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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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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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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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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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First a warning.  This blog post discusses female reproductive organs.  This makes some people squeamish and is too much information for others.  If you are one of those people, you may not want to continue reading.  You’ve been warned. With that said, as part of my treatment for PCOS, my reproductive endocrinologist recommended that I …
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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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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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A Weekend Without Pancakes

August 8th, 2011 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in Uncategorized - (3 Comments)

Whenever I’ve decided to be serious about nutrition in the past, I always did a very good job on weekdays but would use my long bikes and runs on the weekend as an excuse for some pre or post training sugar and carbohydrates.  Specifically I love pancakes. Not. Pancakes.  These are the scallops, yellow squash …
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