The Running for Real Podcast
Summary: Who can I trust for the best running tips? How do I make myself mentally tougher? How do I stop comparing myself to other runners, and instead, build my confidence? And of course, How can I get faster while also enjoying my running more? Welcome to The Running For Real Podcast where we will answer these questions and many more! Every week, 2:36 marathon runner and mom Tina Muir will bring you sports psychologists, doctors, scientists, dietitians, elite runners, strength training coaches, running form experts, and of course, everyday runners with inspiring stories to motivate you and help YOU run YOUR best! Tina shares tangible tips and hacks that she used to reach her potential as a runner and build that runner grit to be your best. Along with sharing her best kept secrets, and postpartum journey, she interviews the best in the industry (Kara Goucher, Dean Karnazes, Dr. Rich Willy, Sally Bergesen, Manal Rostom, Chrissie Wellington, Jared Ward and many more) who will share their best advice and be real with you in a way you have never heard before. With over a million downloads and counting, the Running For Real Community is getting bigger every day. It is YOUR TURN to hear from the experts, get inspired, and reach your biggest goals. Ready? Let’s get started my friend!
Here is another great subject in the Beyond Running Series, speaking on Menopause. This is definitely a subject that doesn't get talked about too often and I want to change this mindset. With Dr. Stacy Sims, we were able to have a great and open conversation about Menopause. In order to help loved ones or maybe yourself to ease your way in this stage of life.
Ultramarathon Man Dean Karnazes always has an exciting story to share with us, his latest adventure or running for real moment he has struggled his way through. This time though, Dean is here to share about amazing stories of others who have shared part of their journey, but have touched Dean's heart (and will certainly touch yours) with their compassion, love, and strength.
With rising pollution levels, droughts, and harsher climates, asthma and breathing problems are more common than ever, it can make running in the summer or dry air almost impossible. Dr John Dickinson, a respiratory physiologist is here to help those who do struggle to breathe when exercising.
I know sharing your personal struggles with someone you may or may not know can be very hard to do, but it could bring you and others comfort that actually helps the situation. Nellie Acevedo is a mom and an entrepreneur who says your story, whatever it may be, is important to someone out there.
On this special episode of the Beyond Running Series it's about a tough subject, miscarriage. Again, my goal of these short episodes are to bring a voice to those tough subjects we don't necessarily want to talk about but, we need to. I hope this episode helps to empower you and to help you or maybe your loved ones feels that they are not alone.
What a great conversation with South African runner, Thabang Madiba, who has been making waves in the trail and ultra industry lately. Thabang means "happy" or "happiness", which suits his personality perfectly. He takes what he has in front of him and works with it no matter what his circumstance.
For this beyond running episode we are talking about a great organization, Achilles International, where they provide aide to runners with disabilities. Now, running with a disability doesn't always mean you can see the disability. It can be a brain injury, beating cancer, being hearing impaired, having a sight impairment, or many other challenges. I absolutely LOVED these guys, and I hope they inspire you too.
I always love to get to know other runners/athletes who realize that their sport isn't EVERYTHING in their life. Nicole DeBoom, may have been in the prime of her career, when she just decided to change her passion, to build a community and to be that advocate we may all need. In this episode we discussed every day struggles as well as how we can always have a passion in our life to push through those tough times. I loved this chat and how Nicole was willing to be so open about her life.
Here is episode #3 of the Beyond Running Series where we are talking about Suicide with Shelli Gordon. I do have to say, she is such a brave individual in talking about this tough subject. Again, my goal for these episodes is to help people not feel so taboo about them and to make these subjects easier to talk about. I hope this episode can help you or someone you know to become stronger.
I was given the amazing opprotunity to do a LIVE interview with Meb Keflezighi, Jenny Simpson, and Rachel Pratt at the New York Road Runners run center for Runnercon! I was so honored to be able to be a part of this and I hope you enjoy the topics we were able to talk about in the running world.
Episode #2 of the Beyond Running episodes is here, with Rich Hunter. Who started off his career as being in the Navy with the goal of becoming a Seal one day but a degenerative eye disease stopped him. Now, Rich makes a difference in other peoples' lives with being the voice for runners with visual impairments. I loved learning more about his journey as well as how we can make a better impact in this world too.
What is something standing in the way of your joy? Your work, a relationship, your house, hobbies, etc. Well, how can you change your situation to help bring back the spark inside you again? Easy, try something new, change things up, and challenge yourself. Susan Lacke, decided to do just that for a whole year. She wanted to try different types of races, even races that may have scared her in the past to try. Come and enjoy the conversation of how daring yourself into new things may be just what you needed.
Here as a special treat for my audience I am doing a series of mini episodes that may not be related to running at all. They are just everyday topics that we don't necessarily want to talk about. In today's episode I have Ken Johnson, a psychiatrist and a Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to talk about Anxiety Disorders. He has some great insight to help you or someone you know on how to manage anxiety in the healthiest way possible. I hope you enjoy!
What a man Bill Rogers is, not only a legend in the Boston and New York City Marathons, winning both FOUR times, but a true genuine man about his experience in running. We discussed how hard it is to run well when there is a target on your back and how the running world has changed, but is it for the better?
In a world that is being affected by pollution and lack of care for the environment, it's hard to find companies who seem to care about the impact they make. Luckily, I have an amazing guest who does care about where their materials come from, Dave Spandorfer, one of the founders of Janji. Dave and I discuss ways Janji has taken extra steps in finding out better ways to resource their materials for their AMAZING running clothes. I loved learning the ways they help the environment and broadcast new cultures.