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First Run in 7 Days

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. steff (steffsays)

    ugh, that sucks! i’m totally in the same boat as you with the running injuries. i think listening to your body is key, when it’s hurting, honor and respect it by resting or doing other activities that don’t hurt.

    how is your running form? there may be some easy tweaks/adjustments to your technique that might help. the book Chi Running by Danny Dreyer really helped me. a few little changes and i was able to eliminated about 80% of my knee pain while running.

    good luck!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I think my form is pretty good. I KNOW that I was not fully prepared or properly trained by Hood to Coast. My body is clearly telling me to rest.

  2. Amber from Girl with the Red Hair

    I SO know what you mean. That’s what my foot was like. Running, running, running PAIN. It’s so frustrating!

  3. Diane Fit to the Finish

    I’m so sorry that your IT band is injured and that you fell. Awful! I struggle with my knee. Walking fast is just fine, but sometimes I can run and sometimes not. I hate feeling like I am at the mercy of my knee to do what I want.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yes–that’s what my experience was like too. I felt fantastic when I first started to run, then felt great when walking (no pain) but then the knee pain started. It was disappointing.

  4. Julie

    So sorry for the awful run and the fall! I’m such a klutz – I fall ALL the time.
    It’s such a struggle to have an injury. I’ve been dealing with one right after the other for the past two years and it sucks! I just want to run like the wind…and I can’t.

    I CAN tell you that I had IT Band issues my first marathon and with rest they totally went away. I have a friend who had huge IT problems that were solved with new shoes. Maybe a trip to the running store would help?

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That is great to hear. I think I will rest and take a break from running. I WAS training for Hood to Coast for a year….I got fitted for running shoes and LOVE them but maybe they are getting worn out.

  5. Lori (Finding Radiance)


    I have never had IT band issues (yet, thankfully). Keep cross training to help.

  6. Becky

    I’m so sorry to hear about your IT band and your fall! What a rough run! My hubby had IT band issues and got a magical Styrofoam tube from the doctor that he was able to use to stretch it out and get it to heal. He’s fine now. I hope that helps!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I think you mean a foam roller? I have one. It works pretty well. But I didn’t use it for about a week…

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