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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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In the circles I frequent (especially the ones on social media) there are lots of new mommas, especially new mommas who happen to be runners and triathletes.  A pretty frequent topic of conversation has been “what will running be like post-partum” and “what doctors and health care professionals don’t tell you.”  While there are lots …
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Sitting here today it seems as if Ivy has simultaneously been here forever and arrived just yesterday.  In reality Ivy is twenty-three days old and now seems as good a time as any to tell her birth story (plus she’s happily sleeping at the moment, which helps). Ivy’s birth story actually begins a year ago.  As …
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Kelly Whale

  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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Post-Op.  Shaun insisted on taking this picture.

As I posted a couple of weeks ago after four years of gaining weight without explanation, I was finally diagnosed with Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (“PCOS”).  Based on the diagnosis, my reproductive endocrinologist sent me for an entire battery of blood work to determine treatment options.  Two hours, five different draws and twenty-one vials of …
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I am fat. Well, technically, by body mass index, I am over weight.  I have never been thin, but I used to be significantly less fat.   I was once about 155 lbs, average for my height of 5′ 8″.  I always have had trouble losing weight but about 4 years ago I started steadily …
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After running Ragnar Cape Cod last week (and posting pictures from the event) several people asked me if I had lost weight.  Unfortunately the answer is no.  The pictures they were referring to just happened to be taken at really flattering camera angles (I can thank Shaun and the professional photographer on leg 35 for …
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4 Weeks In

February 23rd, 2014 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in Uncategorized - (4 Comments)

I have been asked by several people how I am doing working with Dr. Jeff Donatello.  I’ve generally avoided answering the question as I have only been working with him for 4 weeks and I’ve committed to a 6 month program.  That being said here’s my first interim report. The Good – I am sleeping …
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Yesterday Shaun and I got up at 4 a.m. to head to Kittery, Maine in the snow looking for some answers as to what was going on with me metabolically. We got answers in the form of nine pages of laboratory test results, which confirmed some things I suspected and brought some new issues to …
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I received quite a few responses on FaceBook and Twitter from my blog post about Lava Magazine’s nutrition articles. A lot of the responses were along the lines of “it would be really nice to have someone actually provide some direction as to what type of nutrition plan works for what type of athlete.” The …
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