, 2010 - 68 minutes

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Henry, Finlay and Mom - at my heaviest over 300 lb

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HENRYNOLANFINN is a SparkPeople Motivator!

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I am Anika, proud mom, vegan, baker, foodie, graduate student, and autism advocate. I was a competitive athlete for most of my life before packing on over 100 lb with my first pregnancy. In 2008 I found Sparkpeople, which sparked a rebirth in my athleticism and led to dropping 70 lb. I felt fantastic! Then 2 years later, after a very difficult pregnancy, a diagnosis of ovarian cancer & 3 complicated surgeries, I gained it all back. In 2010 I lost the baby weight and more (120 lb!) ), only to slowly gain most of it back again through stress eating. Over the past 6 years I have gained and lost hundreds of pounds, fluctuating over 80 lbs (yes, the pattern forming here is definitely that of a yo yo!).
I'm now cancer free, and a working hard trying to balance family, school and fitness without succumbing to my old unhealthy patterns. So now it's time to make permanent, sustainable changes!
In 2015 I became 100% vegan, and am trying to get my running back on track after an injury in the winter that sidelined me for months

2013 Races
April - Brantford Classic 10K (67 min)
June - Waterloo Classic 10K (68 min)
September - Mudpuppy Trail Run 8K (54 min)
October - Toronto Half Marathon (2:29:52)

2014 Races
June - Niagara Falls Women's Half Marathon
September - Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon

2015 Races
May - Mudpuppy 3K fun run (First race with my boys!) *done
June - Nike Women's 15K *done
July - Mudderella obstacle race *done
September - Harvest 1/4 Marathon
October - Run for the Toad 50K trail relay Race
October - Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon

Member Since: 7/1/2008

Fitness Minutes: 61,621

My Goals:
Goals for the next year:

235 lb by October/15
225 lb by November/15
215 lb by January/16
205 lb by February/16
200 lb by March
195 lb by April
185 lb by June

Run 4 Half Marathons
Run Around the Bay 30K
Run Ottawa Marathon

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5'11'' tall, 39 years old

PB 1 mile - 8'38
PB 5 km - 31'40
PB 10 km - 1:05'55
PB HM - 2:29:52
km in a month - 177 (August 2013)

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