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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. kalin

    I did a half marathon! So fun.
    We’re planning to do some more bike serious riding this summer now that the half is all done-although post-half Josh was talking about how maybe he could do a marathon… goodness!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It sounds like it was a good one too! Way to go!

      If you guys need biking buddies, we’re game. 🙂

  2. Lisa

    I’m sorry to hear that you fell. BUT, in my experience, I was so terrified of falling/crashing/scratching my bike that I really couldn’t enjoy myself. Once I finally did crash (on the side of a main highway with a HUGE audience) it changed my whole mindset toward cycling. Yes, it hurt and yes, I scratched my beautiful Bianchi but it made me into a much more relaxed bicyclist and made it much more fun.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’ve heard the same thing too. Hopefully I’ve gotten my fall out of the way and the rest is history. 🙁 Boy did it hurt!

  3. Jill

    Ouch! I am so sorry you fell! I have not fallen yet (knock on wood) Your ride looked awesome! I am riding tonight with my husband. I am still working my distance back up since I had surgery- I am hoping for 20 tonight.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Good luck on your 20 miles! Way to go!

  4. Lori

    Great ride and lovely pictures! A lot of our rides weave between street riding and path riding and I definitely prefer the paths!

    Sorry to hear about the fall, but at least it was a topple over and not a crash. It’s better to get that first clip shoe fall over with LOL.

    The main reason I get in so many miles is that I basically do 2 things – lifting and biking. I don’t the other things that you do like running and hiking. I use my bike to get around to places, too, like yogurt, coffee, breakfast, visiting my folks. Functional riding racks up the miles.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Man I am still sore from the fall. Glad it wasn’t a crash either.

      I knew you did biking and weights and that makes sense for the high mileage. If I didn’t run, or swim, I’d bike more. And if the weather would cooperate I could commute to work more than once a week!!! 🙁

  5. Carbzilla

    Ouch! You poor thing! Good attitude on seeing it as something to get over with.

    We walked the Pearl on Sunday and maybe picked out our new couch before driving out to Dundee for a BBQ. Not a huge exercise day (and Hot Lips for lunch. My plan is sooo blown).

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Where did you look for couches?

      How much pizza did you have? One slice won’t break the plan!

  6. Jim

    1700 calories?1 Holy crap where you avging like 25mph?! 😛

    For the record, in the Tour De France, if you are winning, you’re taking drugs so anyone in the front is pretty much cheating right now. The wife and I watched a special where they interviewed some not so popular cyclists in the TDF and they pretty much said everyone was doing it. They said the way you could tell those that take drugs were the ones in the front. He said if you don’t take steroids you can not compete, period. Pretty sad state Cycling is in these days.

    On that note, still glad Contador isn’t winning!

    Sorry about the knee!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’m not sure what the speed was. I’d have to guess 10-15 mph. But Portland has a LOT of hills. My heart rate can get pretty high.

      It’s a shame that the cycling world is being tainted by drugs because now that’s all people think about. 🙁

  7. Jim

    Yeah its weird how cycling is the center of attention when it come to steroids.

    I’m heading to Vermont (Barnet/ST Johnsbury) on the 15th. I guess I’ll get to revisit some of those monster hills up in the north east!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Good luck on those hills!

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