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The Running for Real Podcast

English, Sports, 1 season, 574 episodes, 2 days, 19 hours, 22 minutes
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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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Isaiah Stofferahn: Nobody Wants to Be a Quitter - R4R 404

Isaiah Stofferahn’s 10 million+ followers know that he’s up for almost any kind of challenge. Lately he’s been focusing on running, whether that’s racing a marathon in Crocs or taking on his DoorDash driver in a head-to-head competition. What they didn’t know until recently was the story behind his drive to accomplish crazy goals and to have fun doing it. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode404.   Thank you to Tracksmith, AG1, and Precision Fuel & Hydration for sponsoring this episode.    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.  Tracksmith helps the environment by making comfortable, durable clothes that will last for years, rather than winding up in the landfill. They help athletes who are trying to make the Olympic trials, and they offer scholarships for creatives to work on their crafts.  If you’re a new customer, go to http://tracksmith.com/tina and use the code TINANEW at checkout to get $15 off your order of $75 or more. Returning customers can use the code TINAGIVE, and Tracksmith will give you free shipping and donate 5% of your order to TrackGirlz.   AG1 is a foundational nutrition supplement that delivers daily nutrients and gut health support. Unlike so many products, the entire formula is backed by research studies, not just the ingredients. AG1 is packed with a variety of nutrient-dense ingredients and is the perfect complement to a healthy diet. It’s easy and satisfying to start your journey with AG1. Try AG1 and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D3Ks and five free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase at http://drinkAG1.com/tina.   Precision Fuel & Hydration helps athletes crush their fueling and hydration so they can perform at their best. Tina used their electrolytes and fuel when she finished first female and third overall at the Bryce Canyon 50 Miler. You can go to https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-planner for their free Fuel & Hydration planner to understand how much carb, fluid, and sodium you need for your key runs.  If you have more questions, Precision offers free video consultations. Their Athlete Support crew will answer your race nutrition questions and act as a sounding board for your fueling strategy. No hard-sell, just an experienced and friendly human who knows the science and is full of practical advice on how to nail your race nutrition. You can book a call at https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-calls. Once you know what you need to run your best, you can go to https://www.precisionfuelandhydration.com/tina/ for 15% off their range of multi-strength electrolytes and fuel.   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy “Running for Real,” please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website, https://runningforreal.com/. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and X . You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@TinaMuir) for additional content, including our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
6/21/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 13 seconds
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Alex Hermanson: Nobody's Looking at You - R4R 403

When Alex Hermanson, a.k.a. “Herm Runs,” started following other runners on social media, “I didn't really see anyone that I personally related with wholeheartedly,” he recalls. “So I was like, ‘I'm just going to go make that myself.’” That was in late 2022, and now the self-described “big dude who runs a lot” has an online community of almost 100K and an in-person running group, the Not Yet Named Run Club. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode403.   Thank you to HydraPak, Tracksmith, and AG1 for sponsoring this episode.    HydraPak is the number one original equipment manufacturer of reservoirs and soft flasks in the world. They are continually looking for ways to help runners and their communities lessen their environmental footprint, and consequently their reusable hydration products are aimed not only at supporting athletes in pursuit of their personal goals, but at reducing single-use waste. Most recently, they unveiled their Cupless Racing Partnership Program, designed to support trail and road races across the country in eliminating race day waste by offering their collapsible and reusable SpeedCup as an alternative to single-use cups at running events. Find out more at https://hydrapak.com/pages/tina.   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.  Tracksmith helps the environment by making comfortable, durable clothes that will last for years, rather than winding up in the landfill. They help athletes who are trying to make the Olympic trials, and they offer scholarships for creatives to work on their crafts.  If you’re a new customer, go to http://tracksmith.com/tina and use the code TINANEW at checkout to get $15 off your order of $75 or more. Returning customers can use the code TINAGIVE, and Tracksmith will give you free shipping and donate 5% of your order to TrackGirlz.   AG1 is a foundational nutrition supplement that delivers daily nutrients and gut health support. Unlike so many products, the entire formula is backed by research studies, not just the ingredients. AG1 is packed with a variety of nutrient-dense ingredients and is the perfect complement to a healthy diet. It’s easy and satisfying to start your journey with AG1. Try AG1 and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D3Ks and five free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase at http://drinkAG1.com/tina. Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy “Running for Real,” please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website, https://runningforreal.com/. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and X . You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@TinaMuir) for additional content, including our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!  
6/14/20241 hour, 9 minutes, 18 seconds
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Tyler Swartz: It's Not That Serious - R4R 402

Tyler Swartz believes that running should be fun, and that it’s more fun when you’re part of a community. That’s why he founded Endorphins Running, “to inspire and empower people to live happier and more fulfilled lives through movement and exercise.” For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode402.   Thank you to AG1, Precision Fuel & Hydration, and Tracksmith for sponsoring this episode.    AG1 is a foundational nutrition supplement that delivers daily nutrients and gut health support. Unlike so many products, the entire formula is backed by research studies, not just the ingredients. AG1 is packed with a variety of nutrient-dense ingredients and is the perfect complement to a healthy diet. It’s easy and satisfying to start your journey with AG1. Try AG1 and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D3Ks and five free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase at http://drinkAG1.com/tina.   Precision Fuel & Hydration helps athletes crush their fueling and hydration so they can perform at their best. Tina used their electrolytes and fuel when she finished first female and third overall at the Bryce Canyon 50 Miler. You can go to https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-planner for their free Fuel & Hydration planner to understand how much carb, fluid, and sodium you need for your key runs.  If you have more questions, Precision offers free video consultations. Their Athlete Support crew will answer your race nutrition questions and act as a sounding board for your fueling strategy. No hard-sell, just an experienced and friendly human who knows the science and is full of practical advice on how to nail your race nutrition. You can book a call at https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-calls. Once you know what you need to run your best, you can go to https://www.precisionfuelandhydration.com/tina/ for 15% off their range of multi-strength electrolytes and fuel.   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.  Tracksmith helps the environment by making comfortable, durable clothes that will last for years, rather than winding up in the landfill. They help athletes who are trying to make the Olympic trials, and they offer scholarships for creatives to work on their crafts.  If you’re a new customer, go to http://tracksmith.com/tina and use the code TINANEW at checkout to get $15 off your order of $75 or more. Returning customers can use the code TINAGIVE, and Tracksmith will give you free shipping and donate 5% of your order to TrackGirlz.   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy “Running for Real,” please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website, https://runningforreal.com/. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and X . You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@TinaMuir) for additional content, including our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
6/7/20241 hour, 7 minutes, 19 seconds
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Haglund's Deformity in Runners - R4R 401

After being diagnosed with Haglund's Deformity, Tina wrestled with how to treat the debilitating pain. After doing extensive research and exhausting the more conservative options, she decided to have surgery. Now she’s sharing what she learned so that others with the same condition will have an easier time determining the best course of action for themselves. She spoke with her chiropractor, Dr. Brennan Donahue; her surgeon, Dr. C. Thomas Haytmanek; her physical therapist, Ana Robinson, and her good friend, ultra runner Stephanie Howe, who also suffered from Haglund’s. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode401.   Thank you to Tracksmith, AG1, and Precision Fuel & Hydration for sponsoring this episode.    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.  Tracksmith helps the environment by making comfortable, durable clothes that will last for years, rather than winding up in the landfill. They help athletes who are trying to make the Olympic trials, and they offer scholarships for creatives to work on their crafts.  If you’re a new customer, go to http://tracksmith.com/tina and use the code TINANEW at checkout to get $15 off your order of $75 or more. Returning customers can use the code TINAGIVE, and Tracksmith will give you free shipping and donate 5% of your order to TrackGirlz.   AG1 is the daily Foundational Nutrition supplement that delivers comprehensive nutrients to support whole-body health.  With its science-driven formulation of vitamins, probiotics, and whole-food sourced nutrients, AG1 replaces your multivitamin, probiotic, and more in one simple, drinkable habit. And just as importantly, it actually tastes good! If a comprehensive solution is what you need from your supplemental routine, go to http://drinkag1.com/TINA and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND five free AG1 Travel Packs with your first order!   Precision Fuel & Hydration helps athletes crush their fueling and hydration so they can perform at their best. Tina used their electrolytes and fuel when she finished first female and third overall at the Bryce Canyon 50 Miler. You can go to https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-planner for their free Fuel & Hydration planner to understand how much carb, fluid, and sodium you need for your key runs.  If you have more questions, Precision offers free video consultations. Their Athlete Support crew will answer your race nutrition questions and act as a sounding board for your fueling strategy. No hard-sell, just an experienced and friendly human who knows the science and is full of practical advice on how to nail your race nutrition. You can book a call at https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-calls. Once you know what you need to run your best, you can go to https://www.precisionfuelandhydration.com/tina/ for 15% off their range of multi-strength electrolytes and fuel.   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy “Running for Real,” please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website, https://runningforreal.com/. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and X . You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@TinaMuir) for additional content, including our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!  
5/31/20241 hour, 43 minutes, 34 seconds
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Dan Churchill: Get the Reps In - R4R 400

Chef Dan Churchill uses food as a way to inspire people to live the best life possible. He has a Masters in Exercise Science and was a strength and conditioning coach before switching his focus to nutrition. His recipe for success, whether he’s training for an ultramarathon or developing an actual recipe for his new cookbook, "Eat Like a Legend" or his Brooklyn restaurant, The Osprey, is simple: “Get the reps in.” For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode400.   Thank you to Precision Fuel & Hydration, AG1, and Tracksmith for sponsoring this episode.    Precision Fuel & Hydration helps athletes crush their fueling and hydration so they can perform at their best. Tina used their electrolytes and fuel when she finished first female and third overall at the Bryce Canyon 50 Miler. You can go to https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-planner for their free Fuel & Hydration planner to understand how much carb, fluid, and sodium you need for your key runs.  If you have more questions, Precision offers free video consultations. Their Athlete Support crew will answer your race nutrition questions and act as a sounding board for your fueling strategy. No hard-sell, just an experienced and friendly human who knows the science and is full of practical advice on how to nail your race nutrition. You can book a call at https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-calls. Once you know what you need to run your best, you can go to https://www.precisionfuelandhydration.com/tina/ for 15% off their range of multi-strength electrolytes and fuel.   AG1 is the daily Foundational Nutrition supplement that delivers comprehensive nutrients to support whole-body health.  With its science-driven formulation of vitamins, probiotics, and whole-food sourced nutrients, AG1 replaces your multivitamin, probiotic, and more in one simple, drinkable habit. And just as importantly, it actually tastes good! If a comprehensive solution is what you need from your supplemental routine, go to http://drinkag1.com/TINA and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND five free AG1 Travel Packs with your first 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.  Tracksmith helps the environment by making comfortable, durable clothes that will last for years, rather than winding up in the landfill. They help athletes who are trying to make the Olympic trials, and they offer scholarships for creatives to work on their crafts.  If you’re a new customer, go to http://tracksmith.com/tina and use the code TINANEW at checkout to get $15 off your order of $75 or more. Returning customers can use the code TINAGIVE, and Tracksmith will give you free shipping and donate 5% of your order to TrackGirlz.   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy “Running for Real,” please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website, https://runningforreal.com/. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and X . You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@TinaMuir) for additional content, including our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
5/24/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 13 seconds
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Tina Update - R4R 399

Tina ran her first ultra, the Bryce Canyon 50 Miler, a year ago. She finished first female and third overall, and felt good afterwards, except for one thing - her heel. She learned that she had a Haglund’s Deformity which impacted her Achilles tendon. After exhausting every other option, she had surgery last month. In this episode, she shares about the operation and her plans for the future, especially her role as an environmentalist. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode399.   Thank you to AG1, HydraPak, and Tracksmith for sponsoring this episode.    AG1 is the daily Foundational Nutrition supplement that delivers comprehensive nutrients to support whole-body health.  With its science-driven formulation of vitamins, probiotics, and whole-food sourced nutrients, AG1 replaces your multivitamin, probiotic, and more in one simple, drinkable habit. And just as importantly, it actually tastes good! If a comprehensive solution is what you need from your supplemental routine, go to http://drinkag1.com/TINA and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND five free AG1 Travel Packs with your first order!   HydraPak is the number one original equipment manufacturer of reservoirs and soft flasks in the world. They are continually looking for ways to help runners and their communities lessen their environmental footprint, and consequently their reusable hydration products are aimed not only at supporting athletes in pursuit of their personal goals, but at reducing single-use waste. Most recently, they unveiled their Cupless Racing Partnership Program, designed to support trail and road races across the country in eliminating race day waste by offering their collapsible and reusable SpeedCup as an alternative to single-use cups at running events. Find out more at https://hydrapak.com/pages/tina.   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.  Tracksmith helps the environment by making comfortable, durable clothes that will last for years, rather than winding up in the landfill. They help athletes who are trying to make the Olympic trials, and they offer scholarships for creatives to work on their crafts.  If you’re a new customer, go to http://tracksmith.com/tina and use the code TINANEW at checkout to get $15 off your order of $75 or more. Returning customers can use the code TINAGIVE, and Tracksmith will give you free shipping and donate 5% of your order to TrackGirlz.   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy “Running for Real,” please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website, https://runningforreal.com/. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and X . You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@TinaMuir) for additional content, including our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
5/17/202425 minutes, 32 seconds
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Andrea Lytle Peet & Jen Cox: "Hope" Is a Pretty Badass Word - R4R 398

Andrea Lytle Peet went from completing a half Ironman to needing a cane to walk, less than six months later. She was ultimately diagnosed with ALS, at the age of 33. Doctors told her that she had two to five years to live, and that before she died, she would lose the ability to walk, talk, move, eat and breathe. Now, ten years later, she is the first person with ALS to have completed a marathon in all fifty states and she and her husband run the Team Drea Foundation, a nonprofit that raises funds for ALS research. She hopes that her story will inspire and encourage not only others living with ALS, but anyone struggling with a challenge in their life. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode398.   Thank you to AG1, Precision Fuel & Hydration, and Tracksmith for sponsoring this episode.    AG1 is the daily Foundational Nutrition supplement that delivers comprehensive nutrients to support whole-body health.  With its science-driven formulation of vitamins, probiotics, and whole-food sourced nutrients, AG1 replaces your multivitamin, probiotic, and more in one simple, drinkable habit. And just as importantly, it actually tastes good! If a comprehensive solution is what you need from your supplemental routine, go to http://drinkag1.com/TINA and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND five free AG1 Travel Packs with your first order!   Precision Fuel & Hydration helps athletes crush their fueling and hydration so they can perform at their best. Tina used their electrolytes and fuel when she finished first female and third overall at the Bryce Canyon 50 Miler. You can go to https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-planner for their free Fuel & Hydration planner to understand how much carb, fluid, and sodium you need for your key runs.  If you have more questions, Precision offers free video consultations. Their Athlete Support crew will answer your race nutrition questions and act as a sounding board for your fueling strategy. No hard-sell, just an experienced and friendly human who knows the science and is full of practical advice on how to nail your race nutrition. You can book a call at https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-calls. Once you know what you need to run your best, you can go to https://www.precisionfuelandhydration.com/tina/ for 15% off their range of multi-strength electrolytes and fuel.   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.  Tracksmith helps the environment by making comfortable, durable clothes that will last for years, rather than winding up in the landfill. They help athletes who are trying to make the Olympic trials, and they offer scholarships for creatives to work on their crafts.  If you’re a new customer, go to http://tracksmith.com/tina and use the code TINANEW at checkout to get $15 off your order of $75 or more. Returning customers can use the code TINAGIVE, and Tracksmith will give you free shipping and donate 5% of your order to TrackGirlz.   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy “Running for Real,” please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website, https://runningforreal.com/. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and X . You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@TinaMuir) for additional content, including our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!  
5/10/202446 minutes, 46 seconds
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Lorna Mann: The "Why" Will Connect You - R4R 397

Cheering on others as they pursue their goals means more to Lorna Mann than her own accomplishments. It’s a mindset that she attributes to the encouragement of Charlie Dark and the Run Dem Crew. Now she mentors others, helping them to discover their full potential. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode397.   Thank you to Tracksmith, AG1, and Precision Fuel & Hydration for sponsoring this episode.    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.  Tracksmith helps the environment by making comfortable, durable clothes that will last for years, rather than winding up in the landfill. They help athletes who are trying to make the Olympic trials, and they offer scholarships for creatives to work on their crafts.  If you’re a new customer, go to http://tracksmith.com/tina and use the code TINANEW at checkout to get $15 off your order of $75 or more. Returning customers can use the code TINAGIVE, and Tracksmith will give you free shipping and donate 5% of your order to TrackGirlz.   AG1 is the daily Foundational Nutrition supplement that delivers comprehensive nutrients to support whole-body health.  With its science-driven formulation of vitamins, probiotics, and whole-food sourced nutrients, AG1 replaces your multivitamin, probiotic, and more in one simple, drinkable habit. And just as importantly, it actually tastes good! If a comprehensive solution is what you need from your supplemental routine, go to http://drinkag1.com/TINA and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND five free AG1 Travel Packs with your first order!   Precision Fuel & Hydration helps athletes crush their fueling and hydration so they can perform at their best. Tina used their electrolytes and fuel when she finished first female and third overall at the Bryce Canyon 50 Miler. You can go to https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-planner for their free Fuel & Hydration planner to understand how much carb, fluid, and sodium you need for your key runs.  If you have more questions, Precision offers free video consultations. Their Athlete Support crew will answer your race nutrition questions and act as a sounding board for your fueling strategy. No hard-sell, just an experienced and friendly human who knows the science and is full of practical advice on how to nail your race nutrition. You can book a call at https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-calls. Once you know what you need to run your best, you can go to https://www.precisionfuelandhydration.com/tina/ for 15% off their range of multi-strength electrolytes and fuel.   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy “Running for Real,” please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website, https://runningforreal.com/. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and X . You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@TinaMuir) for additional content, including our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” series of 50+ videos.   Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!  
5/3/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 13 seconds
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Tiffany K. Martin: Not Just For Runners - R4R 396

Tiffany K. Martin believes that “health” is about much more than the traditional elements of healthcare. She recognized that the existing system doesn’t adequately address the needs of many people, and so she founded Elevated Health and Community to provide resources for those who need them the most. Elevated’s “Not Just for Runners” event includes a 5K and one-mile run/walk/roll that are designed to ensure that everyone finishes with a sense of accomplishment. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode396.   Thank you to Precision Fuel & Hydration, HydraPak, and AG1 for sponsoring this episode.    Precision Fuel & Hydration helps athletes crush their fueling and hydration so they can perform at their best. Tina used their electrolytes and fuel when she finished first female and third overall at the Bryce Canyon 50 Miler. You can go to https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-planner for their free Fuel & Hydration planner to understand how much carb, fluid, and sodium you need for your key runs.  If you have more questions, Precision offers free video consultations. Their Athlete Support crew will answer your race nutrition questions and act as a sounding board for your fueling strategy. No hard-sell, just an experienced and friendly human who knows the science and is full of practical advice on how to nail your race nutrition. You can book a call at https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-calls. Once you know what you need to run your best, you can go to https://www.precisionfuelandhydration.com/tina/ for 15% off their range of multi-strength electrolytes and fuel.   HydraPak is the number one original equipment manufacturer of reservoirs and soft flasks in the world. They are continually looking for ways to help runners and their communities lessen their environmental footprint, and consequently their reusable hydration products are aimed not only at supporting athletes in pursuit of their personal goals, but at reducing single-use waste. Most recently, they unveiled their Cupless Racing Partnership Program, designed to support trail and road races across the country in eliminating race day waste by offering their collapsible and reusable SpeedCup as an alternative to single-use cups at running events. Find out more at https://hydrapak.com/pages/tina.   AG1 is the daily Foundational Nutrition supplement that delivers comprehensive nutrients to support whole-body health.  With its science-driven formulation of vitamins, probiotics, and whole-food sourced nutrients, AG1 replaces your multivitamin, probiotic, and more in one simple, drinkable habit. And just as importantly, it actually tastes good! If a comprehensive solution is what you need from your supplemental routine, go to http://drinkag1.com/TINA and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND five free AG1 Travel Packs with your first order!   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy “Running for Real,” please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website, https://runningforreal.com/. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and X. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@TinaMuir) for additional content, including our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
4/26/202457 minutes, 31 seconds
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Roberto Mandje: Running Meets You Where You Are - R4R 395

Roberto Mandje believes in meeting people where they are, which is also where he believes running will meet you. His philosophy stems from his multi-cultural upbringing and his professional running career, when he competed in the 2004 Olympics, the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, and twice in the XTERRA Trail World Championship.  For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode395.   Thank you to AG1, Tracksmith, and Precision Fuel & Hydration for sponsoring this episode.    AG1 is the daily Foundational Nutrition supplement that delivers comprehensive nutrients to support whole-body health.  With its science-driven formulation of vitamins, probiotics, and whole-food sourced nutrients, AG1 replaces your multivitamin, probiotic, and more in one simple, drinkable habit. And just as importantly, it actually tastes good! If a comprehensive solution is what you need from your supplemental routine, go to http://drinkag1.com/TINA and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND five free AG1 Travel Packs with your first order!   Tracksmith is an independent running brand inspired by a deep love of the sport. They’re so committed to their mission of getting runners to do their best that they are offering a $100 gift card to any runner who runs a PR before April 30th. You can find all of the details under the “It’s PR Season” section here.  If you’re a new customer, go here and use the code TINANEW at checkout to get $15 off your order of $75 or more. Returning customers can use the code TINAGIVE, and Tracksmith will give you free shipping and donate 5% of your order to TrackGirlz.   Precision Fuel & Hydration helps athletes crush their fueling and hydration so they can perform at their best. Tina used their electrolytes and fuel when she finished first female and third overall at the Bryce Canyon 50 Miler. You can go to https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-planner for their free Fuel & Hydration planner to understand how much carb, fluid, and sodium you need for your key runs.  If you have more questions, Precision offers free video consultations. Their Athlete Support crew will answer your race nutrition questions and act as a sounding board for your fueling strategy. No hard-sell, just an experienced and friendly human who knows the science and is full of practical advice on how to nail your race nutrition. You can book a call at https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-calls. Once you know what you need to run your best, you can go to https://www.precisionfuelandhydration.com/tina/ for 15% off their range of multi-strength electrolytes and fuel.   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy “Running for Real,” please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website, https://runningforreal.com/. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and X (Twitter). You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@TinaMuir) for additional content, including our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
4/19/202458 minutes, 14 seconds
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Mikah Meyer: A Walk in the Park. ALL the Parks. - R4R 394

Mikah Meyer is the first person to experience all 419 U.S. National Park Service sites in a single journey. He also made a different kind of history along the way, becoming the first openly gay man featured in an outdoors recreation campaign, for REI. Now he advocates for greater inclusion of the LGBTQ+ community in the outdoor space. His documentary short film, "Echoes in the Canyon," will have its world premiere later this month. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode394.   Thank you to HydraPak, AG1, and Tracksmith for sponsoring this episode.    HydraPak is the number one original equipment manufacturer of reservoirs and soft flasks in the world. They are continually looking for ways to help runners and their communities lessen their environmental footprint, and consequently their reusable hydration products are aimed not only at supporting athletes in pursuit of their personal goals, but at reducing single-use waste. Most recently, they unveiled their Cupless Racing Partnership Program, designed to support trail and road races across the country in eliminating race day waste by offering their collapsible and reusable SpeedCup as an alternative to single-use cups at running events. Find out more at https://hydrapak.com/pages/tina.   AG1 is the daily Foundational Nutrition supplement that delivers comprehensive nutrients to support whole-body health.  With its science-driven formulation of vitamins, probiotics, and whole-food sourced nutrients, AG1 replaces your multivitamin, probiotic, and more in one simple, drinkable habit. And just as importantly, it actually tastes good! If a comprehensive solution is what you need from your supplemental routine, go to http://drinkag1.com/TINA and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND five free AG1 Travel Packs with your first order!   Tracksmith is an independent running brand inspired by a deep love of the sport. They’re so committed to their mission of getting runners to do their best that they are offering a $100 gift card to any runner who runs a PR before April 30th. You can find all of the details under the “It’s PR Season” section at tracksmith.com/tina. If you’re a new customer, go to tracksmith.com/tina and use the code TINANEW at checkout to get $15 off your order of $75 or more. Returning customers can use the code TINAGIVE, and Tracksmith will give you free shipping and donate 5% of your order to TrackGirlz.   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy “Running for Real,” please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website, https://runningforreal.com/.   Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and X (Twitter). You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@TinaMuir) for additional content, including our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
4/12/20241 hour, 9 minutes, 59 seconds
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Fiona O'Keeffe: Imperfect Advocacy - R4R 393

Fiona O’Keeffe raced into the record books in the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials this year. In her debut at the distance, she smashed the previous record, set by Shalane Flanagan in 2012, by over three minutes. She also became the youngest woman to claim victory. She’s focusing on her performance, but she’s also embracing the opportunity to champion environmental advocacy, leveraging her running platform to inspire change. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode393.   Thank you toTracksmith, Precision Fuel & Hydration, and AG1 for sponsoring this episode.    Tracksmith is an independent running brand inspired by a deep love of the sport. They’re so committed to their mission of getting runners to do their best that they are offering a $100 gift card to any runner who runs a PR before April 30th. You can find all of the details under the “It’s PR Season” section here.  If you’re a new customer, go here and use the code TINANEW at checkout to get $15 off your order of $75 or more. Returning customers can use the code TINAGIVE, and Tracksmith will give you free shipping and donate 5% of your order to TrackGirlz.   Precision Fuel & Hydration helps athletes crush their fueling and hydration so they can perform at their best. Tina used their electrolytes and fuel when she finished first female and third overall at the Bryce Canyon 50 Miler. You can go to https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-planner for their free Fuel & Hydration planner to understand how much carb, fluid, and sodium you need for your key runs.  If you have more questions, Precision offers free video consultations. Their Athlete Support crew will answer your race nutrition questions and act as a sounding board for your fueling strategy. No hard-sell, just an experienced and friendly human who knows the science and is full of practical advice on how to nail your race nutrition. You can book a call at https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-calls. Once you know what you need to run your best, you can go to https://www.precisionfuelandhydration.com/tina/ for 15% off their range of multi-strength electrolytes and fuel.   AG1 is the daily Foundational Nutrition supplement that delivers comprehensive nutrients to support whole-body health.  With its science-driven formulation of vitamins, probiotics, and whole-food sourced nutrients, AG1 replaces your multivitamin, probiotic, and more in one simple, drinkable habit. And just as importantly, it actually tastes good! If a comprehensive solution is what you need from your supplemental routine, go to http://drinkag1.com/TINA and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND five free AG1 Travel Packs with your first order!   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy “Running for Real,” please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website, https://runningforreal.com/. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and X (Twitter). You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@TinaMuir) for additional content, including our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!  
4/5/20241 hour, 3 minutes, 31 seconds
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Erin Bailey: Influencing with Intention - R4R 392

As a runner and fitness professional herself, Erin Bailey understands how difficult it can be for athletes to represent themselves on social media and in their brand relationships. Her talent agency, Momentum Management, helps them present themselves authentically and forge business relationships that align with their values. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode392.   Thank you to HydraPak, AG1, and Precision Fuel & Hydration for sponsoring this episode.    HydraPak is the number one original equipment manufacturer of reservoirs and soft flasks in the world. They are continually looking for ways to help runners and their communities lessen their environmental footprint, and consequently their reusable hydration products are aimed not only at supporting athletes in pursuit of their personal goals, but at reducing single-use waste. Most recently, they unveiled their Cupless Racing Partnership Program, designed to support trail and road races across the country in eliminating race day waste by offering their collapsible and reusable SpeedCup as an alternative to single-use cups at running events. Find out more at https://hydrapak.com/pages/tina.   AG1 is the daily Foundational Nutrition supplement that delivers comprehensive nutrients to support whole-body health.  With its science-driven formulation of vitamins, probiotics, and whole-food sourced nutrients, AG1 replaces your multivitamin, probiotic, and more in one simple, drinkable habit. And just as importantly, it actually tastes good! If a comprehensive solution is what you need from your supplemental routine, go to http://drinkag1.com/TINA and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND five free AG1 Travel Packs with your first order!   Precision Fuel & Hydration helps athletes crush their fueling and hydration so they can perform at their best. Tina used their electrolytes and fuel when she finished first female and third overall at the Bryce Canyon 50 Miler. You can use their free Fuel & Hydration planner to understand how much carb, fluid, and sodium you need for your key runs.  If you have more questions, Precision offers free video consultations. Their Athlete Support crew will answer your race nutrition questions and act as a sounding board for your fueling strategy. No hard-sell, just an experienced and friendly human who knows the science and is full of practical advice on how to nail your race nutrition. You can book a call here. Once you know what you need to run your best, you can go here to get 15% off their range of multi-strength electrolytes and fuel.   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy “Running for Real,” please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website, https://runningforreal.com/. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and X (Twitter). You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@TinaMuir) for additional content, including our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
3/29/20241 hour, 1 minute, 6 seconds
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Matt Green: Finding the Cross Sections - R4R 391

Many people define themselves in one way: “I am a runner.” “I am a DJ.” “I am an artist.” Matt Green, on the other hand, describes himself as a “multi-hyphenate.” The co-founder of the  District Running Collective (DRC) combines his talents to explore different ways of impacting the world. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode391.   Thank you to Precision Fuel & Hydration, AG1, and Tracksmith for sponsoring this episode.    Precision Fuel & Hydration helps athletes crush their fueling and hydration so they can perform at their best. Tina used their electrolytes and fuel when she finished first female and third overall at the Bryce Canyon 50 Miler. You can use their free Fuel & Hydration planner to understand how much carb, fluid, and sodium you need for your key runs.  If you have more questions, Precision offers free video consultations. Their Athlete Support crew will answer your race nutrition questions and act as a sounding board for your fueling strategy. No hard-sell, just an experienced and friendly human who knows the science and is full of practical advice on how to nail your race nutrition. You can book a call here. Once you know what you need to run your best, you can go here to get 15% off their range of multi-strength electrolytes and fuel.   AG1 is the daily Foundational Nutrition supplement that delivers comprehensive nutrients to support whole-body health.  With its science-driven formulation of vitamins, probiotics, and whole-food sourced nutrients, AG1 replaces your multivitamin, probiotic, and more in one simple, drinkable habit. And just as importantly, it actually tastes good! If a comprehensive solution is what you need from your supplemental routine, go to http://drinkag1.com/TINA and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND five free AG1 Travel Packs with your first order!   Tracksmith is an independent running brand inspired by a deep love of the sport. They’re so committed to their mission of getting runners to do their best that they are offering a $100 gift card to any runner who runs a PR before April 30th. You can find all of the details under the “It’s PR Season” section at tracksmith.com/tina. If you’re a new customer, go to tracksmith.com/tina and use the code TINANEW at checkout to get $15 off your order of $75 or more. Returning customers can use the code TINAGIVE, and Tracksmith will give you free shipping and donate 5% of your order to TrackGirlz. Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy “Running for Real,” please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website, https://runningforreal.com/. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and X (Twitter). You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@TinaMuir) for additional content, including our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
3/22/20241 hour, 32 seconds
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J Solle: Pride Is Year-Round - R4R 390

Whether it’s serving as Race Director of the Front Runners New York LGBT Pride Run, leading the Global Parkinson’s Genetic Program at the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, or advocating for non-binary inclusion in races, J Solle supports and raises up others.  For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode390. Photo credit (podcast player inset): Da Ping Luo/NYRR   Thank you to AG1, HydraPak, and Tracksmith for sponsoring this episode.    AG1 is the daily Foundational Nutrition supplement that delivers comprehensive nutrients to support whole-body health.  With its science-driven formulation of vitamins, probiotics, and whole-food sourced nutrients, AG1 replaces your multivitamin, probiotic, and more in one simple, drinkable habit. And just as importantly, it actually tastes good! If a comprehensive solution is what you need from your supplemental routine, go to http://drinkag1.com/TINA and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND five free AG1 Travel Packs with your first order!   HydraPak is the number one original equipment manufacturer of reservoirs and soft flasks in the world. They are continually looking for ways to help runners and their communities lessen their environmental footprint, and consequently their reusable hydration products are aimed not only at supporting athletes in pursuit of their personal goals, but at reducing single-use waste. Most recently, they unveiled their Cupless Racing Partnership Program, designed to support trail and road races across the country in eliminating race day waste by offering their collapsible and reusable SpeedCup as an alternative to single-use cups at running events. Find out more at https://hydrapak.com/pages/tina.   Tracksmith is an independent running brand inspired by a deep love of the sport. They’re so committed to their mission of getting runners to do their best that they are offering a $100 gift card to any runner who runs a PR before April 30th. You can find all of the details under the “It’s PR Season” section at tracksmith.com/tina. If you’re a new customer, go to tracksmith.com/tina and use the code TINANEW at checkout to get $15 off your order of $75 or more. Returning customers can use the code TINAGIVE, and Tracksmith will give you free shipping and donate 5% of your order to TrackGirlz.   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy “Running for Real,” please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website, https://runningforreal.com/. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and X (Twitter). You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@TinaMuir) for additional content, including our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
3/15/20241 hour, 6 minutes, 14 seconds
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International Women's Day - R4R 389

Today, March 8th, is International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. To celebrate it, Tina reached out to some of the women who inspire her and asked them to answer one of these questions: What is one piece of advice you would give to women listening? What do you wish the women listening knew? What is your favorite thing about women supporting women? If you want to be inspired yourself, be sure to listen to this episode. To learn more about the women you’ll hear from, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode389.   Thank you toTracksmith, Precision Fuel & Hydration, and AG1 for sponsoring this episode.    Tracksmith is an independent running brand inspired by a deep love of the sport. They’re so committed to their mission of getting runners to do their best that they are offering a $100 gift card to any runner who runs a PR before April 30th. You can find all of the details under the “It’s PR Season” section here.  If you’re a new customer, go here and use the code TINANEW at checkout to get $15 off your order of $75 or more. Returning customers can use the code TINAGIVE, and Tracksmith will give you free shipping and donate 5% of your order to TrackGirlz.   Precision Fuel & Hydration helps athletes crush their fueling and hydration so they can perform at their best. Tina used their electrolytes and fuel when she finished first female and third overall at the Bryce Canyon 50 Miler. You can go to https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-planner for their free Fuel & Hydration planner to understand how much carb, fluid, and sodium you need for your key runs.  If you have more questions, Precision offers free video consultations. Their Athlete Support crew will answer your race nutrition questions and act as a sounding board for your fueling strategy. No hard-sell, just an experienced and friendly human who knows the science and is full of practical advice on how to nail your race nutrition. You can book a call at https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-calls. Once you know what you need to run your best, you can go to https://www.precisionfuelandhydration.com/tina/ for 15% off their range of multi-strength electrolytes and fuel.   AG1 is the daily Foundational Nutrition supplement that delivers comprehensive nutrients to support whole-body health.  With its science-driven formulation of vitamins, probiotics, and whole-food sourced nutrients, AG1 replaces your multivitamin, probiotic, and more in one simple, drinkable habit. And just as importantly, it actually tastes good! If a comprehensive solution is what you need from your supplemental routine, go to http://drinkag1.com/TINA and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND five free AG1 Travel Packs with your first order!   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy “Running for Real,” please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website, https://runningforreal.com/. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and X (Twitter). You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@TinaMuir) for additional content, including our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
3/8/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 20 seconds
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Ian Gonzalez: Community Defender - R4R 388

Ian Gonzalez is a trailblazer. He co-founded 7 on Sundays,  the first run crew on Chicago’s South Side, an area where running as a pastime had been virtually nonexistent. 7 on Sundays created a community of runners, but there was nowhere for them to buy running shoes, clothes, or nutrition. Ian filled that void by opening Last Lap Cornerstore, the only running store on the South Side, and the only Black/Latino-owned running store in the city. He was forced to close the store, but is determined that Last Lap will return to serve the area’s runners.  For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode388.   Thank you to HydraPak, AG1, and Tracksmith for sponsoring this episode.  HydraPak is the number one original equipment manufacturer of reservoirs and soft flasks in the world. They are continually looking for ways to help runners and their communities lessen their environmental footprint, and consequently their reusable hydration products are aimed not only at supporting athletes in pursuit of their personal goals, but at reducing single-use waste. Most recently, they unveiled their Cupless Racing Partnership Program, designed to support trail and road races across the country in eliminating race day waste by offering their collapsible and reusable SpeedCup as an alternative to single-use cups at running events. Find out more at https://hydrapak.com/pages/tina.   AG1 is the daily Foundational Nutrition supplement that delivers comprehensive nutrients to support whole-body health.  With its science-driven formulation of vitamins, probiotics, and whole-food sourced nutrients, AG1 replaces your multivitamin, probiotic, and more in one simple, drinkable habit. And just as importantly, it actually tastes good! If a comprehensive solution is what you need from your supplemental routine, go to http://drinkag1.com/TINA and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND five free AG1 Travel Packs with your first order!   Tracksmith is an independent running brand inspired by a deep love of the sport. They’re so committed to their mission of getting runners to do their best that they are offering a $100 gift card to any runner who runs a PR before April 30th. You can find all of the details under the “It’s PR Season” section at tracksmith.com/tina. If you’re a new customer, go to tracksmith.com/tina and use the code TINANEW at checkout to get $15 off your order of $75 or more. Returning customers can use the code TINAGIVE, and Tracksmith will give you free shipping and donate 5% of your order to TrackGirlz.   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy “Running for Real,” please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website, https://runningforreal.com/. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and X (Twitter). You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@TinaMuir) for additional content, including our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
3/1/20241 hour, 16 minutes, 31 seconds
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A Quick Update from Tina

There isn't a new Running for Real episode this week, and here's the reason why...
2/23/20244 minutes, 52 seconds
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Vanessa Peralta-Mitchell: Live a Life without Limits - R4R 387

A conversation with her mother and a television documentary changed the trajectory of Vanessa Peralta-Mitchell’s life. They led her to take up running; become a Certified Run Coach; and create the Game Changers and L.E.A.D. programs, redefining who is seen as the experts and leaders in the run industry. This year she was honored with Running USA’s Award of Excellence, which recognizes “outstanding contributions, initiative, leadership or innovation in the running industry.” Vanessa checks all of those boxes. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode387.   Thank you to AG1, Tracksmith, and Precision Fuel & Hydration for sponsoring this episode.    AG1 is the daily Foundational Nutrition supplement that delivers comprehensive nutrients to support whole-body health.  With its science-driven formulation of vitamins, probiotics, and whole-food sourced nutrients, AG1 replaces your multivitamin, probiotic, and more in one simple, drinkable habit. And just as importantly, it actually tastes good! If a comprehensive solution is what you need from your supplemental routine, go to http://drinkag1.com/TINA and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND five free AG1 Travel Packs with your first 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.  Tracksmith helps the environment by making comfortable, durable clothes that will last for years, rather than winding up in the landfill, but that’s not the only contribution they make. They supported Running for Real in creating our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” program. They help athletes who are trying to make the Olympic trials, and they offer scholarships for creatives to work on their crafts.  If you’re a new customer, go to http://tracksmith.com/tina and use the code TINANEW at checkout to get $15 off your order of $75 or more. Returning customers can use the code TINAGIVE, and Tracksmith will give you free shipping and donate 5% of your order to TrackGirlz.   Precision Fuel & Hydration helps athletes crush their fueling and hydration so they can perform at their best. Tina used their electrolytes and fuel when she finished first female and third overall at the Bryce Canyon 50 Miler. You can go to https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-planner for their free Fuel & Hydration planner to understand how much carb, fluid, and sodium you need for your key runs.  If you have more questions, Precision offers free video consultations. Their Athlete Support crew will answer your race nutrition questions and act as a sounding board for your fueling strategy. No hard-sell, just an experienced and friendly human who knows the science and is full of practical advice on how to nail your race nutrition. You can book a call at https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-calls. Once you know what you need to run your best, you can go to https://www.precisionfuelandhydration.com/tina/ for 15% off their range of multi-strength electrolytes and fuel.   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy “Running for Real,” please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website, https://runningforreal.com/. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and X (Twitter). You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@TinaMuir) for additional content, including our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
2/16/20241 hour, 3 minutes, 42 seconds
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Tina Muir: I've Got My Path - R4R 386

In October 2022, Tina released a podcast episode called “I Felt So Lost.” At the time, she knew she wanted to combine running with sustainability, but she wasn’t quite sure what direction that would take. Now, just a little over a year later, she says, “I feel like I've got my path; the train track is in front of me and I can see it, and I feel very excited about where it's going.” For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode386.   Thank you to Precision Fuel & Hydration, AG1, and Tracksmith for sponsoring this episode.    Precision Fuel & Hydration helps athletes crush their fueling and hydration so they can perform at their best. Tina used their electrolytes and fuel when she finished first female and third overall at the Bryce Canyon 50 Miler. You can go to https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-planner for their free Fuel & Hydration planner to understand how much carb, fluid, and sodium you need for your key runs.  If you have more questions, Precision offers free video consultations. Their Athlete Support crew will answer your race nutrition questions and act as a sounding board for your fueling strategy. No hard-sell, just an experienced and friendly human who knows the science and is full of practical advice on how to nail your race nutrition. You can book a call at https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-calls. Once you know what you need to run your best, you can go to https://www.precisionfuelandhydration.com/tina/ for 15% off their range of multi-strength electrolytes and fuel.   AG1 is the daily Foundational Nutrition supplement that delivers comprehensive nutrients to support whole-body health.  With its science-driven formulation of vitamins, probiotics, and whole-food sourced nutrients, AG1 replaces your multivitamin, probiotic, and more in one simple, drinkable habit. And just as importantly, it actually tastes good! If a comprehensive solution is what you need from your supplemental routine, go to http://drinkag1.com/TINA and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND five free AG1 Travel Packs with your first 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.  Tracksmith helps the environment by making comfortable, durable clothes that will last for years, rather than winding up in the landfill, but that’s not the only contribution they make. They supported Running for Real in creating our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” program. They help athletes who are trying to make the Olympic trials, and they offer scholarships for creatives to work on their crafts.  If you’re a new customer, go to http://tracksmith.com/tina and use the code TINANEW at checkout to get $15 off your order of $75 or more. Returning customers can use the code TINAGIVE, and Tracksmith will give you free shipping and donate 5% of your order to TrackGirlz.   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy “Running for Real,” please leave us a review!   Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website, https://runningforreal.com/. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and X (Twitter). You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@TinaMuir) for additional content, including our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
2/9/202434 minutes, 56 seconds
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Vergil Chames: Selma to Montgomery - R4R 385

On March 16, the Selma to Montgomery Relay will follow the route taken by Civil Rights Movement activists in March 1965, as they walked from Selma, Alabama to the state capital of Montgomery, to protest the blocking of Black Americans’ right to vote. It’s a history lesson, an opportunity to honor those who risked so much for justice, a way to give back to their communities, and a party for the runners, walkers, and cyclists who join together to celebrate the marchers and their actions.  For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode385.   Thank you to HydraPak, AG1, and Tracksmith for sponsoring this episode.    HydraPak is the number one original equipment manufacturer of reservoirs and soft flasks in the world. They are continually looking for ways to help runners and their communities lessen their environmental footprint, and consequently their reusable hydration products are aimed not only at supporting athletes in pursuit of their personal goals, but at reducing single-use waste. Most recently, they unveiled their Cupless Racing Partnership Program, designed to support trail and road races across the country in eliminating race day waste by offering their collapsible and reusable SpeedCup as an alternative to single-use cups at running events. Find out more at https://hydrapak.com/pages/tina.   AG1 is the daily Foundational Nutrition supplement that delivers comprehensive nutrients to support whole-body health.  With its science-driven formulation of vitamins, probiotics, and whole-food sourced nutrients, AG1 replaces your multivitamin, probiotic, and more in one simple, drinkable habit. And just as importantly, it actually tastes good! If a comprehensive solution is what you need from your supplemental routine, go to http://drinkag1.com/TINA and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND five free AG1 Travel Packs with your first 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.  Tracksmith helps the environment by making comfortable, durable clothes that will last for years, rather than winding up in the landfill, but that’s not the only contribution they make. They supported Running for Real in creating our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” program. They help athletes who are trying to make the Olympic trials, and they offer scholarships for creatives to work on their crafts.  If you’re a new customer, go to http://tracksmith.com/tina and use the code TINANEW at checkout to get $15 off your order of $75 or more. Returning customers can use the code TINAGIVE, and Tracksmith will give you free shipping and donate 5% of your order to TrackGirlz.   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy “Running for Real,” please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website, https://runningforreal.com/. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and X (Twitter). You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@TinaMuir) for additional content, including our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!  
2/2/202452 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ricky Hughes: Be Open to the Pivot - R4R 384

Before he was “Ricky from St. Louis,” Ricky Hughes was rapper and music producer Ricky Rock. He was also caught up in a wild lifestyle that he knew he needed to escape. As part of his evolution to a new version of himself, he started distance running and founded the St. Louis Run Crew, for “all faces, paces, and laces.” For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode384.   Thank you to Tracksmith, AG1, and Precision Fuel & Hydration for sponsoring this episode.    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.  Tracksmith helps the environment by making comfortable, durable clothes that will last for years, rather than winding up in the landfill, but that’s not the only contribution they make. They supported Running for Real in creating our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” program. They help athletes who are trying to make the Olympic trials, and they offer scholarships for creatives to work on their crafts.  If you’re a new customer, go to http://tracksmith.com/tina and use the code TINANEW at checkout to get $15 off your order of $75 or more. Returning customers can use the code TINAGIVE, and Tracksmith will give you free shipping and donate 5% of your order to TrackGirlz.   AG1 is the daily Foundational Nutrition supplement that delivers comprehensive nutrients to support whole-body health.  With its science-driven formulation of vitamins, probiotics, and whole-food sourced nutrients, AG1 replaces your multivitamin, probiotic, and more in one simple, drinkable habit. And just as importantly, it actually tastes good! If a comprehensive solution is what you need from your supplemental routine, go to http://drinkag1.com/TINA and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND five free AG1 Travel Packs with your first order!   Precision Fuel & Hydration helps athletes crush their fueling and hydration so they can perform at their best. Tina used their electrolytes and fuel when she finished first female and third overall at the Bryce Canyon 50 Miler. You can go to https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-planner for their free Fuel & Hydration planner to understand how much carb, fluid, and sodium you need for your key runs.  If you have more questions, Precision offers free video consultations. Their Athlete Support crew will answer your race nutrition questions and act as a sounding board for your fueling strategy. No hard-sell, just an experienced and friendly human who knows the science and is full of practical advice on how to nail your race nutrition. You can book a call at https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-calls. Once you know what you need to run your best, you can go to https://www.precisionfuelandhydration.com/tina/ for 15% off their range of multi-strength electrolytes and fuel.   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy “Running for Real,” please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website, https://runningforreal.com/. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and X (Twitter). You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@TinaMuir) for additional content, including our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!  
1/26/20241 hour, 4 minutes
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Lucie Hanes: Your Humanity Can Be a Super Power - R4R 383

Lucie Hanes is a professional ultra runner, a professional climber, a journalist, and a sports psychologist. Those potentially conflicting pursuits actually complement each other, as evidenced by her second place finish in her debut 100 mile race, the 2023 Leadville 100 Trail Run. Remarkably, that achievement came after health issues forced her to stop training the year before. She discovered how much mental health affects athletic performance and now helps other athletes through her mental performance counseling practice, Inside Out Athlete.  For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode383.   Thank you to HydraPak, Tracksmith, and Precision Fuel & Hydration for sponsoring this episode.    HydraPak is the number one original equipment manufacturer of reservoirs and soft flasks in the world. They are continually looking for ways to help runners and their communities lessen their environmental footprint, and consequently their reusable hydration products are aimed not only at supporting athletes in pursuit of their personal goals, but at reducing single-use waste. Most recently, they unveiled their Cupless Racing Partnership Program, designed to support trail and road races across the country in eliminating race day waste by offering their collapsible and reusable SpeedCup as an alternative to single-use cups at running events. Find out more at https://hydrapak.com/pages/tina.   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.  Tracksmith helps the environment by making comfortable, durable clothes that will last for years, rather than winding up in the landfill, but that’s not the only contribution they make. They supported Running for Real in creating our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” program. They help athletes who are trying to make the Olympic trials, and they offer scholarships for creatives to work on their crafts.  If you’re a new customer, go to http://tracksmith.com/tina and use the code TINANEW at checkout to get $15 off your order of $75 or more. Returning customers can use the code TINAGIVE, and Tracksmith will give you free shipping and donate 5% of your order to TrackGirlz.   Precision Fuel & Hydration helps athletes crush their fueling and hydration so they can perform at their best. Tina used their electrolytes and fuel when she finished first female and third overall at the Bryce Canyon 50 Miler. You can go to https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-planner for their free Fuel & Hydration planner to understand how much carb, fluid, and sodium you need for your key runs.  If you have more questions, Precision offers free video consultations. Their Athlete Support crew will answer your race nutrition questions and act as a sounding board for your fueling strategy. No hard-sell, just an experienced and friendly human who knows the science and is full of practical advice on how to nail your race nutrition. You can book a call at https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-calls. Once you know what you need to run your best, you can go to https://www.precisionfuelandhydration.com/tina/ for 15% off their range of multi-strength electrolytes and fuel.   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy “Running for Real,” please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website, https://runningforreal.com/. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and X (Twitter). You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@TinaMuir) for additional content, including our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!  
1/19/20241 hour, 5 minutes, 56 seconds
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Kayla Jeter: 1% Better Each Day - R4R 382

Kayla Jeter has always been athletic: she was a professional volleyball player after a stellar high school and college career, and moved onto coaching at the University of Cincinnati. But running became an important part of her life when she was caring for her dying mother and was embraced by the running community. Since then, she’s helped that community grow through the 100 Miles of Summer challenge, and as Run Community Lead for AG1. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode382.   Thank you to AG1, Precision Fuel & Hydration, and Tracksmith for sponsoring this episode.    AG1 is the daily Foundational Nutrition supplement that delivers comprehensive nutrients to support whole-body health.  With its science-driven formulation of vitamins, probiotics, and whole-food sourced nutrients, AG1 replaces your multivitamin, probiotic, and more in one simple, drinkable habit. And just as importantly, it actually tastes good! If a comprehensive solution is what you need from your supplemental routine, go to http://drinkag1.com/TINA and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND five free AG1 Travel Packs with your first order!   Precision Fuel & Hydration helps athletes crush their fueling and hydration so they can perform at their best. Tina used their electrolytes and fuel when she finished first female and third overall at the Bryce Canyon 50 Miler. You can go to https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-planner for their free Fuel & Hydration planner to understand how much carb, fluid, and sodium you need for your key runs.  If you have more questions, Precision offers free video consultations. Their Athlete Support crew will answer your race nutrition questions and act as a sounding board for your fueling strategy. No hard-sell, just an experienced and friendly human who knows the science and is full of practical advice on how to nail your race nutrition. You can book a call at https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-calls. Once you know what you need to run your best, you can go to https://www.precisionfuelandhydration.com/tina/ for 15% off their range of multi-strength electrolytes and fuel.   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.  Tracksmith helps the environment by making comfortable, durable clothes that will last for years, rather than winding up in the landfill, but that’s not the only contribution they make. They supported Running for Real in creating our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” program. They help athletes who are trying to make the Olympic trials, and they offer scholarships for creatives to work on their crafts.  If you’re a new customer, go to http://tracksmith.com/tina and use the code TINANEW at checkout to get $15 off your order of $75 or more. Returning customers can use the code TINAGIVE, and Tracksmith will give you free shipping and donate 5% of your order to TrackGirlz.   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy “Running for Real,” please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website, https://runningforreal.com/. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and X (Twitter). You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@TinaMuir) for additional content, including our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!  
1/12/20241 hour, 7 minutes, 14 seconds
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2023 End of Year Reflection - R4R 381

It’s been an eventful year for Tina and Running for Real! In this episode, Tina looks back on the highs and lows of 2023, and in the tradition of Together Runs, offers space for you to reflect on your own experiences. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode381.   Thank you to Tracksmith, AG1, and Allbirds for sponsoring this episode.    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.  Tracksmith helps the environment by making comfortable, durable clothes that will last for years, rather than winding up in the landfill, but that’s not the only contribution they make. They supported Running for Real in creating our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” program. They help athletes who are trying to make the Olympic trials, and they offer scholarships for creatives to work on their crafts.  If you’re a new customer, go to http://tracksmith.com/tina and use the code TINANEW at checkout to get $15 off your order of $75 or more. Returning customers can use the code TINAGIVE, and Tracksmith will give you free shipping and donate 5% of your order to TrackGirlz.   AG1 is the daily Foundational Nutrition supplement that delivers comprehensive nutrients to support whole-body health.  With its science-driven formulation of vitamins, probiotics, and whole-food sourced nutrients, AG1 replaces your multivitamin, probiotic, and more in one simple, drinkable habit. And just as importantly, it actually tastes good! If a comprehensive solution is what you need from your supplemental routine, go to http://drinkag1.com/TINA and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND five free AG1 Travel Packs with your first 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.  The Tree Dasher is not only a running shoe, it’s perfect for daily wear. You might also want to check out the Plant Pacers, made from plant leather. Go to https://shop.allbirds.com/tinamuir88 and you’ll get a free pair of socks! Just add them to your order, and when you use this link, it will take off the price at the end.   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy “Running for Real,” please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website, https://runningforreal.com/. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and X (Twitter). You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@TinaMuir) for additional content, including our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
12/29/202344 minutes, 38 seconds
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Jason Suarez: Work for Your Own Dreams - R4R 380

Jason Suarez dreamt of going to the Olympics. He ran track in high school and college, but when he went to Tokyo in 2021, it wasn’t as a runner, but as a photographer. He shoots for major running brands, has published three collections of running photos and stories, and his handle, @notafraid2fail, is well-known in the running world. But as in demand as he is, Jason still takes time to give back to others. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode380.   Thank you to AG1, Allbirds, and Precision Fuel & Hydration for sponsoring this episode.    AG1 is the daily Foundational Nutrition supplement that delivers comprehensive nutrients to support whole-body health.  With its science-driven formulation of vitamins, probiotics, and whole-food sourced nutrients, AG1 replaces your multivitamin, probiotic, and more in one simple, drinkable habit. And just as importantly, it actually tastes good! If a comprehensive solution is what you need from your supplemental routine, go to http://drinkag1.com/TINA and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND five free AG1 Travel Packs with your first 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.  The Tree Dasher is not only a running shoe, it’s perfect for daily wear. You might also want to check out the Plant Pacers, made from plant leather. Go to https://shop.allbirds.com/tinamuir88 and you’ll get a free pair of socks! Just add them to your order, and when you use this link, it will take off the price at the end.   Precision Fuel & Hydration helps athletes crush their fueling and hydration so they can perform at their best. Tina used their electrolytes and fuel when she finished first female and third overall at the Bryce Canyon 50 Miler. You can go to https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-planner for their free Fuel & Hydration planner to understand how much carb, fluid, and sodium you need for your key runs.  If you have more questions, Precision offers free video consultations. Their Athlete Support crew will answer your race nutrition questions and act as a sounding board for your fueling strategy. No hard-sell, just an experienced and friendly human who knows the science and is full of practical advice on how to nail your race nutrition. You can book a call at https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-calls. Once you know what you need to run your best, you can go to https://www.precisionfuelandhydration.com/tina/ for 15% off their range of multi-strength electrolytes and fuel.   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy “Running for Real,” please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website, https://runningforreal.com/. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@TinaMuir) for additional content, including our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
12/8/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 21 seconds
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James Fell: The Sweary Historian - R4R 379

William Faulkner said, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” As James Fell recounts it, the past is alive, kicking, and throwing f-bombs. Volume I of his self-published, two-volume On This Day in History Sh!t Went Down has just been republished by Bantam Books. Before he became the "Sweary Historian" though, James was a fitness columnist for the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune, and authored two books on fitness and motivation. And as befits a fitness writer, he’s a long-time runner. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode379.   Thank you to Tracksmith, Precision Fuel & Hydration, and AG1 for sponsoring this episode.    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.  Tracksmith helps the environment by making comfortable, durable clothes that will last for years, rather than winding up in the landfill, but that’s not the only contribution they make. They supported Running for Real in creating our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” program. They help athletes who are trying to make the Olympic trials, and they offer scholarships for creatives to work on their crafts.  If you’re a new customer, go to http://tracksmith.com/tina and use the code TINANEW at checkout to get $15 off your order of $75 or more. Returning customers can use the code TINAGIVE, and Tracksmith will give you free shipping and donate 5% of your order to TrackGirlz.   Precision Fuel & Hydration helps athletes crush their fueling and hydration so they can perform at their best. Tina used their electrolytes and fuel when she finished first female and third overall at the Bryce Canyon 50 Miler. You can go to https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-planner for their free Fuel & Hydration planner to understand how much carb, fluid, and sodium you need for your key runs.  If you have more questions, Precision offers free video consultations. Their Athlete Support crew will answer your race nutrition questions and act as a sounding board for your fueling strategy. No hard-sell, just an experienced and friendly human who knows the science and is full of practical advice on how to nail your race nutrition. You can book a call at https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-calls. Once you know what you need to run your best, you can go to https://www.precisionfuelandhydration.com/tina/ for 15% off their range of multi-strength electrolytes and fuel.   AG1 is the daily Foundational Nutrition supplement that delivers comprehensive nutrients to support whole-body health.  With its science-driven formulation of vitamins, probiotics, and whole-food sourced nutrients, AG1 replaces your multivitamin, probiotic, and more in one simple, drinkable habit. And just as importantly, it actually tastes good! If a comprehensive solution is what you need from your supplemental routine, go to http://drinkag1.com/TINA and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND five free AG1 Travel Packs with your first order!   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy “Running for Real,” please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website, https://runningforreal.com/. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and X (Twitter). You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@TinaMuir) for additional content, including our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
12/1/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 14 seconds
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Tim Tollefson on the Road to CIM Series: Celebrating Others Is a Beautiful Thing - R4R 378

From the outside, Tim Tollefson appeared to have everything as a runner. He was a collegiate steeplechase champion, a 2-time US Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier, and is one of the country’s most accomplished ultra runners. He podiumed at UTMB in both his 100K and 100 mile debuts, and went on to win the Javelina Jundred, Lavaredo Ultra Trail 120K, and the Ultra Trail Australia 100K. But appearances can be deceiving, and a focus on appearances can be devastating. Tim suffered from body dysmorphia and its accompanying OCD for two decades. As he relates in “What Goes Unsaid,”  a film project he participated in last year for World Mental Health Day, “I’ve spent a lifetime hating myself for what I’m not, instead of being thankful for what I am.”  Now, largely through his involvement with the running community, he’s come to appreciate running for the gift that it is.   This episode is part of the Road to CIM podcast series, for runners participating in the race next weekend, there’s extra advice for you! For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode378.   Thank you to Precision Fuel & Hydration, AG1, and Allbirds for sponsoring this episode.    Precision Fuel & Hydration helps athletes crush their fueling and hydration so they can perform at their best. Tina used their electrolytes and fuel when she finished first female and third overall at the Bryce Canyon 50 Miler. You can go to https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-planner for their free Fuel & Hydration planner to understand how much carb, fluid, and sodium you need for your key runs.  If you have more questions, Precision offers free video consultations. Their Athlete Support crew will answer your race nutrition questions and act as a sounding board for your fueling strategy. No hard-sell, just an experienced and friendly human who knows the science and is full of practical advice on how to nail your race nutrition. You can book a call at https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-calls. Once you know what you need to run your best, you can go to https://www.precisionfuelandhydration.com/tina/ for 15% off their range of multi-strength electrolytes and fuel.   AG1 is the daily Foundational Nutrition supplement that delivers comprehensive nutrients to support whole-body health.  With its science-driven formulation of vitamins, probiotics, and whole-food sourced nutrients, AG1 replaces your multivitamin, probiotic, and more in one simple, drinkable habit. And just as importantly, it actually tastes good! If a comprehensive solution is what you need from your supplemental routine, go to http://drinkag1.com/TINA and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND five free AG1 Travel Packs with your first 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.  The Tree Dasher is not only a running shoe, it’s perfect for daily wear. You might also want to check out the Plant Pacers, made from plant leather. Go to https://shop.allbirds.com/tinamuir88 and you’ll get a free pair of socks! Just add them to your order, and when you use this link, it will take off the price at the end. Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy “Running for Real,” please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website, https://runningforreal.com/. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and X (Twitter). You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@TinaMuir) for additional content, including our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!  
11/24/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 32 seconds
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NYC Marathon and the Today Show - R4R 377

Two weeks ago, Kayleigh Williamson became one of the first, and quite possibly the first, women with Down syndrome to complete the New York City Marathon. She crossed the finish line alongside her mother, Sandy, and their friend, Tina Muir, both of whom had been with her for the entire 26.2 miles.  Kayleigh’s finish went viral, and she, Sandy, and Tina were invited to appear on the “Today Show” with Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager.  Breaking barriers comes at a cost, however; not only physical and emotional, but financial. Tina has created a GoFundMe fundraiser for Kayleigh and Sandy to help them recoup their expenses to go to the marathon, and maybe give them a little boost going into the holiday season. In this episode, Tina shares the details of the marathon, what it’s like to be a guest on a hit TV show, and the rest of a whirlwind day! For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode377.   Thank you to AG1, Precision Fuel & Hydration, and Tracksmith for sponsoring this episode.    AG1 is the daily Foundational Nutrition supplement that delivers comprehensive nutrients to support whole-body health.  With its science-driven formulation of vitamins, probiotics, and whole-food sourced nutrients, AG1 replaces your multivitamin, probiotic, and more in one simple, drinkable habit. And just as importantly, it actually tastes good! If a comprehensive solution is what you need from your supplemental routine, go to http://drinkag1.com/TINA and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND five free AG1 Travel Packs with your first order!   Precision Fuel & Hydration helps athletes crush their fueling and hydration so they can perform at their best. Tina used their electrolytes and fuel when she finished first female and third overall at the Bryce Canyon 50 Miler. You can go to https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-planner for their free Fuel & Hydration planner to understand how much carb, fluid, and sodium you need for your key runs.  If you have more questions, Precision offers free video consultations. Their Athlete Support crew will answer your race nutrition questions and act as a sounding board for your fueling strategy. No hard-sell, just an experienced and friendly human who knows the science and is full of practical advice on how to nail your race nutrition. You can book a call at https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-calls. Once you know what you need to run your best, you can go to https://www.precisionfuelandhydration.com/tina/ for 15% off their range of multi-strength electrolytes and fuel.   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.  Tracksmith helps the environment by making comfortable, durable clothes that will last for years, rather than winding up in the landfill, but that’s not the only contribution they make. They supported Running for Real in creating our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” program. They help athletes who are trying to make the Olympic trials, and they offer scholarships for creatives to work on their crafts.  If you’re a new customer, go to http://tracksmith.com/tina and use the code TINANEW at checkout to get $15 off your order of $75 or more. Returning customers can use the code TINAGIVE, and Tracksmith will give you free shipping and donate 5% of your order to TrackGirlz.   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy “Running for Real,” please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website, https://runningforreal.com/. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@TinaMuir) for additional content, including our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
11/17/202337 minutes, 10 seconds
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Together Run 99 with Tina: 30, 45, 60 Minute Run

This guided run with Tina is the closest to running with someone else without actually doing it. Tina takes runners on a nature check in, body scan, senses check in, and mental health check in before sharing about all the excitement of the past few weeks. Being a part of a viral video with Kayleigh Williamson and the TODAY show, there has been a lot going on! Check out Kayleigh's viral video TODAY show interview  Order or leave a review for Becoming a Sustainable Runner Order Precision Gels and Hydration (get 15% off) Sign up for the Running For Real newsletter at the top of this page! Sign up for 100 days of sustainability  Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe on Apple, Spotify, iHeart, YouTube, or wherever you get your podcasts. And if you enjoy Running for Real, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter.  Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
11/15/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 50 seconds
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Oren Jay Sofer: Water Your Healthy Seeds - R4R 376

With wars raging in Ukraine, Gaza, and Sudan; political polarization; the after effects of the COVID 19 pandemic; and the climate crisis, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the state of the world. With his new book, Your Heart Was Made for This: Contemplative Practices to Meet a World in Crisis with Courage, Integrity, and Love, Oren Jay Sofer offers a practical guide to living a meaningful life in a time of great uncertainty and upheaval.  “Every day we are practicing something with how we live, how we use our attention, the things we think, say, and do. And if we are intentional about that every day, we can grow stronger, more resilient, more kind, loving, and flexible. It is an incredibly, hopefully empowering message that we can shape our life and position ourselves to be as resilient as possible in the face of so much change and challenge and hardship.” For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode376.   Thank you to Precision Fuel & Hydration, Tracksmith, and AG1 for sponsoring this episode.    Precision Fuel & Hydration helps athletes crush their fueling and hydration so they can perform at their best. Tina used their electrolytes and fuel when she finished first female and third overall at the Bryce Canyon 50 Miler. You can go to https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-planner for their free Fuel & Hydration planner to understand how much carb, fluid, and sodium you need for your key runs.  If you have more questions, Precision offers free video consultations. Their Athlete Support crew will answer your race nutrition questions and act as a sounding board for your fueling strategy. No hard-sell, just an experienced and friendly human who knows the science and is full of practical advice on how to nail your race nutrition. You can book a call at https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-calls. Once you know what you need to run your best, you can go to https://www.precisionfuelandhydration.com/tina/ for 15% off their range of multi-strength electrolytes and fuel.   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.  Tracksmith helps the environment by making comfortable, durable clothes that will last for years, rather than winding up in the landfill, but that’s not the only contribution they make. They supported Running for Real in creating our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” program. They help athletes who are trying to make the Olympic trials, and they offer scholarships for creatives to work on their crafts.  If you’re a new customer, go to http://tracksmith.com/tina and use the code TINANEW at checkout to get $15 off your order of $75 or more. Returning customers can use the code TINAGIVE, and Tracksmith will give you free shipping and donate 5% of your order to TrackGirlz.   AG1 is the daily Foundational Nutrition supplement that delivers comprehensive nutrients to support whole-body health.  With its science-driven formulation of vitamins, probiotics, and whole-food sourced nutrients, AG1 replaces your multivitamin, probiotic, and more in one simple, drinkable habit. And just as importantly, it actually tastes good! If a comprehensive solution is what you need from your supplemental routine, go to http://drinkag1.com/TINA and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND five free AG1 Travel Packs with your first order!   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy “Running for Real,” please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website, https://runningforreal.com/. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@TinaMuir) for additional content, including our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
11/10/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 55 seconds
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Sustain Your Planet - R4R 375

This week we’re highlighting the third section of Tina Muir and Zoë Rom’s book, "Becoming a Sustainable Runner." We’ve shared chapters about sustaining your runner’s mind and body and your running community; in this episode, we’ll look at sustaining the planet.  In the “Be an Eco-Conscious Traveler” chapter, Tina and Zoë explain how you can develop a pro-environmental lens, consider the benefits of exploring closer to home, look at air travel options for the times that you do want to venture further afield, and offer suggestions that will help you find accommodations and eat in ways that are good for you and for the planet!  To make traveling easier, we’ve created a Sustainable Packing Guide that you can download for free at https://runningforreal.com/runners-sustainable-guides/. We also have Sustainable Runner’s Guides to the New York City Marathon and the Chicago Marathon, which you can also find at https://runningforreal.com/runners-sustainable-guides/. The audiobook of Becoming a Sustainable Runner is available on Amazon, Audible and iTunes; the print version is available from all major booksellers and the ebook is available on Amazon. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode375.   Thank you to AG1, Allbirds, and Precision Fuel & Hydration for sponsoring this episode.    AG1 is the daily Foundational Nutrition supplement that delivers comprehensive nutrients to support whole-body health.  With its science-driven formulation of vitamins, probiotics, and whole-food sourced nutrients, AG1 replaces your multivitamin, probiotic, and more in one simple, drinkable habit. And just as importantly, it actually tastes good! If a comprehensive solution is what you need from your supplemental routine, go to http://drinkag1.com/TINA and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND five free AG1 Travel Packs with your first 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.  The Tree Dasher is not only a running shoe, it’s perfect for daily wear. You might also want to check out the Plant Pacers, made from plant leather. Go to https://shop.allbirds.com/tinamuir88 and you’ll get a free pair of socks! Just add them to your order, and when you use this link, it will take off the price at the end.   Precision Fuel & Hydration helps athletes crush their fueling and hydration so they can perform at their best. Tina used their electrolytes and fuel when she finished first female and third overall at the Bryce Canyon 50 Miler. You can go to https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-planner for their free Fuel & Hydration planner to understand how much carb, fluid, and sodium you need for your key runs.  If you have more questions, Precision offers free video consultations. Their Athlete Support crew will answer your race nutrition questions and act as a sounding board for your fueling strategy. No hard-sell, just an experienced and friendly human who knows the science and is full of practical advice on how to nail your race nutrition. You can book a call at https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-calls. Once you know what you need to run your best, you can go to https://www.precisionfuelandhydration.com/tina/ for 15% off their range of multi-strength electrolytes and fuel. Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy “Running for Real,” please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website, https://runningforreal.com/. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@TinaMuir) for additional content, including our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
11/3/202339 minutes, 15 seconds
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For Real-Isodes: Get Up, Stand Up - Ep. 28

Tina and Sarah are justifiably proud of these times when they stood up for themselves.   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast!. And if you enjoy “For Real-Isodes”, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@TinaMuir) for additional content, including our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you! Music from #Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/aspire License code: HX5BMI8PV2XKA2SZ  
11/1/20237 minutes, 15 seconds
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Sustain Your Running Community - R4R 374

On last week’s podcast, we shared a chapter from the first section of Becoming a Sustainable Runner, by Tina Muir and Zoë Rom. In this episode, we’re highlighting the second section, “Sustain Your Running Community.”  This chapter, “Find Your Place,” explores the ways in which connecting with others can enrich our lives as runners. Even if you’ve never had any desire to run with a group, you may change your mind after hearing Tina and Zoë’s thoughts. And if you still prefer to run alone, joining an online community can enhance your running experience immeasurably. A good place to start is our own #Running4Real Superstars community on Facebook. The audiobook of Becoming a Sustainable Runner is available on Amazon, Audible and iTunes; the print version is available from all major booksellers and the ebook is available on Amazon. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode374.   Thank you to AG1, and Allbirds, and 2before for sponsoring this episode.    AG1 is the daily Foundational Nutrition supplement that delivers comprehensive nutrients to support whole-body health.  With its science-driven formulation of vitamins, probiotics, and whole-food sourced nutrients, AG1 replaces your multivitamin, probiotic, and more in one simple, drinkable habit. And just as importantly, it actually tastes good! If a comprehensive solution is what you need from your supplemental routine, go to http://drinkag1.com/TINA and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND five free AG1 Travel Packs with your first 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.  The Tree Dasher is not only a running shoe, it’s perfect for daily wear. You might also want to check out the Plant Pacers, made from plant leather. Go to https://shop.allbirds.com/tinamuir88 and you’ll get a free pair of socks! Just add them to your order, and when you use this link, it will take off the price at the end. 2before is a natural sports performance superfood made from New Zealand Blackcurrant berries, which boast exceptionally high levels of antioxidants called anthocyanins. They’ve been proven to improve athletic performance by increasing blood flow, managing inflammation, and strengthening immunity.  Over 10 years ago, the 2before co-founders were part of a team from the New Zealand Plant and Food Research Institute that first discovered that blackcurrants have benefits for exercise. 2before is a natural, simple and delicious way to boost your pre-workout nutrition, so you can get more out of the work you put in. Go to https://2before.com and use code TINA to get 30% off 20 packs plus free shipping!   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy “Running for Real,” please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website, https://runningforreal.com/. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@TinaMuir) for additional content, including our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
10/27/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 1 second
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Together Run 98 with Tina: 30 and 45 Minute Run

Missing running with others, run with Tina on this Together Run and you will feel like you are right beside her. Grounding and connecting exercises start each run; a nature check in, body scan, senses check in, and mental health check in. This is the closest you can get to running with someone else...without actually doing it. Check out Order Becoming a Sustainable Runner Order Precision Gels and Hydration (get 15% off) Sign up for the Running For Real newsletter at the top of this page! Go to https://2before.com to get 30% off 20-packs plus free shipping! Sign up for 100 days of sustainability  Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe on Apple, Spotify, iHeart, YouTube, or wherever you get your podcasts. And if you enjoy Running for Real, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter.  Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
10/25/202346 minutes, 53 seconds
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For Real-Isodes: Don't Remind Me! - Ep. 27

What is something you did that you’d rather forget? Sarah and Tina reveal mortifying - but funny! - incidents from their pasts.   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast!. And if you enjoy “For Real-Isodes”, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@TinaMuir) for additional content, including our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you! Music from #Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/aspire License code: HX5BMI8PV2XKA2SZ  
10/25/20238 minutes, 18 seconds
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Sustain Your Runner's Mind and Body - R4R 373

Tina Muir and Zoë Rom’s book, "Becoming a Sustainable Runner," takes a three-pronged approach to sustainability. Part one, “Sustain Your Runner’s Mind and Body,” examines how runners can strengthen their entire being, including ways to increase self-confidence and practice mindfulness, run and cross train to reduce injury, and replenish themselves to keep running strong throughout their life. This week’s podcast is a chapter from that section, “Bolster Your Confidence.” It’s excerpted from the audiobook, which is read by Tina, and examines ways to avoid self-sabotage, learn self-acceptance, practice self-compassion, and ditch comparisons, which are one of the biggest barriers to accepting ourselves. The audiobook of "Becoming a Sustainable Runner" is available on Amazon, Audible and iTunes; the print version is available from all major booksellers and digitally through Amazon. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode373.   Thank you to AG1, Tracksmith, and Precision Fuel & Hydration for sponsoring this episode.    AG1 is the daily Foundational Nutrition supplement that delivers comprehensive nutrients to support whole-body health.  With its science-driven formulation of vitamins, probiotics, and whole-food sourced nutrients, AG1 replaces your multivitamin, probiotic, and more in one simple, drinkable habit. And just as importantly, it actually tastes good! If a comprehensive solution is what you need from your supplemental routine, go to http://drinkag1.com/TINA and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND five free AG1 Travel Packs with your first 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.  Tracksmith helps the environment by making comfortable, durable clothes that will last for years, rather than winding up in the landfill, but that’s not the only contribution they make. They supported Running for Real in creating our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” program. They help athletes who are trying to make the Olympic trials, and they offer scholarships for creatives to work on their crafts.  If you’re a new customer, go to http://tracksmith.com/tina and use the code TINANEW at checkout to get $15 off your order of $75 or more. Returning customers can use the code TINAGIVE, and Tracksmith will give you free shipping and donate 5% of your order to TrackGirlz.   Precision Fuel & Hydration helps athletes crush their fueling and hydration so they can perform at their best. Tina used their electrolytes and fuel when she finished first female and third overall at the Bryce Canyon 50 Miler. You can go to https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-planner for their free Fuel & Hydration planner to understand how much carb, fluid, and sodium you need for your key runs.  If you have more questions, Precision offers free video consultations. Their Athlete Support crew will answer your race nutrition questions and act as a sounding board for your fueling strategy. No hard-sell, just an experienced and friendly human who knows the science and is full of practical advice on how to nail your race nutrition. You can book a call at https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-calls. Once you know what you need to run your best, you can go to https://www.precisionfuelandhydration.com/tina/ for 15% off their range of multi-strength electrolytes and fuel.   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy “Running for Real,” please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website, https://runningforreal.com/. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@TinaMuir) for additional content, including our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
10/20/202345 minutes, 23 seconds
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For Real-Isodes: It's Not Just Furniture - Ep. 26

A special piece of furniture can have meaning far beyond what it was intended for, as Tina and Sarah recall.   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast!. And if you enjoy “For Real-Isodes”, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@TinaMuir) for additional content, including our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!   Thank you to our sponsor, 2before! 2before is a natural sports performance superfood made from New Zealand Blackcurrant berries, which boast exceptionally high levels of antioxidants called anthocyanins. They’ve been proven to improve athletic performance by increasing blood flow, managing inflammation, and strengthening immunity.  Over 10 years ago, the 2before co-founders were part of a team from the New Zealand Plant and Food Research Institute that first discovered that blackcurrants have benefits for exercise. 2before is a natural, simple and delicious way to boost your pre-workout nutrition, so you can get more out of the work you put in. Go to https://2before.com and use code TINA to get 30% off your first order! Music from #Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/aspire License code: HX5BMI8PV2XKA2SZ
10/18/202311 minutes, 12 seconds
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Toronto Together Run 97 with Tina: 30, 45 and 60 Minute Run

Join Tina for a Together Run in Toronto Canada! Tina takes runners through grounding exercises to connect with your surroundings through nature check ins, body scans, senses check in, and a focus on mental health. It will feel like you are running with a friend, come join! Check out Order Becoming a Sustainable Runner Order Precision Gels and Hydration (get 15% off) Sign up for the Running For Real newsletter at the top of this page! Go to https://2before.com to get 30% off 20-packs plus free shipping! Sign up for 100 days of sustainability  Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe on Apple, Spotify, iHeart, YouTube, or wherever you get your podcasts. And if you enjoy Running for Real, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter.  Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
10/16/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 54 seconds
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Matt Choi: Failure Can Be an Opportunity - R4R 372

Matt Choi runs ultras and is a sub-3 marathoner, but he’s on a mission to convey that running isn’t only about physical accomplishments, it’s about the joy and sense of community that it can bring. He's not afraid to share his own shortcomings, highlighting the importance of owning up to failures and using them as stepping stones to growth.  For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode372.   Thank you to AG1, Allbirds, and 2before for sponsoring this episode.    AG1 is the daily Foundational Nutrition supplement that delivers comprehensive nutrients to support whole-body health.  With its science-driven formulation of vitamins, probiotics, and whole-food sourced nutrients, AG1 replaces your multivitamin, probiotic, and more in one simple, drinkable habit. And just as importantly, it actually tastes good! If a comprehensive solution is what you need from your supplemental routine, go to http://drinkag1.com/TINA and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND five free AG1 Travel Packs with your first 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.  The Tree Dasher is not only a running shoe, it’s perfect for daily wear. You might also want to check out the Plant Pacers, made from plant leather. Go to https://shop.allbirds.com/tinamuir88 and you’ll get a free pair of socks! Just add them to your order, and when you use this link, it will take off the price at the end.   2before is a natural sports performance superfood made from New Zealand Blackcurrant berries, which boast exceptionally high levels of antioxidants called anthocyanins. They’ve been proven to improve athletic performance by increasing blood flow, managing inflammation, and strengthening immunity.  Over 10 years ago, the 2before co-founders were part of a team from the New Zealand Plant and Food Research Institute that first discovered that blackcurrants have benefits for exercise. 2before is a natural, simple and delicious way to boost your pre-workout nutrition, so you can get more out of the work you put in. Go to https://2before.com and use code TINA to get 30% off 20 packs plus free shipping!   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy “Running for Real,” please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website, https://runningforreal.com/. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@TinaMuir) for additional content, including our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
10/13/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 16 seconds
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For Real-Isodes: A Turning Point - Ep. 25

Sometimes an unwelcome event can have surprising and wonderful consequences…   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast!. And if you enjoy “For Real-Isodes”, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you! Thank you to our sponsor, 2before! 2before is a natural sports performance superfood made from New Zealand Blackcurrant berries, which boast exceptionally high levels of antioxidants called anthocyanins. They’ve been proven to improve athletic performance by increasing blood flow, managing inflammation, and strengthening immunity.  Over 10 years ago, the 2before co-founders were part of a team from the New Zealand Plant and Food Research Institute that first discovered that blackcurrants have benefits for exercise. 2before is a natural, simple and delicious way to boost your pre-workout nutrition, so you can get more out of the work you put in. Go to https://2before.com and use code TINA to get 30% off your first order! Music from #Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/aspire License code: HX5BMI8PV2XKA2SZ
10/11/202311 minutes, 38 seconds
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Mylo Choy: Creativity Is a Human Right - R4R 371

Mylo Choy’s creativity finds its outlet in a range of media: music, graphic stories, and comics. Their forthcoming book, Middle Distance, is a graphic memoir chronicling their relationship with running. As they say in the book, “Running was the foundation of my relationship with myself.” For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode371.   Thank you to Precision Fuel & Hydration, 2before, and Tracksmith for sponsoring this episode.    Precision Fuel & Hydration helps athletes crush their fueling and hydration so they can perform at their best. Tina used their electrolytes and fuel when she finished first female and third overall at the Bryce Canyon 50 Miler. You can go to https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-planner for their free Fuel & Hydration planner to understand how much carb, fluid, and sodium you need for your key runs.  If you have more questions, Precision offers free video consultations. Their Athlete Support crew will answer your race nutrition questions and act as a sounding board for your fueling strategy. No hard-sell, just an experienced and friendly human who knows the science and is full of practical advice on how to nail your race nutrition. You can book a call at https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-calls. Once you know what you need to run your best, you can go to https://www.precisionfuelandhydration.com/tina/ for 15% off their range of multi-strength electrolytes and fuel.   2before is a natural sports performance superfood made from New Zealand Blackcurrant berries, which boast exceptionally high levels of antioxidants called anthocyanins. They’ve been proven to improve athletic performance by increasing blood flow, managing inflammation, and strengthening immunity.  Over 10 years ago, the 2before co-founders were part of a team from the New Zealand Plant and Food Research Institute that first discovered that blackcurrants have benefits for exercise. 2before is a natural, simple and delicious way to boost your pre-workout nutrition, so you can get more out of the work you put in. Go to https://2before.com and use code TINA to get 30% off 20 packs plus free shipping!   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.  Tracksmith helps the environment by making comfortable, durable clothes that will last for years, rather than winding up in the landfill, but that’s not the only contribution they make. They supported Running for Real in creating our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” program. They help athletes who are trying to make the Olympic trials, and they offer scholarships for creatives to work on their crafts.  If you’re a new customer, go to http://tracksmith.com/tina and use the code TINANEW at checkout to get $15 off your order of $75 or more. Returning customers can use the code TINAGIVE, and Tracksmith will give you free shipping and donate 5% of your order to TrackGirlz.   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy “Running for Real,” please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website, https://runningforreal.com/. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@TinaMuir) for additional content, including our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
10/6/20231 hour, 31 seconds
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For Real-Isodes: Time Marches On - Ep. 24

Tina and Sarah are only in their mid-thirties, but still, they’re not as young as they used to be… Today they answer the question, “What has been the best and the worst part for you about getting older?”   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast!. And if you enjoy "For Real-Isodes," please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our" RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover" series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!   Thank you to our sponsor, 2before! 2before is a natural sports performance superfood made from New Zealand Blackcurrant berries, which boast exceptionally high levels of antioxidants called anthocyanins. They’ve been proven to improve athletic performance by increasing blood flow, managing inflammation, and strengthening immunity.  Over 10 years ago, the 2before co-founders were part of a team from the New Zealand Plant and Food Research Institute that first discovered that blackcurrants have benefits for exercise. 2before is a natural, simple and delicious way to boost your pre-workout nutrition, so you can get more out of the work you put in. Go to https://2before.com and use code TINA to get 30% off your first order!   Music from #Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/aspire License code: HX5BMI8PV2XKA2SZ  
10/4/202310 minutes, 52 seconds
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Together Run 96 with Tina: 30 and 50 Minute Run

Runs feeling stale? Runs become lonely? Runs become boring? Join Tina for a Together Run will help connect your body, mind, and surroundings. Part meditation, part running with a best friend, join Tina for this week's run. Check out Order Becoming a Sustainable Runner Order Precision Gels and Hydration (get 15% off) Sign up for the Running For Real newsletter at the top of this page! Go to https://2before.com to get 30% off 20-packs plus free shipping! Sign up for 100 days of sustainability  Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe on Apple, Spotify, iHeart, YouTube, or wherever you get your podcasts. And if you enjoy Running for Real, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter.  Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
10/2/202352 minutes, 28 seconds
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Heather Mahnken: Even in the Darkest Days, There Is Always Joy - R4R 370

Eli Mahnken loved to run. It was a love that he shared with his mother, Heather; they ran his final mile together last October, the day before he passed away from brain cancer at the age of seven. Eli’s earthly presence is gone, but he will be in Heather’s heart when she runs the New York City Marathon to raise money for the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation in his honor. The marathon is also a way for Heather to celebrate what running has brought to her life - healing, community, and an ability to see life differently. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode370.   Thank you to 2before, Allbirds, and Precision Fuel & Hydration for sponsoring this episode.    2before is a natural sports performance superfood made from New Zealand Blackcurrant berries, which boast exceptionally high levels of antioxidants called anthocyanins. They’ve been proven to improve athletic performance by increasing blood flow, managing inflammation, and strengthening immunity.  Over 10 years ago, the 2before co-founders were part of a team from the New Zealand Plant and Food Research Institute that first discovered that blackcurrants have benefits for exercise. 2before is a natural, simple and delicious way to boost your pre-workout nutrition, so you can get more out of the work you put in. Go to https://2before.com and use code TINA to get 30% off 20 packs plus free shipping!   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.  The Tree Dasher is not only a running shoe, it’s perfect for daily wear. You might also want to check out the Plant Pacers, made from plant leather. Go to https://shop.allbirds.com/tinamuir88, and you’ll get a free pair of socks! Just add them to your order, and when you use this link, it will take off the price at the end.   Precision Fuel & Hydration helps athletes crush their fueling and hydration so they can perform at their best. Tina used their electrolytes and fuel when she finished first female and third overall at the Bryce Canyon 50 Miler. You can go to https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-planner for their free Fuel & Hydration planner to understand how much carb, fluid, and sodium you need for your key runs.  If you have more questions, Precision offers free video consultations. Their Athlete Support crew will answer your race nutrition questions and act as a sounding board for your fueling strategy. No hard-sell, just an experienced and friendly human who knows the science and is full of practical advice on how to nail your race nutrition. You can book a call at https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-calls. Once you know what you need to run your best, you can go to https://www.precisionfuelandhydration.com/tina/ for 15% off their range of multi-strength electrolytes and fuel. Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy “Running for Real,” please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website, https://runningforreal.com/. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@TinaMuir) for additional content, including our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
9/29/202357 minutes, 35 seconds
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For Real-Isodes: Give It a Try! - Ep. 23

What is something that everyone should try once? Tina’s and Sarah’s choices take them out of their comfort zones.   Thanks for listening!   If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast!. And if you enjoy "For Real-Isodes," please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you! Music from #Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/aspire License code: HX5BMI8PV2XKA2SZ  
9/27/20239 minutes, 20 seconds
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James Kilmoon and Jared Lapidus: Office Race - R4R 369

“Office Race” is a running movie for runners, by runners… well, by one runner. It’s the first feature written by James Kilmoon and Jared Lapidus, also known as the sketch comedy team Reverse Cowboys, and is Jared’s directorial debut. James ran on the NYU cross country team while the two were college roommates, and is still an avid runner.  The film has plenty of laughs for non-runners, but a lot of the humor will probably go over their heads. Beneath the slapstick exterior though, there’s a genuine love of the sport, and the depiction of the warmth and camaraderie of the running community may very well make them want to get in on the joke. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode369.   Thank you to AG1, Precision Fuel & Hydration, and Tracksmith for sponsoring this episode.    AG1 is the daily Foundational Nutrition supplement that delivers comprehensive nutrients to support whole-body health.  With its science-driven formulation of vitamins, probiotics, and whole-food sourced nutrients, AG1 replaces your multivitamin, probiotic, and more in one simple, drinkable habit. And just as importantly, it actually tastes good! If a comprehensive solution is what you need from your supplemental routine, go to http://drinkag1.com/TINA and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND five free AG1 Travel Packs with your first order! Precision Fuel & Hydration helps athletes crush their fueling and hydration so they can perform at their best. Tina used their electrolytes and fuel when she finished first female and third overall at the Bryce Canyon 50 Miler. You can go to https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-planner for their free Fuel & Hydration planner to understand how much carb, fluid, and sodium you need for your key runs.  If you have more questions, Precision offers free video consultations. Their Athlete Support crew will answer your race nutrition questions and act as a sounding board for your fueling strategy. No hard-sell, just an experienced and friendly human who knows the science and is full of practical advice on how to nail your race nutrition. You can book a call at https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-calls. Once you know what you need to run your best, you can go to https://www.precisionfuelandhydration.com/tina/ for 15% off their range of multi-strength electrolytes and fuel.   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.  Tracksmith helps the environment by making comfortable, durable clothes that will last for years, rather than winding up in the landfill, but that’s not the only contribution they make. They supported Running for Real in creating our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” program. They help athletes who are trying to make the Olympic trials, and they offer scholarships for creatives to work on their crafts.  If you’re a new customer, go to http://tracksmith.com/tina and use the code TINANEW at checkout to get $15 off your order of $75 or more. Returning customers can use the code TINAGIVE, and Tracksmith will give you free shipping and donate 5% of your order to TrackGirlz.   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy “Running for Real,” please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
9/22/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 17 seconds
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Together Run 95 with Tina: New York City

Join Tina for a Together Run in New York City where she's been attending Climate Week NYC and holding a book launch for Becoming a Sustainable Runner with New York Road Runners. Start with a body scan in Times Square, then head over to Central Park for conversation. Check out Order Becoming a Sustainable Runner Sign up for the Running For Real newsletter! Go to https://2before.com to get 30% off 20-packs plus free shipping! Sign up for 100 days of sustainability  Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe on Apple, Spotify, iHeart, YouTube, or wherever you get your podcasts. And if you enjoy Running for Real, please leave us a review! Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our "RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover" series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
9/21/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 13 seconds
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For Real-Isodes: TV Memories - Ep. 22

What TV shows did you watch when you were a kid? Tina’s and Sarah’s viewing habits ran the gamut from Nickelodeon to PBS to 1960s sitcoms. You may find yourself humming some theme songs after this episode!   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast!. And if you enjoy "For Real-Isodes," please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our "RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover" series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!   Thank you to our sponsor, 2before!   2before is a natural sports performance superfood made from New Zealand Blackcurrant berries, which boast exceptionally high levels of antioxidants called anthocyanins. They’ve been proven to improve athletic performance by increasing blood flow, managing inflammation, and strengthening immunity.  Over 10 years ago, the 2before co-founders were part of a team from the New Zealand Plant and Food Research Institute that first discovered that blackcurrants have benefits for exercise. 2before is a natural, simple and delicious way to boost your pre-workout nutrition, so you can get more out of the work you put in. Go here and use code TINA to get 30% off your first order! Music from #Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/aspire License code: HX5BMI8PV2XKA2SZ  
9/20/202311 minutes, 40 seconds
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Sarah Crouch Takeover: Zoë Rom and Tina - R4R 368

Tina’s good friend and “For Real-Isodes” co-host, Sarah Crouch, takes over the reins of the podcast for this episode. A former elite runner, and an author herself, Sarah is the perfect person to talk with Tina and Zoë Rom about their new book, “Becoming a Sustainable Runner.” For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode368.   Thank you to 2before, AG1, and Allbirds for sponsoring this episode.    2before is a natural sports performance superfood made from New Zealand Blackcurrant berries, which boast exceptionally high levels of antioxidants called anthocyanins. They’ve been proven to improve athletic performance by increasing blood flow, managing inflammation, and strengthening immunity.  Over 10 years ago, the 2before co-founders were part of a team from the New Zealand Plant and Food Research Institute that first discovered that blackcurrants have benefits for exercise. 2before is a natural, simple and delicious way to boost your pre-workout nutrition, so you can get more out of the work you put in. Go here and use code TINA to get 30% off 20 packs plus free shipping!   AG1 is the daily Foundational Nutrition supplement that delivers comprehensive nutrients to support whole-body health.  With its science-driven formulation of vitamins, probiotics, and whole-food sourced nutrients, AG1 replaces your multivitamin, probiotic, and more in one simple, drinkable habit. And just as importantly, it actually tastes good! If a comprehensive solution is what you need from your supplemental routine, go here and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND five free AG1 Travel Packs with your first 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.  The Tree Dasher is not only a running shoe, it’s perfect for daily wear. You might also want to check out the Plant Pacers, made from plant leather. Use this link, and you’ll get a free pair of socks! Just add them to your order, and when you use this link, it will take off the price at the end.   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy “Running for Real,” please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
9/15/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 46 seconds
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Together Walk/Run 94 with Tina: 30 minute Walk

Take a break from the busyness of life and come for a walk with me (or you can run). As I am returning from injury, I am not ready to do a Together Run, but I would love to take you with me on a walk and catch up. Join in with the usual meditative elements of nature check in, body scan, senses check in, and a mental health check in.    Check out Purchase Becoming a Sustainable Runner Leave a review for Becoming a Sustainable Runner on Amazon Sign up for the Running For Real newsletter at the top of this page! Listen to last week's For Real-isode with Sarah Crouch Sign up for 100 days of sustainability  Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe on Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Stitcher, YouTube, or wherever you get your podcasts. And if you enjoy Running for Real, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter.  [convertkit_form form="184179"] Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
9/11/202332 minutes, 40 seconds
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Brad Stulberg: We Can't Become Broken People - R4R 367

It’s a natural human tendency to resist change. In his new book, "Master of Change: How to Excel When Everything is Changing - Including You," Brad Stulberg explores a mindset for change that allows us to not only adapt to change but to thrive. He takes exception to the idea that everything happens for a reason and that practicing gratitude is the way to navigate all forms of adversity. Instead, he suggests establishing core values that remain steadfast and serve as guideposts in adapting to change.  Photo credit: Robb Leahy For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode367.   Thank you to Precision Fuel & Hydration, Tracksmith, and AG1 for sponsoring this episode.    Precision Fuel & Hydration helps athletes crush their fueling and hydration so they can perform at their best. Tina used their electrolytes and fuel when she finished first female and third overall at the Bryce Canyon 50 Miler. You can use their free Fuel & Hydration planner to understand how much carb, fluid, and sodium you need for your key runs.  If you have more questions, Precision offers free video consultations. Their Athlete Support crew will answer your race nutrition questions and act as a sounding board for your fueling strategy. No hard-sell, just an experienced and friendly human who knows the science and is full of practical advice on how to nail your race nutrition. You can book a call here. Once you know what you need to run your best, you can go here to get 15% off their range of multi-strength electrolytes and fuel.   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.  Tracksmith helps the environment by making comfortable, durable clothes that will last for years, rather than winding up in the landfill, but that’s not the only contribution they make. They supported Running for Real in creating our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover program. They help athletes who are trying to make the Olympic trials, and they offer scholarships for creatives to work on their crafts.  If you’re a new customer, go here and use the code TINANEW at checkout to get $15 off your order of $75 or more. Returning customers can use the code TINAGIVE, and Tracksmith will give you free shipping and donate 5% of your order to TrackGirlz.   AG1 is the daily Foundational Nutrition supplement that delivers comprehensive nutrients to support whole-body health.  With its science-driven formulation of vitamins, probiotics, and whole-food sourced nutrients, AG1 replaces your multivitamin, probiotic, and more in one simple, drinkable habit. And just as importantly, it actually tastes good! If a comprehensive solution is what you need from your supplemental routine, go here and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND five free AG1 Travel Packs with your first order!   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy "Running for Real," please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our "RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover" series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
9/8/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 11 seconds
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For Real-Isodes: Strange Love - Ep. 21

Today’s conversation could go in some interesting directions as Tina and Sarah answer the question, “What is the strangest thing you’ve ever fallen in love with?”   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast!. And if you enjoy For Real-Isodes, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!   Thank you to our sponsor, 2before! 2before is a natural sports performance superfood made from New Zealand Blackcurrant berries, which boast exceptionally high levels of antioxidants called anthocyanins. They’ve been proven to improve athletic performance by increasing blood flow, managing inflammation, and strengthening immunity.  Over 10 years ago, the 2before co-founders were part of a team from the New Zealand Plant and Food Research Institute that first discovered that blackcurrants have benefits for exercise. 2before is a natural, simple and delicious way to boost your pre-workout nutrition, so you can get more out of the work you put in. Go here and use code TINA to get 30% off your first order! Music from #Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/aspire License code: HX5BMI8PV2XKA2SZ
9/6/202311 minutes, 27 seconds
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Malcolm Gladwell Replay - R4R 366

Malcolm Gladwell is the author of five New York Times bestsellers, host of the Revisionist History and Broken Record podcasts, one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, and on top of all that, he’s an excellent runner. As a matter of fact, he and Tina went on a run together after their conversation.  When this episode first aired two years ago, some of the thoughts he shared provoked a lively discussion, so we thought we’d reshare it for our listeners who may have missed it the first time. And of course, it’s well worth a second listen! For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode366.   Thank you to Tracksmith, AG1 and 2before for sponsoring this episode.    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.  Tracksmith helps the environment by making comfortable, durable clothes that will last for years, rather than winding up in the landfill, but that’s not the only contribution they make. They supported Running for Real in creating our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover program. They help athletes who are trying to make the Olympic trials, and they offer scholarships for creatives to work on their crafts.  If you’re a new customer, go here and use the code TINANEW at checkout to get $15 off your order of $75 or more. Returning customers can use the code TINAGIVE, and Tracksmith will give you free shipping and donate 5% of your order to TrackGirlz.   AG1 is the daily Foundational Nutrition supplement that delivers comprehensive nutrients to support whole-body health.  With its science-driven formulation of vitamins, probiotics, and whole-food sourced nutrients, AG1 replaces your multivitamin, probiotic, and more in one simple, drinkable habit. And just as importantly, it actually tastes good! If a comprehensive solution is what you need from your supplemental routine, go here and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND five free AG1 Travel Packs with your first order!   2before is a natural sports performance superfood made from New Zealand Blackcurrant berries, which boast exceptionally high levels of antioxidants called anthocyanins. They’ve been proven to improve athletic performance by increasing blood flow, managing inflammation, and strengthening immunity.  Over 10 years ago, the 2before co-founders were part of a team from the New Zealand Plant and Food Research Institute that first discovered that blackcurrants have benefits for exercise. 2before is a natural, simple and delicious way to boost your pre-workout nutrition, so you can get more out of the work you put in. Go here and use code TINA to get 30% off 20 packs and free shipping!   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy Running for Real, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
9/1/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 35 seconds
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For Real-Isodes: The Best and Worst of Being an Author - Ep. 20

Tina and Sarah are both authors - Tina’s book, “Becoming a Sustainable Runner,” co-written with Zoë Rom, came out earlier this month, and Sarah’s debut novel, “Middletide,” will be released in spring 2024.  In this episode, they compare notes on the hardest part of writing their books and what they enjoyed the most.   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast!. And if you enjoy For Real-Isodes, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!   Thank you to our sponsor, Dri Seats!  What do you do when you finish a run or workout, you’re hot and sweaty, and you have to get into your car? Put a towel over your seat and try to anchor it under the headrest, only to have it fall down as you’re driving? Perch on the very edge of your seat to try to minimize contact with it? Neither of those options keeps your car clean, not to mention that they can be dangerous. Dri Seat waterproof seat covers can be installed and removed in seconds; they have a slip-resistant backing that keeps them in place; and they won’t scratch, scuff, stain or discolor your seats (and neither will your sweat!). They’re machine washable and sized for all vehicles, from compact cars to trucks.  Go here and use code R4R20 for 20% off your first order! Music from #Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/aspire License code: HX5BMI8PV2XKA2SZ  
8/30/202313 minutes, 46 seconds
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Why no TR? Tina Update August 2023

Just a quick chat between friends (that's you and I). As always, honest with you. See you soon? Get your copy of Becoming a Sustainable Runnerhere. If you already bought one, leaving a review here would be appreciated. Upcoming events: BOSTON, MA. August 31. Tracksmith. 6pm. I will also be hosting a plogging event on 30th with PIONEERS Run Crew.  NEW YORK CITY, NY. September 18. 6pm. NYRR Run Center. Tina only. CHICAGO, IL. October 5. 1pm. Chicago Marathon Expo.  PHOENIX, AZ. October 26. Location TBD. NEW YORK CITY, NY. November 2 or 3. NYRR Run Center.  SACRAMENTO, CA. November 30 or Dec 1. Chicago International Marathon Expo.  See you there?
8/28/20235 minutes, 32 seconds
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Brian Reynolds: Just Take the First Step - R4R 365

Brian Reynolds' story is a testament to his unyielding spirit. His relentless determination has made him one of the fastest double amputee runners in the world, setting records in distances from the 5K to the marathon. As soon as he’s achieved one goal, he’s on to the next, which brought him to the Leadville 100 last weekend.  His approach to each new challenge is the same.  “Everything that I've done in the past ten years has started by just taking one step,” he says. “The obstacle looked like a mountain ahead of me, but one step is what brought me to where I am today. So any obstacles in your life can be conquered by just taking the first step.”  For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode365. Thank you to Allbirds, Precision Fuel & Hydration, and AG1 for sponsoring this episode.    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.  The Tree Dasher is not only a running shoe, it’s perfect for daily wear. You might also want to check out the Plant Pacers, made from plant leather. Use this link, and you’ll get a free pair of socks! Just add them to your order, and when you use this link, it will take off the price at the end.   Precision Fuel & Hydration helps athletes crush their fueling and hydration so they can perform at their best. Tina used their electrolytes and fuel when she finished first female and third overall at the Bryce Canyon 50 Miler. You can use their free Fuel & Hydration planner to understand how much carb, fluid, and sodium you need for your key runs.  If you have more questions, Precision offers free video consultations. Their Athlete Support crew will answer your race nutrition questions and act as a sounding board for your fueling strategy. No hard-sell, just an experienced and friendly human who knows the science and is full of practical advice on how to nail your race nutrition. You can book a call here. Once you know what you need to run your best, you can go here to get 15% off their range of multi-strength electrolytes and fuel.   AG1 is the daily Foundational Nutrition supplement that delivers comprehensive nutrients to support whole-body health.  With its science-driven formulation of vitamins, probiotics, and whole-food sourced nutrients, AG1 replaces your multivitamin, probiotic, and more in one simple, drinkable habit. And just as importantly, it actually tastes good! If a comprehensive solution is what you need from your supplemental routine, go here and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND five free AG1 Travel Packs with your first order!   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy Running for Real, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
8/25/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 42 seconds
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For Real-Isodes: Best Meal Ever - Ep. 19

If you aren’t hungry now, you will be after you listen to this episode, as Tina and Sarah reminisce about the best meals they’ve ever eaten.   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast!. And if you enjoy For Real-Isodes, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!   Thank you to our sponsor, 2before! 2before is a natural sports performance superfood made from New Zealand Blackcurrant berries, which boast exceptionally high levels of antioxidants called anthocyanins. They’ve been proven to improve athletic performance by increasing blood flow, managing inflammation, and strengthening immunity.  Over 10 years ago, the 2before co-founders were part of a team from the New Zealand Plant and Food Research Institute that first discovered that blackcurrants have benefits for exercise. 2before is a natural, simple and delicious way to boost your pre-workout nutrition, so you can get more out of the work you put in. Go here and use code TINA to get 30% off your first order! Music from #Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/aspire License code: HX5BMI8PV2XKA2SZ
8/23/202311 minutes, 32 seconds
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Zoë Rom and Tina: Becoming a Sustainable Runner - R4R 364

Writing a book is hard, and co-writing one presents its own unique challenges and rewards, as Tina and Zoë Rom discovered when they wrote Becoming a Sustainable Runner. Becoming a Sustainable Runner takes a holistic approach to sustainability, recognizing that our personal well-being is deeply intertwined with our relationships and the health of our planet. It’s available now! For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode364.   Thank you to 2before, Becoming a Sustainable Runner, and Tracksmith for sponsoring this episode.    2before is a natural sports performance superfood made from New Zealand Blackcurrant berries, which boast exceptionally high levels of antioxidants called anthocyanins. They’ve been proven to improve athletic performance by increasing blood flow, managing inflammation, and strengthening immunity.  Over 10 years ago, the 2before co-founders were part of a team from the New Zealand Plant and Food Research Institute that first discovered that blackcurrants have benefits for exercise. 2before is a natural, simple and delicious way to boost your pre-workout nutrition, so you can get more out of the work you put in. Go here and use code TINA to get 30% off 20 packs and free shipping!!   Are you a runner? Do you care about the planet you run on? Would you like to use running to change the world for the better? Becoming a Sustainable Runner will show you how. Becoming a Sustainable Runner, by Tina Muir and Zoë Rom, is a practical guide for runners of all abilities and backgrounds who want to take meaningful action to protect our planet through their love of the sport. It’s available now -go here to learn more!    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.  Tracksmith helps the environment by making comfortable, durable clothes that will last for years, rather than winding up in the landfill, but that’s not the only contribution they make. They supported Running for Real in creating our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover program. They help athletes who are trying to make the Olympic trials, and they offer scholarships for creatives to work on their crafts.  If you’re a new customer, go here and use the code TINANEW at checkout to get $15 off your order of $75 or more. Returning customers can use the code TINAGIVE, and Tracksmith will give you free shipping and donate 5% of your order to TrackGirlz.   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy Running for Real, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!   Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
8/18/202347 minutes, 56 seconds
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For Real-Isodes: Sand in Your Shoes? - Ep. 18

Tina and Sarah answer a question from Chip, one of our #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook. Are you a fan of beach running? And if you are, do you wear shoes or go barefoot? Sarah also shares a new healthcare resource for runners, RunCare. All too often, healthcare providers tell runners to stop running when they seek guidance for pain or injury recovery and prevention. In many cases, that’s the wrong advice. RunCare can help you find a provider in your area who understands runners and the care that they need.   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast!. And if you enjoy For Real-Isodes, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!   Thank you to our sponsor, 2before!   2before is a natural sports performance superfood made from New Zealand Blackcurrant berries, which boast exceptionally high levels of antioxidants called anthocyanins. They’ve been proven to improve athletic performance by increasing blood flow, managing inflammation, and strengthening immunity.  Over 10 years ago, the 2before co-founders were part of a team from the New Zealand Plant and Food Research Institute that first discovered that blackcurrants have benefits for exercise. 2before is a natural, simple and delicious way to boost your pre-workout nutrition, so you can get more out of the work you put in. Go here and use code TINA to get 30% off your first order! Music from #Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/aspire License code: HX5BMI8PV2XKA2SZ  
8/16/202311 minutes, 58 seconds
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Together Run 93 with Tina: 30, 45, 60 Minute Run

Join Tina for a Together Run from home as she processes the upcoming weeks of launching Becoming a Sustainable Runner. The usual meditative elements like body scans, nature check ins, senses check ins, and mental health check ins are followed by a conversation.  Check out Pre-order Becoming a Sustainable Runner Sign up for the Running For Real newsletter at the top of this page! Listen to last week's For Real-isode with Sarah Crouch Sign up for 100 days of sustainability  Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe on Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Stitcher, YouTube, or wherever you get your podcasts. And if you enjoy Running for Real, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter.  Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
8/14/20231 hour, 1 minute, 29 seconds
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Mike Ko (Kofuzi): Island of Misfit Toys - R4R 363

If you’re a runner who loves shoes, you’re probably familiar with Mike Ko, known to his over 150,000 followers as Kofuzi. He describes himself as a non-elite runner who reviews shoes, but he does much more than that. The Kofuzi Run Club, which he launched at the start of the pandemic, is a five-days-a-week live stream on YouTube and a community that has transcended the virtual world. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode363.   Thank you to Precision Fuel & Hydration, Allbirds, and Becoming a Sustainable Runner for sponsoring this episode.    Precision Fuel & Hydration helps athletes crush their fueling and hydration so they can perform at their best. Tina used their electrolytes and fuel when she finished first female and third overall at the Bryce Canyon 50 Miler. You can use their free Fuel & Hydration planner to understand how much carb, fluid, and sodium you need for your key runs.  If you have more questions, Precision offers free video consultations. Their Athlete Support crew will answer your race nutrition questions and act as a sounding board for your fueling strategy. No hard-sell, just an experienced and friendly human who knows the science and is full of practical advice on how to nail your race nutrition. You can book a call here. Once you know what you need to run your best, you can go here to get 15% off their range of multi-strength electrolytes and fuel.   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.  The Tree Dasher is not only a running shoe, it’s perfect for daily wear. You might also want to check out the Plant Pacers, made from plant leather. Use this link, and you’ll get a free pair of socks! Just add them to your order, and when you use this link, it will take off the price at the end.   Are you a runner? Do you care about the planet you run on? Would you like to use running to change the world for the better? Becoming a Sustainable Runner will show you how. Becoming a Sustainable Runner, by Tina Muir and Zoë Rom, is a practical guide for runners of all abilities and backgrounds who want to take meaningful action to protect our planet through their love of the sport. It’s available through most major booksellers. Go here to learn more!    Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy Running for Real, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
8/11/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 44 seconds
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Together Run 92 in Oregon with Tina: 30, 45, 60 Minute Run

Join Tina for a run in the Pacific Northwest, outside of Portland, Oregeon. Check out Pre-order Becoming a Sustainable Runner Sign up for the Running For Real newsletter on our website! Listen to last week's For Real-isode with Sarah Crouch Sign up for 100 days of sustainability  You can leave a review on iTunes.  Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe on Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Stitcher, YouTube, or wherever you get your podcasts. And if you enjoy Running for Real, please leave us a review! Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
8/7/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 44 seconds
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Lindsey Freeman: Every Day We Make a Choice - R4R 362

Writer and sociologist Lindsey Freeman describes her book, Running, as a feminist and queer handbook of running, but it’s a book for all runners.  The existing running literature didn’t speak to her, so she wrote the book she wanted but could never find, one that celebrates the freedom and opportunity for self-discovery that running offers, while challenging the notion that everyone is “born to run.” For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode362.   Thank you to Tracksmith, 2before, and Becoming a Sustainable Runner for sponsoring this episode.    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.  Tracksmith helps the environment by making comfortable, durable clothes that will last for years, rather than winding up in the landfill, but that’s not the only contribution they make. They supported Running for Real in creating our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover program. They help athletes who are trying to make the Olympic trials, and they offer scholarships for creatives to work on their crafts.  If you’re a new customer, go here and use the code TINANEW at checkout to get $15 off your order of $75 or more. Returning customers can use the code TINAGIVE, and Tracksmith will give you free shipping and donate 5% of your order to TrackGirlz.   2before is a natural sports performance superfood made from New Zealand Blackcurrant berries, which boast exceptionally high levels of antioxidants called anthocyanins. They’ve been proven to improve athletic performance by increasing blood flow, managing inflammation, and strengthening immunity.  Over 10 years ago, the 2before co-founders were part of a team from the New Zealand Plant and Food Research Institute that first discovered that blackcurrants have benefits for exercise. 2before is a natural, simple and delicious way to boost your pre-workout nutrition, so you can get more out of the work you put in. Go here and use code TINA to get 30% off 20 packs and free shipping!! Are you a runner? Do you care about the planet you run on? Would you like to use running to change the world for the better? Becoming a Sustainable Runner will show you how. Becoming a Sustainable Runner, by Tina Muir and Zoë Rom, is a practical guide for runners of all abilities and backgrounds who want to take meaningful action to protect our planet through their love of the sport. It’s available for pre-order through most major booksellers. Go here to learn more!    Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy Running for Real, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
8/4/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 35 seconds
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For Real-Isodes: The Positive and the Negative - Ep. 17

Runners often try to negative split a race; that is, complete the second half faster than the first half. Tina and Sarah remember the biggest positive and negative splits of their racing careers.   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast!. And if you enjoy For Real-Isodes, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!   Thank you to our sponsor, Dri Seats!  What do you do when you finish a run or workout, you’re hot and sweaty, and you have to get into your car? Put a towel over your seat and try to anchor it under the headrest, only to have it fall down as you’re driving? Perch on the very edge of your seat to try to minimize contact with it? Neither of those options keeps your car clean, not to mention that they can be dangerous. Dri Seat waterproof seat covers can be installed and removed in seconds; they have a slip-resistant backing that keeps them in place; and they won’t scratch, scuff, stain or discolor your seats (and neither will your sweat!). They’re machine washable and sized for all vehicles, from compact cars to trucks.  Go here and use code R4R20 for 20% off your first order! Music from #Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/aspire License code: HX5BMI8PV2XKA2SZ
8/2/202310 minutes, 1 second
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Together Run 91 in Harrisonburg with Tina: 30, 45, 60 Minute Run

Another traveling Together Run. Pre-order Becoming a Sustainable Runner today! Join Tina for a run in Harrisonburg, where she was working and speaking at Blue Ridge Running Camp in Virginia. Tina takes runners through the usual meditative parts of the run- a body scan, senses check in, mental health check in, and updates, before sharing some thoughts about the book being so close to release. Join Tina for this hot, but casual run! Check out Pre-order Becoming a Sustainable Runner Check out 2Before (use code TINA for 30% off) Sign up for the Running For Real newsletter at the top of this page! Listen to last week's For Real-isode with Sarah Crouch Leave an honest review on iTunes 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! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe on Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Stitcher, YouTube, or wherever you get your podcasts. And if you enjoy Running for Real, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter.  Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
7/31/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 44 seconds
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Andy Blow: Your Fueling Questions Answered - R4R 361

Fuel and hydration can have a huge impact on athletic performance. But what kind and how much do runners need? When do they need it? Sports scientist Andy Blow, co-founder of Precision Fuel & Hydration, shares his insights on determining the amounts of fuel, fluid, and sodium you need before, during, and after your runs; understanding sweat rates; and managing electrolyte balance.  For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode361.   Thank you to Allbirds, AG1, and Precision Fuel & Hydration for sponsoring this episode.    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.  The Tree Dasher is not only a running shoe, it’s perfect for daily wear. You might also want to check out the Plant Pacers, made from plant leather. Use this link, and you’ll get a free pair of socks! Just add them to your order, and when you use this link, it will take off the price at the end.   AG1 is the daily Foundational Nutrition supplement that delivers comprehensive nutrients to support whole-body health.  With its science-driven formulation of vitamins, probiotics, and whole-food sourced nutrients, AG1 replaces your multivitamin, probiotic, and more in one simple, drinkable habit. And just as importantly, it actually tastes good! If a comprehensive solution is what you need from your supplemental routine, go here and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND five free AG1 Travel Packs with your first order!   Precision Fuel & Hydration helps athletes crush their fueling and hydration so they can perform at their best. Tina used their electrolytes and fuel when she finished first female and third overall at the Bryce Canyon 50 Miler. You can use their free Fuel & Hydration planner to understand how much carb, fluid, and sodium you need for your key runs.  If you have more questions, Precision offers free video consultations. Their Athlete Support crew will answer your race nutrition questions and act as a sounding board for your fueling strategy. No hard-sell, just an experienced and friendly human who knows the science and is full of practical advice on how to nail your race nutrition. You can book a call here. Once you know what you need to run your best, you can go here to get 15% off their range of multi-strength electrolytes and fuel.   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy Running for Real, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
7/28/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 45 seconds
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For Real-Isodes: Trending Now (Unfortunately) - Ep. 16

Today Tina and Sarah consider recent trends and fads that they can’t stand - and remember some embarrassing ones from the past.   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast!. And if you enjoy For Real-Isodes, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!   Thank you to our sponsor, 2before! 2before is a natural sports performance superfood made from New Zealand Blackcurrant berries, which boast exceptionally high levels of antioxidants called anthocyanins. They’ve been proven to improve athletic performance by increasing blood flow, managing inflammation, and strengthening immunity.  Over 10 years ago, the 2before co-founders were part of a team from the New Zealand Plant and Food Research Institute that first discovered that blackcurrants have benefits for exercise. 2before is a natural, simple and delicious way to boost your pre-workout nutrition, so you can get more out of the work you put in. Go here and use code TINA to get 30% off your first order! Music from #Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/aspire License code: HX5BMI8PV2XKA2SZ  
7/26/202312 minutes, 31 seconds
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Jonathan Levitt: Take a Big Swing - R4R 360

As the creator and host of the podcast For the Long Run, Jonathan Levitt unpacks the “why” behind runners’ ambitions. As he says, “I'm not interested in, ‘Oh, talk to me about your splits and tell me about your training.’ I want to know who you are, what you care about, and how you can help other people.” He hopes that by sharing his own running journey, from his pursuit of breaking three hours in the marathon to trail running and chasing a five-minute mile, he’ll encourage others to step out of their comfort zones and pursue their goals. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode360.   Thank you to 2before, Becoming a Sustainable Runner, and Tracksmith for sponsoring this episode.    2before is a natural sports performance superfood made from New Zealand Blackcurrant berries, which boast exceptionally high levels of antioxidants called anthocyanins. They’ve been proven to improve athletic performance by increasing blood flow, managing inflammation, and strengthening immunity.  Over 10 years ago, the 2before co-founders were part of a team from the New Zealand Plant and Food Research Institute that first discovered that blackcurrants have benefits for exercise. 2before is a natural, simple and delicious way to boost your pre-workout nutrition, so you can get more out of the work you put in. Go here and use code TINA to get 30% off 20 packs and free shipping!!   Are you a runner? Do you care about the planet you run on? Would you like to use running to change the world for the better? Becoming a Sustainable Runner will show you how. Becoming a Sustainable Runner, by Tina Muir and Zoë Rom, is a practical guide for runners of all abilities and backgrounds who want to take meaningful action to protect our planet through their love of the sport.   It’s available for pre-order through most major booksellers. Go here to learn more!    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.  Tracksmith helps the environment by making comfortable, durable clothes that will last for years, rather than winding up in the landfill, but that’s not the only contribution they make. They supported Running for Real in creating our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover program. They help athletes who are trying to make the Olympic trials, and they offer scholarships for creatives to work on their crafts.  If you’re a new customer, go here and use the code TINANEW at checkout to get $15 off your order of $75 or more. Returning customers can use the code TINAGIVE, and Tracksmith will give you free shipping and donate 5% of your order to TrackGirlz.   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy Running for Real, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!  
7/21/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 36 seconds
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For Real-Isodes: You've Seen It HOW Many Times??? - Ep. 15

Tina and Sarah share the movies that they’ve seen the most times in their lives. They’re not necessarily their favorites, but they know them VERY well!   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast!. And if you enjoy For Real-Isodes, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!   Thank you to our sponsor, 2before! 2before is a natural sports performance superfood made from New Zealand Blackcurrant berries, which boast exceptionally high levels of antioxidants called anthocyanins. They’ve been proven to improve athletic performance by increasing blood flow, managing inflammation, and strengthening immunity.  Over 10 years ago, the 2before co-founders were part of a team from the New Zealand Plant and Food Research Institute that first discovered that blackcurrants have benefits for exercise. 2before is a natural, simple and delicious way to boost your pre-workout nutrition, so you can get more out of the work you put in. Go here and use code TINA to get 30% off 20 packs and free shipping! Music from #Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/aspire License code: HX5BMI8PV2XKA2SZ
7/19/202313 minutes, 27 seconds
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Together Run 90 in Long Beach with Tina: 30, 45, 60 Minute Run

Tina is in Long Beach, NY for her family vacation, but took a run along the boardwalk to take the Running For Real community with her. Join Tina for a run with the ocean as a background noise for the usual meditative elements of nature check in, body scans, senses check in, and mental health check in before having a conversation. The closest you will get to running alongside a friend without actually doing it. Come join Tina for a run this week. Check out Pre-order Becoming a Sustainable Runner Check out 2Before  (use code TINA for 30% off) Sign up for the Running For Real newsletter at the top of this page! Listen to Maria on last Friday's epiosde Listen to last week's For Real-isode with Sarah Crouch Leave an honest review on iTunes 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! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe on Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Stitcher, YouTube, or wherever you get your podcasts. And if you enjoy Running for Real, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter.  Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
7/17/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 33 seconds
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Jackie Hoffman: Let's Change the World - R4R 359

Jackie Hoffman is from the Garfield Park neighborhood, on Chicago’s West Side. It’s only three miles from the trendy West Loop, but as Jackie says, it’s “the other side of America.” The West Loop is known for its restaurant scene, while Garfield Park doesn’t even have a grocery store. The average life expectancy for West Loop residents is 85; it’s 67 in Garfield Park. That statistic is personal for Jackie. Worried by his mother’s unhealthy lifestyle as she approached that age, he created a diet and exercise plan for her. Then, encouraged by its success, he expanded his outreach. He founded Peace Runners 773, a non-profit that brings awareness to holistic health and wellbeing while creating safe spaces for movement in underserved communities. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode359.   Thank you to Precision Fuel & Hydration, Allbirds, and AG1 for sponsoring this episode.    Precision Fuel & Hydration helps athletes crush their fueling and hydration so they can perform at their best. Tina used their electrolytes and fuel when she finished first female and third overall at the Bryce Canyon 50 Miler. You can use their free Fuel & Hydration planner to understand how much carb, fluid, and sodium you need for your key runs.  If you have more questions, Precision offers free video consultations. Their Athlete Support crew will answer your race nutrition questions and act as a sounding board for your fueling strategy. No hard-sell, just an experienced and friendly human who knows the science and is full of practical advice on how to nail your race nutrition. You can book a call here. Once you know what you need to run your best, you can go here to get 15% off their range of multi-strength electrolytes and fuel.   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.  The Tree Dasher is not only a running shoe, it’s perfect for daily wear. You might also want to check out the Plant Pacers, made from plant leather. Use this link, and you’ll get a free pair of socks! Just add them to your order, and when you use this link, it will take off the price at the end.   AG1 is the daily Foundational Nutrition supplement that delivers comprehensive nutrients to support whole-body health.  With its science-driven formulation of vitamins, probiotics, and whole-food sourced nutrients, AG1 replaces your multivitamin, probiotic, and more in one simple, drinkable habit. And just as importantly, it actually tastes good! If a comprehensive solution is what you need from your supplemental routine, go here and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND five free AG1 Travel Packs with your first order!   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy Running for Real, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!  
7/14/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 39 seconds
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For Real-Isodes: Here's Your Elephant - Ep. 14

Sarah wishes she’d filtered the For Real-Isode questions! This week’s is: You’ve been given an elephant. You can’t get rid of it. What would you do with it?   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast!. And if you enjoy For Real-Isodes, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!   Thank you to our sponsor, Dri Seats!  What do you do when you finish a run or workout, you’re hot and sweaty, and you have to get into your car? Put a towel over your seat and try to anchor it under the headrest, only to have it fall down as you’re driving? Perch on the very edge of your seat to try to minimize contact with it? Neither of those options keeps your car clean, not to mention that they can be dangerous. Dri Seat waterproof seat covers can be installed and removed in seconds; they have a slip-resistant backing that keeps them in place; and they won’t scratch, scuff, stain or discolor your seats (and neither will your sweat!). They’re machine washable and sized for all vehicles, from compact cars to trucks.  Go here and use code R4R20 for 20% off your first order! Music from #Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/aspire License code: HX5BMI8PV2XKA2SZ  
7/12/20238 minutes, 59 seconds
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Together Run 89 in NYC with Tina: 30, 45, 60 Minute Run

Join Tina for a run in Central Park in the middle of her long run. We go through the usual meditative run elements of a body scan, sensory check in, mental health check in. Today Tina invites runners to share a story about their running journey that is important to them. As always, this run will feel like you are right next to Tina, so come join us for a run in New York. Check out Pre-order Becoming a Sustainable Runner The bug Tina mentioned   Check out 2Before (wait a few weeks for a 30% off code) Sign up for the Running For Real newsletter at the top of this page! Listen to Maria on last Friday's epiosde Listen to last week's For Real-isode with Sarah Crouch Leave an honest review on iTunes 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! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe on Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Stitcher, YouTube, or wherever you get your podcasts. And if you enjoy Running for Real, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter.  [convertkit_form form="184179"] Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
7/10/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 35 seconds
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Colson Smith: Running Changed My Life - R4R 358

Colson Smith has been in the public eye since he was a child. When he joined the cast of Coronation Street 13 years ago, he became part of a national institution. As a star of the iconic TV show and a host of the hit podcast The Sofa Cinema Club, alongside his Corrie co-stars Ben Price and Jack P. Shepherd, he’s under constant scrutiny by the press and social media.  When the world went into lockdown three years ago, he seized the opportunity to do something for himself away from the tabloid glare and started running. He ran his first marathon last month, and says, without hesitation, that running has changed his life. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode358.   Thank you to Precision Fuel & Hydration, Tracksmith, and Becoming a Sustainable Runner for sponsoring this episode.    Precision Fuel & Hydration helps athletes crush their fueling and hydration so they can perform at their best. Tina used their electrolytes and fuel when she finished first female and third overall at the Bryce Canyon 50 Miler. You can use their free Fuel & Hydration planner to understand how much carb, fluid, and sodium you need for your key runs.  If you have more questions, Precision offers free video consultations. Their Athlete Support crew will answer your race nutrition questions and act as a sounding board for your fueling strategy. No hard-sell, just an experienced and friendly human who knows the science and is full of practical advice on how to nail your race nutrition. You can book a call here. Once you know what you need to run your best, you can go here to get 15% off their range of multi-strength electrolytes and fuel.   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.  Tracksmith helps the environment by making comfortable, durable clothes that will last for years, rather than winding up in the landfill, but that’s not the only contribution they make. They supported Running for Real in creating our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover program. They help athletes who are trying to make the Olympic trials, and they offer scholarships for creatives to work on their crafts. They also have lots of events - Tina will be hosting events with them at the Boston and London marathons.  If you’re a new customer, go here and use the code TINANEW at checkout to get $15 off your order of $75 or more. Returning customers can use the code TINAGIVE, and Tracksmith will give you free shipping and donate 5% of your order to TrackGirlz.   Are you a runner? Do you care about the planet you run on? Would you like to use running to change the world for the better? Becoming a Sustainable Runner will show you how. Becoming a Sustainable Runner, by Tina Muir and Zoë Rom, is a practical guide for runners of all abilities and backgrounds who want to take meaningful action to protect our planet through their love of the sport. It’s available for pre-order through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Bookshop.org, Waterstones UK, Target, and many independent bookstores.   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy Running for Real, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!    Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
7/7/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 55 seconds
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For Real-Isodes: Favorite Towns - Ep. 13

On this week’s episode, Tina and Sarah share their favorite towns in the US and abroad and the reasons why they love them.   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast!. And if you enjoy For Real-Isodes, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!   Music from #Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/aspire License code: HX5BMI8PV2XKA2SZ  
7/5/202313 minutes
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Michael Clemons: The Unofficial Mayor of Louisville Running - R4R 357

Michael Clemons, a.k.a. The Mayor of Louisville Running, has valuable advice for anyone who wants to get involved on the operations side of the running industry. He speaks from experience; he owns and operates his own race management company, the Louisville Running Company, and has worked operations for many US road races, including the 2022 World Athletics Championships, the New York City, Houston and Chicago Marathons, and the US Marathon Olympic Team Trials. He’s currently the Finish Line Manager for the Chicago Marathon, and has just been elected to the Board of Directors of Running USA. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode357.   Thank you to AG1, Becoming a Sustainable Runner,  and Allbirds for sponsoring this episode.    AG1 is the daily Foundational Nutrition supplement that delivers comprehensive nutrients to support whole-body health.  With its science-driven formulation of vitamins, probiotics, and whole-food sourced nutrients, AG1 replaces your multivitamin, probiotic, and more in one simple, drinkable habit.  If a comprehensive solution is what you need from your supplemental routine, go here and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND five free AG1 Travel Packs with your first order!   Are you a runner? Do you care about the planet you run on? Would you like to use running to change the world for the better? Becoming a Sustainable Runner will show you how. Becoming a Sustainable Runner, by Tina Muir and Zoë Rom, is a practical guide for runners of all abilities and backgrounds who want to take meaningful action to protect our planet through their love of the sport. It’s available for pre-order through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Bookshop.org, Waterstones UK, Target, and many independent bookstores.   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.  The Tree Dasher is not only a running shoe, it’s perfect for daily wear. You might also want to check out the Plant Pacers, made from plant leather. Use this link, and you’ll get a free pair of socks! Just add them to your order, and when you use this link, it will take off the price at the end. Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy Running for Real, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
6/30/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 23 seconds
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6/26/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 22 seconds
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Maria Vargas: Stay Curious - R4R 356

Maria Vargas is always up for a challenge. Since leaving the Running for Real team, she’s been adventuring with Yes Theory.  But as she explains, you don’t have to go to exotic locations to expand your horizons; a new and fulfilling experience can be as close as your local coffee shop. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode356.   Thank you to Becoming a Sustainable Runner, Tracksmith, and AG1 for sponsoring this episode.    Are you a runner? Do you care about the planet you run on? Would you like to use running to change the world for the better? Becoming a Sustainable Runner will show you how. Becoming a Sustainable Runner, by Tina Muir and Zoë Rom, is a practical guide for runners of all abilities and backgrounds who want to take meaningful action to protect our planet through their love of the sport. It’s available for pre-order through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Bookshop.org, Waterstones UK, Target, and many independent bookstores.   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.  Tracksmith helps the environment by making comfortable, durable clothes that will last for years, rather than winding up in the landfill, but that’s not the only contribution they make. They supported Running for Real in creating our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover program. They help athletes who are trying to make the Olympic trials, and they offer scholarships for creatives to work on their crafts. They also have lots of events - Tina will be hosting events with them at the Boston and London marathons.  If you’re a new customer, go here and use the code TINANEW at checkout to get $15 off your order of $75 or more. Returning customers can use the code TINAGIVE, and Tracksmith will give you free shipping and donate 5% of your order to TrackGirlz.   AG1 is the daily Foundational Nutrition supplement that delivers comprehensive nutrients to support whole-body health.  With its science-driven formulation of vitamins, probiotics, and whole-food sourced nutrients, AG1 replaces your multivitamin, probiotic, and more in one simple, drinkable habit.  If a comprehensive solution is what you need from your supplemental routine, go here and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND five free AG1 Travel Packs with your first order!   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy Running for Real, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!  
6/23/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 19 seconds
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For Real-Isodes: What If Your Kids Show a Talent For Running? - Ep. 12

Tina and Sarah were both professional runners, but how would they react if their kids wanted to follow in their footsteps?   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast!. And if you enjoy "For Real-Isodes," please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our "RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover" series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!   Thank you to our sponsor, Dri Seats!  What do you do when you finish a run or workout, you’re hot and sweaty, and you have to get into your car? Put a towel over your seat and try to anchor it under the headrest, only to have it fall down as you’re driving? Perch on the very edge of your seat to try to minimize contact with it? Neither of those options keeps your car clean, not to mention that they can be dangerous. Dri Seat waterproof seat covers can be installed and removed in seconds; they have a slip-resistant backing that keeps them in place; and they won’t scratch, scuff, stain or discolor your seats (and neither will your sweat!). They’re machine washable and sized for all vehicles, from compact cars to trucks.  Go here and use code R4R20 for 20% off your first order! Music from #Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/aspire License code: HX5BMI8PV2XKA2SZ
6/21/202315 minutes, 1 second
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Together Run 87 with Tina: 40 Minute Run

After recording the audio for the audible version of Becoming a Sustainable Runner, Tina did not release a Together Run last week. Come join Tina as she shares the experience and updates listeners on what has been going on the past few weeks. These runs involve running meditation exercises like body scans, nature check ins, and mental health check ins, as well as running with a friend...without actually running with a friend. Come join! Check out Pre-order Becoming a Sustainable Runner Sign up for the Running For Real newsletter at the top of this page! Listen to Kara Goucher on last Friday's epiosde Listen to last week's For Real-isode with Sarah Crouch Leave an honest review on iTunes 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! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe on Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Stitcher, YouTube, or wherever you get your podcasts. And if you enjoy Running for Real, please leave us a review! Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
6/19/202346 minutes, 11 seconds
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Kara Goucher: There's More Life to Live - R4R 355

A lot has happened since Kara Goucher was last on the podcast, three years ago. In 2022, the World Championships silver medalist and two-time Olympian was diagnosed with repetitive exercise dystonia, a rare neurological disorder. To prevent her symptoms from becoming worse, she’s had to drastically reduce her running, putting an end to her competitive career.  This year, however, brought much better news: her memoir, "The Longest Race: Inside the Secret World of Abuse, Doping, and Deception on Nike’s Elite Running Team", debuted at number 7 on The New York Times’ bestseller list. She’s also launched a podcast with Des Linden, "Nobody Asked Us", where they share their takes on all things running. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode355.   Thank you to Dri Seats, AG1, and Becoming a Sustainable Runner for sponsoring this episode.    What do you do when you finish a run or workout, you’re hot and sweaty, and you have to get into your car? Put a towel over your seat and try to anchor it under the headrest, only to have it fall down as you’re driving anyway? Perch on the very edge of your seat to try to minimize contact with it? Neither of those options keeps your car clean, not to mention that they can be dangerous. Dri Seat waterproof seat covers can be installed and removed in seconds; they have a slip-resistant backing that keeps them in place; and they won’t scratch, scuff, stain or discolor your seats (and neither will your sweat!). They’re machine washable and sized for all vehicles, from compact cars to trucks.  Go here and use code R4R20 for 20% off your first order!   AG1 is the daily Foundational Nutrition supplement that delivers comprehensive nutrients to support whole-body health.  With its science-driven formulation of vitamins, probiotics, and whole-food sourced nutrients, AG1 replaces your multivitamin, probiotic, and more in one simple, drinkable habit.  If a comprehensive solution is what you need from your supplemental routine, go here and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND five free AG1 Travel Packs with your first order!   Are you a runner? Do you care about the planet you run on? Would you like to use running to change the world for the better? "Becoming a Sustainable Runner" will show you how. "Becoming a Sustainable Runner," by Tina Muir and Zoë Rom, is a practical guide for runners of all abilities and backgrounds who want to take meaningful action to protect our planet through their love of the sport. It’s available for pre-order through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Bookshop.org, Waterstones UK, Target, and many independent bookstores.   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy Running for Real, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our "RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover" series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
6/16/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 47 seconds
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For Real-Isodes: First Jobs - Ep. 11

On this week’s episode, Tina and Sarah reminisce about their first jobs. The money wasn’t great, but the memories are priceless.   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast!. And if you enjoy For Real-Isodes, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you! Music from #Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/aspire License code: HX5BMI8PV2XKA2SZ  
6/14/202312 minutes, 53 seconds
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Alice Light: Just Show Up - R4R 354

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be the partner of someone who’s about to run across Africa? Alice Light, an ultra runner herself, knows. Her partner, Deo, is embarking on a run from Cape Town to London on July 24th.  Most people will never be in the position of supporting a loved one who’s taking on an epic journey across two continents and 16 countries, but you can support anyone in any endeavor, no matter how big or small. As Alice says, “We’re stronger together. And the journey is much more fun if we’re not alone.” You can learn more about Deo’s Cape Town to London run on GoFundMe. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode354.   Thank you to GotSneakers?, Becoming a Sustainable Runner, and Allbirds for sponsoring this episode.    GotSneakers? makes it socially and financially rewarding to contribute to a circular economy with their FREE sneaker recycling program.  As runners, we go through a lot of shoes, but many of them that we consider “done” still have life for others. In the U.S. alone, at least 200 million pairs of shoes and sneakers wind up in landfills each year, where they can take 30-40 years to decompose. Meanwhile, more than 600 million people worldwide don’t even own a pair of shoes. When you join the GotSneakers? community, you’ll be making a global impact AND you’ll earn money for the shoes that you send them. Go here to get started!   Are you a runner? Do you care about the planet you run on? Would you like to use running to change the world for the better? Becoming a Sustainable Runner will show you how. Becoming a Sustainable Runner, by Tina Muir and Zoë Rom, is a practical guide for runners of all abilities and backgrounds who want to take meaningful action to protect our planet through their love of the sport. It’s available for pre-order through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Bookshop.org, Waterstones UK, Target, and many independent bookstores.   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.  The Tree Dasher is not only a running shoe, it’s perfect for daily wear. You might also want to check out the Plant Pacers, made from plant leather. Use this link, and you’ll get a free pair of socks! Just add them to your order, and when you use this link, it will take off the price at the end. Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy Running for Real, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!  
6/9/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 3 seconds
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For Real-Isodes: Childhood Highlights - Ep. 10

This week’s For Real-Isode digs deeper than the conversations Tina and Sarah have had so far, as they remember some of the highlights of their childhoods.   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast!. And if you enjoy For Real-Isodes, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you! Music from #Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/aspire License code: HX5BMI8PV2XKA2SZ  
6/7/202316 minutes, 30 seconds
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Together Run 86 with Tina: 30, 45, 60 Minute Run

In her first Together Run since the Bryce Canyon 50 mile ultra, and her first solo Together Run in a month, Tina takes runners back through her local streets to reconnect through our nature check ins, body scans, senses check ins, and mental health check in before sharing all she has been up to.  Check out Pre-order Becoming a Sustainable Runner Sign up for the Running For Real newsletter at the top of this page! Listen to Martinus Evans on last Friday's epiosde Listen to last week's For Real-isode with Sarah Crouch Join Tina for her Bryce Canyon 50 mile recap Leave an honest review on iTunes 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! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe on Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Stitcher, YouTube, or wherever you get your podcasts. And if you enjoy Running for Real, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter.  Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
6/5/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 23 seconds
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Martinus Evans: Our Lives Don't Depend on What Place We Finish the Race - R4R 353

Martinus Evans wants everyone to embrace the joys of running at their own pace. He runs races from 5K to the marathon, but, as he says, “Our lives don't depend on what place we finish the race in. So if that isn't the case, then why take it so seriously?” He created a group where he would feel at home, the Slow AF Run Club, an online community with over 25,000 members that he describes as “the Facebook for the Back of the Pack.” The Slow AF Run Club book is coming out next week, providing information and inspiration for anyone who wants to run, at any speed. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode353.   Thank you to Athletic Greens, Tracksmith, and Becoming a Sustainable Runner for sponsoring this episode.    Athletic Greens has created a movement around simplifying our health routine.  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! Just one scoop in a glass of water in the morning will ensure that even if your diet is less than ideal the rest of the day, you’ve gotten the nutrients you need. Go here to subscribe and you’ll get five free travel packs of AG1, 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 and can be worn everyday, not just for running.  Tracksmith helps the environment by making comfortable, durable clothes that will last for years, rather than winding up in the landfill, but that’s not the only contribution they make. They supported Running for Real in creating our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover program. They help athletes who are trying to make the Olympic trials, and they offer scholarships for creatives to work on their crafts. They also have lots of events - Tina will be hosting events with them at the Boston and London marathons.  If you’re a new customer, go here and use the code TINANEW at checkout to get $15 off your order of $75 or more. Returning customers can use the code TINAGIVE, and Tracksmith will give you free shipping and donate 5% of your order to TrackGirlz.   Are you a runner? Do you care about the planet you run on? Would you like to use running to change the world for the better? Becoming a Sustainable Runner will show you how. Becoming a Sustainable Runner, by Tina Muir and Zoë Rom, is a practical guide for runners of all abilities and backgrounds who want to take meaningful action to protect our planet through their love of the sport. It’s available for pre-order through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Bookshop.org, Waterstones UK, Target, and many independent bookstores.   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy Running for Real, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!  
6/2/202359 minutes, 51 seconds
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For Real-Isodes: Ingrown Toenail vs. No Toenail - Ep. 9

There’s no good answer to this week’s For Real-Isode. Would you rather… have an ingrown toenail or no toenail?   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast!. And if you enjoy For Real-Isodes, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you! Music from #Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/aspire License code: HX5BMI8PV2XKA2SZ  
5/31/20238 minutes, 17 seconds
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Tina Muir: 52 Miles for Patrick - R4R 352

After four thwarted attempts at racing an ultramarathon, Tina Muir ran the Bryce Canyon 50 Miler on May 20th. Bryce Canyon almost didn’t happen either; the race was on the same day as the funeral of her close friend, Patrick, whom she had lost just a few weeks earlier, and she struggled with whether or not to run. But Patrick’s widow knew that he would have wanted her to carry on and encouraged her to run the race to honor him.  Patrick must have been proud: Tina finished first female, third overall, and with the 4th-fastest women’s time in the race’s history. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode352.   Thank you to Becoming a Sustainable Runner, Athletic Greens, and Allbirds for sponsoring this episode.    Are you a runner? Do you care about the planet you run on? Would you like to use running to change the world for the better? Becoming a Sustainable Runner will show you how. Becoming a Sustainable Runner, by Tina Muir and Zoë Rom, is a practical guide for runners of all abilities and backgrounds who want to take meaningful action to protect our planet through their love of the sport. It’s available for pre-order through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Bookshop.org, Waterstones UK, Target, and many independent bookstores.   Athletic Greens has created a movement around simplifying our health routine.  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! Just one scoop in a glass of water in the morning will ensure that even if your diet is less than ideal the rest of the day, you’ve gotten the nutrients you need. Go here to subscribe and you’ll get five free travel packs of AG1, and a free one year’s supply of vitamin D3+K2 with your subscription!   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.  The Tree Dasher is not only a running shoe, it’s perfect for daily wear. You might also want to check out the Plant Pacers, made from plant leather. Use this link, and you’ll get a free pair of socks! Just add them to your order, and when you use this link, it will take off the price at the end.   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy Running for Real, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!  
5/26/202332 minutes, 36 seconds
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For Real-Isodes: And Now for Something Completely Different... - Ep. 8

What is the funniest thing you’ve seen on the news? Sarah has some good ones, but Tina’s is outrageous!    Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast!. And if you enjoy For Real-Isodes, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!   Thank you to our sponsor, Dri Seats!  What do you do when you finish a run or workout, you’re hot and sweaty, and you have to get into your car? Put a towel over your seat and try to anchor it under the headrest, only to have it fall down as you’re driving anyway? Perch on the very edge of your seat to try to minimize contact with it? Neither of those options keeps your car clean, not to mention that they can be dangerous. Dri Seat waterproof seat covers can be installed and removed in seconds; they have a slip-resistant backing that keeps them in place; and they won’t scratch, scuff, stain or discolor your seats (and neither will your sweat!). They’re machine washable and sized for all vehicles, from compact cars to trucks.  Go here and use code R4R20 for 20% off your first order! Music from #Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/aspire License code: HX5BMI8PV2XKA2SZ  
5/24/202314 minutes, 44 seconds
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Together Run 85 with Tina and Out Trails

Join Tina for a run with Out Trails, a community of LGBTQ+ and ally trail runners/hikers, celebrating and promoting diversity out on the trails.   Check out Sign up for our weekly email on our website!  RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover. on YouTube RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover. private community Find Tina on Instagram @tinamuir88 and Facebook here. Sign up for 100 days of sustainability    Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. And if you enjoy Running for Real, please leave us a review! Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!  
5/22/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 20 seconds
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Courtney Dauwalter: Find Your Reserve of Strength - R4R 351

Tina is currently preparing for her first ultramarathon, the Bryce Canyon 50 Miler, so we thought this was an appropriate time to reshare an episode from June 2018 with the amazing ultrarunner Courtney Dauwalter.  In this episode, she shares her experiences of hallucinating and running blind, her favorite moment on her way to victory in the Moab 240, and her advice for pushing through tough times. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode351.   Thank you to Athletic Greens, Becoming a Sustainable Runner, and Tracksmith for sponsoring this episode.  Athletic Greens has created a movement around simplifying our health routine.  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! Just one scoop in a glass of water in the morning will ensure that even if your diet is less than ideal the rest of the day, you’ve gotten the nutrients you need. Go here to subscribe and you’ll get five free travel packs of AG1, and a free one year’s supply of vitamin D3+K2 with your subscription!   Are you a runner? Do you care about the planet you run on? Would you like to use running to change the world for the better? Becoming a Sustainable Runner will show you how. Becoming a Sustainable Runner, by Tina Muir and Zoë Rom, is a practical guide for runners of all abilities and backgrounds who want to take meaningful action to protect our planet through their love of the sport. It’s available for pre-order through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Bookshop.org, Waterstones UK, Target, and many independent bookstores.   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.  Tracksmith helps the environment by making comfortable, durable clothes that will last for years, rather than winding up in the landfill, but that’s not the only contribution they make. They supported Running for Real in creating our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover program. They help athletes who are trying to make the Olympic trials, and they offer scholarships for creatives to work on their crafts. They also have lots of events - Tina will be hosting events with them at the Boston and London marathons.  If you’re a new customer, go here and use the code TINANEW at checkout to get $15 off your order of $75 or more. Returning customers can use the code TINAGIVE, and Tracksmith will give you free shipping and donate 5% of your order to TrackGirlz.   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy Running for Real, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!  
5/19/202355 minutes, 16 seconds
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For Real-Isodes: Big Money! - Ep. 7

What would you do if you found $2000 (or whatever currency you use!) on the ground?  It’s not enough to be life-changing, but it’s still a considerable amount…  Tina and Sarah have some ideas!   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast!. And if you enjoy For Real-Isodes, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!   Thank you to our sponsor, Dri Seats!  What do you do when you finish a run or workout, you’re hot and sweaty, and you have to get into your car? Put a towel over your seat and try to anchor it under the headrest, only to have it fall down as you’re driving? Perch on the very edge of your seat to try to minimize contact with it? Neither of those options keeps your car clean, not to mention that they can be dangerous. Dri Seat waterproof seat covers can be installed and removed in seconds; they have a slip-resistant backing that keeps them in place; and they won’t scratch, scuff, stain or discolor your seats (and neither will your sweat!). They’re machine washable and sized for all vehicles, from compact cars to trucks.  Go here and use code R4R20 for 20% off your first order! Music from #Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/aspire License code: HX5BMI8PV2XKA2SZ
5/17/202312 minutes, 33 seconds
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Together Run 84 with Tina

Tina shares some deeply personal feelings from the weeks since the last Together Run.   Check out Sign up for our weekly email on our website!  RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover. on YouTube RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover. private community Leave an honest review on iTunes 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! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. And if you enjoy Running for Real, please leave us a review! Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
5/15/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 58 seconds
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Christine Yu: We Need a Major Culture Shift - R4R 350

Sports science has traditionally focused on men and ignored women. In her new book, Up to Speed: The Groundbreaking Science of Women Athletes, Christine Yu explores the research being done to correct that imbalance and the scientific discoveries that can help women flourish in sports. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode350.   Thank you to GotSneakers?, Athletic Greens, and Allbirds for sponsoring this episode.    GotSneakers? makes it socially and financially rewarding to contribute to a circular economy with their FREE sneaker recycling program.  As runners, we go through a lot of shoes, but many of them that we consider “done” still have life for others. In the U.S. alone, at least 200 million pairs of shoes and sneakers wind up in landfills each year, where they can take 30-40 years to decompose. Meanwhile, more than 600 million people worldwide don’t even own a pair of shoes. When you join the GotSneakers? community, you’ll be making a global impact AND you’ll earn money for the shoes that you send them. Go here to get started!   Athletic Greens has created a movement around simplifying our health routine.  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! Just one scoop in a glass of water in the morning will ensure that even if your diet is less than ideal the rest of the day, you’ve gotten the nutrients you need. Go here to subscribe and you’ll get five free travel packs of AG1, and a free one year’s supply of vitamin D3+K2 with your subscription!   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.  The Tree Dasher is not only a running shoe, it’s perfect for daily wear. You might also want to check out the Plant Pacers, made from plant leather. Use this link, and you’ll get a free pair of socks! Just add them to your order, and when you use this link, it will take off the price at the end.   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast!. And if you enjoy Running for Real, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
5/12/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 51 seconds
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For Real-Isodes: Oh, Crap! - Ep.6

As runners, we all have bathroom stories. Tina has several, including one that you wouldn’t wish on your worst enemy. Sarah contributes a classic, although it actually happened to someone else! If you need a laugh, be sure to listen to this episode!   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast!. And if you enjoy For Real-Isodes, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you! Music from #Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/aspire License code: HX5BMI8PV2XKA2SZ  
5/10/202310 minutes, 15 seconds
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Mechelle Lewis Freeman: Empowering TrackGirlz - R4R 349

Mechelle Lewis Freeman’s deep faith and the support of her family and community helped propel her to the top ranks of track and field. She’s a Pan American Double Silver Medalist, a World Champion, and an Olympian. The lessons she learned from her own experiences inspired her to create a non-profit, TrackGirlz, that empowers girls through track and field. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode349.   Thank you to Dri Seats, Tracksmith, and Becoming a Sustainable Runner for sponsoring this episode.    What do you do when you finish a run or workout, you’re hot and sweaty, and you have to get into your car? Put a towel over your seat and try to anchor it under the headrest, only to have it fall down as you’re driving anyway? Perch on the very edge of your seat to try to minimize contact with it? Neither of those options keeps your car clean, not to mention that they can be dangerous. Dri Seat waterproof seat covers can be installed and removed in seconds; they have a slip-resistant backing that keeps them in place; and they won’t scratch, scuff, stain or discolor your seats (and neither will your sweat!). They’re machine washable and sized for all vehicles, from compact cars to trucks.  Go here and use code R4R20 for 20% off your first 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.  Tracksmith helps the environment by making comfortable, durable clothes that will last for years, rather than winding up in the landfill, but that’s not the only contribution they make. They supported Running for Real in creating our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover program. They help athletes who are trying to make the Olympic trials, and they offer scholarships for creatives to work on their crafts. They also have lots of events - Tina will be hosting events with them at the Boston and London marathons.  If you’re a new customer, go here and use the code TINANEW at checkout to get $15 off your order of $75 or more. Returning customers can use the code TINAGIVE, and Tracksmith will give you free shipping and donate 5% of your order to TrackGirlz.   Are you a runner? Do you care about the planet you run on? Would you like to use running to change the world for the better? Becoming a Sustainable Runner will show you how. Becoming a Sustainable Runner, by Tina Muir and Zoë Rom, is a practical guide for runners of all abilities and backgrounds who want to take meaningful action to protect our planet through their love of the sport. It’s available for pre-order through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Bookshop.org, Waterstones UK, Target, and many independent bookstores.   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast!. And if you enjoy Running for Real, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
5/5/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 47 seconds
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For Real-Isodes: Breaking the Law - Ep. 5

Have you ever broken the law? Tina has had one minor transgression, but Sarah may be an international fugitive…   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast!. And if you enjoy For Real-Isodes, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website.  Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!   Music from #Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/aspire License code: HX5BMI8PV2XKA2SZ  
5/3/202310 minutes, 38 seconds
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Together Run 83: London Marathon Reflections

Join Tina for another run in England, through the bluebell woods of Heartwood Forest, as she shares her London Marathon experience.   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. And if you enjoy Running for Real, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!   Check out RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover. on YouTube RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover. private community Sign up for 100 days of sustainability 
5/3/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 46 seconds
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Emily Saul: Define Your Success in a Way That's Meaningful for You - R4R 348

Emily Saul believes that everyone wants to evolve and progress. She’s chosen movement as the vehicle for her own personal growth, and she’s passionate about helping others reach their potential through physical activity. Through her sport psychology practice, E Saul Movement, she teaches people to access the connection between their mind and their body. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode348.   Thank you to Athletic Greens, Allbirds, and Becoming a Sustainable Runner for sponsoring this episode.    Athletic Greens has created a movement around simplifying our health routine.  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! Just one scoop in a glass of water in the morning will ensure that even if your diet is less than ideal the rest of the day, you’ve gotten the nutrients you need. Go here to subscribe and you’ll get five free travel packs of AG1, and a free one year’s supply of vitamin D3+K2 with your subscription!   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.  The Tree Dasher is not only a running shoe, it’s perfect for daily wear. You might also want to check out the Plant Pacers, made from plant leather. Use this link, and you’ll get a free pair of socks! Just add them to your order, and when you use this link, it will take off the price at the end.   Are you a runner? Do you care about the planet you run on? Would you like to use running to change the world for the better? Becoming a Sustainable Runner will show you how. Becoming a Sustainable Runner, by Tina Muir and Zoë Rom, is a practical guide for runners of all abilities and backgrounds who want to take meaningful action to protect our planet through their love of the sport. It’s available for pre-order through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Bookshop.org, Waterstones UK, Target, and many independent bookstores.   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast!. And if you enjoy Running for Real, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!  
4/28/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 8 seconds
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For Real-Isodes: Three Wishes - Ep. 4

If you could have three wishes, what would they be? Tina and Sarah do set some parameters for this one - the wishes need to fall somewhere in between saving humanity and having ice cream every day!   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast!. And if you enjoy For Real-Isodes, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you! Music from #Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/aspire License code: HX5BMI8PV2XKA2SZ  
4/26/202316 minutes, 6 seconds
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Together Run 82: England on Earth Day

Join Tina for a run in England on Earth Day, the day before the London Marathon. Of course, every day is Earth Day, not just 22 April! Check out Sign up for the Running For Real newsletter anywhere on this page! RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover. on YouTube RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover. private community Leave an honest review on iTunes 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! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts. And if you enjoy Running for Real, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter.  [convertkit_form form="184179"] Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
4/25/202346 minutes, 57 seconds
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Michael Nishi & Cat Morris: Sustainable Races Are Better for Everyone - R4R 347

Chicago Event Management (CEM) produces events including The Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Chicago 13.1, and Shamrock Shuffle that exemplify sustainable road racing. CEM strives not only to be environmentally responsible, but also to contribute to their community. They present high-profile, big-budget events, but Chief Operating Officer Michael Nishi and Sustainability Manager Cat Morris share suggestions for how smaller events can also practice sustainability. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode347.   Thank you to GotSneakers?, Örlö, and Tracksmith for sponsoring this episode.    GotSneakers? makes it socially and financially rewarding to contribute to a circular economy with their FREE sneaker recycling program.  As runners, we go through a lot of shoes, but many of them that we consider “done” still have life for others. In the U.S. alone, at least 200 million pairs of shoes and sneakers wind up in landfills each year, where they can take 30-40 years to decompose. Meanwhile, more than 600 million people worldwide don’t even own a pair of shoes. When you join the GotSneakers? community, you’ll be making a global impact AND you’ll earn money for the shoes that you send them. Go here to get started!   Örlö is the world’s most sustainable algae supplement. Algae is a potent source of EPA and DHA, the omega-3 fatty acids that are essential to life. They help you take care of your brain health, heart health, and immune system, and your body absorbs them three times better than fish oil. They also don’t have that fishy aftertaste!  Örlö’s 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! You can go here and use code TINA at checkout to save 12%!   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.  Tracksmith helps the environment by making comfortable, durable clothes that will last for years, rather than winding up in the landfill, but that’s not the only contribution they make. They supported Running for Real in creating our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover program. They help athletes who are trying to make the Olympic trials, and they offer scholarships for creatives to work on their crafts. They also have lots of events - Tina will be hosting events with them at the Boston and London marathons.  If you’re a new customer, go here and use the code TINANEW at checkout to get $15 off your order of $75 or more. Returning customers can use the code TINAGIVE, and Tracksmith will give you free shipping and donate 5% of your order to TrackGirlz.   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast!. And if you enjoy Running for Real, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!  
4/21/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 10 seconds
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For Real-Isodes: Worst Running Weather - Ep. 3

What is the worst weather that you’ve run in? Hot, cold, windy, raining, snowing? A combination of some of the above? Whatever it is, you’d probably be hard pressed to top Sarah’s recent extreme weather run!   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast!. And if you enjoy For Real-Isodes, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you! Music from #Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/aspire License code: HX5BMI8PV2XKA2SZ  
4/19/202311 minutes, 37 seconds
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Together Run 81: Boston Marathon Tracksmith Shakeout

Join Tina on Tracksmith's shakeout run before the Boston Marathon! Check out Sign up for the Running For Real newsletter on our website! RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover. on YouTube RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover. private community Leave an honest review on iTunes 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! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you're listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy Running for Real, please leave us a review! Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
4/17/202347 minutes, 31 seconds
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Diane Nukuri: I'm at Peace Because I Can Do More than Running - R4R 346

Diane Nukuri was only 15 when she left her village in Burundi to compete in the Sydney Olympics. Her experience there solidified an idea that she had been considering since she began traveling for races. After winning the bronze medal in the 10,000m at the Francophone Games in Canada the following year, she remained in the country and was granted asylum from her war-torn country. Since then she’s gone on to two more Olympics, top 8 finishes in three major marathons, and has set the Burundian National Records for distances from 1,500m to the marathon. Key to her success, not only in racing but in life, is her willingness to embrace change and to try new things. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode346. Photo credit: Kevin Morris   Thank you to Athletic Greens, Allbirds, and Örlö for sponsoring this episode.    Athletic Greens has created a movement around simplifying our health routine.  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! Just one scoop in a glass of water in the morning will ensure that even if your diet is less than ideal the rest of the day, you’ve gotten the nutrients you need. Go here to subscribe and you’ll get five free travel packs of AG1, and a free one year’s supply of vitamin D3+K2 with your subscription!   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.  The Tree Dasher is not only a running shoe, it’s perfect for daily wear. You might also want to check out the Plant Pacers, made from plant leather. Use this link, and you’ll get a free pair of socks! Just add them to your order, and when you use this link, it will take off the price at the end.   Örlö is the world’s most sustainable algae supplement. Algae is a potent source of EPA and DHA, the omega-3 fatty acids that are essential to life. They help you take care of your brain health, heart health, and immune system, and your body absorbs them three times better than fish oil. They also don’t have that fishy aftertaste!  Örlö’s 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! You can go here and use code TINA at checkout to save 20%!   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast!. And if you enjoy Running for Real, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!  
4/14/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 9 seconds
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For Real-Isodes: Celebrity BFFs - Ep. 2

If you could have a celebrity for a best friend, who would you choose? You might guess Tina’s, but probably not Sarah’s!  And what about in real life? Who’s the most famous person that you’ve met?   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you're listening to this podcast! And if you enjoy For Real-Isodes, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you! Music from #Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/aspire License code: HX5BMI8PV2XKA2SZ  
4/12/202310 minutes, 5 seconds
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Together Run 80 Tina and Lane: 60, 30, 45 minute run

Join Tina and her training partner, Lane Pagano for a 30, 45, or 60 minute Together run in St Louis. After Tina surprises Lane by running towards him with a mic, get to know the person who runs with Tina multiple days a week in addition to our usual meditative elements of nature check ins, body scans, and senses check ins as well as mental health check in and updates. Come join us for a run! Check out Sign up for the Running For Real newsletter anywhere on this page! 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! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe on Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Stitcher, YouTube, or wherever you get your podcasts. And if you enjoy Running for Real, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter.  Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!  
4/10/20231 hour, 1 minute, 56 seconds
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Nikki Hiltz: Sport Is about Inclusion - R4R 345

The post-race depression that Nikki Hiltz experienced after making the finals of the World Athletics Championships made them realize that to remain motivated in the sport, racing had to be about more than personal victories. They founded the Pride 5K, a race where people can celebrate pride and support queer youth, and that raises funds for The Trevor Project.  Nikki wants everyone to feel welcome and have the opportunity to find joy through running, as they have.  “Running is my job, but it's also my safe space, and where I can do the most self reflection or inner work is a solo run. It allows me to feel very at peace and also very seen, and I think that that's really important. I think running is a place for everyone and I would love to see more people bring that energy and inclusion to the sport.” For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode345.   Thank you to Örlö, Tracksmith, and Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode.    Örlö is the world’s most sustainable algae supplement. Algae is a potent source of EPA and DHA, the omega-3 fatty acids that are essential to life. They help you take care of your brain health, heart health, and immune system, and your body absorbs them three times better than fish oil. They also don’t have that fishy aftertaste!  Örlö’s 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! You can go here and use code TINA at checkout to save 12%!   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.  Tracksmith helps the environment by making comfortable, durable clothes that will last for years, rather than winding up in the landfill, but that’s not the only contribution they make. They supported Running for Real in creating our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover program. They help athletes who are trying to make the Olympic trials, and they offer scholarships for creatives to work on their crafts. They also have lots of events - Tina will be hosting events with them at the Boston and London marathons.  If you’re a new customer, go here and use the code TINANEW at checkout to get $15 off your order of $75 or more. Returning customers can use the code TINAGIVE, and Tracksmith will give you free shipping and donate 5% of your order to TrackGirlz.   Athletic Greens has created a movement around simplifying our health routine.  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! Just one scoop in a glass of water in the morning will ensure that even if your diet is less than ideal the rest of the day, you’ve gotten the nutrients you need. Go here to subscribe and you’ll get five free travel packs of AG1, and a free one year’s supply of vitamin D3+K2 with your subscription!   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe on Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Stitcher, YouTube, or wherever you get your podcasts. And if you enjoy Running for Real, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!  
4/7/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 16 seconds
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For Real-Isodes: Strange Things in the Fridge - Ep. 1

What's the strangest thing that you have in your refrigerator? Tina and Sarah both have some pretty unusual items in theirs!   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe on Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Stitcher, YouTube, or wherever you get your podcasts. And if you enjoy For Real-Isodes, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!   Music from #Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/aspire License code: HX5BMI8PV2XKA2SZ
4/5/202310 minutes, 51 seconds
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Introducing For Real-Isodes

Welcome to For Real-Isodes, our new podcast with Tina and Sara Crouch! What are For Real-Isodes? Imagine eavesdropping on two best friends having a conversation and talking over a silly question, and you’ve got the idea!   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe on Apple, Spotify, iHeart, YouTube, or wherever you get your podcasts. And if you enjoy For Real-Isodes, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!   Music from #Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/aspire License code: HX5BMI8PV2XKA2SZ  
4/5/20239 minutes, 6 seconds
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Mark Coogan: They're Not Just Runners; They're People - R4R 344

Mark Coogan is an Olympian, earned silver in the marathon at the Pan-American Games, and was ranked top 10 in the U.S. from the mile to the marathon. As a coach, he’s produced Olympic and champion runners, including Abbey D’Agostino, who embodied sportsmanship and courage at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.  In his new book, Personal Best: Coach Coogan’s Strategies for the Mile to the Marathon, he shares his formula for achieving your running goals. The key lies in establishing balance between your running and the rest of your life. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode344. Thank you to Athletic Greens, Örlö, and Allbirds for sponsoring this episode.    Athletic Greens has created a movement around simplifying our health routine.  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! Just one scoop in a glass of water in the morning will ensure that even if your diet is less than ideal the rest of the day, you’ve gotten the nutrients you need. Go here to subscribe and you’ll get five free travel packs of AG1, and a free one year’s supply of vitamin D3+K2 with your subscription!   Örlö is the world’s most sustainable algae supplement. Algae is a potent source of EPA and DHA, the omega-3 fatty acids that are essential to life. They help you take care of your brain health, heart health, and immune system, and your body absorbs them three times better than fish oil. They also don’t have that fishy aftertaste!  Örlö’s 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! You can go here and use code TINA at checkout to save 12%!   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.  The Tree Dasher is not only a running shoe, it’s perfect for daily wear. You might also want to check out the Plant Pacers, made from plant leather. Use this link, and you’ll get a free pair of socks! Just add them to your order, and when you use this link, it will take off the price at the end.   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe on Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Stitcher, YouTube, or wherever you get your podcasts. And if you enjoy Running for Real, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!  
3/31/20231 hour, 1 minute, 29 seconds
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Together Run 79: Portland, Oregon

This is a special "Travel Together Run" in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Join Tina for a run in Portland, Oregon!   Thanks for listening! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe on Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Stitcher, YouTube, or wherever you get your podcasts. And if you enjoy Running for Real, please leave us a review! Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website. Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too! Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content, including our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover series of 50+ videos. Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!  
3/30/202356 minutes, 20 seconds
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Yatika Starr Fields: An Advocate through Movement - R4R 343

When Yatika Starr Fields, an Indigenous runner, artist, and advocate, ran the Western States 100 in 2022, it wasn’t only for himself; it was for the Native American community. For the first time, the Western States Endurance Run officially acknowledged the Washoe tribe, the original stewards of the land on which their race takes place, and they released their first official race poster, from one of Yatika’s paintings. Yatika’s experience at Western States is the subject of the new short film, Know To Run, produced by the Indigenous-led, grassroots organization Rising Hearts. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode343. Photo credit: Howie Stern, Ouray 50 Miler (2019) Thank you to Örlö and Tracksmith for sponsoring this episode.    Örlö is the world’s most sustainable algae supplement. Algae is a potent source of EPA and DHA, the omega-3 fatty acids that are essential to life. They help you take care of your brain health, heart health, and immune system, and your body absorbs them three times better than fish oil. They also don’t have that fishy aftertaste!  Örlö’s 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! You can go here and use code TINA at checkout to save 12%!   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.  Tracksmith helps the environment by making comfortable, durable clothes that will last for years, rather than winding up in the landfill, but that’s not the only contribution they make. They supported Running for Real in creating our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover program. They help athletes who are trying to make the Olympic trials, and they offer scholarships for creatives to work on their crafts. They also have lots of events - Tina will be hosting events with them at the Boston and London marathons.  If you’re a new customer, go here and use the code TINANEW at checkout to get $15 off. Returning customers can use the code TINAGIVE, and Tracksmith will donate 5% of your order to TrackGirlz.   RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover.  Please help us spread the word about RED-S / REDs! It’s a common belief that only elite athletes suffer from Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport, but it can affect anyone whose energy output exceeds what they’re taking in, and it can have long-term health consequences, especially on bone health.  We have 50+ videos on YouTube, with experts answering questions about all the different aspects of RED-S.  Even if you don’t have RED-S, there’s valuable information there for all athletes, especially about nutrition. If you are suffering from RED-S, you’ll find support and expert advice in our private community, which is free to join!   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 Yatika!  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.  
3/24/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 31 seconds
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Together Run 78 Tina: 60, 30, 45 minute run

Join Tina for a 30, 45, or 60 minute Together run in St Louis. Begininng with a nature check in, body scan, and senses check in to ground us and connect us to our bodies, followed by a conversation that feels like you are right there beside Tina for this Together Run. Check out Orlo Nutrition Omega 3s Sign up for the Running For Real newsletter anywhere on this page! RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover. on YouTube RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover. private community Leave an honest review on iTunes 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. Check out this episode!
3/20/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 9 seconds
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Corinna Bellizzi: Nutrition without Compromise - R4R 342

Corinna Bellizzi is an impact entrepreneur, a climate activist, and host of two podcasts, "Nutrition without Compromise" and "Care More, Be Better. " She's passionate about sustainable nutrition, especially omega-3s, which are essential for everyone to survive and for runners and other athletes to thrive. Most people think of fish oil when they think of EPA and DHA supplements, but Corinna believes in going directly to the source: algae, which is not only better for people, but for the planet. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode342.   Thank you to Athletic Greens, Örlö, and Allbirds for sponsoring this episode.    Athletic Greens has created a movement around simplifying our health routine.  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! Just one scoop in a glass of water in the morning will ensure that even if your diet is less than ideal the rest of the day, you’ve gotten the nutrients you need. Go here to subscribe and you’ll get five free travel packs of AG1, and a free one year’s supply of vitamin D3+K2 with your subscription!   Örlö is the world’s most sustainable algae supplement. Algae is a potent source of EPA and DHA, the omega-3 fatty acids that are essential to life. They help you take care of your brain health, heart health, and immune system, and your body absorbs them three times better than fish oil. They also don’t have that fishy aftertaste!  Örlö’s 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! You can go here and use code TINA at checkout to save 12%!   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 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 Corinna!  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.  
3/17/20231 hour, 39 seconds
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Together LONG Run 77 Tina: 90, 60, 30, 45 minute run

Tina takes runners on a 90 minute run from Venice Beach to Santa Monica in this long run from last fall. This was previously a patreon only episode (but still very relevant!) and involves the usual elements of nature check ins, body scans, senses check ins, and mental health check in. Run with a friend along the beach for your run this week. Check out RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover. on YouTube RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover. private community Leave an honest review on iTunes 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. Check out this episode!
3/13/20231 hour, 35 minutes, 32 seconds
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Liz Rock: Movement Is Power - R4R 341

Running is much more than a sport to Liz Rock, co-founder of the Bra Run and the women’s running crew, TrailblazHers. Its impact on her goes far beyond the physical benefits. As Liz says, “Running has been such a huge pillar in my life that it’s legit changed who I am.”  She’s changing the lives of other women, as well. TrailblazHers isn’t about competition; it’s about collaboration. It takes a holistic approach to its community, caring about its members’ mental, spiritual and emotional health, not just the mileage that they run. It’s about women believing in themselves and holding space for each other. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode341. Thank you to Tracksmith, Örlö, and Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode.    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.  Tracksmith helps the environment by making comfortable, durable clothes that will last for years, rather than winding up in the landfill, but that’s not the only contribution they make. They supported Running for Real in creating our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover program. They help athletes who are trying to make the Olympic trials, and they offer scholarships for creatives to work on their crafts. They also have lots of events - Tina will be hosting events with them at the Boston and London marathons.  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.   Örlö is the world’s most sustainable algae supplement. They help you take care of your brain health, heart health, and immune system, and your body absorbs them three times better than fish oil. They also don’t have that fishy aftertaste!  Örlö’s 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! You can go here and use code TINA at checkout to save 12%!   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 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 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 Liz! We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.  
3/10/202358 minutes, 56 seconds
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Together Run 76 Tina: 30, 45 minute run

Another conversational, meditative Together Run in St Louis. Begin by grounding through nature, body scans, and senses check in, before checking in with our mental health, sharing updates (yours too), and wherever else the conversation takes us. This is the closest you can get to running with a friend without actually doing so. Check out RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover. on YouTube RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover. private community Leave an honest review on iTunes 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.
3/6/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 21 seconds
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Sally Bergesen & Dave Spandorfer: The Gold Is in the Room - R4R 340

Last week Oiselle and Janji, two mission-driven running apparel brands, announced that they are merging as “a partnership of equals.” Community is at the heart of both brands, and as Oiselle’s founder, Sally Bergesen, and Janji’s co-founder, Dave Spandorfer, explain, it’s a big part of the reason why they decided to join forces. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode340. Thank you to Örlö and Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode.    Örlö is the world’s most sustainable algae supplement. They help you take care of your brain health, heart health, and immune system, and your body absorbs them three times better than fish oil. They also don’t have that fishy aftertaste!  Örlö’s 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! You can go here and use code TINA at checkout to save 12%!   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 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.   RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover.  Please help us spread the word about RED-S / REDs! It’s a common belief that only elite athletes suffer from Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport, but it can affect anyone whose energy output exceeds what they’re taking in, and it can have long-term health consequences, especially on bone health. We have 50+ videos on YouTube, with experts answering questions about all the different aspects of RED-S.  Even if you don’t have RED-S, there’s valuable advice there for all athletes, especially about nutrition.   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 Sally and Dave! We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.  
3/3/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 30 seconds
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Together Run 75 Tina: 30, 45 minute run

Tina takes you on a Together Run through the streets of St Louis County as she shares about the ups and downs over the past few weeks. As always, beginning with our meditative elements of a nature check in, body scan, senses check in, and how are you, really, mental health check in. Runners will recongize their own struggles with confidence in what Tina is talking about. As always, this is as close as you can get to running with another runner without actually doing so! Check out RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover. on YouTube RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover. private community Leave an honest review on iTunes 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.
2/27/202356 minutes, 57 seconds
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Elizabeth Inpyn: Your Friendships Are Your Responsibility - R4R 339

Females need deep female friendships. That’s why Elizabeth Inpyn is on the podcast today, not because she’s an athlete, sports nutritionist and coach, but because she’s Tina’s best friend. They talk about finding friends, what makes a friendship special and why you don’t have to be close physically to have a meaningful relationship.  As Elizabeth says, “There's value in proximity, but it doesn't take proximity to have a valuable friendship." For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode339.   Thank you to Allbirds, Oladance, and Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode.  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!    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!   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 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.   Please help us spread the word about RED-S / REDs! It’s a common conception that only elite athletes suffer from Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport, but it can affect anyone whose energy output exceeds what they’re taking in, and it can have long-term health consequences, especially on bone health. We have 50+ videos on YouTube, with experts answering questions about all the different aspects of RED-S.  Even if you don’t have RED-S, there’s valuable advice there for all athletes, especially about nutrition.   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 Elizabeth! We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.  
2/24/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 5 seconds
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Marina del Rey Together Run

Today Tina is running in California's Marina del Rey. Together Runs are unlike anything else out there. Ground yourself in nature to start. Go through a body scan and senses check in, followed by a mental health check in. Tina will guide runners through these experiences, and then step back to give space to think and be present in your own body. Come join Tina today! Check out RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover. on YouTube RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover. private community Running For Real on Patreon  Find Tina on Instagram @tinamuir88 and on 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.
2/20/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 36 seconds
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Evie Serventi: You Can Still Have Purpose without Goals - R4R 338

Evie Serventi has been on the podcast more than any other guest - this is her fifth visit! She and Tina are close friends, and she was Tina’s sports psychologist. She shares great advice for runners on both ends of the spectrum - those running without a specific goal and those with their eye on a big accomplishment. Wherever you are in your running journey, you’ll find something to help you on your current path. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at https://runningforreal.com/evie-serventi-5/   Thank you to Athletic Greens, Tracksmith and Örlö 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! 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 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.  Tracksmith helps the environment by making comfortable, durable clothes that will last for years, rather than winding up in the landfill, but that’s not the only contribution they make. They supported Running for Real in creating our RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover program. They help athletes who are trying to make the Olympic trials, and they offer scholarships for creatives to work on their crafts. They also have lots of events - Tina will be hosting events with them at the Boston and London marathons.  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.   Örlö is the world’s most sustainable algae supplement. They help you take care of your brain health, heart health, and immune system, and your body absorbs them three times better than fish oil. They also don’t have that fishy aftertaste!  Örlö’s 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! February is Heart Health Month - what better time to start looking after your own heart health with Örlö? You can go here and use code TINA at checkout to save 12%.    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 Evie! We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.  
2/17/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 13 seconds
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Brad Plummer: Life Is A Journey - R4R 337

The butterfly effect is the idea that one small action can have much larger effects. If a 14-year-old named Tina Muir hadn’t met Brad Plummer, you wouldn’t be listening to this podcast. Brad was Tina’s first coach, and without his guidance, who knows what path she might have followed… As Tina says, he is one of the most pivotal human beings in her entire life. In this very personal episode, Tina and Brad reflect on their history together. It’s a special look at the relationship between athlete and coach. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode337.   Thank you to Örlö, Athletic Greens, 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 TINA at checkout to save 12%. You can add it on top of their special New Year’s offer for even greater savings!   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 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 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 Brad! We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.  
2/10/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 2 seconds
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Together Run 73 Tina: 30, 45 minute run

Join Tina for a run around St Louis as she takes runners through meditative, reflective, and conversational elements of this run. Together runs are unlike anything else out there. Ground yourself in nature to start. Go through a body scan and senses check in, followed by a mental health check in. Tina will guide runners through these experiences, and then step back to give space to think and be present in your own body. Come join Tina today! Check out RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover. on YouTube RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover. private community Running For Real on Patreon (where these workout, long run, and traveling Together Runs will be) Leave an honest review on iTunes 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. Check out this episode!
2/6/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 18 seconds
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Sara Slattery: Your Team Becomes Your Family - R4R 336

Sara Slattery won national and international titles in cross country and indoor track while in high school and college, before going on to become a top-ranked professional runner. She applied what she learned as a student athlete to her career as a college coach, including how to navigate RED-S (Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport), which she had suffered from herself. She and Molly Huddle have co-authored a book, “How She Did It: Stories, Advice, and Secrets to Success from Fifty Legendary Distance Runners.” They wrote it, she says, “because it was a book we would have loved to have when we were a high school athlete.”  If you suffer from RED-S, or think that you may, we’ve created a free resource of over 50 videos that will be available on YouTube on February 6th. Experts in sports nutrition and performance answer questions submitted by real people, covering everything you may have wondered about Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode336.   Thank you to Örlö, Allbirds, and Oladance 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 TINA at checkout to save 12%. You can add it on top of their special New Year’s offer for even greater savings!   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!    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!   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 Sara! We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.
2/3/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 35 seconds
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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 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 Kiera! We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.
1/27/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 20 seconds
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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 Check out Orlo Nutrition and get that 37% off Running For Real on Patreon Athletic Greens (get a 1 year free supply vitamin D3+K2) 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.
1/23/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 34 seconds
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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, 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 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 Allie! We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.
1/20/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 17 seconds
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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.   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 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 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 Jacky! We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.  
1/13/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 49 seconds
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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 The New York Times and Runner’s World.  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, Good for a Girl. 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 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 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 Lauren! We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.
1/6/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 40 seconds
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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 (get 20% off with code TINA) Athletic Greens (get a 1 year free supply vitamin D3+K2) Gu x Terracycle program Running For Real gift guide 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.
1/2/202350 minutes, 19 seconds
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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 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 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.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.
12/30/202240 minutes, 4 seconds
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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 Run Smarter podcast, founder and CEO of the Run Smarter series, and author of Run Smarter: Evidence-Based Guidance to Help You Survive & Thrive as a Runner. 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 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.   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 Brodie.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.
12/23/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 33 seconds
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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 (get 20% off with code TINA) Athletic Greens (get a 1 year free supply vitamin D3+K2) Gu x Terracycle program Running For Real gift guide 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. Check out this episode!
12/22/20221 hour, 1 minute, 52 seconds
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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, The Run Duo. 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.   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 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 India.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.
12/16/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 37 seconds
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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 Instant Dream Home. 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, Plant Coach: The Beginner’s Guide to Caring for Plants and the Planet, 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.   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 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 Nick.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.
12/9/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 20 seconds
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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 Becoming A Sustainable Runner (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) 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  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.
12/5/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 22 seconds
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Chris Mosier: Sport Is a Vehicle for Social Change - R4R 327

Chris Mosier is the first trans athlete to compete for Team USA, first trans man to represent the United States in international competition, and first trans 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 trans 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 Together Runs? Then you won’t want to miss our bi-weekly Travel Together Run 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.   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 Chris.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.
12/2/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 29 seconds
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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 Running Realized 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 Together Runs? Then you won’t want to miss our bi-weekly Travel Together Run 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 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 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 Knox.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.
11/25/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 6 seconds
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Together Run 68 Tina: 30, 45, 60 minute run

11/21/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 31 seconds
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Christopher McDougall and Eric Orton: Competition Can Be Fun - R4R 325

Thirteen years ago, Christopher McDougall’s best-selling book, Born to Run, 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 Born to Run. I would not have run; I would not be running today.” Chris and Eric have teamed up again to write Born to Run 2: The Ultimate Training Guide, 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 Together Runs? Then you won’t want to miss our bi-weekly Travel Together Run 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.   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 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 Chris and Eric.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.
11/18/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 40 seconds
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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 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!
11/16/20228 minutes, 9 seconds
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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 Together Runs? Then you won’t want to miss our bi-weekly Travel Together Run 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 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 Canyon.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.
11/11/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 28 seconds
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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 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!
11/9/20227 minutes, 18 seconds
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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: 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. Check out this episode!
11/7/202237 minutes, 28 seconds
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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 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!
11/2/20224 minutes, 56 seconds
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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 Together Runs? Then you won’t want to miss our bi-weekly Travel Together Run 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 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. We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.
10/28/202234 minutes, 18 seconds
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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 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 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!
10/26/20223 minutes, 41 seconds
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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 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. Check out this episode!
10/24/202248 minutes, 10 seconds
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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 Together Runs? Then you won’t want to miss our bi-weekly Travel Together Run 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.   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 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 Michael.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.
10/21/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 16 seconds
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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 (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 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!
10/19/20223 minutes, 50 seconds
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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 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.
10/17/20223 minutes, 30 seconds
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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 Together Runs? Then you won’t want to miss our bi-weekly Travel Together Run 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 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 Rachel.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.
10/14/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 26 seconds
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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 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!
10/12/20223 minutes, 55 seconds
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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 Alexandria Will Mario Fraioli 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: 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.
10/10/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 24 seconds
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Dustin Martin: Appreciate the Community You're a Part Of - R4R 320

Dustin Martin is the executive director of Wings of America, an organization that empowers Native American youth and their families through running. Native American runners are some of the best the world has ever seen, and Wings wants to continue that legacy. They introduce elementary and middle school youth to the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of running and help enable them to compete in high school and beyond. Whether at local races, fitness camps, or national level track meets, Wings creates community around running for Native people in a positive way. Photo credit: Benjamin Weingart For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode320.   Thank you to Patreon, Athletic Greens, and Allbirds for sponsoring this episode.  Come join us on Patreon! Do you enjoy Together Runs? Then you won’t want to miss our bi-weekly Travel Together Run 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.   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.   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 Dustin.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.
10/7/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 59 seconds
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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? - Ep. 11

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: 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!
10/5/20224 minutes, 6 seconds
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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.
10/3/20221 hour, 1 minute, 31 seconds
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Jasmin Paris: Do What You Feel is Right and What Makes You Happy - R4R 319

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 [email protected], 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.
9/30/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 59 seconds
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Weekly Strides: Has the Pandemic Helped You Discover More Benefits to Your Running? - Ep. 10

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 [email protected] 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!
9/28/20224 minutes, 49 seconds
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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.
9/26/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 37 seconds
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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 [email protected], 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 [email protected] 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.
9/23/20221 hour, 1 minute, 57 seconds
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Venice Beach Together Run 63

For this special edition of Together Runs, join Tina and a group of friends for a run around Venice Beach, California. While this is an Allbirds event that it may feel you need to be at, Tina is constantly finding ways to bring in listeners at home. We do our usual body scan, senses check ins, and conversation, but this run is a little more upbeat than usual. Hear inspiring stories from previous podcast guests like Jordan Marie Daniel and Natalie Mitchell, and new friends met on that day. Check out Allbirds Weekly Strides Episode 8: What Should I Do If I Think I Have an Injury and How Can I Prevent Reinjury? Running Chicago Marathon? NYC marathon? Live in LA? Let Tina know! Find Tina on Instagram @tinamuir88 and facebook here. Sign up for 100 days of sustainability  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.  
9/21/20221 hour, 38 seconds
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Weekly Strides: What Should I Do If I Think I Have an Injury and How Can I Prevent Reinjury? - ep. 9

What steps should I take if I think I have an injury, and how can I prevent reinjuring myself? That is a difficult one without knowing what the injury is and what your definition of injury is. During my training I would have many instances where I would have a pain, spiral into a world of panic that my season was done with, and then a few days later the pain would miraculously have disappeared. There are other pains that we deal with for a while as it progresses slowly from discomfort, to a little pain, to a good amount, to suddenly too much to bear, in which case you will likely be in a very different situation.  The best advice I have is that if something hurts all of a sudden while running and is enough to make you limp or change your running form at all, or if it hurts the rest of the day after running, take three days off immediately. It can be hard to be in those three days and wonder if you are wasting your fitness when maybe it would go away on its own, but in my experience it has always been better to play it cautious than add that extra three days of impact that makes it worse. If it feels better after a day, resist the urge to jump back in; stick with the three days. If it still hurts beyond the three days, go see a medical professional. Resist (as much as you possibly can!) the urge to ask Dr Google, as it will tell you you have 736 different injuries depending on which dark hole you end up going down ;). If seeing a physiotherapist, physical trainer or athletic trainer, or chiropractor is not possible, go see your general practitioner to get advice from them.  As for how to prevent reinjury, injuries are a part of running life; that is just a reality for us. However, you can give yourself the best opportunity to avoid them by first listening to that little voice in your head that says “Maybe I should stop” or “I’m too tired today” or “This doesn’t feel right.” We have been trained to push through that voice and listen to the critical one that tells us we are lazy or we are a failure if we don’t get it done. Most injuries are because of overdoing it in the combination of stressors that we have in our life.  The second thing I would add is to go find a strength coach to figure out where your weaknesses are, especially the one that has led to this injury. Even if you have a pain in your foot, the issue is not necessarily in your foot or even your leg, it could be overcompensation from your hips or glutes or even your back. A good strength coach will be able to look at the body as a whole and figure it out. Here are a few experts I recommend reaching out to if you live near them. If you have a question that you’d like answered, you can email [email protected] 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!
9/21/20225 minutes, 27 seconds
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Juno Rinaldi: The Whole World of Running is a Special Community - R4R 317

Actress, writer, and producer Juno Rinaldi gets her most creative ideas when she’s running. A self-described “leaper,” she never hesitates to try new things. She’s one of the stars of the hit Canadian comedy, “Workin’ Moms,” on Netflix, and her web series, “My Special Guest,” began its second season this week. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode317.   Thank you to Athletic Greens, Tracksmith, and the Running for Real  for sponsoring this episode.  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.   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: 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 [email protected], so we can tell you more about it! Besides these regular Friday episodes, be sure to check out our short Weekly Strides episodes on Wednesdays, or join Tina for a Together Run on Mondays. Speaking of Together Runs, if you’re running the Chicago Marathon or the New York City Marathon, or if you’ll be in the L.A./Venice Beach area this weekend, 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 Juno.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.
9/16/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 13 seconds
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Weekly Strides: What Should I Look For In A Running Watch? - Ep. 8

What should I look for in a running watch? Can I be cheeky? What do you want out of a running watch? If you are like me, you just want the basics. All those extra features are cool, but I can’t really be bothered to read up on how to use them. Laziness, sure, but I also enjoy the fact that I’m keeping things simple. I have two watches that I use, a Coros and a Garmin. I love the Coros (this is not sponsored, by the way!); it has a long battery life, and I think that’s probably my favorite feature. Garmin is a traditional option; it's very easy to use and the one I have is solar powered, so that makes me happy. And I also love that I can align that one with the Paceline app so I can get 5% cash back on health and wellness purchases just through doing my runs and going on Garmin. So that's really cool.  For me, another important feature is that it loads quickly. When we have limited time to get our run in, the last thing we want to be doing is spending 15 minutes staring at our watch as we wait for it to find satellites; to me, that is important.  But beyond that, a lot of watches have cool settings to help with workouts. I have used some of those for my fartlek sessions where you can set the time or distance you want to run for a rep and then the recovery time to match. For me that doesn’t always work, as I don’t have set times for my recoveries. They are often 30 - 60 seconds, or 90 seconds - 3 minutes, basically until I feel the right amount of recovered. For me, that's typically around two minutes for most things I do, but it's not set, it's kind of when I feel ready to go and I know that's not a very easy answer to transfer to your own life. You have to be able to listen to your body, but unless you're using one of our marathon training plans - we have marathon, half marathon, 5K/10K plans, and a speed training program - you may not have that problem. If you are using our programs, you probably won't be able to use the workout parts of it, because they are going to train you how to listen to your body in the same way that I do. One other feature I would say is important is that it hooks up with Strava easily; that is how most runners track their runs and connect with the community. Both Coros and Garmin make that easy, so I enjoy that. Beyond that, going back to my original throwing-back-the-question-at-you, “What do you want out of a running watch?” You know what features matter to you, so select one that works for you based on that. If you have a question that you’d like answered, you can email [email protected] 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!
9/14/20225 minutes, 36 seconds
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Together Run 62 Tina: 30, 45, 60 minute run

Together Run 62 and the first since the news of Eliza Fletcher's death rocked the running world. Tina takes us through the usual grounding, meditative elements (which we needed more than ever) before talkign through the realities of being a woman. Herself running in the dark as she recorded this, this was raw and real. Together Run 62 has body scans, senses check in, nature check ins, mental health checks, and conversation about how we move forward. Join us for Together Run 62. Check out Weekly Strides Episode 7: What Are Some Maternity-friendly Training Gear or Clothing Brands? Tina is hosting a group run in LA next Sunday, September 18th at 9am from the Venice Beach Allbirds store, come join! Running Chicago Marathon? NYC marathon? Live in LA? Let Tina know! Find Tina on Instagram @tinamuir88 and facebook here. Sign up for 100 days of sustainability  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.  
9/12/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 32 seconds
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Sidney Baptista: The Business of Inspiring People to Run - R4R 316

Sidney Baptista is a coach, leader, and activist, and the founder of PIONEERS Run Crew in Boston.  He’s also the founder and CEO of  PYNRS Performance Streetwear, which was selected to be part of REI’s “Navigate” program and won the grand prize at the Black Ambition Gathering on the Vineyard competition this year. Yet despite those successes, as an entrepreneur, he still faces challenges. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode316.   Thank you to Allbirds, Athletic Greens, Together Runs and Weekly Strides for sponsoring this episode.  Allbirds’ 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, and be sure to check out their latest running shoe, the Tree Flyer.   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.   Together Runs give you company on a run, even when you’re by yourself.  They’re for those times when you don’t have someone to run with, but you don’t want to feel alone.  Tina  accompanies you all along the way, sharing conversation, mindfulness practices, and helpful tips  - it’s as close as you can get to running alongside a friend without  being next to them in person! Have a question about running? Ever wondered what a Running for Real guest has been up to since you heard them interviewed? Would you like to get to know the Running for Real community better? On Weekly Strides, Tina will answer answer your questions, catch up with previous podcast guests, and chat with members of the #Running4Real Superstars. The episodes are short, fun, and rewarding - the podcast equivalent of runners’ strides! Together Runs come out on Monday and Weekly Strides is released on Wednesday. You can find them on your favorite podcast player and on our 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  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 Sidney.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.
9/9/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 15 seconds
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Weekly Strides: What Are Some Maternity Friendly Training Gear or Clothing Brands? - Ep. 7

What are some maternity-friendly training gear or clothing brands?  I tested out a lot of different products, and some of my favorite items are no longer being made, which is such a shame, and I hope that does not represent that brands are moving away from them. Brooks Juno was my favorite bra, but I was told recently they are no longer making it. Molly T. has a really cool bra, which I found wasn’t quite tight enough for me, but if you are a little smaller than I was, it might be helpful for you. I also really liked the Lululemon Enlite, which wasn't a nursing bra, but they do have a front zip version, which helps. It was really comfortable when I had big boobs that I wasn’t used to. That said, I think Cadenshae is doing a fantastic job with giving women cute clothing that fits well and is functional for life as a pregnant and postpartum woman. I had a lot of their bras and clothing, and I really liked all the items I had. One thing to note though, is that your boobs will change sizes A LOT during pregnancy and postpartum, which is a bit frustrating as you either have to purchase a few in different sizes and just wash the one that is your current size endlessly, or purchase them in one size and wear bras that are not quite right a lot of the time, either too big or too small. During my pregnancies and postpartum periods I went from a 32C all the way up to a 34E (so I needed C, D, DD, E, then back down again). And sometimes I also changed my band size. I would recommend having at least one of the biggest size for those early few weeks post-baby; you will need that support. You can also wear that really big one on top as you start to come down in size, wearing an additional nursing bra underneath. That's how I got some more life out of mine, but the unfortunate reality is that there is a lot of changing sizes and it's going to require multiple sizes. Maybe you could ask a friend to see if they have any to share with you. Then when you’re done with them, you can pass them on to a Buy Nothing group, or a friend who might need them.  If you have a question that you’d like answered, you can email [email protected] 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!
9/7/20225 minutes, 20 seconds
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Together Run 61 Tina: 30, 45, 60 minute run

Runners needing something new on their runs, these Together Runs are a way to feel connected with the community, feel like you are running with someone else, while at the same time, having lots of quiet space and down time to ground yourself and ask yourself some grounding questions. Every Together Run includes a nature check in, body check in, senses check in, and mental health check in. Tina leaves space for you to answer each question she asks, and this run, before the sun comes up as Tina ran will set you up for your day. Join us for Together Run 61 (even though Tina says Together Run 63!) Tina mentioned Weekly Strides Episode 6  Running Chicago Marathon? NYC marathon? Live in LA? Let Tina know! Find Tina on Instagram @tinamuir88 and facebook here. Sign up for 100 days of sustainability  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.
9/5/20221 hour, 1 minute, 30 seconds
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Chris Koehn: Our Hobbies Are Not Hobbies - R4R 315

Chris Koehn has completed 17 marathons, but for many years he viewed running purely as a warm up exercise. Today it’s a part of his life, connected to what he calls his “hobbies” of architecture and music.  We normally think of the things we like to do as our hobbies, but, he says, “Those are our true passions. And the more we connect with what we most love to do, the more it can lift up our spirit.” For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode315.   Thank you to Athletic Greens, Tracksmith, and the Running for Real training plans for sponsoring this episode.  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. 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! If you’ve decided it’s time to accomplish a new running goal, check out our 100% effort-based training plans. You'll run entirely by feel and if you've never done that before, don't worry; this plan is going to teach you how to trust your body to tell you what it's ready for. It will leave you confident, prepared, and in the best shape of your life. There’s a 5k/10k plan, a half marathon plan, a marathon plan, and a one mile/speed segment plan.  You can find them all here on our 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  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 Chris.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.
9/2/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 31 seconds
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Weekly Strides: Gym / Strength Training - Ep. 6

What kinds of gym /strength training workouts should I do to support my running? I wish there was a simple answer to this one, but there is not. This is just too complicated to be able to give you any answer at all, and you probably aren't gonna like what I have to say here: Get a strength coach to find out. I know, I know, that's the last thing you wanted me to say, and as much as a certain running publication might try to tell you that there are eight exercises that will support your running and keep you healthy, the reality is, that is just not the case. But wait! Hear me out before you exit out of this page. I know that finding a strength coach can be more of a financial investment than you are able or willing to spend, let alone how overwhelming it can be to find someone who will be good at it. It also potentially requires a gym membership and finding time to go to the gym. I get it, and here is the thing, I struggle with finding the time for it too, or making the time for it. I am gonna be brutally honest here, and this could get me in trouble with the running community, but I will share anyway. Before I do though, if you are someone who has been struggling with injuries, if you are a masters runner, or if you have a goal that is really really important to you, then there is no way around it. You do need a strength coach, someone who is going to show you how to do the exercises correctly and watch you to make sure your technique is correct. With strength training, your form is everything.  However, if you are like me right now and running is important to you, but you are willing to take the risk of injury over making time for strength training, you might be okay. But I want you to make sure you have weighed your options there. By not doing strength training correctly, you are at risk of injury. Okay with that? Doing exercises incorrectly may not injure you, but it probably won’t help you either. We don’t want to develop bad movement habits when our goal is to become better movers (runners).  If time is in short supply, doing a longer dynamic warmup is one way to focus on technique in a controlled manner. We are going to be putting out some videos very soon about what that could look like, but for the time being, here are some from maybe 2014. No laughing! It’s absolute amateur video quality, but it will help you with that technique side of things.  And then for those who are in the stage of needing someone - if you’ve had recent injuries, if you are a masters runner who knows you need it, or if you have that big goal, here are a few things that will help you find a strength coach. Talking with other runners in your city can be helpful to find a qualified trainer. Additionally, searching for trainers close to where you live and contacting them for a conversation or a free consultation, if they offer that, may be helpful. Lastly, reach out to your chiropractor or physical therapist for a referral. I also like to ask trainers their thoughts on “core” exercises. If they start to talk to you about sit ups or crunches, that is a HUGE red flag to stay away from them. Your core actually includes the full trunk of your body, multiple groups working together as one. A plank is an example of an exercise that brings all those muscles together, as are the other four primary exercises my coach, Drew Watts, recommended as a starting point: split squats, glute bridges, pushups, and rows. While this answer is a little complicated, it really is best to start with adding to your warmup or to your post-run exercises. From there you can find a coach for a few sessions to find out where your weaknesses are or add in more strength training. Makd sure you are not increasing it during your peak running buildups.  If you have a question that you’d like answered, you can email [email protected] 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!
8/31/20229 minutes, 23 seconds
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Together Sit: Talking through a fed up day

Together Run Monday, but today I am not running, after falling in the trails a week ago, I have had to rest. I thought about doing a Together Walk, but on this day, it just didn't feel right. Taking us through our check in with nature and body scan, followed by some sharing of inner thoughts. Answering how are you, really, with brutal honesty. Together Runs should be back next week, but hopefully this helps you the next time you feel like you are alone.
8/29/202215 minutes, 12 seconds
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Gil Winch: Winning with Underdogs - R4R 314

After being diagnosed with terminal cancer, Gil Winch decided that he wanted to run a half marathon and make the biggest social impact that he could. That was over 20 years ago. Today he equates running with “beating cancer and staying alive” and is the founder of  CY, a for-profit business that employs people with disabilities and other marginalized populations. He wrote his forthcoming book, “Winning with Underdogs,” to share what he’s learned about building a more inclusive workplace. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode314.   Thank you to Allbirds, Marathon Training Academy, and the Running for Real training plans for sponsoring this episode.  Allbirds’ 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.   Runners’ World says this about Marathon Training Academy: “If you’re training for 26.2, running coach Angie Spencer and her husband, Trevor, have everything you need to reach the finish line. The duo provides plenty of training tips, interviews, and reviews of marathons from around the world. (Angie has run one in every state!) While they don’t always bring on guests, runners like Sara Hall, Dathan Ritzenhein, and even actor Sean Astin have all stopped by." To find the podcast just type "marathon training" into Apple, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts and you will find them.   If you’ve decided it’s time to accomplish a new running goal, check out our 100% effort-based training plans. You'll run entirely by feel and if you've never done that before, don't worry, this plan is going to teach you how to trust your body to tell you what it's ready for. It will leave you confident, prepared, and in the best shape of your life. There’s a 5k/10k plan, a half marathon plan, a marathon plan, and a one mile/speed segment plan.  You can find them all here on our 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  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 Gil.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.
8/26/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 2 seconds
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Weekly Strides: What Can Be Done About Wasteful Gel Packaging? - Ep. 5

What can we do about gel packets' non-recyclable packaging? What do we want companies to do and what can we do? I know this is a frustrating one. I struggle with this one often. Here is the way I look at it though. If you are asking this question, like me, you likely go out of your way in most situations to avoid waste. You put a lot of effort into daily life that most people do not think (or to be honest, care) about, taking those steps to do that.  When it comes to racing or to running in general, this is something that helps you to be the best version of you, and if there were an option, you would take it. If there were a way to carry fuel some other way, you would do that (but the problem is, the alternative is ziplock bags, and those are probably worse than our gel packets!). Give yourself a bit of compassion with this one as it is such a small dent in the grand scheme of things. I am confident some of the major brands are working on a solution, but we have to give them a chance to figure it out; it's gotta be a tough thing to do.  Remind yourself that 71% of global emissions come from 100 companies, and the teeniest percentage of the population is the super rich and they do the most damage. It’s one thing to care and to encourage others to do the same, but we can’t drive ourselves insane when it's not really going to make a huge difference. Letting go of some things is the best way to work through this at this point. The second part of the question is what to do about the companies themselves. As I have said often with climate change, the biggest thing we can do is to keep talking about it. So reach out to the brands whose products you use, tag them on social media, ask them what they are doing to change their global emissions and maybe even ask them for their carbon number. If we show them that sustainability is important enough to us to take time out of our day to reach out to them, they will listen. Write them a letter, an email, or call them up, or at minimum, use a platform like Twitter (although that’s far less effective, unless you have friends who will retweet or respond).  Talking about it is our biggest tool, and it works to make change. If you have a question that you’d like answered, you can email [email protected] 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!
8/24/20224 minutes, 52 seconds
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Together Run 60 with Tina: 30, 45, 60 minute Run

Together Run 60 and today we are running in the dark with Tina in St Louis. As always, we check in with nature, with our bodies, with our minds, and update one another with what we have been up to. This is a combination of meditating and grounding, connection and community, and it is one way to feel like you are on a social run without actually doing it. Tina mentioned Weekly Strides Episode 4 Sign up for 100 days of sustainability  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.
8/22/202257 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ashton Swinford: To Be a Better Version of Myself - R4R 313

Ashton Swinford is well known to - and well loved by - the #Running4Real Superstars. She has three-year-old twins (whom she runs with in a double stroller!), is a physical therapist, and describes herself as a “really avid runner” with a marathon PR of 2:46. She earned that PR when she won the Cleveland Marathon this year, not only coming in first female, but fifth place overall. She’s found her running community with the Superstars, as well as her running philosophy. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode313.   Thank you to Athletic Greens, Tracksmith, and Mile 20 Mental Training for sponsoring this episode.  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. 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! Win your mental battle and you’ll win your race! Runners often prepare for the physical challenge of the race, but leave the mental challenge to chance.  Mile 20 Mental Training will teach you the strategies and techniques to believe in yourself and achieve your goals on and off the course. Registration for this season is open now through August 21st. Go here to learn more. 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 Ashton.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.
8/19/20221 hour, 55 seconds
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Weekly Strides: What Are Your Top 3 Tips to Prevent Injury? - Ep. 4

What are the top 3 things you do to prevent injury? Ooof, that is a very hard question to answer! I wish it were that simple, but I will do my best. I also want to add that while this question was “top 3 things you do,” I have to be honest, I am not the best at following my own advice. This is what I would suggest, but I also recognize that I am risking injury myself by not doing these things all the time. Number one is strength training correctly. This does not mean throwing weights around in the gym, like you see these big gym dudes doing. It also does not mean following the “ten best exercises” you might see in an article and doing them every single day. Ideally, it means working with a strength coach to figure out where the weak links are in your body, and making sure you have your technique down to do them correctly to fix that weakness.  Number two would be listening to your body when you know it's too much. I know that's an easy thing to say that is harder to put into practice, but the reality is that most of the time we know when we are doing something that's a bit risky. Maybe we had to travel midweek and we pushed our workout back to Friday and then did our long run Saturday, and got invited to a group run on Sunday where the group typically runs faster than we are capable of. While we might hope for the best, it's always better to go into a race or go through training underprepared than over and risk injury. Finally, I would say do a good warm up before you run. Some static (no movement) and dynamic (movement-based) warmup exercises. These don’t take that long, but give your body a big helping hand in prepping for the run ahead. We’re going to be creating some new videos for you, but in the meantime, these are still helpful!    If you have a question that you’d like answered, you can email [email protected] and she’ll pass it along to Tina!   Our sponsor this week is… Running for Real! The Mile 20: Mental Training to Win Your Race course will give you the mental training techniques to not only become more confident as a runner, but as a person. We begin with that foundation in building you up as a human being first because we can't be confident as runners until we take care of our confidence in ourselves. You're also going to learn techniques to handle every race day situation that could be thrown at you. You're going to have specific tactics and tools that will help you handle race day panic, race day stress, things that could go wrong. You're going to learn to understand the signals that your body is giving you during the race and how to handle them and also how to protect yourself from feelings of failure. We runners can be quite hard on ourselves and this is going to help you to have a healthy perspective. This is a 12-week course. Each week we'll have a video for you, and pdf worksheets that you can download and fill in to help really bring home those messages.  Registration for this season is only open through August 21st, so be sure to go here and sign up now! 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!
8/17/20227 minutes, 36 seconds
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Together Run 59 with Tina: 30, 45, 60 minute Run

Together Run means we run together, as a community, as a group. While we run separate, this will feel like you are running alongside friends. Checking in with nature, with your body, with your surroundings through our meditative start to the run, and then going into a conversational part of the run, to catch up and get to know one another more. If you haven't tried a Together Run yet, and especially if you are feeling lonely, this run is worth a try. Tina mentioned Mile 20 Mental Training Program Weekly Strides Episode 3 Sign up for 100 days of sustainability  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. 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.
8/15/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 58 seconds
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Philip King: You Can Have as Much Fun as You Can Afford - R4R 312

Philip King isn’t concerned with PRs - which is surprising, considering how fast he is, with times around 1:15 for the half marathon and 2:48 for the full. He runs for the challenge, to connect with others, and to motivate members of his community. He’s active in Black Men Run, serves on the Black Unicorn Marathoners committee, and has run in races around the world, all while working a full-time job and raising a family. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode312.   Thank you to Allbirds, Mile 20 Mental Training, and Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode.    Allbirds’ 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.   Win your mental battle and you’ll win your race! Runners often prepare for the physical challenge of the race, but leave the mental challenge to chance.  Mile 20 Mental Training will teach you the strategies and techniques to believe in yourself and achieve your goals on and off the course. Registration for this season is open now through August 21st.  Go here to learn more.   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  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 Philip.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.
8/12/20221 hour, 1 minute, 18 seconds
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Weekly Strides: Mile 20: Mental Training to Win Your Race - Ep. 3

Today on Weekly Strides, we have, as Tina says, “a weird, random episode, a one-off.” Tina is the interviewee, and long-time listeners will recognize the interviewer’s voice - it’s Jeremy Noessel, the editor for Running for Real, who used to do the intro to the podcast. At the end of 2019, Tina launched a course that she had created to help runners with something she had struggled with - and successfully overcome. As she explains, “Basically, when I was running at the elite level, I did a lot of work on the mental side of things. I worked with Evie, my sports psychologist; I read up on things. I did what I could, but I noticed that for me, the mental side of things was always what came between me and my best performances. When something went wrong, it was mentally that something went wrong.”  When she wrote about those mental freakouts on her blog, people would tell her that they felt the same way. Meanwhile, she was learning tactics to break through those barriers. “I thought,” she says, “I learned these tactics and yes, they still come through, these negative thoughts, but surely other people could learn them too. And so I gathered up everything I had learned, every tactic I used, and everything that I felt was a piece of me getting stronger mentally and therefore being able to run to my potential. Reaching that lifetime goal of running for Great Britain was because I got that mental part done. And so I thought if I made a course where I could teach everyone everything I had learned, then maybe they could take it into their own running, and when people said to me, ‘I'm not mentally tough enough,’ I could say, ‘Here's everything I know; go do it.’” She called the 12-week course that she created Mile 20: Mental Training to Win Your Race. The runners who took it loved it; you can read what they have to say about it at the bottom of this page. But the world shut down in March 2020, and Mile 20 shut down with it. Now Tina is relaunching the course, and if anything, it’s even more relevant now than it was originally.  One of the things that sets Mile 20 apart from other courses is its community element. There are videos to watch and worksheets to complete, but there’s also an exclusive Facebook group where participants can get support from others who are running a race at around the same time that they are, as well as from the Running for Real team. As Tina says, “I think if we've noticed anything from the last few years, it’s that we need that connection, we need that community, we need to be talking to other people for our own mental health, and so to be doing it with a mental course is just a perfect combination.” Mile 20 is open for registration through August 21st. It will be $197, which is $100 off the regular price, through August 14, and then it will be the regular price of $297. After that, registration will be closed until December or January. You can start the course whenever the timing is appropriate for your goal race, so even if it’s in the winter, you can sign up now and begin when the time is right. You can learn more and sign up here. 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 for listening.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.
8/10/202226 minutes, 40 seconds
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Together Run 58 with Tina: 30, 45, 60 minute Run

Together Runs are part meditation, part connecting and grounding with your body, part running with a friend. All very real, and all connected to our community. Tina takes runners through body scans, senses check ins, mental health check ins, and nature check ins to help make sure we are connected to our body, then Tina shares exciting updates, stories from her week, and gives space for listeners to do the same. Tina mentioned Mile 20 Mental Training Program Asthma episode of Running For Real 100 days of sustainability sign up Weekly Strides Episode  2 Episode with Jackie Green 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.
8/9/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 32 seconds
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Jake Fedorowski : Making Mistakes Is Not a Bad Thing - R4R 311

It started with an email. Jake Fedorowski had decided that they no longer wanted to run in races that didn’t offer a non-binary division. They would email race directors to inquire if there was an option for non-binary runners, and more often than not, the answer would be “no.” It wasn’t that race directors were unwilling; they simply had no idea what to do. It was from that simple beginning that the Guide to Non-Binary Inclusion in Running was born. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode311.   Thank you to Allbirds, Mile 20 Mental Training, and Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode.  Allbirds’ 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.   Win your mental battle and you’ll win your race! Runners often prepare for the physical challenge of the race, but leave the mental challenge to chance.  Mile 20 Mental Training will teach you the strategies and techniques to believe in yourself and achieve your goals on and off the course. Registration for this season begins August 8th, and will be open for just two weeks! Go here to learn more.   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  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 Jake.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.
8/5/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 40 seconds
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Weekly Strides: Longest Distance in Marathon Training - Ep. 2

What is the longest recommended distance to do while training for a marathon?  Listen here to find out the answer, and visit our website at runningforreal.com/weekly-strides-2 for complete show notes and links. Have a question about running? Ever wondered what a Running for Real guest has been up to since you heard them interviewed? Would you like to get to know the Running for Real community better? On Weekly Strides, Tina will answer answer your questions, catch up with previous podcast guests, and chat with members of the #Running4Real Superstars. The episodes are short, fun, and rewarding - the podcast equivalent of runners’ strides! If you have a question that you’d like answered, you can email [email protected] and she’ll pass it along to Tina!   Our sponsor this week is…  Running for Real! The Mile 20: Mental Training to Win Your Race course will give you the mental training techniques to not only become more confident as a runner, but as a person. We begin with that foundation in building you up as a human being first because we can't be confident as runners until we take care of our confidence in ourselves. You're also going to learn techniques to handle every race day situation that could be thrown at you. You're going to have specific tactics and tools that will help you handle race day panic, race day stress, things that could go wrong. You're going to learn to understand the signals that your body is giving you during the race and how to handle them and also how to protect yourself from feelings of failure. We runners can be quite hard on ourselves and this is going to help you to have a healthy perspective. This is a 12 week course. Each week we'll have a video for you, and pdf worksheets that you can download and fill in to help really bring home those messages.  For one week only, starting on August 8th, this course is going to go on sale for $100 off. That will be $197 instead of the usual $297. It will then go up to $297 for a week and then I will shut the doors because it's really important that we have accountability buddies so we can work together through this training course and go through it as a community. That is really important to me. This is only going to be open for two weeks, so go here to find out more and add yourself to the waitlist to guarantee that you get one of those spots for the first week. 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!
8/3/20228 minutes, 23 seconds
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Together Run 57 with Tina: 30, 45, 60 minute Run

Join Tina for a Together Run from home as she takes runners through body scans, senses check ins, mental health check ins, and nature check ins. After runners are grounded and in alignment with their bodies, Tina talks to runners about updates, things she is working through, and more. It feels like you are running together. Come Join Tina for this Together Run Tina mentioned Mile 20 Mental Training Program Weekly Strides Episode 1 Episode with Jackie Green 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.
8/1/20221 hour, 52 seconds
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Jackie Green: Not Winning Doesn't Mean You Didn't Do Your Best - R4R 310

If you’ve never heard of complete androgen insensitivity syndrome, you’re not alone. It’s one of 44 intersex variations which, although they affect up to 2 percent of the population, are rarely talked about. Jackie Green wants to change that. As a competitive runner (and Tina’s teammate) at Ferris State University, she kept quiet about having CAIS. But she came out publicly five years ago and now uses her platform as the reigning Mrs. America to advocate for intersex youth. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode310.   Thank you to Athletic Greens and Legacy of Speed for sponsoring this episode, and check out Mile 20 Mental Training   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. Listen to the Pushkin Industries x Tracksmith new podcast, Legacy of Speed. When two Black sprinters raised their fists in protest at the 1968 Olympic Games, it shook the world. More than 50 years later, the ripple effects of their activism are still felt. In this new series from Pushkin Industries, get to know the runners who took a stand, and the coaches and mentors who helped make them fast enough — and brave enough — to change the world. Hosted by Malcolm Gladwell. Find Legacy of Speed here or on your favorite podcast player. Go here and use the code TINA15 to get free shipping at Tracksmith. With your purchase, Tracksmith will donate 5% to my favorite non profit, Runners for Public Lands! Win your mental battle and you’ll win your race! Runners often prepare for the physical challenge of the race, but leave the mental challenge to chance.  Mile 20 Mental Training will teach you the strategies and techniques to believe in yourself and achieve your goals on and off the course. Registration for this season begins August 8th, and will be open for just two weeks! Go here to learn more.   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 Jackie.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.
7/29/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 32 seconds
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Weekly Strides: What Is the Best Advice You Have Received? - Ep. 1

What is the best advice you’ve received from someone in the sport? Listen here to find out the answer, and visit our website at runningforreal.com/weekly-strides-1 for complete show notes and links. Have a question about running? Ever wondered what a Running for Real guest has been up to since you heard them interviewed? Would you like to get to know the Running for Real community better? On Weekly Strides, Tina will answer answer your questions, catch up with previous podcast guests, and chat with members of the #Running4Real Superstars. The episodes are short, fun, and rewarding - the podcast equivalent of runners’ strides! If you have a question that you’d like answered, you can email [email protected] and she’ll pass it along to Tina! Our sponsor this week is…  Running for Real! The Mile 20: Mental Training to Win Your Race course will give you the mental training techniques to not only become more confident as a runner, but as a person. We begin with that foundation in building you up as a human being first because we can't be confident as runners until we take care of our confidence in ourselves. You're also going to learn techniques to handle every race day situation that could be thrown at you. You're going to have specific tactics and tools that will help you handle race day panic, race day stress, things that could go wrong. You're going to learn to understand the signals that your body is giving you during the race and how to handle them and also how to protect yourself from feelings of failure. We runners can be quite hard on ourselves and this is going to help you to have a healthy perspective. This is a 12 week course. Each week we'll have a video for you, and pdf worksheets that you can download and fill in to help really bring home those messages.  For one week only, starting on August 8th, this course is going to go on sale for $100 off. That will be $197 instead of the usual $297. It will then go up to $297 for a week and then I will shut the doors because it's really important that we have accountability buddies so we can work together through this training course and go through it as a community. That is really important to me. This is only going to be open for two weeks, so go here to find out more and add yourself to the waitlist to guarantee that you get one of those spots for the first week. 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!
7/27/20228 minutes, 26 seconds
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Adrianne Haslet: You Don't Have to Be First to Have the Best Day of Your Life - R4R 309

Adrianne Haslet crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon this year alongside her coach, Shalane Flanagan, on what she called “the best day of my life.” It was the culmination of a vow she had made just five days after the 2013 Boston Marathon. She wasn’t a runner then; she was at the marathon as a spectator when a terrorist detonated a homemade bomb near the finish line. Adrianne lost her left leg in the explosion, but declared less than a week later that she would return to run the marathon.  Since that day, she has run Boston three times, has been instrumental in bringing a Para Division to the iconic race, and become a global keynote speaker whose debut TED talk has been viewed over 6.7 million times.  For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode309. Thank you to Legacy of Speed, Paceline, and Allbirds for sponsoring this episode. Check out the Pushkin Industries x Tracksmith new podcast, Legacy of Speed. When two Black sprinters raised their fists in protest at the 1968 Olympic Games, it shook the world. More than 50 years later, the ripple effects of their activism are still felt. In this new series from Pushkin Industries, get to know the runners who took a stand, and the coaches and mentors who helped make them fast enough — and brave enough — to change the world. Hosted by Malcolm Gladwell. Find Legacy of Speed here or on your favorite podcast player. Go here and use the code TINA15 to get free shipping at Tracksmith. With your purchase, Tracksmith will donate 5% to my favorite non profit, Runners for Public Lands!   Want to get rewarded for that next run? Well, Paceline thinks you should be. That’s why they’ll turn your physical activity into cash back: get 150 minutes of movement a week and boost your cash back from 2.5 percent to 5 percent on eligible Health & Wellness purchases made with your Paceline credit card. Restrictions, terms and conditions apply.  Go to pacelinefit.app.link/TINA for details. They also have a free rewards app that lets you earn gift cards and discounts to some of your favorite brands.   Allbirds’ 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 Adrianne.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.
7/22/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 20 seconds
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Together Run 56 with Tina: 30, 45, 60 minute Run in Shropshire, UK

Ahhh it feels so good to be back recording these. This one is from the day I was meant to being my THIRD attempt at an ultra, but once again, sickness made not possible. I was a little raw on this day, and talked it through with you as I ran (and walked) up giant hills and viewed the scenery. You will hear me shift my mindset during the run and hopefully make you feel positive too. Join Tina for a run around Shropshire. This run involves meditative aspects- a nature check in, body scan, senses check in, and mental health check in, and then Tina talks through her decision to not race in Snowdonia while she was in the UK, and challenges herself up some tough hills instead. Join Tina for this real, raw Together Run. 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.
7/18/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 26 seconds
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Simran Jeet Singh: Living Authentically by Your Principles Requires Daily Practice - R4R 308

Running is often the best part of Simran Jeet Singh’s day, the time when he feels most free. It’s when his best creative thinking happens in terms of his writing, resulting in his new book, The Light We Give: How Sikh Wisdom Can Transform Your Life. In it, he explains how the Sikh teachings that he was raised with can contribute to a happier life. He’s drawn on them to counter the racism that he’s encountered as a turban-wearing, dark-skinned, first generation American, but they can help everyone move toward positive change.   For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode308.   Thank you to Legacy of Speed, Athletic Greens, and Paceline for sponsoring this episode. Check out the Pushkin Industries x Tracksmith new podcast, Legacy of Speed. When two Black sprinters raised their fists in protest at the 1968 Olympic Games, it shook the world. More than 50 years later, the ripple effects of their activism are still felt. In this new series from Pushkin Industries, get to know the runners who took a stand, and the coaches and mentors who helped make them fast enough — and brave enough — to change the world. Hosted by Malcolm Gladwell. Find Legacy of Speed here or on your favorite podcast player. Go here and use the code TINA15 to get free shipping at Tracksmith. With your purchase, Tracksmith will donate 5% to my favorite non profit, Runners for Public Lands!   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.   Want to get rewarded for that next run? Well, Paceline thinks you should be. That’s why they’ll turn your physical activity into cash back: get 150 minutes of movement a week and boost your cash back from 2.5 percent to 5 percent on eligible Health & Wellness purchases made with your Paceline credit card. Restrictions, terms and conditions apply.  Go to pacelinefit.app.link/TINA for details. They also have a free rewards app that lets you earn gift cards and discounts to some of your favorite brands.   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 Simran.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.
7/15/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 46 seconds
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Together Run 55 with Tina: 30, 45, 60 minute Run in St Albans

Join Tina for a run around her hometown of St Albans for her first Together Run in a month. Tina takes us through the usual meditative aspects of a run- nature check in, body scan, senses check in, and mental health check in, and then talks through her last month (a lot has happened!). In true Running For Real form, Tina swallows a bug (!) and hits her arm (HARD!). This run is all the Running For Real you know and love. Come join today! Tina mentioned 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.
7/11/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 4 seconds
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Lydia Jennings: Running Is a Lifelong Friend - R4R 307

“Running is a lifelong friend.”  That’s how microbiologist Dr. Lydia Jennings describes the sport she first embraced as a teenager at boarding school. She calls it her “best relationship” with herself. Like all relationships, it has its ups and downs, but it’s a central part of her life not only for physical and mental health, but as a tool for scholarship, environmental activism, and to be present in her community. It’s taken her to the Boston Marathon; on a 50-mile run to honor Indigenous scholars, documented in Run To Be Visible; and across 135 miles of the desert Southwest to change the way that we think about the literal and metaphorical skin of the Earth. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode307.   Thank you to Legacy of Speed, Paceline, and Allbirds for sponsoring this episode.   Check out the Pushkin Industries x Tracksmith new podcast, Legacy of Speed When two Black sprinters raised their fists in protest at the 1968 Olympic Games, it shook the world. More than 50 years later, the ripple effects of their activism are still felt. In this new series from Pushkin Industries, get to know the runners who took a stand, and the coaches and mentors who helped make them fast enough — and   brave enough — to change the world. Hosted by Malcolm Gladwell. Find Legacy of Speed here or on your favorite podcast player. Go here and use the code TINA15 to get free shipping at Tracksmith. With your purchase, Tracksmith will donate 5% to my favorite non profit, Runners for Public Lands!   Want to get rewarded for that next run? Well, Paceline thinks you should. That's why they'll turn your physical activity into cash back: get 150 minutes of movement a week and boost your cash back from 2.5 percent to 5 percent on eligible Health & Wellness purchases made with your Paceline credit card. Restrictions, terms and conditions apply. Go to pacelinefit.app.link/TINA for details. They also have a free rewards app that lets you earn gift cards and discounts to some of your favorite brands.   Allbirds’ 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 Lydia.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.
7/8/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 6 seconds
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Charles Moore: Don't Fear Failure - R4R 306

It was while running the Philadelphia Marathon that Charles Moore made the observation that gave rise to his upcoming memoir: Black People Don’t Run Marathons. Whenever he encountered another Black runner in that race, they would give him “the nod,” an unspoken acknowledgement of his presence there. Reflecting on the experience, he realized that “there was a sort of diversity issue in endurance and distance running.” He had friends who exercised regularly, but none of them had run a marathon. “I thought,” he says, “maybe I can do something to inspire them to add that to their resume of things that they do to continue this journey of being physically fit and healthy.”  Within three years he ran 19 marathons, including five of the six World Majors. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode306. Thank you to Legacy of Speed, Paceline, and InsideTracker for sponsoring this episode. Check out the Pushkin Industries x Tracksmith new podcast, Legacy of Speed. When two Black sprinters raised their fists in protest at the 1968 Olympic Games, it shook the world. More than 50 years later, the ripple effects of their activism are still felt. In this new series from Pushkin Industries, get to know the runners who took a stand, and the coaches and mentors who helped make them fast enough — and brave enough — to change the world. Hosted by Malcolm Gladwell.  Find Legacy of Speed here or on your favorite podcast player.  Go here and use the code TINA15 to get free shipping at Tracksmith. With your purchase, Tracksmith will donate 5% to my favorite non profit, Runners for Public Lands!   Want to get rewarded for that next run? Well, Paceline thinks you should be. That's why they'll turn your physical activity into cash back: get 150 minutes of movement a week and boost your cash back from 2.5 percent to 5 percent on eligible Health & Wellness purchases made with your Paceline credit card. Restrictions, terms and conditions apply. Go to pacelinefit.app.link/TINA for details. They also have a free rewards app that lets you earn gift cards and discounts to some of your favorite brands.   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.   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 Charles.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.
7/1/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 17 seconds
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Mary Rice-Boothe: Running Is A Tool For Health, Mental Well-being and Community Creation - R4R 305

Many people start running because they’re inspired - or tricked or persuaded - by a devoted runner who introduces them to the sport. Not so Mary Rice-Boothe. The chief access and equity officer of The Leadership Academy ran her first race, the New York City Half Marathon, at the request of her sister - who wasn’t even a runner herself!  She discovered how much she loved running while training for the race and it’s since become an important part of her routine, helping her to deal with the stress of an extremely demanding job, helping to create school systems that support students, especially minoritized students. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode305. Thank you to Legacy of Speed, Paceline, and InsideTracker for sponsoring this episode. Check out the Pushkin Industries x Tracksmith new podcast, Legacy of Speed When two Black sprinters raised their fists in protest at the 1968 Olympic Games, it shook the world. More than 50 years later, the ripple effects of their activism are still felt. In this new series from Pushkin Industries, get to know the runners who took a stand, and the coaches and mentors who helped make them fast enough — and brave enough — to change the world. Hosted by Malcolm Gladwell. Find Legacy of Speed here or on your favorite podcast player Go here and use the code TINA15 to get free shipping at Tracksmith. With your purchase, Tracksmith will donate 5% to my favorite non profit, Runners for Public Lands!   Want to get rewarded for that next run? Well, Paceline thinks you should. That's why they'll turn your physical activity into cash back: get 150 minutes of movement a week and boost your cash back from 2.5 percent to 5 percent on eligible Health & Wellness purchases made with your Paceline credit card. Restrictions, terms and conditions apply. Go to pacelinefit.app.link/TINA for details. They also have a free rewards app that lets you earn gift cards and discounts to some of your favorite brands.   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.   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 Mary.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.
6/25/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 27 seconds
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Tim Brown: Celebrate the Small Wins - R4R 304

You might assume that Tim Brown, CEO and co-founder of the revolutionary shoe company Allbirds, has a footwear background, but he actually has a football background. He was a professional soccer player with the New Zealand National Team when he conceived of the idea for a running shoe made from natural materials. Being from New Zealand, where sheep outnumber humans six to one, wool was the obvious choice and the prototype for Allbirds was born. They’ve just launched their new shoe, the Tree Flyer, designed for distance running. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode304. Thank you to Tracksmith, InsideTracker, and Allbirds 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. Allbirds’ 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 Tim.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.  
6/17/202258 minutes, 6 seconds
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Jess Trengove: Setbacks Can Lead to a Great Outcome - R4R 303

Since the age of five, Jessica Trengove has had “an innate belief that we could all be whatever we wanted to be if we put our minds to it.” Her goals at the time were to be a ballerina, a gymnast, and a veterinarian. Instead she became a two-time Olympian, a physiotherapist and coach, and an entrepreneur. Running has been a constant in her life since childhood, but events in recent years have given her a new perspective on the sport. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode303. Thank you to Athletic Greens, Allbirds, and InsideTracker for sponsoring this episode. 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! 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. 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!   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 Jess.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.
6/10/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 54 seconds
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Together Run 54 with Tina: 30, 45, 60 minute Run (with a mini run in Utah!)

Tina attempts to take you on a run in the Utah mountains, but after cocming very close to a nasty fall, decided to cut the run and continue in St Louis instead. Join Tina for a nature check in, body scan, senses check in, and conversation in this Together Run from her home. If you have never joined us for a Together Run, give it a try. This is the closest you can come to running with a friend without actually doing so. Come join us for Together Run 54 on your next run. Tina mentioned 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.
6/7/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 51 seconds
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Joe Robinson and Lance Woods (We Run 313) - R4R 302

We Run 313’s motto is “Connect. Run. Build.” Lance Woods and Joe Robinson founded the social run club to connect “like-minded individuals through running to build a healthier and happier community.” That community is Detroit, which is where the “313” comes from - it’s the Motor City’s area code. We Run 313 has become Detroit’s largest run club in just three years, not only in-person, but also on Strava, where it has 2190 members. Joe and Lance are both competitive runners, but the runs that We Run 313 hosts aren’t about competition. As Lance explains, “we're for runners of all levels, all ages, all races, all paces, whatever the case may be. We're a community-based organization that helps people to keep moving and to stay active.” For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode302. Thank you to Allbirds, InsideTracker, and Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode. 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. 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 Joe and Lance.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.
6/3/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 29 seconds
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Deo Runs: Equality Matters to Everybody - R4R 301

In 1955, Rosa Parks’ arrest for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama, led to a boycott of the city’s public transportation system. 381 days later, Montgomery’s buses were desegregated. Deo Kato used that historic number as the framework for Running for Justice, which he describes as “active activism.” He set a goal of running at least 10k per day for 381 days to raise awareness and campaign against racism. He achieved that last year, but kept going, and is still running for justice, peace, and equality. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode301. Thank you to Allbirds, InsideTracker, and Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode. 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, 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 Deo.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.
5/27/20221 hour, 11 minutes
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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.
5/23/20220
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Reshma Saujani: The Importance of Teaching Girls How to Successfully Fail - R4R 300

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.
5/20/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 48 seconds
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Running Reunion: Mario Fraioli - Ep. 7

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.
5/18/202227 minutes, 46 seconds
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Steve Magness: Instagram Isn't Reality - R4R 299

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.
5/13/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 16 seconds
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Running Reunion: Guy Winch - Ep. 6

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.
5/11/202220 minutes, 41 seconds
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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.
5/9/202259 minutes, 22 seconds
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Genevieve Gregson (LaCaze): Use Those Opportunities to Make You Better- R4R 298

Genevieve Gregson’s 32nd birthday should have been something to celebrate. The three-time Olympic and two-time World Championship finalist was competing in the 300m steeplechase at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the event for which she held the Australian record. But coming off the final water jump, she fell when her right Achilles tendon snapped and she was unable to finish the race. She and Tina talk about her journey to that point and her plans for the future, including the most exciting one - the birth of her first child, due in just a few weeks. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode298. Thank you to InsideTracker, Allbirds, and Athletic Greens 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. 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, and since the FOOTPRINT.FUTURECRAFT is still in limited supply, you can subscribe to our weekly newsletter and we'll let you know when they become more widely available. 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 Genevieve.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.
5/6/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 28 seconds
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Running Reunion: Courtney Dauwalter - Ep. 5

Courtney Dauwalter’s “passions lie in exploring with my feet and seeing what's possible when our brains and bodies are working together, and in hanging out with the people that I love.”  Her brain and body work together in amazing ways. Since she was on Running for Real, her accomplishments have included winning the 2018 Western States Endurance Run (100 miles); finishing second overall and setting the women’s course record at Big’s Backyard Ultra; placing second overall in the Tahoe 200, beating the previous women’s course record by over 18 hours; being named Ultra Runner of the Year by Ultrarunning Magazine; winning the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc in 2019 and again in 2021, establishing a new course record; and receiving the George Mallory Award for pushing the boundaries of human achievement.  Courtney’s achievements are exceptional, but her philosophy can apply to everyone. “If it sounds scary and hard,” she says, “I think that's the thing that's worth trying, because why not? I mean, if you fall a little bit short of it because you set your bar too high, then you've still done something amazing. Like for me, for sure, running keeps reiterating that the thing I think is too scary and hard, I can get to that eventually, if I keep on working at it.” The best place to follow Courtney is on Instagram. To hear her original episode from June 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 Courtney.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.
5/4/202219 minutes, 11 seconds
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Together Run 51 with Tina: 30, 50 minute Run

We begin this Together Run as always with a body scan, mental health check in, and senses check in. The medtiative aspect of the run helps bring our body back to the present and feel gratitude for this moment. After the check ins, Tina opens up in a vulnerable and raw way about struggling to reconnect to her life back home after a life changing trip to Maui. She shares stories of her time in Maui and brings listeners into those moments. Come join us for Together Run 51 Tina mentioned Come join the Together22 meetup next Tuesday, May 10th at 8pm EST. Sign up for the newsletter here and join us here. Register for the Tracksmith shakeout run with Tina and Tommie Runz Come join the Boston watch along Check out episode four of Running Reunion with Sanjay Rawal 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.
5/2/202254 minutes
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Leandrew Belnavis: Just One More Mile; Just One More Stride - R4R 297

Leandrew Belnavis describes himself as “not your typical runner. I am a larger, big-frame black man. I embrace being a larger body and an even larger personality.” That personality is ideal for his roles as the Community Manager (or as he describes it, “the camp counselor”) at Tracksmith and as the founder and co-captain of Boston’s Unnamed Run Crew.  Just as he created Unnamed Run Crew to bring more people who look and sound like him into the running space, he hopes “to create the diversity that I want to see in Boston within Tracksmith.” For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode297, where you can also get our Run and Reflect notes!   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 Leandrew.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.
4/29/202251 minutes, 35 seconds
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Running Reunion: Sanjay Rawal - Ep. 4

Have you ever wondered what a podcast guest has been up to since you heard them interviewed?  We have, and so Running Reunion was born.   Tina last interviewed filmmaker Sanjay Rawal in 2019, after the release of  3100: Run and Become, a documentary about the world’s longest running race, the Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race. You can learn more about the race in Running for Real episode 277 with Harita Davies, who has completed it three times.  Since then, he’s released Gather, about Native American food systems, looked at through the eyes of an Apache chef from Arizona. It’s also, Sanjay says, about “resilience. People who value their relationship with the land, whose people have had histories with particular pieces of land or areas of the world, in their words, ‘since time immemorial,’ and what it means to be a steward, rather than a consumer.”   Living through Covid for the past couple of years has reminded Sanjay of something he was told by a Hopi elder, that “the point of running and life is to find the joy in the exertion.” Sanjay volunteers at a little natural foods store in Jamaica, Queens, and has found “a little pocket of joy” by being of service to others during the pandemic. He also runs every day, and would “like to remind people that we've got the biggest blessing in the world to be able to go outdoors, regardless of our capacity, to take a few moments on our own. To take a deep breath, to connect to the sky, to connect to the earth, and feel not only what that means to us, but to really every other human being that's out there on earth today.” You can find Sanjay at Guru Health Foods, or on Instagram.  To hear his original episode from December 2019, 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 Sanjay.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.  
4/27/202224 minutes, 14 seconds
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Maui Together Run 50 with Tina

For the celebration of the 50th Together Run, join Tina for a run along the ocean in Lahaina on the island of Maui. Beginning with lots of sounds of nature, then moving through our usual body, mind connection points of  a body scan and senses check in. Tina then goes on to share about what has been a life changing week, including a spiritual moment on Earth Day. Tina finishes up the run along the beach, discussing the fact that we never feel like enough. This Together Run is a wholesome way to connect with our body and our mind while we reflect on Earth Day. Come join us for Together Run 50 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.
4/25/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 14 seconds
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Lauren Antonucci: Our Food Choices Define Nothing About Us - R4R 296

Lauren Antonucci’s philosophy is that all foods can fit into a healthy lifestyle. She’s a Clinical Nutritionist and Certified Sports Dietician and an athlete herself, so she not only understands the nutritional needs of runners, but the obstacles that can stand in the way of fueling properly.  Her book, High-Performance Nutrition for Masters Athletes, focuses on those 35 and over, but the advice she shares in this episode will be helpful for any runner who wants to run their best and enjoy their sport for as long as possible. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode296, where you can also get our Run and Reflect notes! Thank you to Tracksmith, InsideTracker, and Boulderthon 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.  Race in the happiest city in America!  On Oct 9, 2022, the 2nd annual Boulderthon will take place in Boulder, CO, featuring a full marathon, half marathon, 10K, and Kids Run.  With an epic downtown finish in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, it’s sure to be an incredible event!  Visit their website and use code TINA for $20 off the full or half marathon. 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 Lauren.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.
4/22/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 17 seconds
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Running Reunion: Amelia Gapin - Ep. 3

Have you ever wondered what a podcast guest has been up to since you heard them interviewed?  We have, and so Running Reunion was born.   This week we’re catching up with Amelia Gapin. Amelia says that she was “quote, unquote ‘famous,’ for like 10 seconds,” but she’s actually a groundbreaker. In 2016, she was on the cover of Women’s Running magazine, making her, as she says, “the first out transgender woman on the cover of a woman's fitness magazine.” Amelia is an outspoken advocate for the LGBTQ community, and encourages others to speak up, as well. She suggests following Chase Strangio and Chris Mosier on Twitter. They tweet out all the information you need to voice your support for people who, as Amelia says, “really, really need your help and support. We're just the people who are hanging out, doing our thing, living our lives, just like you are.” You can follow Amelia on Twitter and Instagram. To hear Amelia’s original episode from June 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 Amelia.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.
4/20/202221 minutes, 11 seconds
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Special Edition Boston Together Run Shakeout

Join Tina and Tommie Runz for a shakeout from the Tracksmith Trackhouse the day before the Boston Marathon. Tina begins the run with a casual jog up to the Trackhouse, followed by the meditative aspects of our Together Runs through a sit down on a bench with Tommie, who takes us through a body scan and senses check in. Then Tina and Tommie lead off the 250+ people shakeout run where Tina interviews muliple runners with wonderful, unique, beautiful stories of courage and strength with the running community. This shakeout is like no other, come join us! Tina mentioned Tommie Runz Tracksmith Kyle Robidoux (for tracking, Kyle's number is 7668. 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.
4/18/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 33 seconds
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Evie Serventi: Think About What You HAVE Done - R4R 295

Evie Serventi was Tina’s sports psychologist during her elite career and is a very close friend. Her “lightbulb moment” about sport came when she observed her father using exercise to counter high levels of work-related stress and recognized the positive effects that physical activity can have on all aspects of life. This is her fourth time on the Running for Real podcast - a record for a guest!  In this episode, Evie and Tina talk about something that we all seem to struggle with in our increasingly busy lives - managing our time and the stress that creates.  For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode295. Thank you to Athletic Greens, InsideTracker, and Boulderthon for sponsoring this episode. 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. 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. Race in the happiest city in America!  On Oct 9, 2022, the 2nd annual Boulderthon will take place in Boulder, CO, featuring a full marathon, half marathon, 10K, and Kids Run.  With an epic downtown finish in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, it’s sure to be an incredible event!  Visit their website and use code TINA for $20 off the full or half marathon.   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 Evie.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.
4/15/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 36 seconds
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Running Reunion: Grayson Murphy - Ep. 2