Author Archives: Kelly Burns Gallagher

About Kelly Burns Gallagher

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

2017 Sucked

October 20th, 2017 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in Life | Little Otter | New Mom | Post Partum - (0 Comments)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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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Closet Clean Out

July 29th, 2017 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in Giveaway - (28 Comments)

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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