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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.

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.

    Weekly Strides: Is It Safe to Run during Pregnancy? Should I Start Running in My Third Trimester If I Haven't Been Running up to This Point?

    Weekly Strides: Is It Safe to Run during Pregnancy? Should I Start Running in My Third Trimester If I Haven't Been Running up to This Point?

    Is it safe to run during pregnancy? Should I start running in my third trimester if I haven't been running up to this point?
    I can’t answer that question fully for you. And I know you’re going to roll your eyes, it’s the last answer you want to hear, but I’m going to revert to what you knew I might say, which is ask your doctor about your specific situation. BUT, or AND, to give you my best suggestion on what I would do, I would need to know a few things. Primarily why you have not been running up to this point. If it was something that stopped you running, I would ask you why it’s okay now and if it is really worth it at this point when your body has been responding better to something else or at least been getting by with something else.
    Generally, yes, it is safe to run during pregnancy, and I likely have answers to all your questions about running in pregnancy and during the postpartum period in a few different places. I created an audio series that has interviews with experts that will give you all those answers; you can find that here. I also created a written pregnancy and postpartum guide with everything I have learned since having my two daughters. I asked multiple experts to answer each question I had in this guide, so it is very extensive. You can find that here. I would check those out first, and again, check in with your doctor or healthcare provider to discuss whether it is okay for you.
    Thanks for listening! We know there are so many podcasts you could listen to, and we’re 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:
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    Thank you for listening; we look forward to hearing your thoughts!

    • 4 min
    Together Run 65 Tina: 30, 45, 60 minute run

    Together Run 65 Tina: 30, 45, 60 minute run

    Together Runs are a way for us to connect as a community and go for a run together. It is part meditation, part run, part groundedness and quiet, part conversation. We go through a nature check in, body scan, senses check in, mental health check in, and chat about updates for the week. This sounds like a strange concept, but if you miss running with others, this is a really special way of doing it.
    Questions asked to you:
    How are you really? Do you ever get stuck in a comfortable running loop or route? What has happened with you recently? Are you running Chicago and / or NYC? Email Tina for info on meetups Check out
    Running For Real on Patreon (where these workout, long run, and traveling Together Runs will be)
    Weekly Strides Episode 10:Has the Pandemic Helped You Discover More Benefits to Your Running?
    Running Chicago Marathon? NYC marathon? Live in San Fransisco? Let Tina know! Find Tina on Instagram @tinamuir88 and facebook here.
    Sign up for 100 days of sustainability 
    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.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Jasmin Paris: Do What You Feel is Right and What Makes You Happy

    Jasmin Paris: Do What You Feel is Right and What Makes You Happy

    Fell running champion Jasmin Paris is the overall record holder for the Spine Race, a grueling 268-mile ultramarathon along the Pennine Way. This year she completed three loops of the world’s toughest ultra, the Barkley Marathons, the first woman to do so in nine years. Rather than a corporate sponsor, she runs to represent Green Runners, an environmental group which she co-founded.
    For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode319.
     
    Thank you to Athletic Greens, Tracksmith, and Running for Real  for sponsoring this episode. 
    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 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. 
    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!
     
    Running for Real updates: Together Runs are for those times when you’re running by yourself but you don’t want to feel alone.  Tina will accompany you all along the way, sharing conversation, mindfulness practices, and helpful tips  - you may not actually have company on the run, but you’ll feel as though you do. Together Run podcast episodes come out on Mondays, and be sure to check out our short Weekly Strides episodes every Wednesday!
    The easiest way to keep up with everything going on at Running for Real is by subscribing to our newsletter, which comes out every Monday. No spam, we promise!
    If you’re in recovery from amenorrhea or RED-S, we'd love to talk with you about a project that we’re very excited about. Please reach out to Tina on any of the social media platforms or to Sally at sally@runningforreal.com, so we can tell you more about it!
    And finally, if you're running the Chicago Marathon or the New York City Marathon, let us know!
     
    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  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 Jasmin.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Weekly Strides: Has the Pandemic Helped You Discover More Benefits to Your Running?

    Weekly Strides: Has the Pandemic Helped You Discover More Benefits to Your Running?

    Has the pandemic helped you discover more benefits to your running? Hmmm. Yes, but for me, I am not sure it is necessarily pandemic-related, but instead just general growth and maturity. That said, without the pandemic, I would likely not have created Together Runs, which yes, have been very popular, but have also been a gift to me to feel more connected to other runners. I love seeing where you are when you’re running, those of you who send me your images, and what you look like when you’re running. It really makes me feel that I can imagine you there and envision you there. So I feel that even when I'm training alone, I'm surrounded by other people. So that has definitely been an unexpected benefit that I feel the community even more, even though I run on my own almost every day.
    As for other benefits, mostly what comes to mind is just how much I love being around other runners. More than that, I mean the connection with genuinely good, loving people who make this world better, but just happen to be runners. I love the way running weaves throughout all of our lives and often becomes the analogy for many things, but it’s not all of who we are. I’m not sure I would have realized how much those people meant to me without the pandemic. 
    The pandemic also gave me the idea for Running Realized, which went on to be one of the most powerful projects I have worked on. While we are not ready for another season yet (there are a lot of factors making that tough right now), it was truly life changing and helped me see that I could be a part of changing the world for the better, and opening up the eyes of others who genuinely wanted to do better and do something.
    Finally, the pandemic made all races disappear for a while and at least be different for a while after that, which allowed me to continue down my path of discovering what running really means to me when I’m not competing.
    So I guess yes, it has benefited my running and yes, I suppose the answer to the original question is a big “yes,” when I said in fact it was a “no” at the beginning.
    If you have a question that you’d like answered, you can email kat@runningforreal.com and she’ll pass it along to Tina!
    Thanks for listening! We know there are so many podcasts you could listen to, and we’re 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  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 listening; we look forward to hearing your thoughts!

    • 4 min
    Together Run 64 Tina: 30, 45, 60 minute run

    Together Run 64 Tina: 30, 45, 60 minute run

    Begin Together Run 64 as we always do with a nature check in, body scan, senses check in, and mental health check in. Then we have a conversation about changes within Together Runs (and exciting new versions coming in the future), as well as sharing what listeners might see on the outside vs. what is going on behind the scenes.
    Join us for Together Run 64. Remember to share on social media and let others know about what you are loving in these together runs.
    Check out
    Running For Real on Patreon (where these workout, long run, and traveling Together Runs will be)
    Weekly Strides Episode 9: What Should I Do If I Think I Have an Injury and How Can I Prevent Reinjury?
    Running Chicago Marathon? NYC marathon? Live in San Fransisco? Let Tina know! Find Tina on Instagram @tinamuir88 and facebook here.
    Sign up for 100 days of sustainability 
    You can leave a review on iTunes. 
    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.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Warrick Wood: Frankie to the Rescue - R4R 318

    Warrick Wood: Frankie to the Rescue - R4R 318

    Warrick Wood’s son, Frankie, passed away from brain cancer when he was just three years old. Nothing can take away the pain of that loss, but running and what he’s learned as a sports psychologist have helped Warrick to deal with his grief. 
    He shares his experience in the hope that it will help not only those who have lost a loved one, but also the friends and family who want to support them, but may not know how to do so. He and his wife have also established a charity, Frankie to the Rescue, to support families who have a child with a terminal illness.
    For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode318.
     
    Thank you to Allbirds and Running for Real for sponsoring this episode. 
    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.
    You can see Allbirds’ complete collection here.
     
    Running for Real updates: If you’re in recovery from amenorrhea or RED-S, we'd love to talk with you about a project that we’re very excited about. Please reach out to Tina on any of the social media platforms or email Sally at sally@runningforreal.com, so we can tell you more about it!
    And if you’re running the Chicago Marathon or the New York City Marathon, please let us know!
    In addition to these regular Friday episodes, we have two other podcasts for you to check out, if you don’t listen already. Weekly Strides come out every Wednesday - they’re short episodes, usually less than 10 minutes long, where Tina answers your questions. If you have a question for her, you can email Kat at kat@runningforreal.com and she’ll pass it along to Tina.
    On Mondays, we have Together Runs, which Juno Rinaldi talked about last Friday. Give one a try on your next run!
    The easiest way to keep up with everything going on at Running for Real is by subscribing to our newsletter, which comes out every Monday. No spam, we promise!
     
    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  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 Warrick.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.

    • 1 hr 1 min

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I love your podcast!! The podcasts are very informative and Tina does a great job helping the guests relax and tell their stories. A wonderful way to get to know the guests and subject material!

This remains the best podcast in its category. I have listened for years and really enjoy the podcast!! Thanks Tina!

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