Author Archives: Kelly Burns Gallagher

About Kelly Burns Gallagher

mccarter english employment litigator / oiselle team runner / coeur sports triathlete / sonic endurance coach & race director / witsup.com writer / dartmouth '02 / emorylaw '05

14 Weeks – So Many Excuses, So Little Time

March 16th, 2017 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in Injury | MavMulti | New Mom | Post Partum | Travel - (0 Comments)
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When I woke up on Monday morning (actually when I woke up for the second time — Ivy was up at 1:30 a.m. but I didn’t check my email during that particular late night frolic) I found the following note from my coach in my Training Peaks account: Did I read that correctly?  Fourteen weeks …
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Fundraising for Owen – Running / Triathlon Raffle

February 28th, 2017 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in #OwenOtter | Giveaway | Ironman - (0 Comments)
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Our efforts to raise funds for the Adirondack Medical Center in memory (and honor) of #OwenOtter continue (if you like to know more about Owen please check out our posts here and here)!  So far, we’ve surpassed $2,000 in donations, but there’s a long way to go to hitting the magic $10,000 number by the time Ryan …
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I ran (twice).

February 27th, 2017 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in Injury | Little Otter | Running - (0 Comments)
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Last week I ran.  Twice.  It wasn’t fast and it wasn’t pretty but it was without pain.  About three weeks ago I learned that there were some not so awesome knee issues that showed up on my MRI.  Based on how symptomatic I was (walking hurt, I was having trouble carrying Ivy around and stairs were …
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Imagining Owen

February 20th, 2017 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in #OwenOtter | Life | Little Otter | Ryan - (0 Comments)
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The last few weeks have been a holding pattern training wise (my knee surgery was re-scheduled for March 14th thanks to insurance so I’m only able to swim and gently bike at the moment).  That coupled with a lot of stress at work and a baby with a nasty cold who can’t sleep through the night …
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Ivy’s Favorite Things Giveaway

February 19th, 2017 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in #OwenOtter | Giveaway | Little Otter | New Mom | Playtime | Post Partum - (0 Comments)
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As many of you know, Ryan is racing Ironman Lake Placid and raising $10,000 for the Adirondack Medical Center in honor of #OwenOtter.  So far, we’ve surpassed $1,500 in donations, but there’s a long way to go.  We’re holding a fundraiser at the Hooker Brewery on March 18, 2017 (tickets are $25 when purchased online and …
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One Step Forward Three Steps Back

February 10th, 2017 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in Injury | Life | Little Otter | New Mom - (2 Comments)
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For me,  post-pregnancy running and training isn’t pretty.  Unfortunately it got a little uglier this week.  While in Tulsa two weeks ago I fell.  Nothing serious (or so I thought).  I turned my left ankle wearing high heeled boots and fell to the ground.  The next morning I got up and ran.  I actually had …
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In the circles I frequent (especially the ones on social media) there are lots of new mommas, especially new mommas who happen to be runners and triathletes.  A pretty frequent topic of conversation has been “what will running be like post-partum” and “what doctors and health care professionals don’t tell you.”  While there are lots …
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Milk Stork – Boobs, Babies and Business Travel Made Simple

January 28th, 2017 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in Life | Little Otter | Post Partum | Random | Travel - (0 Comments)
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  While I’ve been back at work since Thanksgiving, I was lucky to avoid travel for the last two months.  My luck changed this past week and I needed to travel to Tulsa for a case.  Traveling for work is not new.  In 2016 while pregnant, I travelled a total of 37 days (right through …
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19 Weeks Post Partum – Daycare Begins

January 5th, 2017 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in Life | New Mom - (1 Comments)
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Yesterday was Ivy’s first day at daycare.  I know this day has been coming for a very long time (we registered Ivy and put down the deposit when I was still 8 months pregnant).  Finding the right daycare was a tough process, there are just so many places that feel like baby jail, but we’re …
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What I Learned (17 Weeks Post-Partum)

December 20th, 2016 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in Life | Little Otter | Post Partum | Running | Uncategorized | Weight Struggles - (0 Comments)
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As I sit here, I’ve officially been back to work for almost four weeks after a fourteen week maternity leave.  Our fourth trimester went by incredibly fast and its hard to believe its almost the end of 2016.  Pretty much everything in the last year has been an adjustment — being pregnant, giving birth, staying home with Ivy …
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