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The Racing Bug

The Racing Bug

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. Biz

    Being diabetic, I am intriged about that Chef! I can’t tell you how many emails I get from people that say “you are diabetic so you shouldn’t be eating potatoes” and other recommendations.

    With insulin, I can basically eat anything – which is the problem – if I want cheese fries with bacon I just give myself more insulin!

    Hope you find a 5k – I need to find a race this spring too – my last one was October of 2008!
    Biz recently posted..I love my bra! Weekly WI. Cheesy 4 pt. Cauliflower. Best blog title ever.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I don’t know enough about diabetes, thankfully, so all I know is that you should eat sugar stuff and drink alcohol. I am looking forward to the chef’s story as well. I’m curious if he cures his diabetes with losing weight. I was so happy that my blood sugar levels went to normal when I lost the weight!

  2. Laura Jane @ Recovering Chocoholic

    Great workout! Don’t feel bad about the mile threshold. I’m struggling to get past the 6 minute threshold. This will be my 3rd week on week 4 of the couch to 5k program.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Definitely listen to your body! Sometimes it takes longer.

  3. Erin

    Good job on getting back into running. I think that the first few weeks of running are always the hardest.

    The Savie Island race looks really fun! I have a few 5ks lined up for this summer. The starlight run, the Mt. Tabor doggie dash ( I think the 8k!, I did the 5k last year and it was great. It was a much smaller race whice I liked), and foam fest

    Good luck on your training!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Woot! A fellower Portlander. I will check out that link.

      And yes, the first few weeks of running is the hardest. I’m struggling to decipher the “normal running pains” from the “you were injured and still might be” pains….

      1. Erin

        I loved the doggie dash! I was well organized and the corse was fun, hilly, but good. I loved that I got to bring my four legged training partner too! Plus, there was good beer, hot dogs and live music after the race.

        1. Lisa Eirene

          Michael and I will be getting a dog sometime this year and I think the Doggie Dash would be a fun one!

  4. Jill

    I am so glad you are getting back into running! I will look forward to following your progress and then hearing all about when you cross the finish line at your 5K!!!
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  5. Katie Squires

    Your dinner pics have me drooling….and YEAH to the RACE BUG!! 🙂 🙂
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  6. Cheryle

    Glad to see you are back to running! I too have the bug and am looking forward to Heartbreaker 5k and Shamrock 8k. After that, I don’t have any specific plans but that Sauvie Island one sounds interesting!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I did the Shamrock 8k a few years ago! It was a fun race. If the route is the same, it goes up Broadway–which almost killed me! I so wasn’t prepared for running up a hill like that!

      1. Cheryle

        Yep, that Broadway is a killer! I have had to stop and walk both times I have done Shamrock but hope not to this time!
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        1. Lisa Eirene

          I only did the Shamrock 8k once and I am proud to say I ran the whole thing and never walked. Even though I wanted to because Broadway was killing me!

  7. Lori

    Glad you are enjoying your running! I have kind of backed off of doing races now. Part of that is not running any more, so foot races are out (duh.. LOL). I don’t do too many bike races because I am more of just a distance biker and not a fast biker – so I don’t want the pressure to finish in a certain amount of time. I like to enjoy the actual ride, which means stopping and looking around. I might do one, but not sure yet. We certainly do enough regular biking that I don’t need to add races.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’m definitely not competing in anything. I just do it for me, for fun and a challenge!

  8. Ashley

    I can so relate on the getting-back-into-running thing. I remember how hard it was after the wedding. I’m not looking to run again any time soon (weights and spin for the win!) but I have a feeling I will someday. We’ll see. I’ll follow along with your journey for now.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      It’s been easier to let the running go to the back-burner because I am enjoying the Spin Class. It’s hard to distinguish normal running pains from the “your injury is still here” pains…

      Thanks for the support, Ashley!

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