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

The Road to $10,000

April 13th, 2017 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in #OwenOtter | Ironman | Life | Little Otter - (0 Comments)
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As many of you know Ryan and I are working to raise $10,000 for the Adirondack Medical Center through the Ironman Foundation (Ryan is racing Ironman Lake Placid).  The $10,000 number is important because its the cost of a NICU incubator.  Due to current resources in the High Peaks region of New York state (where …
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Frequent Failure

April 10th, 2017 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in Life | Little Otter | New Mom | Random | Ryan | Weight Struggles - (1 Comments)
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Last week on the trainer I watched The Barkley Marathons Documentary on Netflix (side note, if you haven’t watched it, you should).  Lazarus Lake, the founder and race director of The Barkley Marathon made a comment that really stuck with me — “You can’t really accomplish anything without the possibility of failure.”  In my life, personal …
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Today (April 1, 2017) marked the eleventh running of the Greater Hartford Quarter Marathon.  It was super cold and windy with a generous helping of rain, sleet and snow.  Of all the races I’ve directed (we’re now up to four a year), this one was the most challenging.  To start things off, Ivy woke up …
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Fat Otters Don’t Need Food

March 29th, 2017 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in Post Partum | Weight Struggles - (2 Comments)
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A lot of my life involves pictures.  Pictures I take of Ivy.  Family selfies of me, Ryan, Ivy and Owen Otter.  Pictures to publicize races and events.  And pictures others take of me.  A few weeks ago, we had our #OwenOtter fundraiser at the Hooker Brewery.  The event was a huge success and we raised …
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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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