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The Portland Century – Part 2

The Portland Century – Part 2

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. Amber from Girl with the Red Hair

    Nice job conquering the hills!!! I actually love running and biking hills because I feel SO ACCOMPLISHED when I get to the top of one 🙂

    1. Lisa Eirene

      YES!!!! Conquering the hills makes me feel AWESOME!

      1. Roz@weightingfor50

        Hi Lisa…wah…just made a comment and I must have “spammed” again. Hope you get this. Congrats on those hills!!!!!!! You are my biking hero!

        1. Lisa Eirene

          I did manage to catch it in the spam folder but if there were others they are gone. I didn’t notice any this morning. 🙁

  2. Roz@weightingfor50

    OH Lisa, what an amazing ride!!! Well done on those hills!!! Have a great day.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It felt GOOD to accomplish it!

  3. Jill

    Oh My Gosh… you are killing me with your cliffhangers!!!! 🙂
    CONGRATULATIONS on making it up the killer hills without walking! You were determined and YOU DID IT!!! I am so happy for you!
    I can’t wait to hear the next part!!!
    Jill recently posted..Gluten Free is not a Free Pass to Unhealthy!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks Jill! I’m super happy about it!

      Sorry to keep you hanging. I figured there was too much info and photos for just one post! 🙂

  4. Lori

    Great job on the hills! I think it is the lactic acid buildup that makes you feel like jello when you hit the top of hills. It’s funny because the feeling goes away really quick once you stop climbing.

    Very beautiful ride, too!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      As soon as I started pedaling again the jello-legs went away and they didn’t come back. The jello legs only happened after I was done climbing the hill and I stopped to rest.

      It was a beautiful ride!

  5. Mayumi (@Fitnotfried2)

    Amazing job with conquering the hills and congratulations!! I could feel how determined you were to accomplish your goal. I cannot wait to read the last part 🙂

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Determination or stubbornness…depends on who you ask. 🙂

  6. Eleah

    This is awesome and totally inspirational! You rocked those hills!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It felt SOOO good to make it to the top!

  7. jane Cartelli

    The sun will come out tomorrow, bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow, they’ll be sun –
    Seriously, I sing songs ilke Tomorrow to keep me positive when life sucks – or when I just get a bad haircut.

    So you otta hang on till tomorrow – come what may!

    Your adventure sounds amazing. My legs hurt thinking about it.

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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yes, reminding myself that tomorrow is a new day has kept me from quitting jobs, quitting healthy living, etc.

  8. cindylu

    I think hills always look less intimidating in photographs. At least the scenic views show up quite nicely.

    Great job kicking climbing those hills.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Well I don’t take any photos of the hills from the bottom or the middle because I’m too busy trying to get to the top! 🙂

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