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
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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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Closet Clean Out

July 29th, 2017 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in Giveaway - (28 Comments)
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We have so much stuff and not enough space, so its time to clean out the closets and storage bins.  Below are 8 “lots” of athletic wear mostly from Oiselle and Lululemon with a little bit of Sweaty Betty, Brooks, Adidas (Boston Marathon gear) and Tee Turtle thrown in for good measure.  If you would …
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National Sports Bra Squad Day

June 23rd, 2017 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in Life | Little Otter | New Mom | Weight Struggles - (0 Comments)
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Oiselle through their partnership with Kelly K. Roberts have declared June 24, 2017 as National Sports Bra Squad Day.  Its premised off the idea that ditching your shirt while running is empowering and that doing it in large numbers makes it easier (“ditching your shirt for the first time can be terrifying! There’s strength in numbers …
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Race Director Report – Solstice Sprint 5K

June 22nd, 2017 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in Life | Race Directing | Race Report | Running - (0 Comments)
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  On June 7, 2017, Ryan and I race directed the 11th annual Solstice Sprint 5K.  Traditionally the race took place on the third Wednesday of the month.  In 2017 we decided to move it for a few reasons: (1) to longer compete with a 5K in Ansonia; (2) to move away from conflicts with …
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Mission Accomplished

June 21st, 2017 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in #OwenOtter | Ryan - (0 Comments)
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Over the past seven or eight months we’ve been actively working to raise $10,000 for the Adirondack Medical Center via the Ironman Foundation “Your Journey Your Cause” program in memory of Owen.  With Ironman Lake Placid quickly approaching we were creeping towards (and finally exceeded) $9,000. Once we hit the $9,000 mark on Monday things …
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Our (Second) First Mother’s Day

May 15th, 2017 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in #OwenOtter | Life | Little Otter | New Mom | Post Partum | Ryan - (0 Comments)
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I have a really complicated relationship with Mother’s Day.  I took Ivy for a run yesterday and while running across a cross walk on the rail trail a guy in a huge pick up truck, slowed down, rolled down the window and shouted “Happy Mother’s Day!” to us.  That random act of kindness made me …
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Some Random Thursday

May 12th, 2017 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in Life | Little Otter | New Mom | Post Partum | Running | Ryan - (0 Comments)
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Not long ago Ryan posted about what a day looks like from his perspective.  While we have quite a bit of overlap, we are married and raising Ivy together, there are differences.  No two days are alike but here’s my Thursday May 11, 2017. 4:15 a.m. – Ryan’s alarm goes off for the first time. …
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Tripping Over My Privilege

May 10th, 2017 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in Little Otter | Post Partum | Running | Swimming | Weight Struggles - (0 Comments)
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For the first time in a while I’ve had a really good week of training.  Training Peaks is filled with green boxes, I’ve actually done my core work, I’ve hit my bike power numbers and I’ve found time to get to the pool and swim (despite a multiple day shutdown due to filtration issues). At …
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Retro Run 5K – Creating a Race

May 3rd, 2017 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in #OwenOtter | Race Directing | Ryan - (0 Comments)
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Its just over two weeks until the first (annual) Retro Run 5K.  Despite the fact that I’ve been a race director for over ten years, starting a new race is always really hard.   When Ryan and I decided that we were going to raise $10,000 in memory of Owen we knew that we need to …
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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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