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Going the Distance

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. Michael

    You’ll be back kiddo. You’re progressing nicely.

  2. Roz@weightingfor50

    You’ll get there Lisa. And we’ll be cheering you along on the journey!

  3. Marc

    I think one thing (among many) I’ve learned from reading your blog is a. listen to your body b. listen to your doctor. (okay…that was two things) And a whole lot about beer in Portland;) I still think that you are awesomely strong with that clean and press pic of you and the bicycle:)

    1. Lisa Eirene

      And I think you should add “question the doctor if you don’t think they are right”. I wish I’d seen a new specialist immediately after that jerk I saw instead of waiting 2 months.

  4. Steena

    I can relate to the “Why waste my time with a 5k” attitude.. Then I started plotting 10k races that I used as a portion of my weekend long run, for example, if I had to run 10 miles, I’d just run 4 before the 10k. That way I I still got to enjoy some of the shorter races that I once enjoyed.
    I agree that our personal perspective on distances can be wildly different from one year to the next. The best way to think about it is to stay in the present. Don’t compare now-you to last-year you. It’s tough, but it helps keep your head in a good place.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks Steena! I appreciate the advice coming from you and glad to hear you go through something similar. I love your idea of doing the 10k’s as part of your training. I will be VERY happy when I get back to the point I can do a 5k! And yes, I definitely compare myself to the old me and not the current me, which isn’t good…

  5. Miz

    so SORRY the knees are still such a hold up for you.
    Im not a distance woman.
    Im short bursts I guess 🙂

    1. Lisa Eirene

      They are doing better, that’s for sure. Just not 100% yet.

      Short bursts are sometimes more effective!

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