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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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  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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Today is Father’s Day. For those of us with living dads or living children celebrating is fairly straight forward.  I can call my dad.  I can send him a present (or in my case I can hold onto a present until I see him in early July).  There is both a giver and recipient of love …
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  It has been an interesting late fall – winter – early spring.  I have been told that there are women who love being pregnant.  I am not one of them.  While both me and the baby are healthy (hooray!), I am miserable both physically and emotionally.  During my first trimester I was cursed with …
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When so much of my life is connected to triathlon, I get a lot of questions about how my training is going and what my next race is.  Right now I don’t have any answers for a lot of reasons. Back in August I received an email from Doug MacLean, my coach of five years, …
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Introducing Owen Otter

December 1st, 2015 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in Random - (5 Comments)
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When Ryan posted a picture of the ring he bought me, I received a lot of comments and messages about how happy we looked together.  I wasn’t (and still am not) sure about how to reply to all those lovely comments and messages.  Ryan and I are indeed incredibly happy with each other but we are also …
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Finishing up and handing off to Shira

I am super competitive.  Problematically competitive.  The past year or so has been hard on me, surgery – bad crash – more surgery.  Despite running the Baystate Half Marathon last October and doing Florida in November (I’m thinking the best description is that I was a “completitor”), I haven’t had a really great run since …
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I’m going through a bit a an American Civil War period in my intellectual life and I was recently struck by a Frederick Douglas quote.  On his death bed Douglas was asked by a young activist what advice would he give to the young activist.  Douglass’ response was “Agitate.  Agitate.  Agitate.”  So what does Frederick …
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