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The Hood to Coast Movie

The Hood to Coast Movie

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

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  1. Kristina @ spabettie

    Jason the non runner liked it too… never bored, and I saw him wipe his eyes a time or two… 😉

    He knows I used to run races a lot, and his running extends no further than running sprints during football practice. he was out of town when I saw this the first time – the day after we saw this movie together? he asked “how do we run HTC?”

    🙂 I was BEAMING !! I immediately printed out the C25K plan and we’re going to do it together.

    glad you enjoyed your night… fun theater, right? I knew the movie would be moving for you… XXO Happy Weekend !

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s so cool that he was inspired to want to give it a try! I’m happy for you guys being able to train together for it. Good luck!

      I had a great time. Loved the theatre, the food was wonderful and I’d love to go back there. It was a nice, intimate way to see a movie.

  2. Becky

    Team R. Bowe nearly killed me…that was such a heart wrenching story!! I’m not sure I could handle losing my husband while being 9-months pregnant. So sad.

    I loved the film as well–I hope you are able to get fully healed and back into races. I love them too much to not do them! You’ve made awesome progress with your runs and I think one day you’ll be able to do them again (if you decide you want to).

    Thanks for the review!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks for the encouragement Becky. When I was watching the movie last night, 20 minutes into I turned to Michael and said “I want to run Hood to Coast again.” Silly, especially considering the post I wrote recently about why I WOULDN’T run it again. But I think really, I just want to RUN again. In a race–any race!

  3. Julie

    Lisa, I feel your heartache about not being able to run, but I just wanted to let you know that it CAN get better. I was out of commission for about 16 months and really let myself get down about it for quite a long time. I was having trouble even walking, but when I finally got the right help and started to be smart about the dumb things I had been doing for so many years (ie: not stretching), it all started to come back together. There is hope and the possibility to run again is definitely there for you.
    It is an amazing feeling being able to run again and I wish that for you, too!

    I’ve enjoyed your movie review more than other I’ve read. I actually REALLY want to see it now. THANKS!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks for the encouragement Julie!

      The hard part with my injury is that I’ve seen EVERYONE and no one seems to help. Acupuncture, 2 different Sports medicine docs, physical therapist….they all tell me to do something different and nothing is helping. It’s very frustrating. I realized last night that I haven’t run outside for real since September. That’s a long time for me. I hope that I can at least improve enough to be able to do some running outside…even if it’s not a race.

      Glad you enjoyed the movie review! It was a great movie. See it!

  4. Beth @ Beth's Journey

    I haven’t seen the movie but really want to! Sounds like it was an emotional experience for you – I’m not surprised since the race itself was so emotionally tolling. It must have been so cool to see a film about something so epic that you yourself completed!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It was a really special experience for me: running the race AND watching the movie. The race for me was kind of the “Pinnacle” of my weight loss story. It was something I never thought I could do at 250 pounds (and never wanted to) so running it and running the WHOLE THING meant a lot to me. I went into the event with lots of emotions already going on.

      I enjoyed the movie and I hope you can see it. As a runner you’ll be inspired. You’ll probably run home from the theatre. 😉

  5. Bruce Lundy

    Wow, what a terrific review/article/post! Reading this made me REALLY want to see the movie for the first time; before I always thought, “Hey, I ran that, and it was an unforgettable experience…so why do I need to see the movie?” Now I feel differently…wonder when it’ll come back to Eugene?

    Hope you can run again soon!

    Your teammate,

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Hi Bruce! How are you?

      You know I had mixed feelings about seeing the movie too. I didn’t want to see it at first because I was pouting about being injured and unable to run, AND I felt like “I ran it, why do I want to watch a movie about it?” But I am so glad I did. It was excellent. (I’m trying to convince Leslie to see it too.)

      I don’t remember what Legs you ran, Bruce, but Nancy Ryan in the movie was Terry from our team. She was leg 1. So it was really cool for me to see the other legs that you guys did in Van 1 and then to sort of relive my own running through them too.

      I hope you get a chance to see it! And thanks again for the nice comment. 🙂

  6. Christine (The Raw Project)

    Great review and now I really want to see the movie. The individual team stories sound very inspiring and I enjoy learning about runners of all types.

    Sorry about your injury, I hope you’ll be able to run soon.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      If you’re a runner you will love that movie!

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