Portland running Why Wednesday

Why Wednesday – Why I Run the Waterfront

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. Michele @ Healthy Cultivations

    First, esplanade is such a lovely word. I hadn’t even heard the word until a few years ago. It just conjures images of simpler times past.

    Something I Miss: my two dogs

  2. Becky

    I miss weather warm enough to run outside and just barely sun kiss my shoulders! I’m having a very hard time convincing myself I want to go run out in the snow.

    By the way–Portland looks beautiful! I need to visit there someday!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It is pretty beautiful. Especially in Spring!

  3. Kristina @ spabettie

    you WILL run again, because you are being good to yourself NOW… I know it’s hard (boy, do I know!!) but it’s smart and necessary.

    I am going through the same thing – I’m running a little here and there, and it’s getting better but the come back to being a runner is slow.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yes, it seems slower than it was when I first started running!

  4. Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin

    I miss my niece and nephew, Claire and Ben.

  5. Sara

    I miss Summer! I miss daylight after work and not feeling depressed and wanting to hibernate at 7pm because it’s so dark outside it feels like 9 or 10pm. 🙁 I miss the code orange 98 degree days because at least it was sunny out and I was wearing shorts. I miss not needing a jacket and that less clothes was better. Now I feel so BLEH about the cold and needing what feels like a million articles of clothing just to go outside, hating that by the time I get home it’s pretty much dark, and that soon I’ll dread going outside at all. 🙁 I NEED MY SUMMER BACK!

    ok I know I’ll survive, etc, etc. blahblahblah winter’s not that dramatic. But I’m such a summer person and I want it back dammit! 😛


    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’m with you too. I hate how dark it is now!

  6. Lesley

    Oh, I almost cried seeing those pics of Portland. I got to work in Portland back in 1995 for two months. I ran every single day on the water and then in Forest Park on the weekends. I loved it. It’s where I found my running legs. I loved running in the continuous light rain.

    It’s funny…I didn’t have a mirror or a scale in my corporate apartment, so I just ran based on how I felt inside, rather than how I looked. It was nice not caring and just running. (Note to self: need to remind myself of that again).

    Don’t worry…you’ll run again. I’ve started over so many times…so many times. It’s amazing how quickly you get back up to speed…pun intended.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks Leslie. I appreciate the encouragement. One of my goals this year was to run in Forest Park. I even bought trail running shoes. I guess that will have to wait!

  7. Kathy


    Go check out Fit Right Nortwest on Facebook; they featured this post 🙂

    Take care,


    1. Lisa Eirene

      Wow! That’s so cool. Thank you for letting me know.

  8. Merinda

    I miss the Pacific Northwest in general. I haven’t been back since 2005.

    And I miss my parents and brother, haven’t seen either in 3 years.

  9. Wellness Ambassador » 110 Pounds and Counting

    […] during my lunch break. If it was raining I did the treadmill in the gym but usually I ran outside (the waterfront loop). I’d run it in about 45 minutes and then I had just enough time for a quick shower and I was […]

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