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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

Zoe Rom: Female Excellence Should Be Celebrated, Not Qualified - R4R 244

4/16/2021
Zoë is a writer, journalist, environmental advocate, and runner. She has been associate editor at Trail Runner Magazine for two years and she finds joy in being like a mechanic for other people’s writing. “It’s kind of a dream job because you get to tinker with other people's sometimes far superior engines and learn how to like better build your own,” she shared. Zoe fell in love with trail running, climbing and mountaineering while living in Boulder while attending the University of...

Duration:01:11:19

Guided Run with Tina 1 - 30 or 45 minute Run

4/12/2021
Join me for a run? Something totally new today. While we cannot be physically together in person, I thought maybe we could do the next best thing. Run together from far apart. In this guided run, I will take you through a 30 or 45 minute run, where we will spend time paying attention to our bodies, reflecting, and appreciating our ability to be out in nature. Part meditation, part run, this will be a way to take a step closer to running without music or headphones, and I would love for you...

Duration:00:50:28

Dean Karnazes: Failure Doesn't Hold People Back, It's the Fear of Failure - R4R 243

4/9/2021
We’re excited to welcome Dean Karnazes who’s back for his third time on the show. In this episode we explore the hard parts of the past year and how running has served as mental medicine for Dean. He also shares about his background as a surfer and how that influenced his running, about his ethnicity as a Greek, his new book, A Runner's High: My Life in Motion. Dean Karnazes is truly an ultramarathon athlete. Among his many feats, he’s run 50 marathons, in all 50 US states, in 50...

Duration:01:14:09

Chris Gethard: What do a Comedian and a Runner Have in Common? - BONUS

4/7/2021
Chris Gethard is a well-known comedian and actor. He hosted a show called The Chris Gethard Show and now hosts a podcast called Beautiful/Anonymous: 1 phone call. 1 hour. No names. No holds barred. “We did in fact understand one another on a very deep level,” Tina said. “In a strange way, beautiful anonymous. We had a beautiful conversation, and before Chip tagged us in a tweet, we were anonymous to one another. This is one of my favorite interviews of all time.” In this episode we...

Duration:01:35:08

Tony Reed: Wisdom, Commitment, and Joy in Running the Distance - R4R 242

4/2/2021
This is a conversation filled with wisdom, history and persistence. Tony Reed takes us back to how his childhood commitment to 3 miles a day (running, walking or crawling) as a way to beat his pre-diabetes prognosis ignited within him a life-long love of the sport. In this episode Tony embodies the growth we can achieve if we have the courage to pursue our dreams and challenge ourselves along the way. He shares about his story as a runner parent and his experiences in the corporate world....

Duration:01:15:06

Carolyn Su: Empowering Running Diversity - R4R 241

3/26/2021
*Note* This episode was recorded before the mass shooting in Atlanta. At Running For Real, we stand against the racism towards Asian American Pacific Islander communities that has risen during the COVID-19 pandemic. Carolyn is Taiwanese-American and grew up in Houston, Texas after her parents immigrated to the US. During much of her childhood she struggled with navigating the different worlds of being Taiwanese and American. She’s now a mother, dietician, runner, and creator of the...

Duration:01:31:44

Renee McGregor: You Deserve Unconditional Self-Love - R4R 240

3/19/2021
If you or someone you care about is having a tough time through this pandemic (and we have all gone through waves of highs and lows), this episode is sure to bring comfort. This is a conversation with Renee McGregor (@r_mcgregor) about how food continues to be a coping mechanism for many people as a way to get us through tough times. But most of all, she helps shed light on how we can develop healthier relationships with food. Renee is one of the leading Sports and Eating disorder...

Duration:01:24:19

Jesse Thomas: Personal Improvement is the Basis of Competitive Athleticism - R4R 239

3/12/2021
When you have a talent, a gift, or awards to your name for a sport, it is easy to rely on those to get things in life. Of course, you work hard, but you also are boosted with constant praise and recognition for what you can do. When that sport is removed by personal choice or external force, there is a reckoning that happens. Who am I? What do I do now? Do I even matter anymore? I've had few guests on the podcast who understand that experience similar to mine. I believe that most can...

Duration:01:22:04

Ruby Raut and Megan Roche: Running Guide for Your Period - R4R 238

3/5/2021
As someone who was known as “the girl who got her period back” for a while, I have never actually addressed periods on my podcast until now. In this two-part episode with WUKA founder Ruby Raut as well as coach, physician and researcher Megan Roche. Ruby was born in Nepal, and shared her experience as a young girl who would got sent to her aunt's house during her period and would not be allowed to talk to any boys or men. That experience internalized a shame in Ruby that she was determined...

Duration:01:37:41

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