The Running for Real Podcast

Tina Muir

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A collective of conversations that inspire, motivate, and encourage runners who know deep down that the world we want to create already exists. We all play a role in bringing it to life. Join former professional runner and life-long athlete, Tina Muir in this unique running podcast. We do not talk to professional runners about their wins or the Olympics. We do not talk about what shoes to wear or what training is best. Instead, we relate every experience back to you, and love to think hard about the questions you would always love to ask.

While we bring on well known guests like Malcolm Gladwell, Reshma Saujani, Ryan Holiday, Des Linden, Michael Gervais, and David Epstein, these are not the same old conversations. This feels more like overhearing two friends talking about the deep conversations that weigh on our hearts daily. Join us in discovering the power of running, why our sport has always been part of humanity, and how we can use it as a tool for realizing our truest self, uplifting our communities, celebrating cultures, and taking care of our Mother Earth.

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Kiera Smalls: Be Mindful of the Stories We Tell Ourselves - R4R 335

Kiera Smalls’ personal mission is to connect resources to the people who need them most. She’s been a community reporter for WHYY in Philadelphia, launched the city’s bike share program, advised race presenters on inclusivity, and co-founded the fitness community Strides (formerly City Fit Girls). Today she is the Executive Director of the Running Industry Diversity Coalition (RIDC), which envisions a running industry committed to racial justice. RIDC was formed in response to the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, a young Black man who was murdered while he was out for a run. Its mission is to unite the running industry to provide resources, measure progress, and hold the industry accountable to equitable employment, leadership, and ownership positions and improve inclusion, visibility, and access for Black, Indigenous, and people of color. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode335.   THANK YOU TO ÖRLÖ, OLADANCE, AND TRACKSMITH FOR SPONSORING THIS EPISODE.    ÖRLÖ is the world’s most sustainable algae supplement. Their products deliver a natural source of omega-3s, vitamins and minerals that improve user experience, bioavailability and nutritional support. Their algae omega-3 products are in the polar lipid form, delivering superior absorption over traditional omega-3 sources including fish or krill.  Their algae is grown in pristine water in Iceland using only green energy and they employ a carbon-negative production process. 99% less land and water resources are used, so you get 100% of the benefit with 0% of the guilt! Go here and use code TINA10 at checkout to save 10%. You can add it on top of their special New Year’s offer for a total savings of 37%!   OLADANCE Wearable Stereos deliver high-quality sound without ever going in your ear. They have a secure fit so they’re perfect for running, but so comfortable that you can wear them for hours. Since they don’t go in your ear, you can still hear outside sounds and remain aware of your surroundings. The audio quality is outstanding; Oladance is truly a wearable stereo, with 360° sound. It also has a super long battery life - up to 16 hours! Oladance is for people who love to move, to be active, and to listen to music, podcasts or books with superior sound.  You can go here and use code TINA to save 20% on your order!   ALLBIRDS looks at everything through a sustainability lens; it’s at the core of who they are as a company and the products they create. Their performance running shoe, the Tree Flyer, is lightweight, super springy, and wildly comfortable, and they’re Tina’s go-to running shoes. They’re her workout shoes, and she’s run three marathons and an ultra in them.  The Tree Dasher is not only a running shoe, it’s perfect for daily wear. Use this link, and you’ll get a free pair of socks with your order!    THANKS FOR LISTENING! We know there are so many podcasts you could listen to, and we are honored you have chosen .  If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us: __ __ __ __ Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe?  You can find out here. http://tinamuir.com/subscribe  “Thank you” to Kiera! We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.

1h 10m
Jan 27
Together Run 72 Tina: 30, 45 minute run

Join Tina for her first post injury long run in this run at Forest Park in St Louis. Tina takes runners through some meditative elements; a body scan, senses check in, mental health check in, and updates, before going on to have a conversation. This is the closest you can get to running with someone without actually doing so. Remember to share your photo on social media to be a part of the community who runs together every week! CHECK OUT Subscribe to our YouTube https://www.youtube.com/@tinamuir Check out Orlo Nutrition and get that 37% off https://orlonutrition.com/discount/TINA10 Running For Real on Patreon Athletic Greens (get a 1 year free supply vitamin D3+K2) https://athleticgreens.com/tina Find Tina on Instagram @tinamuir88 and facebook here. Sign up for 100 days of sustainability  https://tina-muir.ck.page/435c776df9 You can leave a review on iTunes.  THANKS FOR LISTENING! We know there are so many podcasts you could be listening to, but we are honored you have chosen Running For Real. If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us: __ __ __ Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe, you can find out here. Thank you for joining, we look forward to hearing your thoughts.

1h 3m
Jan 23
Allie Ostrander: Strong Results Don't Necessarily Mean Great Success - R4R 334

Allie Ostrander is the example that she needed when she was younger.  She was a high school track phenom, three-time NCAA steeplechase champion, and a professional runner with Brooks Beasts. But she suffered from an eating disorder the entire time, resulting in a string of injuries.  In 2021, she entered an intensive recovery program, and went public with her story while she was there. She hopes that by sharing her experience she can educate young people and help them avoid the consequences of eating disorders and RED-S (Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport). For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode334.   THANK YOU TO ÖRLÖ, OLADANCE, AND TRACKSMITH FOR SPONSORING THIS EPISODE.  ÖRLÖ is the world’s most sustainable algae supplement. Their products deliver a natural source of omega-3s, vitamins and minerals that improve user experience, bioavailability and nutritional support. Their algae omega-3 products are in the polar lipid form, delivering superior absorption over traditional omega-3 sources including fish or krill.  Their algae is grown in pristine water in Iceland using only green energy and they employ a carbon-negative production process. 99% less land and water resources are used, so you get 100% of the benefit with 0% of the guilt! Go here and use code TINA10 at checkout to save 10%. You can add it on top of their special New Year’s offer for a total savings of 37%!   OLADANCE Wearable Stereos deliver high-quality sound without ever going in your ear. They have a secure fit so they’re perfect for running, but so comfortable that you can wear them for hours. Since they don’t go in your ear, you can still hear outside sounds and remain aware of your surroundings. The audio quality is outstanding; Oladance is truly a wearable stereo, with 360° sound. It also has a super long battery life - up to 16 hours! Oladance is for people who love to move, to be active, and to listen to music, podcasts or books with superior sound.  You can go here and use code TINA to save 20% on your order!   TRACKSMITH is an independent running brand inspired by a deep love of the sport. For years the brand has elevated running wear using best-in-class materials and timeless silhouettes that perform at the highest level and can be worn everyday, not just for running.  One of the best things we can do for the environment is to be thoughtful with our purchases and buy durable, long-lasting items, instead of cheap ones that will wear out quickly and wind up in the landfill. Tracksmith’s clothes will last for years and still be in the same condition as when you bought them. Tina has had the same Brighton Base Layer since 2018! It’s made from a Merino wool blend that regulates your temperature and fights odors during cold winter months. Go here and use the code TINA15 at checkout. It will give you free shipping and Tracksmith will donate 5% of your order to Rising Hearts https://www.risinghearts.org/, the Indigenous-led nonprofit founded by Jordan Marie Daniels.   THANKS FOR LISTENING! We know there are so many podcasts you could listen to, and we are honored you have chosen .  If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us: __ __ __ __ Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe?  You can find out here. http://tinamuir.com/subscribe  “Thank you” to Allie! We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.

1h 18m
Jan 20
Jacky Hunt-Broersma: Keep Showing Up; Keep Moving Forward - R4R 333

Ultrarunner Jacky Hunt-Broersma ran 104 consecutive marathons in the same number of days. That feat got her into the Guinness Book of World Records, but seeing her name in the record book wasn’t her motivation. Jacky lost her leg to cancer when she was 26 years old, and she wanted to make a difference for other amputees. She did just that, raising almost $200,000 to benefit amputee blade runners, and inspiring not only athletes who look different, but everyone who sees her and is motivated to not give up, and to keep going forward.  For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode333.   THANK YOU TO OLADANCE, ALLBIRDS, AND ATHLETIC GREENS FOR SPONSORING THIS EPISODE.    OLADANCE Wearable Stereos deliver high-quality sound without ever going in your ear. They have a secure fit so they’re perfect for running, but so comfortable that you can wear them for hours. Since they don’t go in your ear, you can still hear outside sounds and remain aware of your surroundings. The audio quality is outstanding; Oladance is truly a wearable stereo, with 360° sound. It also has a super long battery life - up to 16 hours! Oladance is for people who love to move, to be active, and to listen to music, podcasts or books with superior sound.  You can go here and use code TINA to save 20% on your order!   ALLBIRDS looks at everything through a sustainability lens; it’s at the core of who they are as a company and the products they create. Their performance running shoe, the Tree Flyer, is lightweight, super springy, and wildly comfortable, and they’re Tina’s go-to running shoes. They’re her workout shoes, and she’s run three marathons and an ultra in them.   The Tree Dasher is not only a running shoe, it’s perfect for daily wear. For water repellent shoes, look no further than the Mizzle series. Allbirds has also introduced plant leather shoes, the Plant Pacers. You can see their complete collection here https://www.allbirds.com/.   AG1 is an easy way to get 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole food source ingredients. It promotes gut health with prebiotics, probiotics, and naturally occurring enzymes; supports your immune system with Vitamin C, zinc, healing mushrooms, and more; provides magnesium to boost energy; and it's packed with superfoods, adaptogens, and antioxidants to help recovery.  It’s simple to make and it tastes good! This is the time of year when our immune systems can use a boost, not only because it’s cold and flu season, but because with less sunlight, our vitamin D levels drop. Go here http://athleticgreens.com/tina to get five free travel packs of AG1, and they’ll also send you a free one year’s supply of vitamin D3+K2 with your subscription, to help keep you healthy year-round.   THANKS FOR LISTENING! We know there are so many podcasts you could listen to, and we are honored you have chosen .  If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us: __ __ __ __ Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe?  You can find out here. http://tinamuir.com/subscribe  “Thank you” to Jacky! We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.  

1h 7m
Jan 13
Lauren Fleshman: Quit Focusing on "Fit"- R4R 332

Lauren Fleshman is one of the most decorated American distance runners of all time, brand strategy advisor for Oiselle, and co-founder of Picky Bars. She’s also a writer whose work has appeared in and Her personal experience as a college and professional athlete and her empathy for other female runners led to her writing her soon-to-be released book, It’s part memoir and part manifesto, calling for reform in a sports system that is failing female-bodied athletes. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode332.   THANK YOU TO OLADANCE, ATHLETIC GREENS, AND TRACKSMITH FOR SPONSORING THIS EPISODE.    OLADANCE Wearable Stereos deliver high-quality sound without ever going in your ear. They have a secure fit so they’re perfect for running, but so comfortable that you can wear them for hours. Since they don’t go in your ear, you can still hear outside sounds and remain aware of your surroundings. The audio quality is outstanding; Oladance is truly a wearable stereo, with 360° sound. It also has a super long battery life - up to 16 hours! Oladance is for people who love to move, to be active, and to listen to music, podcasts or books with superior sound. You’ll love Oladance for yourself, and they make a perfect gift. You can go here and use code TINA to save 20% on your order!   AG1 is an easy way to get 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole food source ingredients. It promotes gut health with prebiotics, probiotics, and naturally occurring enzymes; supports your immune system with Vitamin C, zinc, healing mushrooms, and more; provides magnesium to boost energy; and it's packed with superfoods, adaptogens, and antioxidants to help recovery.  It’s simple to make and it tastes good! This is the time of year when our immune systems can use a boost, not only because it’s cold and flu season, but because with less sunlight, our vitamin D levels drop. Go here http://athleticgreens.com/tina to get five free travel packs of AG1, and they’ll also send you a free one year’s supply of vitamin D3+K2 with your subscription, to help keep you healthy year-round.   TRACKSMITH is an independent running brand inspired by a deep love of the sport. For years the brand has elevated running wear using best-in-class materials and timeless silhouettes that perform at the highest level and can be worn everyday, not just for running.  One of the best things we can do for the environment is to be thoughtful with our purchases and buy durable, long-lasting items, instead of cheap ones that will wear out quickly and wind up in the landfill. Tracksmith’s clothes will last for years and still be in the same condition as when you bought them. Tina has had the same Brighton Base Layer since 2018! It’s made from a Merino wool blend that regulates your temperature and fights odors during cold winter months. Go here and use the code TINA15 at checkout. It will give you free shipping and Tracksmith will donate 5% of your order to Rising Hearts, the Indigenous-led nonprofit founded by Jordan Marie Daniels.   THANKS FOR LISTENING! We know there are so many podcasts you could listen to, and we are honored you have chosen .  If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us: __ __ __ __ Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe?  You can find out here. http://tinamuir.com/subscribe  “Thank you” to Lauren! We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.

1h 13m
Jan 06
Together Run 71 Tina: 30, 45 minute run

Join Tina for her final Together Run of 2022 to reflect on the year. Tina takes runners through a nature check in, internal and external check in, and mental health check in, before having a conversation about 2022. Tina invites runners to think about their answers to the reflection questions. She gives time to think and reflect, and this run will feel as though you are sharing this moment together. Come join! CHECK OUT Running For Real on Patreon (where these workout, long run, and traveling Together Runs will be) Oladance headphones https://oladance.com/tina (get 20% off with code TINA) Athletic Greens (get a 1 year free supply vitamin D3+K2) https://athleticgreens.com/tina Gu x Terracycle program Running For Real gift guide Find Tina on Instagram @tinamuir88 and facebook here. Sign up for 100 days of sustainability  https://tina-muir.ck.page/435c776df9 You can leave a review on iTunes.  THANKS FOR LISTENING! We know there are so many podcasts you could be listening to, but we are honored you have chosen Running For Real. If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us: __ __ __ Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe, you can find out here. Thank you for joining, we look forward to hearing your thoughts.

50m
Jan 02
Year End Recap 2022 - R4R 331

Tina reflects on what we did at Running for Real in 2022, and shares some of our exciting plans for 2023. We’ve had a growing focus on environmental action, which we’ll continue to pursue. We’re launching a terrific online resource, “RED-S: Realize, Reflect, Recover” to help anyone affected by Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport, from beginner runners to elite athletes. And of course we’ve welcomed amazing, inspiring guests to the podcast, and look forward to introducing our audience to many more. There’s a lot to look back on and forward to! For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode331.   THANK YOU TO OLADANCE, ATHLETIC GREENS, AND ALLBIRDS FOR SPONSORING THIS EPISODE.    OLADANCE Wearable Stereos deliver high-quality sound without ever going in your ear. They have a secure fit so they’re perfect for running, but so comfortable that you can wear them for hours. Since they don’t go in your ear, you can still hear outside sounds and remain aware of your surroundings. The audio quality is outstanding; Oladance is truly a wearable stereo, with 360° sound. It also has a super long battery life - up to 16 hours! Oladance is for people who love to move, to be active, and to listen to music, podcasts or books with superior sound. You’ll love Oladance for yourself, and they make a perfect gift. You can go here and use code TINA to save 20% on your order!   AG1 is an easy way to get 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole food source ingredients. It promotes gut health with prebiotics, probiotics, and naturally occurring enzymes; supports your immune system with Vitamin C, zinc, healing mushrooms, and more; provides magnesium to boost energy; and it's packed with superfoods, adaptogens, and antioxidants to help recovery.  It’s simple to make and it tastes good! This is the time of year when our immune systems can use a boost, not only because it’s cold and flu season, but because with less sunlight, our vitamin D levels drop. Go here http://athleticgreens.com/tina to get five free travel packs of AG1, and they’ll also send you a free one year’s supply of vitamin D3+K2 with your subscription, to help keep you healthy year-round.   TRACKSMITH is an independent running brand inspired by a deep love of the sport. For years the brand has elevated running wear using best-in-class materials and timeless silhouettes that perform at the highest level and can be worn everyday, not just for running.  One of the best things we can do for the environment is to be thoughtful with our purchases and buy durable, long-lasting items, instead of cheap ones that will wear out quickly and wind up in the landfill. Tracksmith’s clothes will last for years and still be in the same condition as when you bought them. Tina has had the same Brighton Base Layer since 2018! It’s made from a Merino wool blend that regulates your temperature and fights odors during cold winter months. Go here and use the code TINA15 at checkout. It will give you free shipping and Tracksmith will donate 5% of your order to Rising Hearts, the Indigenous-led nonprofit founded by Jordan Marie Daniels.   THANKS FOR LISTENING! We know there are so many podcasts you could listen to, and we are honored you have chosen .  If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us: __ __ __ __ Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe?  You can find out here. http://tinamuir.com/subscribe  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.

40m
Dec 30, 2022
Brodie Sharpe: It's Not Injury Prevention; It's Injury Negotiation - R4R 330

Many listeners will recognize themselves in Brodie Sharpe’s analyses of injured runners. As a runner himself, he relates to the ways that runners’ personalities can contribute to injury. As a physiotherapist, he uses that understanding to inform his holistic approach to helping them recover.  If you’re a runner who tends to get injured, this episode is definitely for you.  Brodie is the host of the podcast, founder and CEO of the Run Smarter series, and author of For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode330.   THANK YOU TO OLADANCE, ATHLETIC GREENS, AND ALLBIRDS FOR SPONSORING THIS EPISODE.  OLADANCE Wearable Stereos deliver high-quality sound without ever going in your ear. They have a secure fit so they’re perfect for running, but so comfortable that you can wear them for hours. Since they don’t go in your ear, you can still hear outside sounds and remain aware of your surroundings. The audio quality is outstanding; Oladance is truly a wearable stereo, with 360° sound. It also has a super long battery life - up to 16 hours! Oladance is for people who love to move, to be active, and to listen to music, podcasts or books with superior sound. You’ll love Oladance for yourself, and they make a perfect gift. You can go here and use code TINA to save 20% on your order!   AG1 is an easy way to get 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole food source ingredients. It promotes gut health with prebiotics, probiotics, and naturally occurring enzymes; supports your immune system with Vitamin C, zinc, healing mushrooms, and more; provides magnesium to boost energy; and it's packed with superfoods, adaptogens, and antioxidants to help recovery.  It’s simple to make and it tastes good! This is the time of year when our immune systems can use a boost, not only because it’s cold and flu season, but because with less sunlight, our vitamin D levels drop. Go here http://athleticgreens.com/tina to get five free travel packs of AG1, and they’ll also send you a free one year’s supply of vitamin D3+K2 with your subscription, to help keep you healthy year-round.   ALLBIRDS’ performance running shoe, the Tree Flyer, is lightweight, super springy, and wildly comfortable, and they’re Tina’s go-to running shoes. They’re her workout shoes, and she’s run three marathons and an ultra in them.   The Tree Flyer isn’t Allbirds’ only great shoe. The Tree Dasher is not only a running shoe, it’s perfect for daily wear. For water repellent shoes, look no further than the Mizzle series. Allbirds has also introduced plant leather shoes, the Plant Pacers. You can see their complete collection here https://www.allbirds.com/.   THANKS FOR LISTENING! We know there are so many podcasts you could listen to, and we are honored you have chosen .  If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us: __ __ __ __ Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe?  You can find out here. http://tinamuir.com/subscribe "Thank you" to Brodie.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.

1h 11m
Dec 23, 2022
Together Run 70 Tina: 30, 45, 60 minute run

Not sure whether a Together Run is for you? Come join Tina and find out that it probably is! In a world full of busy and stressful moments, these runs slow things down, and will really make you feel like you are running side by side with Tina. Through meditative elements of running like nature check ins, body scans, senses check ins, and a mental health check in, Tina will connect your body and mind before going into a conversation. Give it a try!  CHECK OUT Running For Real on Patreon (where these workout, long run, and traveling Together Runs will be) Oladance headphones https://oladance.com/tina (get 20% off with code TINA) Athletic Greens (get a 1 year free supply vitamin D3+K2) https://athleticgreens.com/tina Gu x Terracycle program Running For Real gift guide Find Tina on Instagram @tinamuir88 and facebook here. Sign up for 100 days of sustainability  https://tina-muir.ck.page/435c776df9 You can leave a review on iTunes.  THANKS FOR LISTENING! We know there are so many podcasts you could be listening to, but we are honored you have chosen Running For Real. If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us: __ __ __ Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe, you can find out here. Thank you for joining, we look forward to hearing your thoughts. Check out this episode!

1h 1m
Dec 22, 2022
India Cook: You Can Do Hard Things - R4R 329

You may have seen India Cook’s “Miles from India” videos on YouTube, or listened to her podcast with Tommy Mitchell, You may have heard her as you toed the line at a race and as you crossed the finish line, or even been coached by her! India uses all of those platforms to make the running space more diverse, inclusive and welcoming to all runners. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode329.   THANK YOU TO OLADANCE, TRACKSMITH, AND ATHLETIC GREENS FOR SPONSORING THIS EPISODE.  OLADANCE Wearable Stereos deliver high-quality sound without ever going in your ear. They have a secure fit so they’re perfect for running, but so comfortable that you can wear them for hours. Since they don’t go in your ear, you can still hear outside sounds and remain aware of your surroundings. The audio quality is outstanding; Oladance is truly a wearable stereo, with 360° sound. It also has a super long battery life - up to 16 hours! You’ll love Oladance for yourself, and they make a perfect gift. You can go here and use code TINA to save 20% on your order!   TRACKSMITH is an independent running brand inspired by a deep love of the sport. For years the brand has elevated running wear using best-in-class materials and timeless silhouettes that perform at the highest level and can be worn everyday, not just for running.  When gifting the runners in your life or yourself this season, comfort and durability are paramount. Enter Tina’s favorite, the Brighton Base Layer. It’s made from a Merino wool blend that regulates your temperature and fights odors during cold winter months. Go here and use the code TINA15 at checkout. It will give you free shipping and Tracksmith will donate 5% of your order to Rising Hearts. https://www.risinghearts.org/   AG1 is an easy way to get 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole food source ingredients. It promotes gut health with prebiotics, probiotics, and naturally occurring enzymes; supports your immune system with Vitamin C, zinc, healing mushrooms, and more; provides magnesium to boost energy; and it's packed with superfoods, adaptogens, and antioxidants to help recovery.  It’s simple to make and it tastes good! Go here to get five free travel packs and a free one year’s supply of vitamin D3+K2 with your subscription.   THANKS FOR LISTENING! We know there are so many podcasts you could listen to, and we are honored you have chosen .  If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us: __ __ __ __ Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe?  You can find out here. http://tinamuir.com/subscribe "Thank you" to India.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.

1h 7m
Dec 16, 2022
Nick Cutsumpas: We Do Not Live in a Vacuum - R4R 328

Nick Cutsumpas admits that going for a run with him can be “a hassle” because he’ll stop to take pictures of plants. That just comes with the territory when your running companion is “Farmer Nick,” host of Netflix’s An urban gardener and landscape designer, Nick believes that the more you’re connected to nature, the more likely you are to act with its best interest in mind. His new book, , revolves around the idea that plants are stepping stones towards sustainability, the botanical bridge that will allow you to connect differently with nature. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode328.   THANK YOU TO OLADANCE, ALLBIRDS, AND ATHLETIC GREENS FOR SPONSORING THIS EPISODE.    OLADANCE Wearable Stereos deliver high-quality sound without ever going in your ear. They have a secure fit so they’re perfect for running, but so comfortable that you can wear them for hours. Since they don’t go in your ear, you can still hear outside sounds and remain aware of your surroundings. The audio quality is outstanding; Oladance is truly a wearable stereo, with 360° sound. It also has a super long battery life - up to 16 hours! You’ll love Oladance for yourself, and they make a perfect gift. You can go here and use code TINA to save 20% on your order!   ALLBIRDS’ performance running shoe, the Tree Flyer, is lightweight, super springy, and wildly comfortable. Its high-performance midsole is big on cushion and energy return, making long runs easier on your body. The external heel counter and flared, geometric midsole help keep your stride steady, and the lightweight, breathable eucalyptus fiber upper provides next-level comfort. Tina does all of her long runs in them, and has run three marathons in them. Plus, the Tree Flyer has a carbon footprint of only 8.09 kg CO2e, so it’s not only good for your running, but good for the planet too. You can see Allbirds’ complete collection here https://www.allbirds.com/.   AG1 is an easy way to get 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole food source ingredients. It promotes gut health with prebiotics, probiotics, and naturally occurring enzymes; supports your immune system with Vitamin C, zinc, healing mushrooms, and more; provides magnesium to boost energy; and it's packed with superfoods, adaptogens, and antioxidants to help recovery.  It’s simple to make and it tastes good! Go here to get five free travel packs and a free one year’s supply of vitamin D3+K2 with your subscription.   THANKS FOR LISTENING! We know there are so many podcasts you could listen to, and we are honored you have chosen .  If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us: __ __ __ __ Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe?  You can find out here. http://tinamuir.com/subscribe "Thank you" to Nick.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.

1h 2m
Dec 09, 2022
Together Run 69 Tina: 30, 45, 60 minute run

Come join Tina for a early morning Together Run from St Louis, where she takes runners through the usual meditative, grounding exercises- nature check in, body scan, senses check in, mental health check in, and updates, before diving into her last week. What was it like taking photos for the cover of coming out August 2023) and what is The Running Event, Tina will explain all. Check out Athletic Greens (get a 1 year free supply vitamin D3+K2) https://athleticgreens.com/tina Gu x Terracycle program Running For Real gift guide Running For Real on Patreon (where these workout, long run, and traveling Together Runs will be) Find Tina on Instagram @tinamuir88 and facebook here. Sign up for 100 days of sustainability  https://tina-muir.ck.page/435c776df9 You can leave a review on iTunes.  THANKS FOR LISTENING! We know there are so many podcasts you could be listening to, but we are honored you have chosen Running For Real. If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us: __ __ __ Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe, you can find out here. Thank you for joining, we look forward to hearing your thoughts.

1h 2m
Dec 05, 2022
Chris Mosier: Sport Is a Vehicle for Social Change - R4R 327

Chris Mosier is the first transgender athlete to compete for Team USA, first transgender man to represent the United States in international competition, and first transgender athlete to qualify for the Olympic Trials in any sport in a category different than their sex assigned at birth. He’s been hailed by the BBC as “the man who changed the Olympics,” credited for the International Olympic Committee’s policy change for transgender athletes.  In light of the recent tragedy at Club Q in Colorado Springs, we felt that this was an appropriate time to reshare this episode, which was initially released in February, 2021. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/chris-mosier-2.   THANK YOU TO PATREON, ATHLETIC GREENS, AND ALLBIRDS FOR SPONSORING THIS EPISODE.  Come join us on PATREON! Do you enjoy ? Then you won’t want to miss our bi-weekly episodes, available only through Patreon! They’ll give you an immersive experience of exciting locations, along with workouts and long runs. Southern California, Chicago, and Lake Tahoe are up first. We’ll have conversations about those runs, discussing your answers to Tina’s questions and talking about your thoughts. Other benefits include monthly Q&A Zoom chats with Tina and other Patreon members, the opportunity to ask questions of upcoming guests, and blog posts on topics of your choice.  Go here to check out the different levels - we’d love to see you there!   AG1 is an easy way to get 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole food source ingredients. It promotes gut health with prebiotics, probiotics, and naturally occurring enzymes; supports your immune system with Vitamin C, zinc, healing mushrooms, and more; provides magnesium to boost energy; and it's packed with superfoods, adaptogens, and antioxidants to help recovery.  It’s simple to make and it tastes good! Go here to get five free travel packs and a free one year’s supply of vitamin D3+K2 with your subscription.   ALLBIRDS’ performance running shoe, the Tree Flyer, is lightweight, super springy, and wildly comfortable. Its high-performance midsole is big on cushion and energy return, making long runs easier on your body. The external heel counter and flared, geometric midsole help keep your stride steady, and the lightweight, breathable eucalyptus fiber upper provides next-level comfort. Plus, the Tree Flyer has a carbon footprint of only 8.09 kg CO2e, so it’s not only good for your running, but good for the planet too. For women, be sure to check out their Performance Sports Bra - it’s comfortable enough to wear all day, but still provides plenty of support! You can see Allbirds’ complete collection here https://www.allbirds.com/.   THANKS FOR LISTENING! We know there are so many podcasts you could listen to, and we are honored you have chosen .  If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us: __ __ __ __ Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe?  You can find out here. http://tinamuir.com/subscribe "Thank you" to Chris.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.

1h 25m
Dec 02, 2022
Knox Robinson: Your Story Is Already There for You to Discover - R4R 326

Knox Robinson is a writer, running coach, founder of the Black Roses NYC run crew, and was Tina’s co-host on the podcast. In this wide-ranging interview, he shares his insights on summiting Mount Kilimanjaro, Fela Kuti, coaching, Ryan Hall, and Eric Clapton, with excursions into Buddhist philosophy. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode326.   THANK YOU TO PATREON, TRACKSMITH, AND ATHLETIC GREENS FOR SPONSORING THIS EPISODE.  Come join us on PATREON! Do you enjoy ? Then you won’t want to miss our bi-weekly episodes, available only through Patreon! They’ll give you an immersive experience of exciting locations, along with workouts and long runs. Southern California and Chicago are up first. We’ll have conversations about those runs, discussing your answers to Tina’s questions and talking about your thoughts. Other benefits include monthly Q&A Zoom chats with Tina and other Patreon members, the opportunity to ask questions of upcoming guests, and blog posts on topics of your choice.  Go here to check out the different levels - we’d love to see you there!   TRACKSMITH is an independent running brand inspired by a deep love of the sport. For years the brand has elevated running wear using best-in-class materials and timeless silhouettes that perform at the highest level and can be worn everyday, not just for running.  This Thanksgiving weekend, you can go here http://tracksmith.com/tina and use code Gravy20 for 20% off all apparel and accessories. Act now; this offer expires November 28th!   AG1 is an easy way to get 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole food source ingredients. It promotes gut health with prebiotics, probiotics, and naturally occurring enzymes; supports your immune system with Vitamin C, zinc, healing mushrooms, and more; provides magnesium to boost energy; and it's packed with superfoods, adaptogens, and antioxidants to help recovery.  It’s simple to make and it tastes good! Go here to get five free travel packs and a free one year’s supply of vitamin D3+K2 with your subscription.   THANKS FOR LISTENING! We know there are so many podcasts you could listen to, and we are honored you have chosen .  If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us: __ __ __ __ Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe?  You can find out here. http://tinamuir.com/subscribe "Thank you" to Knox.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.

1h 2m
Nov 25, 2022
Christopher McDougall and Eric Orton: Competition Can Be Fun - R4R 325

Thirteen years ago, Christopher McDougall’s best-selling book, , introduced the world to the Tarahumara tribe and created an intense interest in minimalist running. In it, Chris described his own journey from chronically injured runner to running 50 miles through Mexico’s Copper Canyon. He was guided by coach Eric Orton, without whom, he says, there would have been “no I would not have run; I would not be running today.” Chris and Eric have teamed up again to write with the goal of bringing more joy into running. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode325.   THANK YOU TO PATREON,  ALLBIRDS, AND ATHLETIC GREENS,FOR SPONSORING THIS EPISODE.    Come join us on PATREON! Do you enjoy ? Then you won’t want to miss our bi-weekly episodes, available only through Patreon! They’ll give you an immersive experience of exciting locations, along with workouts and long runs. Southern California and Chicago are up first. We’ll have conversations about those runs, discussing your answers to Tina’s questions and talking about your thoughts. Other benefits include monthly Q&A Zoom chats with Tina and other Patreon members, the opportunity to ask questions of upcoming guests, and blog posts on topics of your choice.  Go here to check out the different levels - we’d love to see you there!   ALLBIRDS’ performance running shoe, the Tree Flyer, is lightweight, super springy, and wildly comfortable. Its high-performance midsole is big on cushion and energy return, making long runs easier on your body. The external heel counter and flared, geometric midsole help keep your stride steady, and the lightweight, breathable eucalyptus fiber upper provides next-level comfort. Plus, the Tree Flyer has a carbon footprint of only 8.09 kg CO2e, so it’s not only good for your running, but good for the planet too. For women, be sure to check out their Performance Sports Bra - it’s comfortable enough to wear all day, but still provides plenty of support! You can see Allbirds’ complete collection here https://www.allbirds.com/.   AG1 is an easy way to get 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole food source ingredients. It promotes gut health with prebiotics, probiotics, and naturally occurring enzymes; supports your immune system with Vitamin C, zinc, healing mushrooms, and more; provides magnesium to boost energy; and it's packed with superfoods, adaptogens, and antioxidants to help recovery.  It’s simple to make and it tastes good! Go here to get five free travel packs and a free one year’s supply of vitamin D3+K2 with your subscription.   THANKS FOR LISTENING! We know there are so many podcasts you could listen to, and we are honored you have chosen .  If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us: __ __ __ __ Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe?  You can find out here. http://tinamuir.com/subscribe "Thank you" to Chris and Eric.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.

1h 12m
Nov 18, 2022
Weekly Strides: How Do I Know I'm Ready for a Marathon? - Ep. 17

Tina answers listeners’ running-related questions every week on “Weekly Strides.” In this episode, she answers the question, “How do I know I’m ready for a marathon?” THANKS FOR LISTENING! We know there are so many podcasts you could listen to, and we’re honored you have chosen .  If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us: __ __ __ __ Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe?  You can find out here. http://tinamuir.com/subscribe Thank you for listening; we look forward to hearing your thoughts!

8m
Nov 16, 2022
Canyon Woodward: We Have More in Common than We Think - R4R 324

In 2018, Canyon Woodward teamed up with his friend and fellow climate activist, Chloe Maxmin, to manage her campaign running for the Maine House of Representatives. She became the first Democrat to ever represent her district. Two years later, he organized her state senate run, which saw her become the youngest female state senator in Maine’s history.  A champion ultra runner, Canyon sees parallels between trail running and the campaign trail. Running also gives him a respite from the demands of politics, whether he’s on the old logging paths of his native North Carolina or competing in the UTMB. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode324.   THANK YOU TO PATREON,  ATHLETIC GREENS, AND TRACKSMITH FOR SPONSORING THIS EPISODE.    Come join us on PATREON! Do you enjoy ? Then you won’t want to miss our bi-weekly episodes, available only through Patreon! They’ll give you an immersive experience of exciting locations, along with workouts and long runs. Southern California and a run along the Chicago lakefront with Lindsey Hein are up first. We’ll have conversations about those runs, discussing your answers to Tina’s questions and talking about your thoughts. Other benefits include monthly Q&A Zoom chats with Tina and other Patreon members, the opportunity to ask questions of upcoming guests, and blog posts on topics of your choice.  Go here to check out the different levels - we’d love to see you there!   AG1 is an easy way to get 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole food source ingredients. It promotes gut health with prebiotics, probiotics, and naturally occurring enzymes; supports your immune system with Vitamin C, zinc, healing mushrooms, and more; provides magnesium to boost energy; and it's packed with superfoods, adaptogens, and antioxidants to help recovery.  It’s simple to make and it tastes good! Go here to get five free travel packs and a free one year’s supply of vitamin D3+K2 with your subscription.   TRACKSMITH is an independent running brand inspired by a deep love of the sport. For years the brand has elevated running wear using best-in-class materials and timeless silhouettes that perform at the highest level. Now, they're doing the same with footwear. The Eliot Runner was developed to meet the rigorous demands of committed runners, providing the perfect balance of cushioning and responsiveness with classic Tracksmith style. A limited run will be available in December. You can see it here and reserve your spot in line today.   THANKS FOR LISTENING! We know there are so many podcasts you could listen to, and we are honored you have chosen .  If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us: __ __ __ __ Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe?  You can find out here. http://tinamuir.com/subscribe "Thank you" to Canyon.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.

1h 3m
Nov 11, 2022
Weekly Strides: How Has Running Helped Your Sustainability Journey? - Ep. 16

Tina answers listeners’ running-related questions every week on “Weekly Strides.” In this episode, she answers the question, “How has running helped your sustainability journey? THANKS FOR LISTENING! We know there are so many podcasts you could listen to, and we’re honored you have chosen .  If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us: __ __ __ __ Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe?  You can find out here. http://tinamuir.com/subscribe Thank you for listening; we look forward to hearing your thoughts!

7m
Nov 09, 2022
Tracksmith Shakeout Together Run at the 2022 NYC Marathon

Join Tina and hundreds of other runners for the Tracksmith shakeout in Brooklyn the day before the 2022 New York City Marathon. Tina interviews runners and asks them to share a little about their journey as they run through the streets of Brooklyn with excitement and energy. Get as close as you can to running in the city the day before the biggest race in the world! TINA MENTIONED Tracksmith (use code TINA15 for 5% of your order to go to Runners For Public Lands and get free shipping!) Through a monthly donation on Patreon. To sign up, click here. You can share on social media and let others know about what you are loving in these together runs. You can leave a review on iTunes.  THANKS FOR LISTENING! We know there are so many podcasts you could be listening to, but we are honored you have chosen Running For Real. If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us: __ __ __ Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe, you can find out here. Thank you for joining, we look forward to hearing your thoughts. Check out this episode!

37m
Nov 07, 2022
Weekly Strides: Why Is Taking a Day Off So Hard? - Ep. 15

WHY DO I FIND TAKING A REST DAY OR PERIODIZATION WEEK SO DIFFICULT? ARE THERE ANY MENTAL TRICKS TO OVERCOME THIS STRUGGLE WITH RESTING?  Oooh, I hear you with this one. Not so much nowadays, but in my past, taking a day off was much harder than pushing through and adding another training day. We are so used to the grind, to hustling. After all, that's what the very best athletes tell us, right? That they are gritty, they work the hardest, and they are willing to go deep into the hurt cave. I know it, as I told myself those things and did those things too. But here is the part they don't say, that I couldn't say; they struggle with days off too. When the Olympics, world championships or marathon major is done, often they feel empty, alone, and question their identity. Without the grind of pushing towards that goal, who are they? So to answer your question, why do you find it so difficult, I ask you what it is you get from running. Is your identity so wrapped up in it that even a rest day or a few easy days send you into a panic that you are losing fitness? That you are going to be “slow” (remember, slow is relative; stop comparing yourself to elites, slow for you), or that you won't know what to talk about with family and friends who know to talk to you about running as that's what you love to do?  There are no mental tricks for this, because the only way to really work through it is to loosen your grip on running and what it means to you. I am not saying, “Don't go for a goal” or “Don't push yourself to see what you are capable of,” that is beautiful and I think good for us all in this world of comfort. But I suspect you are very tied to the outcomes of your training in terms of performance or in terms of your body and what it looks like, over what it has already accomplished. If you want mental tricks of what to work on, it is likely going to be to dig into why it makes you uncomfortable (through a journal, meditation, or just being still); what is it that you think you will lose by taking a day off? The running answer will come first, but dig deeper; what is it about YOU that makes taking your foot off the gas (likely in other areas of life too) so hard? For me, it was once I was able to realize that missing a few runs wouldn't do much harm, but also that I was still a valid human being, even if I didn’t reach my running goals (or any other goals, for that matter). Not the answer you wanted to hear, but it's likely a case of mental health and by working on that, either with a therapist or on your own, you will find those “mental tricks.” Just maybe not in the way you expected ;)   THANKS FOR LISTENING! We know there are so many podcasts you could listen to, and we’re honored you have chosen .  If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us: __ __ __ __ Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe?  You can find out here. http://tinamuir.com/subscribe Thank you for listening; we look forward to hearing your thoughts!

4m
Nov 02, 2022
Tina Muir: I Felt So Lost - R4R 323

This week’s episode is a little different. It’s been a while since Tina has given an update on what’s happening at Running for Real, so today she shares what she’s been doing lately and some thoughts about the future. She’s mentioned that she’s been feeling a little lost recently, not knowing what direction to go in. A few weeks ago, though, her purpose and her role became “crystal clear.” For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode323.   THANK YOU TO PATREON, TRACKSMITH, AND ATHLETIC GREENS FOR SPONSORING THIS EPISODE.  Come join us on PATREON! Do you enjoy ? Then you won’t want to miss our bi-weekly episodes, available only through Patreon! They’ll give you an immersive experience of exciting locations, along with workouts and long runs. Southern California and a run along the Chicago lakefront with Lindsey Hein are up first. We’ll have conversations about those runs, discussing your answers to Tina’s questions and talking about your thoughts. Other benefits include monthly Q&A Zoom chats with Tina and other Patreon members, the opportunity to ask questions of upcoming guests, and blog posts on topics of your choice.  Go here to check out the different levels - we’d love to see you there!   TRACKSMITH is an independent running brand inspired by a deep love of the sport. For years the brand has elevated running wear using best-in-class materials and timeless silhouettes that perform at the highest level. Now, they're doing the same with footwear. The Eliot Runner was developed to meet the rigorous demands of committed runners, providing the perfect balance of cushioning and responsiveness with classic Tracksmith style. A limited run will be available in November. You can see it here and reserve your spot in line today.   AG1 is an easy way to get 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole food source ingredients. It promotes gut health with prebiotics, probiotics, and naturally occurring enzymes; supports your immune system with Vitamin C, zinc, healing mushrooms, and more; provides magnesium to boost energy; and it's packed with superfoods, adaptogens, and antioxidants to help recovery.  It’s simple to make and it tastes good! Go here to get five free travel packs and a free one year’s supply of vitamin D3+K2 with your subscription. THANKS FOR LISTENING! We know there are so many podcasts you could listen to, and we are honored you have chosen .  If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us: __ __ __ __ Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe?  You can find out here. http://tinamuir.com/subscribe We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.

34m
Oct 28, 2022
Weekly Strides: What Are "Together Runs"? Can I Use Them for Races? - Ep. 14

WHAT ARE "TOGETHER RUNS"? CAN I USE THEM FOR RACES?  This is one of those moments I wish that I were more concise, but let me do my best. The basic idea of a Together Run https://runningforreal.com/together-runs/ is that I take a small microphone with me on my run, and talk into it. First we start out with some meditative/grounding elements, such as touching an element of nature, completing a body scan, checking in with our five primary senses, and giving ourselves time to process the question, “How are you, really?”  It’s a mental health check-in. After that, we have a conversation. I say “we,” because it really will feel like you and I are side by side running together. I do not filter what I say and do not plan it ahead of time; I just let my thoughts flow as they come to me naturally, and give spaces for you to share what's going on in your life. If you haven’t already tried it, I hope you will. Can you use them for races? Yes, I guess you could. They might be a little bit on the relaxed side for a race, especially if you are going for a goal or wanting to push yourself hard in a race, but stay tuned, we may have something coming for that in future ;) That said, I did record myself in one race, the GO! St Louis Half Marathon, so you could join me for that if you’re racing.  THANKS FOR LISTENING! We know there are so many podcasts you could listen to, and we’re honored you have chosen .  If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us: __ __ __ __ Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe?  You can find out here. http://tinamuir.com/subscribe Thank you for listening; we look forward to hearing your thoughts!

3m
Oct 26, 2022
San Franscisco Together Run- Allbirds x Hellabae Event

Join Tina for a run in San Francisco, next to the Golden Gate Bridge as she interviews people from the running community to share their stories. The run begins with Tina hosting a group body scan for this Allbirds x Hellabae Running event to celebrate the launch of the Silver Fern Tree Flyers. Then the group goes for a run starting at the Tunnel Tops. Hear from people who have battled cancer, worked through setbacks in confidence and belief, and come back to running for the first time in years. If you have struggled with motivation lately, this one will inspire you to find a group and get back out there. TINA MENTIONED Hellabae Running https://www.hellabaerunning.com/ Through a monthly donation on Patreon. To sign up, click here. You can share on social media and let others know about what you are loving in these together runs. You can leave a review on iTunes.  THANKS FOR LISTENING! We know there are so many podcasts you could be listening to, but we are honored you have chosen Running For Real. If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us: __ __ __ Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe, you can find out here. Thank you for joining, we look forward to hearing your thoughts. Check out this episode!

48m
Oct 24, 2022
Michael Wardian: If I Had to Walk the Last 500 Miles, I Was Gonna Do It - R4R 322

Michael Wardian set out from San Francisco with the intention of running across the United States in 75 days. He covered the 3,234 miles, spanning 13 states and with 132,000 feet in elevation change, in only 62 days. In the process, he raised over $120,000 for World Vision’s clean water initiatives, changing the lives of thousands of people.  In November, he’ll be running the New York City Marathon as a guide, because, he says, “For me, one of the best things is crossing the finish line, but doing that helping somebody else is even better.” For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode322.   THANK YOU TO PATREON, ALLBIRDS, AND ATHLETIC GREENS FOR SPONSORING THIS EPISODE.  Come join us on PATREON! Do you enjoy ? Then you won’t want to miss our bi-weekly episodes, available only through Patreon! They’ll give you an immersive experience of exciting locations, along with workouts and long runs. Southern California and a run along the Chicago lakefront with Lindsey Hein are up first. We’ll have conversations about those runs, discussing your answers to Tina’s questions and talking about your thoughts. Other benefits include monthly Q&A Zoom chats with Tina and other Patreon members, the opportunity to ask questions of upcoming guests, and blog posts on topics of your choice.  Go here to check out the different levels - we’d love to see you there!   ALLBIRDS’ performance running shoe, the Tree Flyer, is lightweight, super springy, and wildly comfortable. Its high-performance midsole is big on cushion and energy return, making long runs easier on your body. The external heel counter and flared, geometric midsole help keep your stride steady, and the lightweight, breathable eucalyptus fiber upper provides next-level comfort. Plus, the Tree Flyer has a carbon footprint of only 8.09 kg CO2e, so it’s not only good for your running, but good for the planet too. For women, be sure to check out their Performance Sports Bra - it’s comfortable enough to wear all day, but still provides plenty of support! You can see Allbirds’ complete collection here https://www.allbirds.com/.   AG1 is an easy way to get 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole food source ingredients. It promotes gut health with prebiotics, probiotics, and naturally occurring enzymes; supports your immune system with Vitamin C, zinc, healing mushrooms, and more; provides magnesium to boost energy; and it's packed with superfoods, adaptogens, and antioxidants to help recovery.  It’s simple to make and it tastes good! Go here to get five free travel packs and a free one year’s supply of vitamin D3+K2 with your subscription.   THANKS FOR LISTENING! We know there are so many podcasts you could listen to, and we are honored you have chosen .  If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us: __ __ __ __ Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe?  You can find out here. http://tinamuir.com/subscribe "Thank you" to Michael.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.

1h 17m
Oct 21, 2022
Weekly Strides: What Are Some of the Negative Side Effects of Vitamin D Deficiency? - Ep. 13

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE NEGATIVE SIDE EFFECTS OF VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY? Oooh, that’s an interesting question, and one that I have been interested in for years, long before my relationship with Athletic Greens began and long before Athletic Greens began that special offer of a one year free supply of Vitamin D and K2 for my friends https://athleticgreens.com/tina (quick side note, that combination of D3+K2 is a powerful combination and helps maximize efficiency). We need Vitamin D for healthy bones as our bodies can only absorb calcium when there is Vitamin D also present in our bodies. So a negative side effect would be that we are putting our bone density at risk by not giving our bodies the opportunity to be able to absorb calcium. Especially if there is a chance that RED-S (Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport) is present, we are putting our bones under a lot of stress. Beyond that, Vitamin D helps support our immune system, which helps us fight off sickness and be able to handle our training better. While I don’t have any science to back it up, a lot of runner friends I know who have been feeling extreme fatigue and struggling in workouts have ended up getting bloodwork done and found they had low Vitamin D levels. All of those things sound important enough to me to prioritize it! In the summer, we can get it easier from the sun, but in the winter months, we may need a supplement to support us (which again, is why I love that AG1 Vit D+K2 which is in an olive oil blend, so it absorbs easily). THANKS FOR LISTENING! We know there are so many podcasts you could listen to, and we’re honored you have chosen .  If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us: __ __ __ __ Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe?  You can find out here. http://tinamuir.com/subscribe Thank you for listening; we look forward to hearing your thoughts!

3m
Oct 19, 2022
A Together Note with Tina

A Note from Tina about Together Runs and their future. Check out Running For Real on Patreon (where these workout, long run, and traveling Together Runs will be) NYC MARATHON? Let Tina know! Find Tina on Instagram @tinamuir88 https://instagram.com/tinamuir88 and facebook here. Sign up for 100 days of sustainability  https://tina-muir.ck.page/435c776df9 You can leave a review on iTunes.  THANKS FOR LISTENING! We know there are so many podcasts you could be listening to, but we are honored you have chosen Running For Real. If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us: __ __ __ Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe, you can find out here. Thank you for joining, we look forward to hearing your thoughts.

3m
Oct 17, 2022
Rachel Gersten: Your Running Only Matters to You - R4R 321

Registrations for road races have declined since the pandemic. The number of people describing themselves as “burned out” has increased. Is there a connection? Why are so many of us experiencing burnout, and what can we do about it? Rachel Gersten, co-founder of Viva Mental Health and Wellness, shares her thoughts and advice. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode321.   THANK YOU TO PATREON, ATHLETIC GREENS, AND TRACKSMITH FOR SPONSORING THIS EPISODE.  Come join us on PATREON! Do you enjoy ? Then you won’t want to miss our bi-weekly episodes, available only through Patreon! They’ll give you an immersive experience of exciting locations, along with workouts and long runs. Marina del Rey and Santa Monica/Venice Beach are up first. We’ll have conversations about those runs, discussing your answers to Tina’s questions and talking about your thoughts. Other benefits include monthly Q&A Zoom chats with Tina and other Patreon members, the opportunity to ask questions of upcoming guests, and blog posts on topics of your choice.  Go here to check out the different levels - we’d love to see you there!   AG1 is an easy way to get 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole food source ingredients. It promotes gut health with prebiotics, probiotics, and naturally occurring enzymes; supports your immune system with Vitamin C, zinc, healing mushrooms, and more; provides magnesium to boost energy; and it's packed with superfoods, adaptogens, and antioxidants to help recovery.  It’s simple to make and it tastes good! Go here to get five free travel packs and a free one year’s supply of vitamin D3+K2 with your subscription.   TRACKSMITH is an independent running brand inspired by a deep love of the sport. For years the brand has elevated running wear using best-in-class materials and timeless silhouettes that perform at the highest level. Now, they're doing the same with footwear. The Eliot Runner was developed to meet the rigorous demands of committed runners, providing the perfect balance of cushioning and responsiveness with classic Tracksmith style. A limited run will be available in November. You can see it here and reserve your spot in line today.   THANKS FOR LISTENING! We know there are so many podcasts you could listen to, and we are honored you have chosen .  If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us: __ __ __ __ Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe?  You can find out here. http://tinamuir.com/subscribe "Thank you" to Rachel.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.

1h 5m
Oct 14, 2022
Weekly Strides: What Makes a "Good" Runner? - Ep. 12

WHAT MAKES A "GOOD" RUNNER? Ooof! Well, that is quite the question! I believe we each have a different answer for that one. One of the beautiful things about running is that there are so many reasons people run, and our answers may change over time, which I think is wonderful. If you asked me what a “good” runner was five years ago, I would have told you something along the lines of, someone who competes at the local level and finishes in the top third of their field.  Now? I believe what makes someone a good runner is that they love what they do. It is not about where anyone finishes; I think the real challenge, and the real beauty that comes from our sport, is when we are able to hold on to that joy of being able to run because we want to, because we love it, and because it makes us a better person. It is easy to slip into complacency and take each run for granted, but what makes someone good is that they recognize and appreciate what a gift each and every run is. That could be a world class athlete who sees the Olympics as an opportunity to enjoy themselves or it could be the person who finishes last in a local parkrun. I love that about our sport! Does that definition make me a good runner? Sometimes? Working on it?  ;) THANKS FOR LISTENING! We know there are so many podcasts you could listen to, and we’re honored you have chosen .  If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us: __ __ __ __ Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe?  You can find out here. http://tinamuir.com/subscribe Thank you for listening; we look forward to hearing your thoughts!

3m
Oct 12, 2022
Together Run 67 - Chicago Marathon Shakeout

Join Tina and Tracksmith along with cohosts Tommie Runz, Alexandria Will, and Mario Fraioli for a shakeout along the lakefront the day before the Chicago Marathon. Tina begins with introducing the three cohosts, and asks them to help take us through a senses check-in. Then the four lead off the 250+ people shakeout run, where Tina interviews multiple runners who have journeys and stories of courage and strength to share with the running community. This shakeout is energetic and connective; come join us! TINA MENTIONED Tommie Runz https://www.instagram.com/tommie_runz/ Alexandria Will https://www.instagram.com/alexandriawill/ Mario Fraioli https://mariofraioli.com/ Tracksmith Through a monthly donation on Patreon. To sign up, click here. You can share on social media and let others know about what you are loving in these together runs. You can leave a review on iTunes.  THANKS FOR LISTENING! We know there are so many podcasts you could be listening to, but we are honored you have chosen Running For Real. If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us: __ __ __ Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe, you can find out here. Thank you for joining, we look forward to hearing your thoughts.

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Oct 10, 2022