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When I woke up on Monday morning (actually when I woke up for the second time — Ivy was up at 1:30 a.m. but I didn’t check my email during that particular late night frolic) I found the following note from my coach in my Training Peaks account: Did I read that correctly?  Fourteen weeks …
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I ran (twice).

February 27th, 2017 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in Injury | Little Otter | Running - (0 Comments)
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Last week I ran.  Twice.  It wasn’t fast and it wasn’t pretty but it was without pain.  About three weeks ago I learned that there were some not so awesome knee issues that showed up on my MRI.  Based on how symptomatic I was (walking hurt, I was having trouble carrying Ivy around and stairs were …
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I tend not to write about too much personal stuff, but I figured I needed to give a bit of an update about what’s going on in my little world.  While racing Challenge Atlantic City on June 29, 2014, I flipped my bike over a guardrail.  On the way over my right knee made contact …
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Last week I travelled from Hartford to Bend, Oregon for a running camp sponsored by Oiselle (#birdcamp).  It was an awesome trip and an awesome opportunity to meet fantastic women, even if I couldn’t run.  Here are some pictures from the week, it was awesome. While I was in Bend, however, the toilet on out …
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Over the past week I’ve had a lot of time on my hands (or rather time spent on my butt).  With my knee being totally immobilized I pretty much spend my time in bed or in the big comfy chair in the living room, reading, writing, googling, doing lawyer work, backing projects on Kickstart (check …
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First and foremost I want to thank everyone for their well wishes, notes, texts, cards and everything else.  It really helps to know that lots of people care about me and my inability to keep my wheels down.  Five days post bike wreck and I’m going a little stir crazy.  My day consists of moving …
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There’s a joke in the cycling community — there are two types of cyclists in the world, those who have crashed and those who are going to crash.  Yesterday at Challenge Atlantic City, I fell into the former category.  The race week started off really well.  We had a big group of athletes racing, a …
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This is my right shoulder.  During the last week of April is began to ache.  I figure I was just tired.  My whole body is generally sore so I didn’t pay too much attention to a new ache in my shoulder.  When swimming the ache began to turn into pain, especially during the recovery phase …
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It has been an interesting week.  On Wednesday afternoon, I was admitted to the Hospital of Central Connecticut (formerly New Britain General Hospital) for foot surgery.  It was not major surgery, the doctor made a small incision in my right foot between the second and third metatarsal and removed scar tissue and the tiny object …
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