Purr Purr Chomp

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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Missing Owen

May 3rd, 2016 | Posted by Ryan Heisler in Life - (0 Comments)
The mural I did in September.

  I mentioned in my last post that the last time I had ridden the bike was at Challenge Maine last year. A lot of that has to do with my back and still trying to recover. But the other reason, I think, is that there is a part of me that isn’t ready. The …
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Kelly Whale

  It has been an interesting late fall – winter – early spring.  I have been told that there are women who love being pregnant.  I am not one of them.  While both me and the baby are healthy (hooray!), I am miserable both physically and emotionally.  During my first trimester I was cursed with …
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Dan hard at work, me pedaling along as we go.

For most triathletes, the most amount of time you’ll be spending during training and racing is on-board the bike. I say most in the above sentence because some of us have had the experience of a “run” lasting nearly as long, or longer than their bike during a race. This means that it is absolutely …
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April 2, 2016 was the tenth (yes, tenth) edition of the Greater Hartford Quarter Marathon held.  It was cold, rainy and miserable, probably the worst weather we’ve ever had for the event.  Despite the craptastic weather, we had a really great event.  Over the last ten years of directing this race I’ve learned a lot and …
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Edit:  All lots are taken.  I will be doing another one of these as spring gets closer so be on the look out.  We’re working on tidying and simplifying (it helps to read the life-changing magic of tidying up by marie kondo) and so its time to give away some more gently used work out …
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Still fat after SWIM BIKE FUEL.

I struggle with my weight, on a daily if not hourly basis.  This shouldn’t be a big surprise (See here, here and here for starters).  For me being fat is both mentally and physically painful, it weighs on both my sense of self perception and self esteem and on my muscles, bones and joints as …
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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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Late on Saturday afternoon (just after Bahrain 70.3 ended and just before Ironman Western Australia began) Barry Siff, President of USA Triathlon tweeted “Very disappointing to see only 7 pro women at #IM703Bahrain and just 5 at #IMWA – definitely not helping the @50WomentoKona cause.”     Setting aside why there were so few women at …
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Introducing Owen Otter

December 1st, 2015 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in Random - (5 Comments)

When Ryan posted a picture of the ring he bought me, I received a lot of comments and messages about how happy we looked together.  I wasn’t (and still am not) sure about how to reply to all those lovely comments and messages.  Ryan and I are indeed incredibly happy with each other but we are also …
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