blog 1

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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Squish 1

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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solstice5

  Registration for the 2018 race series (The Greater Hartford Quarter Marathon, Retro Run 5K, Solstice Sprint 5K and Hogsback Half Marathon) open on November 1, 2017 at 12:01 a.m.  We’re trying a few new things this year.  Here’s what you need to know: 1.  Early Bird Registration.  The most inexpensive way to register is …
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blog 8

Not long ago Ryan posted about what a day looks like from his perspective.  While we have quite a bit of overlap, we are married and raising Ivy together, there are differences.  No two days are alike but here’s my Thursday May 11, 2017. 4:15 a.m. – Ryan’s alarm goes off for the first time. …
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morris 13

Its just over two weeks until the first (annual) Retro Run 5K.  Despite the fact that I’ve been a race director for over ten years, starting a new race is always really hard.   When Ryan and I decided that we were going to raise $10,000 in memory of Owen we knew that we need to …
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14weeks5

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)
hyannis

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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Saucony Freedom Iso. Image courtesy of Saucony.

There are times where running feels like a complete slog. And then there are times where it feels completely effortless. More often than not, it ranges somewhere in the middle. Typically, with running shoes, you wind up with compromises in footwear design. You have shoes that are perfect for those slogging miles, but don’t hold …
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blog 2

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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oiselle9

One of the difficulties I’ve faced training post-pregnancy is that nothing fits me (carrying an extra 40 lbs will do that to you). Although some of my pre-pregnancy workout gear is stretchy enough to remain in use, I’ve had to purchase a fairly extensive exercise wardrobe in the last few weeks.  While its been on …
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