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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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In October, World Triathlon Corporation (“WTC”) and Ironman announced a partnership with Life Time Fitness.  As part of this new partnership WTC and Life Time are creating a “Women for Tri Board of Advisors.”  The stated purpose of the Board is to “work with IRONMAN and Life Time to research, brainstorm, create and put into action …
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birg wings

In college I had a friend that, after every party or formal, would come back to the house, stand in front of the fireplace and ask “so what so we think, thumbs up or thumbs down?” as she moved her thumbs up and down to gauge the group’s approval.   There was never a night …
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I’ve spent the past 6 or 7 since weeks since Florida doing a whole lot of nothing but as 2014 gets closer and closer, I’ve started to think about (and plan) 2014. I’m not a person who plans tons and tons of races.  Races take a lot of physical and mental energy and racing too …
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Trying Not to Make the Same Mistake Twice

November 11th, 2013 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

In the weeks after finishing Ironman Florida in 2012 I made the decision that if I just lost 20 lbs I could be super fast in 2013.  I worked really, really hard to not eat, (further) messed up my metabolism and hormone levels, gained 25lbs and ended up being diagnosed with an eating disorder.  Not the …
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Time for the (S)Lottery

June 29th, 2011 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Like every person who participates in long course triathlon, I have (had) an aspiration to qualify for and participate in the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.  Unfortunately, I do not suffer from delusions of grandeur and I have come to realize that with the proliferation of WTC Ironman races and the limited number of spots available on …
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Goal Check

January 14th, 2011 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

So with Sunday’s 5K, I finished my first chunk of base work for the 2011 season. The way my plan is set up, I had 12 weeks of base that spanned from October through the beginning of January, 4 weeks of build in January and February and then back to 12 more weeks of base …
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