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There are all types of runners -- from Olympians to recreational runners to those dreading getting on the treadmill. Join former International Runner for Great Britain, Tina Muir as she interviews psychologists, athletes, dietitians, authors, coaches, and runners just like you. Beyond fleeting motivation, each interviewee shares real experiences and struggles, along with practical tips to inspire any runner to be their best. Whether running makes you feel alive or totally kicks your butt every time, this podcast will inspire you to aim higher, live healthier, and be kinder to yourself as you become a better you. Let's get started, my friend!

There are all types of runners -- from Olympians to recreational runners to those dreading getting on the treadmill. Join former International Runner for Great Britain, Tina Muir as she interviews psychologists, athletes, dietitians, authors, coaches, and runners just like you. Beyond fleeting motivation, each interviewee shares real experiences and struggles, along with practical tips to inspire any runner to be their best. Whether running makes you feel alive or totally kicks your butt every time, this podcast will inspire you to aim higher, live healthier, and be kinder to yourself as you become a better you. Let's get started, my friend!

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United States

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There are all types of runners -- from Olympians to recreational runners to those dreading getting on the treadmill. Join former International Runner for Great Britain, Tina Muir as she interviews psychologists, athletes, dietitians, authors, coaches, and runners just like you. Beyond fleeting motivation, each interviewee shares real experiences and struggles, along with practical tips to inspire any runner to be their best. Whether running makes you feel alive or totally kicks your butt every time, this podcast will inspire you to aim higher, live healthier, and be kinder to yourself as you become a better you. Let's get started, my friend!

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@tinamuir

Language:

English


Episodes

Evie Serventi: Build Your Mental Flexibility - R4R 237

2/26/2021
The changing relationship runners may have with the sport throughout our lives. For Evie, she just moved back to Australia after years of living in the UK. She was also a sports psychologist and enjoyed a lot of sports before having twins last year. Now she’s slowly introducing sports into her life again and building her career back up. Evie predominantly loves swimming and triathlon and has competed at an amateur level and age group competitions. It was when she was pregnant with twins...

Duration:01:26:18

Alison Staples: Healing Can't Happen Without a Breakdown of What's Been Ignored - R4R 236

2/19/2021
Who is Alison Staples? Alison is a physical therapy assistant, Crew leader at Riot Squad Running, run ambassador at Under Armor, and coach at Formula Running Center. What was it like starting running age 30, did any part of you feel behind? I had no idea about anything running. I ran in what we're getting to how I started running, but I had no idea about the right community. I didn't know the distance around a track. All I knew was that I just ran down the street and came back and it...

Duration:01:12:18

Meet Running For Real Production Team Members Amber Moore & Maria Vargas - R4R 235

2/12/2021
How did Maria get here? Tina shares that a few months ago, she realized she wanted to bring someone on board to help her grow and steer Running for Real in a new direction. After posting a job listing, she was blown away with responses. But Maria’s caught her eye. She sent Tina a video answering the questions on the application. “Something in my gut just told me this is the right person,” Tina said. What does she do? Maria’s focus is on storytelling and communications with a little twist...

Duration:01:20:13

Chris Mosier: Sport Is a Vehicle For Social Change - R4R 234

2/5/2021
"Yeah, sport is a vehicle for social change outside of the quarter of the field. We've seen sports lead social movements, and I think sport is one of those things that everybody can relate to. It's one of those things that bind us together, regardless of our other differences.” –Chris Mosier Who is Chris Mosier? This week’s conversation is with Chris Mosier, the first transgender athlete to compete for Team USA, first transgender man to represent the United States in international...

Duration:01:26:20

Nat Mitchell: Failure Isn't Necessarily a Failure - R4R 233

1/29/2021
“I absolutely believe that I could do whatever I want to do. It's not gonna be easy. Maybe I'll fall on my face, maybe I'll fail ridiculously… but I wanna try.” — Nat Mitchell 4 Things We Learn from Nat 1. Relationships Relationships are beautiful, intricate parts of our lives. Whether it’s marriage or friendships, relationships have profound impacts on us and overtime you peel back layers of people and get to know them better. You learn what makes them tick and what makes them happy. ...

Duration:01:10:33

Amelia Boone: Elites Have More to Offer Than Just Running - R4R 232

1/22/2021
“Running is a very small part of me as a person. So I do think this entire past year has been a great exercise for athletes to embrace all parts of themselves. To realize that you have more to offer than just running. To feel free to speak your mind about it.” — Amelia Boone Love, community, and a strong support network. I think the number one thing I've been seeking all these years is community. Eating disorders are very isolating. They’re diseases that thrive in secrecy, she says. It...

Duration:01:18:45

Stephen Lease: You Don't Have to Solve All of the World's Problems at Once - R4R 231

1/15/2021
*Explicit language warning in this episode "You don't have to solve all the world's problems in one go... You can't solve it all once, but just start doing any something better than nothing." –Stephen Lease Stephen Lease is the CEO and Co-founder of goodr, a company that makes sunglasses that are fun, functional, and affordable. Sunglasses for people who think running is fun. Stephen is an entrepreneur at heart and after five failed businesses, goodr became the one that soared. In...

Duration:01:02:50

Jon Rankin: Live The Life That Makes You Happiest - R4R 230

1/8/2021
"The most important thing that I will ever do with my life is finding a way to convince people to believe in their own dreams and to find a way to understand that it's not about the how it's about the thing that drives you to live the life that makes you happiest." — Jon Rankin On your heart Growing up, Jon didn't know he had talent. But he knew he’d accomplish what his heart went after. This led him on a running journey through attending UCLA to then being an alternate in the...

Duration:01:17:59

Michael Gervais: Empathy Is The Most Disruptive Tool To Create Real Change - R4R 229

1/1/2021
This is Michael Gervais’s third appearance on the Running for Real podcast and the conversation goes deep into unpacking courage, vulnerability, optimism, growth, and change. As a high-performance psychologist, Michael dedicates his life to helping humans flourish by living in the present moment more often. In this episode he reflects on the accelerated changes 2020 brought to humanity, and the ways we can incorporate those lessons learned in 2021 and our higher purpose lives. Michael is...

Duration:01:17:51

Hope Virgo: Vulnerability Is Bravery; Openness Is Strength - R4R 228

12/25/2020
Hope Virgo embodies true Running for Real spirit. She demonstrates the courage of speaking the truth and being honest with oneself, especially through challenges. Hope has written two books sharing about recovery from eating disorders, mental health campaigner helping young people and employers, and is an advocate for people with eating disorders. In this episode, Hope shares with Tina her story of going through years of anorexia and her journey of recovery, with hopes to shed light on this...

Duration:01:15:40

Alya Alghamdi: If You Truly Want Something, Be Fearless - R4R 227

12/18/2020
Alya Alghamdi is a track and field athlete from Saudi Arabia. Growing up in a place where girls couldn’t participate in sports, she never imagined she would be on the way to try and represent her country in the Olympics as a female runner. In this episode, Alya shares about fleeing her country and going into hiding in Europe because she didn’t want to conform to the cultural traditions of arranged marriage. But it was during her time abroad where she became fascinated with sports like...

Duration:00:55:54

Dave Hollis: Don't Be Held Back By Someone Else's Story About You - R4R 226

12/14/2020
Dave Hollis says whenever a change is introduced into your life, it shakes your identity. In this episode, Dave and Tina backtrack elements of Dave’s life that led him to unearth nuggets of wisdom about navigating change, hard times, narrating your own story, and a methodology of setting goals and getting after them. What makes Dave special is he traces lessons of life back to his own chapters of life as President of Theatrical Distribution at the Walt Disney Company and how leaving that...

Duration:01:19:01

Jordan Marie Brings Three White Horses Daniel: Running For Cause - R4R 225

12/11/2020
Jordan Marie Brings Three White Horses Daniel is someone making waves at the intersection of sport and advocacy. She's a fourth-generation Lower Brule Sioux Tribe runner doing her heart’s work in using running to amplify voices and representation of Black, Brown, Asian, Muslim, Two-Spirit, Immigrant, LGBTQ, and people with disabilities. Jordan believes transformational change comes from the intersectionality of these groups. That each community must have an equal voice in the conversations...

Duration:01:15:17

Damian Hall: Change Is Progress, Not Perfection - R4R 224

12/4/2020
For Damian Hall, life is about striving for progress, not perfection. As a record-breaking ultra-marathoner, Damian is also a father, coach, journalist, and author. He’s set seven FKTs (fastest known times), most recently setting the record in the UK’s Pennine Way. In this episode, Damian shares about his journey to becoming a Carbon-Negative Runner and why it’s important to him as a way to take care of our Earth. Tina and Damian also dive into how trail running differs from road running...

Duration:01:13:37

Samantha Gash: Don't Let Ego Drive Your Life - R4R 223

11/30/2020
Samantha Gash is an authentic storyteller, world-class athlete, social entrepreneur, and mother. To her, running is the mechanism that helps her contribute to causes larger than herself. Driven by social impact, she’s helped raise over 1.3 million dollars for causes including women empowerment and child access to education. In this conversation, Samantha and Tina unpack the deep wisdom she’s learned over the years, and how lessons she learned as an athlete translate over into helping...

Duration:01:05:13

Daryl Murphy: Protesting For Justice With Running - R4R 222

11/27/2020
For Daryl Murphy, running is a vehicle for justice. Having been a runner throughout his teens, Daryl ran for several years at Ohio State University until the structure of the college sports system disenchanted him from running. Then, years later at the start of 2020, Daryl's coworker asked him to do a 5K with him. This was a catalyst for him to get back into running. Soon enough, Daryl ran a virtual half marathon until another friend gave him an idea for another challenge– 30 consecutive...

Duration:01:03:48

Jacob Puzey: You Don't Have To Have All The Answers - R4R 221

11/23/2020
Importance of Female Role Models Jacob grew up surrounded by three strong sisters and mother. From a young age, he saw them as role models of strength and courage. Today, as a father to four daughters, Jacob says he knows he’s not someone his daughters can aspire to be because they’ll always see him as a man, as their father. He shares he’s constantly looking for strong women to point to because having been surrounded by strong women his whole life, he wants his daughters to have the...

Duration:01:23:20

Oren Jay Sofer: Meditation Can Help Reunite And Rehumanize Us In These Divided Times - R4R 220

11/20/2020
Often our most important training days as runners are the ones when we do nothing. Our recovery days are crucial, and without them, the hard work we put it wouldn’t result in much. When our muscles are allowed to heal properly, they can repair themselves and grow stronger. A continual pounding doesn’t allow for that. With all the stress-related and emotionally-heavy issues we have been faced with recently, it seemed like a good time for a more relaxing episode. Like our legs and lungs, our...

Duration:01:17:11

Des Linden: The Pandemic Doesn't Have To Sideline Your Progress - R4R 219

11/16/2020
Getting Down to the Core As someone who was accustomed to training for race after race and sticking to rigid schedules, Des says 2020 has helped her slow down and enjoy the time she spends running. She says it’s allowed her to think about what it would be like to go from thinking of the sport where performance is top-of-mind, to getting the point where she’s a life-long runner for the love of the process of running. That’s not to say there are days where motivation gets tough. While...

Duration:01:07:13

Rich Roll: We Don't Need To Be In Pain In Order To Change - R4R 218

11/13/2020
Rich Roll is a fountain of wisdom, a cultural figure in the podcast world, an icon in endurance sports, and a champion for plant-based lifestyles. Although in college he’d been one of the top swimmers in the country and later a lawyer, his life became interrupted by alcoholism. So it wasn’t until his 40’s that Rich retook the reigns of his life and started exploring veganism and endurance sports. Now an accomplished athlete, author, podcast host, and father of four, Rich is best known for...

Duration:01:35:14