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A collective of conversations that inspire and encourage runners who know deep down that the world we want to create already exists and that 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 don’t talk with professional runners about their wins, 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 and dialogue you want to listen to and learn from.

While we bring on well-known guests like Rich Roll, Kara Goucher, Michael Gervais, David Epstein, Alison Desir, and Des Linden, these are not the same old conversations. It’s more like overhearing two friends talking about the deep thoughts 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.

The Running for Real Podcast Tina Muir

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    • 4.8 • 1.1K Ratings

A collective of conversations that inspire and encourage runners who know deep down that the world we want to create already exists and that 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 don’t talk with professional runners about their wins, 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 and dialogue you want to listen to and learn from.

While we bring on well-known guests like Rich Roll, Kara Goucher, Michael Gervais, David Epstein, Alison Desir, and Des Linden, these are not the same old conversations. It’s more like overhearing two friends talking about the deep thoughts 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.

    Portland Together Run 53 with Tina: 30 and 50 Minute Run

    Portland Together Run 53 with Tina: 30 and 50 Minute Run

    Join Tina for a run deep in the Pacific Northwest Forest in Portland, Oregon. On this Together Run, Tina goes on a trail run and takes runners through all the usual meditative elements of Togetehr Runs- a body scan, senses check in, physical and mental check in. Tina shares some updates and talks through some challenges in life, along with what she is doing to work through them. If you want to support Tina and the Running For Real team:
    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:
    Take a screenshot of the episode, and share it with your friends, family, and community on social media, especially if you feel that topic will relate to them. Be sure to tag us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram  Leave an honest review on iTunes or your favorite podcast player Your ratings and reviews will really help us grow and reach new people 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.

    • 55 min
    Reshma Saujani: The Importance of Teaching Girls How to Successfully Fail

    Reshma Saujani: The Importance of Teaching Girls How to Successfully Fail

    Reshma Saujani says that her best thinking is done when she goes for a run. Those thoughts have led to her founding Girls Who Code and the Marshall Plan for Moms; writing the best-selling Brave, Not Perfect and her new book, Pay Up: The Future of Women and Work; becoming the first Indian-American woman to run for the U.S. Congress; and being included on the Fortune 40 Under 40 list.
    When Reshma ran a marathon, it was because she’d just had a “really bad breakup.“ It was very much about healing and it was amazing,” she recalls. It also made an impact on her far greater than recovering from a broken romance. It was “the beginning of my journey,” she says. “In many ways it was the first time I really stuck with it, and I started really building that resiliency.”
    Resiliency is something that girls need but aren’t typically taught, just one of the issues that Reshma confronts in her fight for women, girls, and the most vulnerable in society, as she and Tina discuss in this episode.
    For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode300.
    Thank you to Tracksmith, InsideTracker, and Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode.
    Tracksmith is a Boston-based company that truly cares about the quality of their running clothes. Running can be demanding on our clothes; they definitely go through wear and tear to where we may be purchasing new clothes constantly. Tracksmith designers work with the finest materials and keep you in mind as a runner, with spots for your keys, phone, and fuel. You can go here to check out my favorites!
    Go here and use the code TINA15. You'll get free shipping and Tracksmith will donate 5%    of your purchase to Runners for Public Lands!
    Have you not been feeling yourself lately? Gone down a lot of avenues but haven’t really found clear solutions? That is where InsideTracker can come in for you.  I have trusted this company for years to show me where I may be lacking and if I need a few tweaks here and there. I count on InsideTracker to help me decipher the science behind it all.
    Go here to get 25% off site wide.
    AG1 is a simple and easy way to get 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole food source ingredients to help strengthen your immune system. It’s simple to make and it tastes good!
    Go here to get a FREE year’s supply of Vitamin D and five FREE travel packs with your subscription.
    Thanks for listening! We know there are so many podcasts you could listen to, and 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:
    Take a screenshot of the episode, and share it with your friends, family, and community on social media, especially if you feel that the topic will resonate with them.  Be sure to tag us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram If you are struggling through something a guest mentions, chances are others are too, and you will help them feel less alone.  Leave an honest review on iTunes or your favorite podcast player. Your ratings and reviews will really help us grow and reach new people. Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe?  You can find out here.
    "Thank you" to Reshma.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Running Reunion: Mario Fraioli

    Running Reunion: Mario Fraioli

    It’s been nearly five years since Mario Fraioli was on Running for Real!  At the time he was an athlete, a running coach, a journalist, and was putting out his popular weekly the morning shakeout newsletter, but he had yet to launch his podcast of the same name. 
    He’s now put out over 200 episodes and has been reflecting on “how fortunate I am to be able to have these conversations and to share them with other people.” Not only have his guests all made an impression on him, but, he says, “my head spins every week when I hear how one of the conversations that I've had has impacted someone else. That has been just one of the, I'll call it happy accidents of my life, I guess, to be able to have that opportunity to do that and to impact people in that way.”
    One of his most impactful conversations aired earlier this month. Tommy Rivers Puzey is someone whom Mario wanted to have on the show since the morning shakeout began. He  figured that they would be able to get together eventually, that it was “nothing that’s pressing.” Then in the summer of 2020, Tommy became gravely ill with a rare and aggressive form of lymphoma.  He was placed in a medically-induced coma, endured multiple surgeries and treatments, and lost nearly half of his body weight. He’s now in remission, regaining his strength, and living life to the fullest. This spring he completed the Boston Marathon in an incredible, inspiring display of heart and will. Mario was privileged to speak with him the next day. You can listen to their conversation here.
    Tommy’s journey is a shining example of two things that Mario would like to remind everyone listening, to “be here now” and to “find something to be grateful for.” Don’t stress over something that happened last week, something that is coming up, or things you can’t control. You may find, as Mario has, that “when I can be present,  I can also have a lot of gratitude for who I am with, what it is that I'm able to do, and I can also just zoom out and be like, ‘it's not all that bad.’”
    The morning shakeout website is the most central place to go for everything that Mario is doing, and you can also follow him on Instagram.
    To hear his original Running for Real episode from June 2017, you can go here.
    Thank you to UCAN for sponsoring RUNNING REUNION!

    UCAN uses a one-of-a-kind carbohydrate to provide a steady release of glucose over several hours that’s easy on your stomach and doesn’t cause a sugar crash. It comes in powders, bars, and gels, and they actually taste good! Their gel, UCAN Edge, was voted by Runner’s World as one of the best foods to eat during a run. Tina has been a fan of UCAN for years and uses it exclusively for fueling when she’s training and racing. 
    Go here and use code TINAUCAN for 20% off your order!

    Thanks for listening!
    We know there are so many podcasts you could listen to, and we are honored you have chosen Running Reunion.  If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us:
    Take a screenshot of the episode, and share it with your friends, family, and community on social media, especially if you feel that the topic will resonate with them.  Be sure to tag us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram If you are struggling through something a guest mentions, chances are others are too, and you will help them feel less alone.  Leave an honest review on iTunes or your favorite podcast player. Your ratings and reviews will really help us grow and reach new people. Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe?  You can find out here.
    "Thank you" to Mario.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.

    • 27 min
    Steve Magness: Instagram Isn't Reality

    Steve Magness: Instagram Isn't Reality

    If you’re a runner, Steve Magness’s upcoming book, Do Hard Things: Why We Get Resilience Wrong and the Surprising Science of Real Toughness, will resonate with you. Actually, if you’re a human being, it will resonate with you. Society leads us to believe that toughness is an inherent quality that we either possess or lack, but his research shows that it is, in fact, something that we can develop. As Steve says, “You have the capacity, but like anything, you have to train that capacity.” This episode covers topics that runners often wonder about. Steve talks about them in such a clear, comprehensive way that you’ll not only have your questions answered, but feel inspired to develop your own resilience in running and in life.
    For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode299.
    Thank you to InsideTracker, UCAN, and Allbirds for sponsoring this episode.
    Have you not been feeling yourself lately? Gone down a lot of avenues but haven’t really found clear solutions? That is where InsideTracker can come in for you.  I have trusted this company for years to show me where I may be lacking and if I need a few tweaks here and there. I count on InsideTracker to help me decipher the science behind it all.
    Go here to get 25% off site wide.
    UCAN uses a one-of-a-kind carbohydrate to provide a steady release of glucose over several hours that’s easy on your stomach and doesn’t cause a sugar crash. It comes in powders, bars, and gels, and they actually taste good! Their gel, UCAN Edge, was voted by Runner’s World as one of the best foods to eat during a run. Tina has been a fan of UCAN for years and uses it exclusively for fueling when she’s training and racing.
    Go here and use code TINAUCAN for 20% off your order!

    Allbirds is all about doing things better, like collaborating with Adidas to create a performance running shoe, the FOOTPRINT.FUTURECRAFT, with only 2.94kg CO2 per pair.  Their products are made from natural and recycled materials, and best of all, they know who they are. They are confident in what they do, and are changing the entire running industry before our eyes.
    You can see their entire collection on their website.
    Thanks for listening! We know there are so many podcasts you could listen to, and 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:
    Take a screenshot of the episode, and share it with your friends, family, and community on social media, especially if you feel that the topic will resonate with them.  Be sure to tag us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram If you are struggling through something a guest mentions, chances are others are too, and you will help them feel less alone.  Leave an honest review on iTunes or your favorite podcast player. Your ratings and reviews will really help us grow and reach new people. Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe?  You can find out here.
    "Thank you" to Steve.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Running Reunion: Guy Winch

    Running Reunion: Guy Winch

    Psychologist Guy Winch’s passion is “getting people to prioritize their emotional health and give them tools to do that with and concepts to understand it with.” He was already a TED Talk speaker and the acclaimed author of Emotional First Aid and How to Fix a Broken Heart when he was a guest on the podcast, but so much has happened since then!
    He became TED’s first columnist with his science-based advice column, Dear Guy.  In 2020, he launched the Dear Therapists podcast with his co-host Lori Gottlieb, where they provide insights and actionable advice in real-life sessions. 
    His career highlight so far, though, occurred just last year. He had the honor of being invited to 10 Downing Street to speak to the UK government and give them his recommendations for emotional and mental health policies to institute across the UK. He has a great story about arriving at the Prime Minister’s residence! 
    Guy has already reached millions of people through his books, talks, and podcasts, but, he says, to “start the ball rolling in some small way over something that can really be good for the entire nation and just to have that privilege and to be given that opportunity is not something I would have ever dreamt would happen.” 
    In a few weeks, he’ll be addressing a branch of the US government on the same topic. In the meantime, he reminds everyone that “there are two aspects to your well being; there's physical health and there's your emotional and psychological health. I separate emotional health from mental health because mental health is kind of, once you have a diagnosis of something, once something is very wrong. Emotional health is all the stuff that precedes that, is just your general well being, and there's so much we can do for our emotional health on a daily basis.”
    You can get links to all of Guy’s books and talks on his website and follow him on Instagram.
    To hear his original episode from December 2018, you can go here.
    Thank you to UCAN for sponsoring RUNNING REUNION!

    UCAN uses a one-of-a-kind carbohydrate to provide a steady release of glucose over several hours that’s easy on your stomach and doesn’t cause a sugar crash. It comes in powders, bars, and gels, and they actually taste good! Their gel, UCAN Edge, was voted by Runner’s World as one of the best foods to eat during a run. Tina has been a fan of UCAN for years and uses it exclusively for fueling when she’s training and racing. 
    Go here and use code TINAUCAN for 20% off your order!

    Thanks for listening!
    We know there are so many podcasts you could listen to, and we are honored you have chosen Running Reunion.  If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us:
    Take a screenshot of the episode, and share it with your friends, family, and community on social media, especially if you feel that the topic will resonate with them.  Be sure to tag us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram If you are struggling through something a guest mentions, chances are others are too, and you will help them feel less alone.  Leave an honest review on iTunes or your favorite podcast player. Your ratings and reviews will really help us grow and reach new people. Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe?  You can find out here.
    "Thank you" to Guy.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.

    • 20 min
    Together Run 52 with Tina: 30, 50 minute Run

    Together Run 52 with Tina: 30, 50 minute Run

    A special Central Park in New York Together Run this week. Beginning as always with our nature check in, body scan, mental health check in, and senses check in before going on to a conversation as Tina shares why this trip happened and what it means. If you have been needing to try domething a little different, or have been feeling a bit off lately, give this Together Run a try, it may remind you why you connect to running in the first place
    Come join us for Together Run 52
    Tina mentioned Come join the Together22 meetup on Tuesday, May 10th at 8pm EST. Sign up for the newsletter here and join us here.
    Check out episode five of Running Reunion with Courtney Dauwalter
    No sponsors today, trying to keep this authentic and like really running with a friend. If you want to support Tina and the Running For Real team:
    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:
    Take a screenshot of the episode, and share it with your friends, family, and community on social media, especially if you feel that topic will relate to them. Be sure to tag us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram  Leave an honest review on iTunes or your favorite podcast player Your ratings and reviews will really help us grow and reach new people 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.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
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@eileenjoy44 ,

Great Podcast

I really like all the questions & the way you interview. Looking forward to listening more to your podcast!

Taytoyyy ,

five stars!!!

i’m training for a half marathon so listening to a runners insight means a lot. excited to listen on my next run! keep it up!!!

1Magil ,

Disconnect between guests and commercials

Just listened to episode 272. Interview was fantastic. However, it was very off-putting to interrupt the segment on sustainable purchasing for a Tracksmith commercial. Take the opportunity instead to acknowledge that there is absolutely no reason what we all can’t all wear our old t-shirts or thrift store finds. Give that a shout-out, just this one time! I get that Tracksmith is a better than average company. What’s better? Not buying new stuff. Talk up Tracksmith in other shows if you must; in this case, it undermined the message of the whole show.

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