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Weather Girl Goes For a Run

Weather Girl Goes For a Run

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

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  1. cindylu

    Glad you felt good out there. I’ve been lucky to avoid running related injuries thus far, but have had to take more than a week off from running before due to back pain. That was tough.

    I’m not obsessed with the weather when I run, but that’s probably because (a) I live in LA, land of mild winters, little rain and lots of sunshine and (b) after a marathon in monsoon-like conditions and a half marathon in rain, I know a little inclement weather actually does me well during the race.

    I also have a really flexible schedule, so if I don’t want to run when it’s 75 and sunny out in the morning, I’ll wait ’til the evening. For long runs, I’m a little more concerned about weather since I have to be out there longer.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      LUCKY!! When I was really miserable last winter because of the rain I often thought about moving to LA…. 🙂

      The few times I ran in the rain because I was so fed up with the weather I realized it wasn’t that big of a deal. Not preferred, but not as awful as I thought.

      I wish I had a more flexible schedule.

  2. SlimKatie @ Runs for Cookies

    It sounds like you had an awesome run! Don’t you just love that? I will do pretty much anything to avoid the dreadmill–even if it means super cold weather or hot weather or rain (actually, I love running in the rain!) I use the dreadmill when I don’t have anyone to watch my kids, and I am truly stuck.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I am warming up to running in the rain. Sometimes it can be refreshing!

  3. Lesley

    I don’t know how you’ve been running on the treadmill. I had to force myself to run on the treadmill about 10 times this winter. I ran last week on it because I’d have free childcare at the gym. But, I always feel tweaked after running on a treadmill. IT Band is always wonky, ankles and knees are unhappy. I’m much more afraid of injuring myself on that crazy machine.

    Now, on the other hand, if I want to baby my legs and joints, I find the squishiest, softest trail I can find. Not too many rocks, but a little bit of variety to strengthen my tendons and joints. Speaking of that, have you run Forest Park? I was in Portland, OR for 2 months for work (a million years ago) and I couldn’t get there fast enough to run at least twice a week. it’s where I fell in love with trail running. And, there is the best canopy of shade!!! Treat yourself with one of the best urban trail runs I’ve ever run—Your feet and legs will love ya!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      The only way I’ve survived the treadmill was zoning out and watching tv honestly. It’s really awful!

  4. Necia

    As a new runner, I absolutely do Not check the weather. If I feel like a run, I go or a run. And I sometime pay for it too!

  5. Kristin

    I track the weather obsessively, but I do run in all kinds of weather. I’ll make minor adjustments to accommodate conditions, but living in WA state you really have to take what you get or you’ll never run. Mostly it doesn’t bother me once I get out there. I did then Portland Half last year in a downpour! Although I didn’t like that so much….

    1. Lisa Eirene

      You do have to kind of get used to it when living in the NW!

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