The Running for Real Podcast

The Running for Real Podcast

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 Rich Roll, Kara Goucher, Michael Gervais, David Epstein, Alison Desir, and Des Linden, 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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May 10, 2021 54 min

In this together run, join me for a 30 or 45 minute run. We will pay attention to how we feel mentally, emotionally, and physically, reflecting, taking in our scenery, and enjoying some random conversations.

In today's run, I answer questions from Uta and Chip. Submit your questions, and I would love to answer it on another run.

Part meditation, part run, all Tina. Would love for you to join me.

Thank you to BEAM for sponsoring...

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    “I like running for the same reason I love to cook. I'm not looking at my computer screen, I'm not looking at my phone, I'm just outside and I'm present and that to me feels really valuable.” –Julia Turshen   In this episode we cover…
  • Cooking is a marathon, not a sprint.
  • How we can turn cooking from being frustrating and feeling like a chore to finding joy in it and feeling engaged and relaxed. 
  • Reflect on...
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    Let's go for another run together...from apart.

    In this together run, join me for a 30 or 45...actually 50ish minute run. We will spend time noticing how we feel mentally, emotionally, and physically, reflecting, taking in our scenery, and enjoying some random conversations.

    This week I am running from my home, testing out the audio experience of this versus a quiet trail (although we do venture over to some quiet trails during...

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    “How do I find a group to train with? I don't feel comfortable doing this alone, do you know any, any Latino groups?” These are the questions Maria Solis Belizaire asked when she realized she wanted to run a marathon but didn’t know where to start. Today, she’s the founder of two organizations, Latinos Run and Latinas Run which support over 25,000 runners across the USA in cities including New York, Phoenix, Miami, Houston, Los...

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    Join me for a run?

    While we cannot be physically together in person, we can run together from far apart. In this together run, I will take you through a 30 or 45 minute run, where we will spend time paying attention to our bodies, reflecting, taking in our scenery, and talking about the songs we feel represent us best.

    Part meditation, part run, take a step closer to running without music or headphones.

    Come join me?

    Thank you to B...

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    Today we are having a crossover episode, sharing episode five of Running Realized: The Lifelines Of Your Running Shoes. Be sure to go subscribe to Running Realized to catch up on the previous and future episodes of season one here.

    An exploration of understanding the environmental impact of the running footwear industry - what sustainability looks like now and what we hope for it to be in the future.

    First, we’ll hear the story of ...

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    Zoë is a writer, journalist, environmental advocate, and runner. She has been an 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 mountain...
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    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 ru...

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    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 ...
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    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...
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    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 a...
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    *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...

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    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 f...
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    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 und...
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    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. Tha...

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    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 gr...

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    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 ...

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    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 focu...

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    "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,...
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    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 ...

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