Marathon Mama: What’s next, runners?

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By Beth Gallini, marathon mama of 2 With the Hogeye Marathon races just a few days away, you may have started to wonder what to do after the race. If you haven’t started wondering about this yet, chances are you will soon! In my opinion, the two most important things to think about are your [...]

Marathon Mama: Tips for making a race day plan

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By Beth Gallini, mama of 2 and runner Race day for the Hogeye Marathon is approaching quickly!  At this point, many of you are likely knee deep in training and the anticipation to see it all come together on race day is starting to build. Having a race plan is critical to having a good [...]

Marathon Mama: Different types of run options

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The Hogeye Marathon is about a month away and there’s something for everyone – races of all distances, volunteer opportunities, and lots of room to just watch the running show. We’ll have two more posts from Northwest Arkansas mom Beth Gallini in the Marathon Mama series before race day and Beth said she’d love to [...]

Marathon Mama: How to add speed work

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By Beth Gallini, runner mama of 2 When you first start running, just getting outside and getting used to running is exciting. Your pace and distance are not important. Instead what is important is that you are out there and building consistency.  At some point, though, you will find yourself wanting more. You’ll want to [...]

Marathon Mama: Top tips for running with others

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By Beth Gallini Whether you’re a new runner or an experienced runner, you have likely received an invitation to run with someone else or momentarily considered a group run hosted by a running store. If it hasn’t happened yet, it will! While part of you may think that sounds like fun, a larger part of [...]

Giveaway: Four 5K registrations for the Hogeye Marathon

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If you’re a beginning runner — or you plan to start training ASAP for a marathon — you’ll like this giveaway. We’ve teamed up with the Hogeye Marathon and four mamas will each win a 5K registration (value of $25 each). This is the chance to show your stuff — or just to challenge yourself. [...]

Marathon Mama: Tips for running in the cold

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By Beth Gallini, runner mama of 2 Happy New Year!  Is running or entering a race one of your New Year’s resolutions?  If so, today is your lucky day!  Anyone who registers for the Hogeye marathon or half-marathon will receive a pair of Hogeye arm warmers! One common obstacle to running this time of year [...]

Marathon Mama: How to find time to run and how to stay motivated

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Guest post by Beth Gallini If you read the first post in the Hogeye Marathon series, your interest may have been piqued and you may be tempted to start running and to register for one of the Hogeye Marathon races. But you’re likely wondering how you will find the time to run when you have [...]

Marathon Mama: An easy guide for beginning runners

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Guest Post by Beth Gallini Have you ever wanted to start running or had an itch to sign up for a race? Now is the perfect time! The Hogeye Marathon is March 29th and we’re here to help you busy moms who are interested in running or want to train for a race. We’ll guide [...]

So what does a personal trainer eat? Read on!


Tara, Sometimes I just don’t know what to eat to be healthy. As a personal trainer and nutritionist, what do you eat during the day? When you want to “splurge” what do you go for? First of all, I think about food in terms of chemical composition. I know. That’s weird. It does mean I [...]