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

A Small Modicum of Success

November 29th, 2017 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in Life | Little Otter | Post Partum | Running | Ryan | Weight Struggles - (0 Comments)
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In the last few weeks something has clicked. I’m training with some degree of regularity and am actually swimming, biking and running.  All three.  In the same week.  I would love to say that there’s some magic formula to getting things done, or that all I had to do was HTFU and everything fell into …
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Baby steps.  That’s where I’m at.  Huge big goals for 2017 led to huge big disappointments (no Ironman Florida and pretty much stalling at developing any type of meaningful fitness).  I’ve learned that lesson.  While 2017 sucked, it has taught me lessons — that Squish throws a monkey wrench into almost every attempt at scheduling …
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Cold Weather Clean Out

October 28th, 2017 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in Giveaway | Life | Uncategorized - (15 Comments)
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We’ve started working on cleaning out all the cold weather gear (I.  Have.  Too. Much.  Stuff).  So I’ll be paying it forward again and giving away  the lots of cold weather accessories (mostly Lululemon) pictured below.  Everything is is good to excellent condition.  If you would like a lot please follow these directions: Comment on …
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2018 Race Series

October 23rd, 2017 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in Quarter Marathon | Race Directing | Running | Ryan - (0 Comments)
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  Registration for the 2018 race series (The Greater Hartford Quarter Marathon, Retro Run 5K, Solstice Sprint 5K and Hogsback Half Marathon) open on November 1, 2017 at 12:01 a.m.  We’re trying a few new things this year.  Here’s what you need to know: 1.  Early Bird Registration.  The most inexpensive way to register is …
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2017 Sucked

October 20th, 2017 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in Life | Little Otter | New Mom | Post Partum - (0 Comments)
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Its only October, but I feel that I can say with definiteness that 2017 sucked. Alright, maybe that statement is a tad over dramatic.  In all seriousness, there were lots of good things about 2017 (so far).  Ivy is freaking adorable and funny and opinionated and ridiculous.  All the things an almost 14 month old …
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Hogsback Half Marathon – Race Directing Report

October 17th, 2017 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in Race Directing | Race Report | Running | Ryan - (4 Comments)
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Another Hogsback Half Marathon in the books. This is my 12th year of race directing and its never been easy.  Recently I feel like race directing is getting harder — I don’t know if its rising expenses, more demanding athletes or the fact that I’m just getting older.  Probably its a little bit of all …
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A Crowd Sourcing Question – Race Deferrals

September 18th, 2017 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in Race Directing | Ryan - (3 Comments)
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Ryan and I race direct a series of running races in Connecticut — the Greater Hartford 1/4 Marathon, Retro Run 5K, Solstice Sprint 5K and Hogsback Half Marathon.  We’re both volunteers and while we feel like we produce quality races there is no paid race director or paid race production company.  Since we started directing race …
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Happy Birthday Ivy

August 22nd, 2017 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)
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Happy First Birthday Squish!!!  We can’t say enough about the past year with our funny, mischievous, curious little girl.  Here’s to another year of cuddles, messes, exploring and growing.  We love you so much.

Cranberry Trifest Race Report

August 21st, 2017 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in New Mom | Post Partum | Race Report - (0 Comments)
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Ivy turns one tomorrow. I had so many plans and goals for Ivy’s first year — getting back into shape, losing all the baby weight, running a marathon, qualifying for USAT age group national nationals, racing a half, training for Ironman Florida — and I failed at all of them.  I should be clear, while …
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When WTC modified the KPR system (the system that professional triathletes use to qualify for Kona — you can read more about it here and here) back in 2013, I wrote a post about how there was likely going to be a “Pregnancy Penalty” for female professional triathletes.  Four years later that potential penalty now has a …
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