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  • Joining this episode is Zach Bitter, an ultra-marathoner, endurance athlete, and coach. We dive into human performance during long stretches of endurance sports, how to wrap our heads around discomfort and touch distances, and the science behind gear like arm sleeves and their benefits doing long ultras. Zach is the 100 Mile World Record Holder (11 hours 19 minutes 13 seconds), 12 Hour World Record Holder(104.88miles), has 9th Fastest Time Recorded on the JFK 50 Mile Course, and is a three time National Champion (50mile x2 and 100km). We deep dive into the inner mind of Zach and how he is able to take extremely long distance races and break them down into manageable training plans and mindset training. In this episode we cover… Different types of fatigue: mental and physical Training for a road race vs trail race and how pacing works with each, as well differences in recovery for each. How your body handles hard surfaces during road races compared to the uneven terrain of trails and how your body mechanics are different. Training cycles throughout the seasons (from extreme cold to extreme heat) and how you transition between them and begin anew with each season. Training gear- learning about shoes like Altras which have zero drop and toe boxes, to hearing about how arm sleeves generate a cooling effect (for hot runs) and a warming effect (for cold runs) Resources: Human Performance Outliers Podcast Zach Bitter Website Zach's Instagram Thank you to Momentous, Tracksmith, and Picky Bars for sponsoring this episode.

    Being a tough year with additional stresses on top of an already overwhelming situation means sleep can often be lost...but it is the one thing that we know would help us. Being a former insomniac, I know the frustration going to bed early, yet being unable to switch your brain off can bring. These Momentous Elite Sleep capsules are fantastic and contain Melatonin, Magtein® (Magnesium L-threonate), and Wild Jujube Seed Extract which together will help reduce nighttime anxiety, gently fall asleep and improve circadian rhythm to achieve higher quality sleep.

    Go here and use code TINA for 20% off.

    Tracksmith is a Boston based running clothing company that truly cares about the quality and care of their running clothes. Running can be a demanding lifestyle for our clothes, they definitely go through the wear and tear to where we may be purchasing new clothes constantly. Tracksmith designers truly work with the finest materials and think of you as a runner in mind with spots for your keys, phone, and fuel. You can go here to check out my favorites!

    You can get $15 off your purchase of $75 or more, click here and enter code TINA15.

    I am thrilled to be sponsored by Picky Bars now! I have had a few people on the podcast who are from the Picky Bar Company and I am happy to say that their ideals are right in line with what Running for Real stands for. These bars are not only delicious but made of real food and are made for sport, imagine that…. It’s gluten, soy, gmo, and dairy free with even some vegan options.

    Click here for 20% off AND you can also get an additional 20% off your order, if you purchase a Picky Club membership. A membership entitles you to hand pick your own Picky Bars products and you will be getting a box every month of your picks.

    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 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 Zach, we look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.

  • Join me for a 30 or 45 minute run in St Louis. We start with a check-in with our body and mind, take in all our senses, and then have a conversation.

    I answer the question about which sport I would do if I was not a runner, and then reflect on the other sports I have committed to during my life. What would you do if running wasn't an option? And what other sports have you enjoyed in life? I also talk a little about working with brands and the discomfort that comes from both sides. How irritating it is to see people online who are exploiting other people with the products they push.

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

    Thank you to Beam for sponsoring this episode. I am loving using their hydration products during my training. Before, after, and just when I need something to enjoy water. By checking out Beam, you also support me in these podcasts. You can use code TINA for 15% off everything on their website (or get 20% off a subscription).

    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 me, we look forward to hearing your thoughts.

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  • Bravery. Courage. Strength. Vulnerability. Our guest today is Angela Pohl, one of our own Running for Real community members. She shares with us the story of her breast cancer diagnostic and treatment journey as she gets ready for a double mastectomy surgery on June 11. There’s so much we can all learn from Angela, starting with her admirable mindset. From her, we learn how we can use our runner’s attitude of courage and determination as tools to aid us in some of life’s hardest challenges. “I had been chronicling my whole running journey for a couple of years now, and just all of the learnings that I've had through that, the mental training and all the progress that I made through that I decided that I was going to be very open about sharing my breast cancer journey as well because it's a chapter of my running journey or my overall journey.” –Angela Pohl During 2020, Angela ran 55 half marathons, 13 full marathons, and was training for a 100-mile ultra when she got diagnosed with breast cancer. In this episode, she helps us cover… Importance of self-checks and mammograms- even if you believe yourself to be a healthy runner or athlete. Don’t put things off. First it was COVID hesitation to not go to the doctor’s office, then it was a marathon training cycle putting off doctor’s visits until she finally went. There’s always something going on, but checkups are important. Don’t put them off. “Not everybody who goes through a cancer journey wants to be seen as a fighter or battling or warrior. Some people are on a healing journey. They feel that the cancer is part of their body, so they don't want to fight their own body. They might not want to use that kind of metaphor just because has some kind of violence, you know, associated with it. For me it's kind of a journey. I'm a race addict. And so I thought it would be kind of fun if you can call this fun at all to, you know, pretend that this is a whole race that I'm going through, and it's probably more like a multi-leg ultra marathon.” “That is something that I learned from running about how to stay in the mile that you're in, not, look all the way down at the results will start worrying about that because you just need to take it one mile at a time.” Angela learned that exercise is good while you're going through chemotherapy. Even just going on a walk. Angela co-founded a non-profit, Good Running, in 2016. Each month the group of runners selects a non-profit and donate $20 directly to the organization. They also gather raffle prizes and runners get a raffle ticket for every mile they run or walk. It’s all about runners doing good, together. Resources: Angela’s Instagram: @goodrunning26.2 (Message her some words of kindness and encouragement) GoodRunning.org Sarah Canney’s Rise Run Retreat Thank you to Momentous, Athletic Greens, and goodr for sponsoring this episode.

    Being a tough year with additional stresses on top of an already overwhelming situation means sleep can often be lost...but it is the one thing that we know would help us. Being a former insomniac, I know the frustration going to bed early, yet being unable to switch your brain off can bring. These Momentous Elite Sleep capsules are fantastic and contain Melatonin, Magtein® (Magnesium L-threonate), and Wild Jujube Seed Extract which together will help reduce nighttime anxiety, gently fall asleep and improve circadian rhythm to achieve higher quality sleep.

    Go here and use code TINA for 20% off.

    Athletic Greens is a simple and easy way to get 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole food source ingredients. Just to help my immune system be stronger and greater! It is so simple to make and it tastes good as well. I used this for my prenatal and I am still using it while breastfeeding. AND for my UK and Canadian friends, you can participate in this deal as well, so take advantage!

    Now you can get up to a YEAR supply of Vitamin D3 and K2 for free with your first purchase of Athletic Greens through my podcast. Visit here to learn more!

    I have been a fan of goodr for YEARS and I literally have their sunglasses all over my house. I recently had an episode with the Co-Founder Stephen Lease where he talks about the true and real story behind his company and I appreciate him being honest with me about it. The design behind these sunglasses really takes into consideration look and comfort. They are 100% carbon neutral and a part of 1% for the planet and protect many great organizations who care for our planet deeply.


    Go here to get 15% off of your order as well as free shipping on your first pair.

    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 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 Angela, we look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.

  • In this episode, we run along a quiet trail near St Louis. If you are missing nature around you, this run will be a perfect way to check in with your body.

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

    Thank you to Beam for sponsoring this episode. I am loving using their hydration products during my training. Before, after, and just when I need something to enjoy water. By checking out Beam, you also support me in these podcasts. You can use code TINA for 15% off everything on their website (or get 20% off a subscription).

    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 me, we look forward to hearing your thoughts.

  • Sika Henry is proof that we can speak our goals into existence. If there’s anyone who exemplifies persistence and determination, it’s Sika. After years of training, a serious bike, crash, and even a pandemic, in May 2021 Sika became the first U.S. Black Female Professional Triathlete. In this episode, Sika shares how she started as a college walk-on, to the workaholic life in New York City, to then come back to sports as a marathoner, and now a triathlete. “I believe in speaking things into existence. No matter how crazy it sounds, just put it out there. The worst that can happen is it doesn't happen. And then so what, even if you feel embarrassed by it, it’s like, who cares? At least you had the guts to attempt it and go after it.” –Sika Henry In this episode we cover… Sika’s childhood and early life as an athlete, she shares how she didn’t peak until a few years into college but that she never quit on her dreams. The power of cross training swimming and biking have had on her running abilities. The intensity of triathlon as a sport. She shares that even “recovery days” entail swimming and an easy run. It’s intense weeks and weeks of training. Sika opens up about her serious bike crash that landed her in the hospital and put a pause on her dreams of becoming a professional triathlete. It was with encouragement that she got back on her feet. She knew becoming pro would be a huge step in Triathlon for her to be an example for younger generations and represent inclusivity and diversity in the sport that only until last month didn’t have a black woman as a professional athlete in the United States. She shares that only 0.5% of the sport is made up of Black people and that 64% of Blacks lack basic swimming skills. Sika shares the importance of supporting organizations that are making strides in aquatics and swimming accessibility. Organizations Sika recommends: Diversity in Aquatics and Black Kids Swim Resources
    Instagram @sikahenry Sika’s Website and blog Strava Article Thank you to Momentous, Tracksmith, and Picky Bars for sponsoring this episode.

    Being a tough year with additional stresses on top of an already overwhelming situation means sleep can often be lost...but it is the one thing that we know would help us. Being a former insomniac, I know the frustration going to bed early, yet being unable to switch your brain off can bring. These Momentous Elite Sleep capsules are fantastic and contain Melatonin, Magtein® (Magnesium L-threonate), and Wild Jujube Seed Extract which together will help reduce nighttime anxiety, gently fall asleep and improve circadian rhythm to achieve higher quality sleep.

    Go here and use code TINA for 20% off.

    Tracksmith is a Boston based running clothing company that truly cares about the quality and care of their running clothes. Running can be a demanding lifestyle for our clothes, they definitely go through the wear and tear to where we may be purchasing new clothes constantly. Tracksmith designers truly work with the finest materials and think of you as a runner in mind with spots for your keys, phone, and fuel. You can go here to check out my favorites!

    You can get $15 off your purchase of $75 or more, click here and enter code TINA15.

    I am thrilled to be sponsored by Picky Bars now! I have had a few people on the podcast who are from the Picky Bar Company and I am happy to say that their ideals are right in line with what Running for Real stands for. These bars are not only delicious but made of real food and are made for sport, imagine that…. It’s gluten, soy, gmo, and dairy free with even some vegan options.


    Click here for 20% off AND you can also get an additional 20% off your order, if you purchase a Picky Club membership. A membership entitles you to hand pick your own Picky Bars products and you will be getting a box every month of your picks.

    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 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 Sika, we look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.

  • Join me for a 30 or 45 minute run with 2-4 strides. We start with a check in with our body and mind, take in all our senses, and then have a conversation.

    In this episode, I answer Elizabeth's question about my most challenging race. I talk about the two races I consider to be toughest, one I handled badly, and the other I handled well. If we were running alongside one another, what would you say was your most challenging race? When you upload your photo to social media, be sure to answer that question.

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

    Thank you to Beam for sponsoring this episode. I am loving using their hydration products during my training. Before, after, and just when I need something to enjoy water. By checking out Beam, you also support me in these podcasts. You can use code TINA for 15% off everything on their website (or get 20% off a subscription).

    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 me, we look forward to hearing your thoughts.

  • As marathons and full races are starting to come onto the scene again, in this episode we welcome someone who talks about training for and preparing for a marathon, along with fun topics of creating running music playlists and the current rise in podcasting. Matthew Huff is a writer, runner, running playlist extraordinaire, and author of Marathoner: What to Expect When Training for and Running a Marathon. In this episode, Matthew shares about his love of books and how his book about marathoning culture came to life. In this episode we cover… Matthew’s new book about a what to expect when training for and running a marathon. He also writes for many of the publications you may know and love, including Buzzfeed and Runner's World. We talk about a love affair with books: “I'm envisioning like in Beauty and the Beast, how she goes into the library. With the ladder that you can climb up and swing around the room on your ladder. But then just imagine that she took all of those books and moved into a New York tiny apartment.” The rise of podcasting: “Not everybody can write a book. Not everybody can make a T. V. Show about a topic. But if there's a topic that you're really passionate about, you can probably find one other person who's passionate about that and make a podcast about it. How his new book celebrates the people who run the marathon as well as include pictures, graphics and full color charts with information and training advice for the marathon. There are few books that contain both the training advice and the history and fun facts of running. This new both has both and goes beyond to share the beautiful crazy parts of running and welcomes all types of runners into the sport. We also talk about curating running playlists. Are you a jazz-listening runner or classic rock that puts a spring in your step. Resources:

    Matt’s Instagram

    Marathoner: What to Expect When Training for and Running a Marathon

    Runner’s World

    Thank you to Momentous, Athletic Greens, and Goodr for sponsoring this episode.

    Being a tough year with additional stresses on top of an already overwhelming situation means sleep can often be lost...but it is the one thing that we know would help us. Being a former insomniac, I know the frustration going to bed early, yet being unable to switch your brain off can bring. These Momentous Elite Sleep capsules are fantastic and contain Melatonin, Magtein® (Magnesium L-threonate), and Wild Jujube Seed Extract which together will help reduce nighttime anxiety, gently fall asleep and improve circadian rhythm to achieve higher quality sleep.

    Go here and use code TINA for 20% off.

    Athletic Greens is a simple and easy way to get 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole food source ingredients. Just to help my immune system be stronger and greater! It is so simple to make and it tastes good as well. I used this for my prenatal and I am still using it while breastfeeding.

    Now you can get up to a YEAR supply of Vitamin D3 and K2 for free with your first purchase of Athletic Greens through my podcast. Visit here to learn more!

    I have been a fan of goodr for YEARS and I literally have their sunglasses all over my house. I recently had an episode with the Co-Founder Stephen Lease where he talks about the true and real story behind his company and I appreciate him being honest with me about it. The design behind these sunglasses really takes into consideration look and comfort. They are 100% carbon neutral and a part of 1% for the planet and protect many great organizations who care for our planet deeply.


    Go here to get 15% off of your order as well as free shipping on your first pair.

    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 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 Matthew, we look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.

  • Join me for a workout? After our regular mental and physical check in, we do 5 x 1 minute hard (with 1 minute recovery) together. We check in with our senses and surroundings and wrap up the 30 minute with another check in. The 45 minute group will do an additional 2 x 1 minute in the final 15 minutes.

    There is no pressure, paces, or expectations here. We are all just doing this for enjoyment and to work hard together. It does not matter what speed or training level you are at, join me for this pickup workout.

    Would appreciate your thoughts on these workouts. Do you like them more or less than the runs. I may add them in once a month.

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

    No sponsor for this episode, but I talked about Athletic Greens (you can use this link to get a one year free supply of Vitamin D with your order) and I talked about Beam. You can use code TINA for 15% off everything on their website.

    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 me, we look forward to hearing your thoughts.

  • This episode is like eavesdropping on some friends’s conversation– we welcome Sabrina Little and Sara Mahoney, two of Tina’s close friends. We have a great dynamic between Sara, a professor of exercise physiology and researcher of nutrition and ultra-endurance performance. We also have Sabrina who is a professional ultra runner for Hoka, a philosophy professor and a mom to a 11-month-old. We loved getting to learn about each how each of these worlds– one more scientific and one more philosophical– are intertwined with running.

    In this episode we cover… How Sabrina’s trade of reading things that people have read for hundreds of years helps her ask the questions about what it means to be human. These deep questions we often don’t pause to ask, unless we’re maybe on the trail or running. Sara shares about FKT’s (Fastest Known Times) and how they differentiate from Strava segments which are smaler sections. She says FKTs can be created more of an experience and with more formality. On mental toughness...Sabrina shares that she has researched and written about this topic. “Oftentimes we hear these phrases like, ‘no pain, no gain,’ or ‘pain is weakness leaving the body.’ It’s indifferent to the kinds of pain that we're talking about. So if we're talking about injury, then no pain no gain is just imprudent, and it's poor stewardship of your body. If we're talking about pain in the way that people often describe discomfort, then that's a kind of edifying pain, but I guess it takes a bit of prudence or experience to know the difference.” On knowing your limits…Sara shares, “You don't have to like you don't have to take everything so seriously. And be yeah like you know as you said, it's okay to do it on occasion for like an experience where you're finding your limits but you don't have to do it three times a week every week.” See running as a celebration, not as a test to see if you’re good enough or worthy enough. We will always good days and bad days, but the important think is to keep working on it over time and move the needle closer to a place of self-love. If you see others doing it, it tells your brain it’s possible you can do it too. Resources: Sara Mahoney IG Sabrina Little IG Fastest Known Time Website Thank you to Momentous, Athletic Greens, and Picky Bars for sponsoring this episode.

    Being a tough year with additional stresses on top of an already overwhelming situation means sleep can often be lost...but it is the one thing that we know would help us. Being a former insomniac, I know the frustration going to bed early, yet being unable to switch your brain off can bring. These Momentous Elite Sleep capsules are fantastic and contain Melatonin, Magtein® (Magnesium L-threonate), and Wild Jujube Seed Extract which together will help reduce nighttime anxiety, gently fall asleep and improve circadian rhythm to achieve higher quality sleep.

    Go here and use code TINA for 20% off.

    Athletic Greens is a simple and easy way to get 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole food source ingredients. Just to help my immune system be stronger and greater! It is so simple to make and it tastes good as well. I used this for my prenatal and I am still using it while breastfeeding.

    Now you can get up to a YEAR supply of Vitamin D3 and K2 for free with your first purchase of Athletic Greens through my podcast. Visit here to learn more!

    I am thrilled to be sponsored by Picky Bars now! I have had a few people on the podcast who are from the Picky Bar Company and I am happy to say that their ideals are right in line with what Running for Real stands for. These bars are not only delicious but made of real food and are made for sport, imagine that…. It’s gluten, soy, gmo, and dairy free with even some vegan options.


    Click here for 20% off AND you can also get an additional 20% off your order, if you purchase a Picky Club membership. A membership entitles you to hand pick your own Picky Bars products and you will be getting a box every month of your picks.

    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 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 Sabrina and Sara, we look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.

  • As always, we start with mental and physical check ins, assessment of our five senses, and reflection. We spend the second half of the run, I answer Jerry's question about the strategies I have learned, and how I learned to race. What have you learned about how you race best?

    In the final part, I answer Camilla's question of would I reset my PRs and why or why not.

    Thank you to BEAM for sponsoring this guided run. Beam hydrate comes with three purposes, balance, performance, and recovery. I used two servings of BEAM performance in my trail race this weekend (which I won outright!) and immediately followed the race up with BEAM recover. These taste delicious and make hydration easy. With summer coming, make sure you are hydrated, use code TINA for 15% off.

    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 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 for joining me, we look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.

  • “At the end of the day you need to think about, what am I doing to be a better person, a better human for my community? Not just supporting Black people, but supporting women, supporting trans. What are you doing to be a better person?” –Marcus Brown

    In this episode we cover…

    The benefits and value of having a run coach even if you aren’t a professional runner. “If you want to be one of those people who reaches your best, whatever that is, then a coach is going to be the person who's gonna help you get there.

    Letting go of the misconception of perfection. Letting go of the idea of a perfect race. Just focus on doing the little things right.

    Kids pick up what you do, not what you say. Marcus reminds us of the importance of modeling behaviors for kids because they are watching all the time. He says he’s mindful of getting and training and coming back day in and day out because those are the actions he wants to show his kids.

    Even when external circumstances impact a race or training, it’s important to accept and move on. He shared that during the Boston Marathon of 2018 when the weather was terrible, he had to switch off from what was happening.“I had to accept that the weather is terrible and that I was going to get through it,” he said. “Just one foot at a time.”

    Running is like a mirror exposing our weaknesses. But it’s the practice of facing those things that you learn the most about yourself. Life is challenging and there will be more things that will try and knock you down. More challenges down the road, but if you take a breath and see your own worth, you’ll realize you are good enough and have everything you need to make it through them.

    As co-founder of Black Trail Runners with Sabrina Pace-Humphries, Marcus says the goal of the group is to one day not have to have it exist with that name, but right now it is very much needed in order to help people feel comfortable running in outdoor spaces and feel included.

    “We just need to appreciate that if someone's lived experience isn't the same as ours, we should still listen to them and we should still trying to pay them some kind of respect.”

    Inclusion needs to transcend just being included on covers of magazines. Of course, that’s an important step, but the real questions are: Who is making decisions to put the person in the magazine? Who's making decisions about what they wear? Who's making decisions of how it's presented? We need to have that kind of representation in the places that matter.

    As yourself: What am I doing to be a better person, a better human for my community?

    Resources Marcus’s website Marcus’s Instagram A Runner’s Life Podcast Black Trail Runners Thank you to Momentous, Tracksmith, and Goodr for sponsoring this episode.

    Being a tough year with additional stresses on top of an already overwhelming situation means sleep can often be lost...but it is the one thing that we know would help us. Being a former insomniac, I know the frustration going to bed early, yet being unable to switch your brain off can bring. These Momentous Elite Sleep capsules are fantastic and contain Melatonin, Magtein® (Magnesium L-threonate), and Wild Jujube Seed Extract which together will help reduce nighttime anxiety, gently fall asleep and improve circadian rhythm to achieve higher quality sleep.

    Go here and use code TINA for 20% off.

    Tracksmith is a Boston based running clothing company that truly cares about the quality and care of their running clothes. Running can be a demanding lifestyle for our clothes, they definitely go through the wear and tear to where we may be purchasing new clothes constantly. Tracksmith designers truly work with the finest materials and think of you as a runner in mind with spots for your keys, phone, and fuel. You can go here to check out my favorites!

    You can get $15 off your purchase of $75 or more, click here and enter code TINA15.

    I have been a fan of goodr for YEARS and I literally have their sunglasses all over my house. I recently had an episode with the Co-Founder Stephen Lease where he talks about the true and real story behind his company and I appreciate him being honest with me about it. The design behind these sunglasses really takes into consideration look and comfort. They are 100% carbon neutral and a part of 1% for the planet and protect many great organizations who care for our planet deeply.


    Go here to get 15% off of your order as well as free shipping on your first pair.

    Thanks for listening!

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    Thank you to Marcus, we look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.

  • 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 this guided run. Beam hydrate comes with three purposes, balance, performance, and recovery. I used two servings of BEAM performance in my trail race this weekend (which I won outright!) and immediately followed the race up with BEAM recover. These taste delicious and make hydration easy. With summer coming, make sure you are hydrated, use code TINA for 15% off.

    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 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 for joining me, we look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.

  • “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 the role of home cooks in our culture and society, especially the often undervalued labor of home cooks and their role in family, community and household. Thinking about all the things that have to happen for us to cook at home. Everyone involved in the process: people who grow our food, who stock grocery shelves, who mop the floors at grocery stores, who work the cash registers, who deliver things on trucks, and more. Julia’s childhood surrounded by diet culture and how that ultimately led her to write a cookbook about pushing against diet culture and pushing for us to redefine what healthy means for each of us. How and why Julia started Equity At The Table (EATT), a free directory featuring women/gender non-conforming individuals in/around the food industry and focuses primarily on POC and the LGBTQ community. Resources: Cookbook and website: Simply Julia Equity At The Table (EATT) Julia’s Instagram Thank you to Momentous, Tracksmith, and Generation UCAN for sponsoring this episode.

    Being a tough year with additional stresses on top of an already overwhelming situation means sleep can often be lost...but it is the one thing that we know would help us. Being a former insomniac, I know the frustration going to bed early, yet being unable to switch your brain off can bring. These Momentous Elite Sleep capsules are fantastic and contain Melatonin, Magtein® (Magnesium L-threonate), and Wild Jujube Seed Extract which together will help reduce nighttime anxiety, gently fall asleep and improve circadian rhythm to achieve higher quality sleep.

    Go here and use code TINA for 20% off.

    Tracksmith is a Boston based running clothing company that truly cares about the quality and care of their running clothes. Running can be a demanding lifestyle for our clothes, they definitely go through the wear and tear to where we may be purchasing new clothes constantly. Tracksmith designers truly work with the finest materials and think of you as a runner in mind with spots for your keys, phone, and fuel. You can go here to check out my favorites!

    You can get $15 off your purchase of $75 or more, click here and enter code TINA15.

    Thank you Generation UCAN, I have been talking about them for years and my ONLY source for fueling while I am training and racing. And without fail I have had a product of UCAN every day, whether it is a peanut butter chocolate bar or their delicious cookies and cream protein powder. I am also excited to share with you a NEW product, a gel! Completely fueled with superstarch and ready to go wherever you are headed off to.

    Use code TINAUCAN for 20% off of your order.

    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 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 Julia, we look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.

  • 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 this run)

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

    Be sure to go check out Momentous products, including Brain Drive that I used in my trail race, which helped me to concentrate for almost 4.5 hours. Check out LiveMomentous.com and use code TINA for 20% off.

  • “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 Angeles, and more.

    Latinos Run is a global movement bringing together Latinos through running and fitness to lead healthier lives and inclusive running spaces. Latinos Run and Latinas Run celebrate the multicultural communities that make up Latin countries and create welcoming atmospheres for all runners no matter where you’re from or what pace you go.

    “It's not about just the Latino community or the Black community. We need everybody to kind of lift each other up. So we always welcome everybody. We have a lot of people who are not Latino within our running group and we are all for it. We welcome everybody.” Maria Solis Belizaire

    In this episode we cover… Maria’s story of growing up with running as part of her life but not finding an inclusive community or guidance as a kid resulted in her quitting the sport. Fast forward and she turned this obstacle into an opportunity to start her own inclusive organization, Latinos Run, which today supports over 25,000 runners of all different cultures, not just Latinos. The incredible variety of cultures within the Latino community. “You have people from Central America, South America, the islands like Puerto Rico. It’s an extremely mixed and diverse community. And even within that community, you can see people from Argentina who are maybe typically more white than those from Dominican Republic who might be more culturally mixed with Indigenous or African roots. So we are very, very different.” Maria shares about growing up in South Florida being surrounded by mostly Cubans and it wasn’t until she got to New York that she started learning on her own and asking what Hispanic means, what Latino means, why some Hispanic or Latino countries have more African roots, others more Indigenous, and others more white. Faces and paces. How being inclusive in running doesn’t only mean creating inclusive spaces for people of all cultures, but all paces too. Of not leaving anyone behind no matter if they’re running a 15 or 18 minute pace or if they have a disability. She shares the story of a man who finished a 5K with a walker and cried at the end because he felt so supported. How she’s constantly up against misconceptions from the Latino community itself that Latinos are fat and Latinos don’t run so they don't belong in the sport. When in reality Latinos have been running for thousands of years. Running with Latinos Run sometimes becomes like a party. Everyone’s having a great time and many families show up, not just individuals. It’s a very welcoming atmosphere. The story of Maria’s father who for the majority of his life has run on his treadmill every day, but doesn’t feel safe running outside even in his own neighborhood so he won’t attend races. Latinos account for one of the largest growing groups in the country, making up 52% of the US population growth(2019) yet running and health brands are leaving them out despite Latinos growing purchasing power. They also make up minimal percentages of road races and even less in trail races. There is a positive shift happening where the Latino community is becoming healthier and we’re seeing a change within the general running community being more inclusive. Resources:

    Maria Solis Belizaire Instagram

    Latinos Run

    Latinas Run

    Thank you to Momentous, Picky Bars, and Beam for sponsoring this episode.

    Being a tough year with additional stresses on top of an already overwhelming situation means sleep can often be lost...but it is the one thing that we know would help us. Being a former insomniac, I know the frustration going to bed early, yet being unable to switch your brain off can bring. These Momentous Elite Sleep capsules are fantastic and contain Melatonin, Magtein® (Magnesium L-threonate), and Wild Jujube Seed Extract which together will help reduce nighttime anxiety, gently fall asleep and improve circadian rhythm to achieve higher quality sleep.

    Go here and use code TINA for 20% off.

    I am thrilled to be sponsored by Picky Bars now! I have had a few people on the podcast who are from the Picky Bars and for good reason, they align well what Running for Real stands for. These bars are not only delicious but made of real food and are made for sport by athletes. There are gluten, soy, gmo, and dairy free options and some vegan options.

    Click here for 20% off AND you can also get an additional 20% off your order, if you purchase a Picky Club membership. A membership entitles you to hand pick your own Picky Bars products and you will be getting a box every month of your picks.

    A new product that I have been trying out is Beam. Where they try to help athletes with balance, performance, and recovery. Now I have tried performance and balance and the flavors were great and I felt the hydrating electrolyte energy powder formulated with beetroot, green coffee bean, and citrulline really helped me and I know they will help you too.

    Go here use code TINA for 15 % off your order AND you can get 20% off if you purchase a subscription.

    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

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    Leave an honest review on iTunes or your favorite podcast player

    Your ratings and reviews will really help us grow and reach new people

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    Thank you to Maria, we look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.

  • 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 BEAM for sponsoring this guided run. Beam hydrate comes with three purposes, balance, performance, and recovery. I used two servings of BEAM performance in my trail race this weekend (which I won outright!) and immediately followed the race up with BEAM recover. These taste delicious and make hydration easy. With summer coming, make sure you are hydrated, use code TINA for 15% off.

    Question for you to reflect about:

    What five songs do you feel represent you?

  • 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 the lifecycle of one pair of running shoes, from concept to landfill with Bennett Grimes, Senior Product Manager of Footwear at REI's Co-Op. Next, we’ll have a discussion on the future of materials with Jad Finck, VP of Innovation and Sustainability at Allbirds. Then, a breakdown and call to action on how the listener can take immediate next steps on being an active participant in making the running industry a more sustainable place. Finally, we’ll hear from Zoë Rom, Runner, climate activist and Associate Editor at Trail Runner magazine, as she reads her poem, written exclusively for Running Realized, “Last Words.”

    Meet the guests:

    Bennett Grimes

    Senior Product Manager at REI 2:18 marathoner Father to 17 month old Baker NCAA XC All-American with Western Washington University 13 years in the running/footwear industry

    Jad Finck

    Vice President of Innovation & Sustainability at Allbirds Mechanical engineering degree from Stanford University MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business. Calls to action: Be intentional with your purchases & vote with your dollars, buying sustainable products, especially from companies that are testing out sustainable products, sends them a big message that consumers see sustainability as important Research and reaching out to companies you care about to ask them for their carbon numbers Donate your shoes to SolesForSouls, Shoe4Africa, or other donation services

    If you take action and do one of our suggested takeaways, tell us! We would love to hear what you did, and how it changed you. Tag us in a post on Instagram or email info@runningforreal.com to share.

    A special thank you to Zoë Rom for writing an original poem to go with this episode, find Zoë's DNF podcast for similar shows to Running Realized.

    Running Realized is hosted by Tina Muir and Knox Robinson. Produced by Jon Phillips. Original music, sound design, and mix by Daniel Brunelle. Edited by Gordon Bramli. Cover image created by Mari De Monte and Toby Kelleher.

    Follow Running Realized on Instagram

    Learn more about Running Realized here

    Thank you to Generation UCAN, Momentous, and Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode.

    Thank you Generation UCAN, I have been talking about them for years and my ONLY source for fueling while I am training and racing. And without fail I have had a product of UCAN every day, whether it is a peanut butter chocolate bar or their delicious cookies and cream protein powder. I am also excited to share with you a NEW product, a gel! Completely fueled with superstarch and ready to go wherever you are headed off to.

    Use code TINAUCAN for 20% off of your order.

    I would like to introduce to you Brain Drive from Momentous, I tested it out on my trail marathon race and I was able to stay focused and present during the WHOLE race. It has also been helpful for me while I am getting work done in just providing me with that focus that I need. It’s caffeine free which I also love.

    Go here and use code TINA for 20% off.

    Athletic Greens is a simple and easy way to get 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole food source ingredients. Just to help my immune system be stronger and greater! It is so simple to make and it tastes good as well. I used this for my prenatal and I am still using it while breastfeeding.

    Now you can get up to a YEAR supply of Vitamin D3 and K2 for free with your first purchase of Athletic Greens through my podcast. Visit here to learn more!

    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 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 , we look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.

  • 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 mountaineering while living in Boulder while attending the University of Colorado. She also writes, produces and hosts the DNF Podcast. “I'm here to challenge myself. I'm here to challenge our culture, I'm here to challenge the media. I'm here to challenge trail running because I fully believe it can be this amazing, inclusive, wonderful place that I sometimes see glimmers of and then it's just not all the way there.” Zoë Rom In this episode we cover… The parallels between writing and running. The discipline behind both. [11:00] Helping push along the running industry in a direction that is more representative of what the sport is and what the sport wants to be. [23:00] “I love trying to find people who have been overlooked by or straight up passed over by our industry and try to bring their specific stories and voices to prominence by just, you know, either giving them a platform and like helping streamline their writing.” [33:00] Shared about how we can move toward setting aside our insecurities and egos and listening to other people's stories. Journalism is amazing and impactful but what Zoë does is write less about like facts more about raw stories from experiences. “Facts never change anyone’s mind, but it’s very hard to discount other humans lived experiences.”[49:00] Resources + People mentioned Zoë’s Instagram Zoë’s Website DNF Podcast “Beating the Boys” article Thank you to Momentous, Tracksmith, and InsideTracker for sponsoring this episode.

    Being a tough year with additional stresses on top of an already overwhelming situation means sleep can often be lost...but it is the one thing that we know would help us. Being a former insomniac, I know the frustration going to bed early, yet being unable to switch your brain off can bring. These Momentous Elite Sleep capsules are fantastic and contain Melatonin, Magtein® (Magnesium L-threonate), and Wild Jujube Seed Extract which together will help reduce nighttime anxiety, gently fall asleep and improve circadian rhythm to achieve higher quality sleep.

    Go here and use code TINA for 20% off.

    Insidetracker has been a sponsor and also a dear friend that has helped me SO much in my past when my body was just not right. I count on Insidetracker to help me decipher the science behind it all. As Running4Real listeners they want to give you all the deal of the year, to take control of your health and wellness. You can get 25% off the entire website using code TINAMUIR

    Go here to find out more

    Tracksmith is a Boston based running clothing company that truly cares about the quality and care of their running clothes. Running can be a demanding lifestyle for our clothes, they definitely go through the wear and tear to where we may be purchasing new clothes constantly. Tracksmith designers truly work with the finest materials and think of you as a runner in mind with spots for your keys, phone, and fuel. You can go here to check out my favorites!

    You can get $15 off your purchase of $75 or more, click here and enter code TINA15.

    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 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 Zoe, we look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.

  • 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 to join me.

    Please let me know if you enjoy these, I would love to make them a regular thing where I could answer your questions on the run.

    Thank you to BEAM for sponsoring this guided run. Beam hydrate comes with three purposes, balance, performance, and recovery. I used two servings of BEAM performance in my trail race this weekend (which I won outright!) and immediately followed the race up with BEAM recover. These taste delicious and make hydration easy. With summer coming, make sure you are hydrated, use code TINA for 15% off.

  • 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 consecutive days. He’s run across Death Valley in the middle of summer, a marathon in the South Pole, and run 24 hours straight on a treadmill in Times Square. Dean is also a father, husband, and author. “ I think for a lot of people it's not failure that that holds them back, it's the fear of failure. So I'm not afraid to fail. And I'm not afraid to try new things And I'm always curious about new challenges… I mean, writing a book is every bit as challenging as an ultra marathon if not more so. It's just as grueling. It's just it requires the same sort of commitment and discipline.” —Dean Karnazes In this episode we cover… Dean’s new book, A Runner's High: My Life in Motion. We learn Dean was a competitive surfer. He explains that to him surfing is very much like running in that it's somewhat of an art form. “You know you can surf without being in competition. You can run without being in a race, so they're very similar in that regard.” You can love competitions but not feel the need to compete with other people running. “I think the biggest competition is myself. When I stand at the finish line, if I feel like I perform to the best of my ability, then I'm pleased with my performance. And, you know, you can't control other people. You can't control the environment. All you can control is yourself.” How running during the past year has served as a medicine and been more essential for our heads than our bodies. Surrender to whatever is going to happen. Let it happen, you’ll figure this out and find a way through. It’s very much like running an ultra. Resources + People mentioned (links) New book: A Runner’s High: My Life in Motion Dean’s Website Dean’s Instagram Dean on episode 081: Is the Fear of Pain Holding You Back? Dean on episode 150: Running For Good Thank you to Momentous, InsideTracker, and Beam for sponsoring this episode.

    Being a tough year with additional stresses on top of an already overwhelming situation means sleep can often be lost...but it is the one thing that we know would help us. Being a former insomniac, I know the frustration going to bed early, yet being unable to switch your brain off can bring. These Momentous Elite Sleep capsules are fantastic and contain Melatonin, Magtein® (Magnesium L-threonate), and Wild Jujube Seed Extract which together will help reduce nighttime anxiety, gently fall asleep and improve circadian rhythm to achieve higher quality sleep.

    Go here and use code TINA for 20% off.

    Insidetracker has been a sponsor and also a dear friend that has helped me SO much in my past when my body was just not right. I count on Insidetracker to help me decipher the science behind it all. As Running4Real listeners they want to give you all the deal of the year, to take control of your health and wellness. You can get $200 OFF the ultimate plan which is their most comprehensive plan.

    Go here and use Code: GIFTFROMRUNFORREAL for this amazing deal.

    A new product that I have been trying out is Beam. Where they try to help athletes with balance, performance, and recovery. Now I have tried performance and balance and the flavors were great and I felt the hydrating electrolyte energy powder formulated with beetroot, green coffee bean, and citrulline really helped me and I know they will help you too.

    Go here use code TINA for 15 % off your order.

    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 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 Dean, we look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.