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)
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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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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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epc-welcome

Yesterday was Ivy’s first day at daycare.  I know this day has been coming for a very long time (we registered Ivy and put down the deposit when I was still 8 months pregnant).  Finding the right daycare was a tough process, there are just so many places that feel like baby jail, but we’re …
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  This week marks my “official” return to training and eventually racing.  The plan this week (its exciting to have a plan loaded into Training Peaks) is to do about three total hours of swimming, biking and running coupled with lots of core work.  As awesome as it would be to trust myself to write …
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Ragnar1

Back in December / January I thought it would be a really great idea to run Ragnar Cape Cod at 25 weeks pregnant.  I mean, how hard could it be?  I’d take a set of sort legs and coast through 13 ish miles easy.  Yeah, I was not bright.  After a first trimester filled with …
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8K

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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2015-07-16 18.05.55

Intro: For a long time I’ve been a Saucony Kinvara girl.  I’ve run hundreds, if not thousands, of miles in the Kinvara 3, 4, 5 and 6 (and have several special editions as well).  While I love the Kinvara post  bike crash and knee surgery I wanted something a little softer.  I tried the Hoka …
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LP3

Its become a tradition for me to spend the last weekend in July in Lake Placid whether I’m racing or not.  2015 was no different.  I have lots of thoughts about this year’s race — particularly about the lack of professional triathletes (and the announcement of a pro women only race in Lake Placid in …
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On June 29, 2014 I flipped my bike over a guard rail at Challenge Atlantic City, which resulted in a deep horizontal laceration above my right knee.  My first thought once I landed twenty feet down an embankment on the other side of the guard rail was “can I finish the race?”  After looking down …
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