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  • Marathon training season is here. Tina shares her training plan and advice for runners prepping for a marathon this fall. In this 30, 45 minute or 60 run with 2-6 strides, Tina starts as always, with a body scan, senses check-in, and moves into a natural, enjoyable conversation.

    Part meditation, part reflection, part check in, part workout, join Tina for the latest together run.

    Thank you to UCAN for sponsoring this episode. I have used UCAN for many years now, and now we are back in summer, I am loving UCAN protein powder in my smoothies and simply in milk post-run. I also take UCAN energy on my trail runs and long runs. By purchasing UCAN you also support me in these podcasts. You can use code TINAUCAN for 20% off everything on their website

    You can support Running For Real and these together runs continuation through a monthly donation on Patreon. To sign up, click here.

    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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    Thank you for joining, we look forward to hearing your thoughts.

  • Excited to welcome Beth Pascall on the show, who just finished 7th overall and first woman at the 2021 Western States endurance race. She placed a record as second fastest female ever on the 100-mile run with a time of 17 hours, 10 minutes, and 41 seconds. Beth is a British pediatrician and took time off from her job as a doctor and spent 10 weeks in the US training for Western States. Beth even got married a few days after her Western States finish. Beth also recently won the Canyons 100K and holds the FKT for the Bob Graham Round with a time of 14 hours and 34 minutes. “The mental preparation is just important as a physical preparation.” –Beth Pascall In this episode we cover… The logistics Beth had to go through for training for Western States, the actual race, her wedding right after the race, and her work as a pediatrician. How trying different sports helps you in athletic performance. For Beth it was trying rowing, cycle touring and triathlon, until she found ultra-endurance running. “I don't think I ever really believed I could Western States until 2018 when I got picked.” The importance of confidence. “I came to realize that I thought my confidence was affecting my results because I truly never thought I could do well in a race. Just having people around me that really believed in me and gave me that confidence.” She’s done 250-mile distances which add the sleep deprivation element into it “It's possible to keep going and also learning to listen to your body, that way you’ll know what it feels like when you need to back off.” Resources: Beth Pascal Instagram Beth Pascal Website Beth Pascal Twitter Beth Pascal's Interview at Western States Thank you to BEAM, Generation UCAN, and Tracksmith for sponsoring this episode.

    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.

    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.

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

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  • The best running tips, marathon training advice, and lessons learned from 2:36 marathon runner Tina Muir. Helping you achieve your running goals and dreams. On this running podcast, you will learn from sports psychologists, nutritionists, scientists, runn

  • Malcolm Gladwell is known as one of the biggest creative thinkers and voices of our time. We feel incredibly fortunate to have him join us for this episode, which we recorded live and in-person from his studio in New York. Malcolm is also a runner and most recently ran the open mile at the final event of the Trials of Miles series by Citius Mag with Chris Chavez. Malcolm is the author of five New York Times Bestsellers, including Outliers, Tipping Point, and Talking to Strangers. Malcolm recently published his latest book, The Bomber Mafia. After recording the podcast with him, Tina, Knox, and Maria joined him on a run along the Hudson Valley. In this episode we cover… Malcolm’s story as a runner who stopped after age 16 and picked it back up again at age 50. Mile race against Chris Chavez in an attempt to break a 5-minute mile. “Being mediocre is much more enjoyable much more fun than being at the top being at the front. mediocrity brings freedom.” The story of how he found joy in running again after finding a track club where everyone would enthusiastically say they were a mediocre track club and that was its greatest charm. “It was the most incredibly open and it is the most incredibly open and accepting culture that I've ever encountered. Nobody cares what you do, how rich you are, if you’re skinny or overweight, and they don't care whether you run nine-minute miles. I never, in my running universe had known a world of running where nobody cares, and we're all just having fun.” I wasted 34 years of running because I didn't understand that the beautiful notion that it doesn't matter. On being wrong: “I quite enjoy the feeling of being wrong because I really love, I love the revision. Discovering you're wrong is one of life's pleasures because it's it is that it's the way you open the door to real knowledge and backtracking is also a pleasure because you get to start over like what's better than that? Like it's like you know, all of the things it's this invitation to rethink something.” On truth: a conversation about Mary Cain and Alberto Salazar. On the distinction between discipline and toughness. “I think running builds discipline and discipline is more important than toughness. The idea that somebody has been a runner (discipline) is it is important because it tells me something about their willingness to tackle, in a persistent focused manner, a complex task that's super useful to me. I don't need to know whether they can run 100 miles (toughness). On the importance of a diverse team: “The reason we try to pursue a diverse workforce is we think it makes it's not because we think it looks better or we're fulfilling some kind of social function because we think it makes the work better.” When he was hiring for a podcast producer, a woman named Mia’s first thing she said in the interview. “If you guys do your show on these ideas, no woman will ever listen to revisionist history.” And I was like, oh really, we need to hire you. So we did. Resources:

    Malcolm Instagram

    Malcolm's Website

    Revisionist History

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

    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 while pregnant.

    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.

    Have you not been feeling yourself lately? Gone down a lot of avenues but not really finding clear solutions? That is where Insidetracker can come in for you. I count on Insidetracker to help me decipher the science behind it all. I have trusted this company for years to help me show where I may be lacking and or if I just need a few tweeks here and there. I count on Insidetracker to help me decipher the science behind it all.

    Go here to get 25% off as a special for Running for Real listeners on their ENTIRE store.

    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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    Your ratings and reviews will really help us grow and reach new listeners.

    Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe, you can find out here.

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

  • Reflecting back on the past year and what we have learned. In this 30, 45 minute or 60 run with 2-6 strides, Tina starts as always, with a body scan, senses check in, and conversation.

    Part meditation, part reflection, part check in, part run, join Tina for a fun, thought-provoking together run.

    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).

    You can support Running For Real and these together runs continuation through a monthly donation on Patreon. To sign up, click here.

    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, we look forward to hearing your thoughts.

  • In this conversation with Mary, we go beyond touching on her Nike Oregon Project experience and her New York Time Article, I was the Fastest Girl in America Until I joined Nike. We get to learn from Mary about how she found a new relationship with running and how we can all be a little gentler on ourselves. We hear about her new non-profit, Atlalanta NYC that she’s launching, while working with Tracksmith and the New York Road Runners. We hear Mary’s wise wisdom on life, the future of running, and being yourself. In this episode we cover…

    Atlalanta NYC, Mary’s latest creation– the first professional team in New York City. It’s the first of it’s kind doing community service work within the broader New York City area, serving as mentors to younger female girls and bringing on a team of professional women to help make the sport a better place for everybody.

    Outcome-based models of success versus growth-based models of success. Thinking about our lives and running with a growth mindset instead of being attached to an outcome allows us to blossom as individuals.

    On the importance of being okay with change. “It's okay for things to change with time. We're all learning, we're all growing in, our society is changing with time. Change is a really beautiful and positive thing and growth should never be treated as a dangerous thing.”

    Her analogy of pretending to run with an egg in your hand will help you feel more relaxed and help you be a better runner. The more you hold on tight and clench your fist, the more likely you’re going to break and burn out early. She shares the key is to relax and hold it gently for the majority of your race, then on the last 400 meters you can drop the egg and finish strong.

    Mary’s interview was so special in that it was such an intimate atmosphere for a live podcast and she really embodies what Running for Real stands for, being real and being yourself. Resources: Mary Cain IG Atlalanta NYC Rich Roll and Mary Cain Thank you to Tracksmith, Picky Bars, and Beam for sponsoring this episode.

    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.

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

  • Processing a life changing trip to New York, including behind the scenes information about what it was like to interview Malcolm Gladwell. In this 30, 45 minute or 60 run with 2-4 strides, Tina reflects on what she learned in New York and some of the highlights from her time in Beacon and New York City.

    Part meditation, part reflection, part check in, part run, join Tina for a fun, thought provoking together run.

    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).

    You can support Running For Real and these together runs continuation through a monthly donation on Patreon. To sign up, click here.

    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, we look forward to hearing your thoughts.

  • Lisa Rivera has a heart for community and it beats with a love of running. She is not only a runner and pacer with Harlem Run, but is a social worker working in child welfare, a veteran, a mentor, and a sponsored athlete with Gu Energy. She reminds us of the importance of surrounding yourself with people and experiences who challenge you and make you a better person. She embodies the ripple effect of bettering yourself and uplifting around you. Even if you don’t notice the changes at first, she talks about the importance of keeping your strength up because you never know who you are inspiring. “Trail running, run-walking, hiking. If you're an athlete, you don't have to look a certain way. You don't have to be running by many miles. You are still a freaking athlete and people need to understand that and acknowledge that.” –Lisa Rivera In this episode we cover… What growth means and how we experience it. It could be conversations with friends, a session with a therapist. It could be listening to motivational speeches, listening to a podcast, or having a conversation with a friend. It’s about self-awareness and continuing to evolve into your best and most authentic self. Lisa’s experience as a run-walker and her encouragement for more people like her to join in on running. “ I want them to see, I look like you too. I am like you, I come from your communities.” She’s running the TransRockies Run in Colorado in August and is doing the three day challenge through Google. She’ll be running her first ultra of 60 miles on the trails. We learn about the group, Harlem Run and why it’s a great group for strengthening the running community in Harlem. “The first time with Harlem Run community was just amazing, they stayed with me, I felt seen, I felt heard I felt supported and safe the whole time,” Lisa said. She shared that people there told jokes and gave advice like maybe not running in cotton socks. It was a great experience as a new runner and now is part of her every-week running training. Resources: Instagram Lisa Rivera Harlem Run Thank you to Athletic Greens, Goodr, and InsideTracker for sponsoring this episode.

    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.

    Have you not been feeling yourself lately? Gone down a lot of avenues but not really finding clear solutions? That is where Insidetracker can come in for you. I count on Insidetracker to help me decipher the science behind it all. I have trusted this company for years to help me show where I may be lacking and or if I just need a few tweeks here and there. I count on Insidetracker to help me decipher the science behind it all.

    Go here to get 25% off as a special for Running for Real listeners on their ENTIRE store.

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

  • Join Tina on a trip down memory lane. In this 30, 45 minute or 60 run with 2-4 strides, Tina runs through Big Rapids, Michigan, a town she spent five years in. Tina reflects on some of the most meaningful memories from her days at Ferris State, as well as some regrets, and moments that changed her trajectory.

    Part meditation, part reflection, part check in, part run, join Tina for a fun, emotional together run.

    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).

    You can support Running For Real and these together runs continuation through a monthly donation on Patreon. To sign up, click here.

    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, we look forward to hearing your thoughts.

  • When it comes to finding synergy between running and our core selves, Kriste Peoples has found it. As a meditation and mindfulness teacher, running coach, avid trail runner, and outdoor guide, Kriste helps us all use running as a tool to feel more present in the hustle and bustle of life. Kriste is a leader in inspiring women to pursue adventure in the outdoors while maintaining a grounding presence within themselves. “When we’re running we’re invited to pay attention to what’s going on in your body and opens us up to deeper connections with the people we are with. It also allows us to come back more relaxed and refreshed to be better people in our relationships at home and have more compassion for others.” –Kriste Peoples In this episode we cover… Exploring the parallels between our running practice and meditation practice. How you can cut through the noise and narrow down the core of what mindful running means to you. Redefining what meditation looks like for you. It doesn’t have to be a solitary space or rock garden. It can be those 5 breaths you take when you feel flustered while heading out the door with a mug in one hand, a child in the other, your tote bag on your shoulder and shoes in the other arm. “You can catch yourself in a moment. Just breathe five seconds now. You would be very hard pressed not to have five seconds in your day. If you don't have five seconds, you've got bigger problems than not being able to meditate.” We need connection in America right now. Running has the power to heal and bring a healing presence to those who are united by it. The ways we can look back at our lives and reframe moments and redefine what they mean to us. Resources: Kriste's Website Instagram @KristePeoples Thank you to Athletic Greens, Picky Bars, and Tracksmith for sponsoring this episode.

    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.

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

  • Join guest Together Run host and Running For Real Superstar member, David Skytte for a 30 or 45 minute run with 2-4 strides. David begins the run with a few warm up exercises, followed by a body and mind check in. He leads us through an exploration of our five senses and gives us something to think about.

    Part meditation, part run, join David for a fun together run.

    You can support Running For Real and these together runs continuation through a monthly donation on Patreon. To sign up, click here.

    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, we look forward to hearing your thoughts.

  • Physical health and mental health go hand in hand. As a high school and later a college athlete, Emma Abrahamson shares about her habits as a competitive athlete and how they led to a decline in physical and mental health, but also her story of unearthing a well-balanced lifestyle that not only helps in performance but keeps her body and mind happy. Emma followed a different path after college, as she started a Youtube Channel blogging about the running world. She’s someone who is shedding light on many issues athletes face with regards to body image, physical health, and mental health. She also has a popular food Instagram, One Crazed Foodie, a line of nutrition bars Crazed Foods, and her own podcast, Convos Over Coldbrew. “I feel confident in who I am as a human being not as what I look like. I feel, even though my body is bigger or different, I just feel so much more confident in my body.” –Emma Abrahamson

    In this episode we cover…

    Looking after your body and overcoming amenorrhea/RED-S How you can take a moment of boredom and make something out of it! Emma shares how she started her Youtube channel as a simple vlog with her iPhone and it grew steadily. Body image as she shares how her college self thought about her body and now how she has evolved to be more accepting. Culture change within high school and college sports with regards to mental health and body image. What causes the disconnection between your body and your period. Emma shares how getting out of shape helped her mental health. Importance of surrounding yourself with people who lift you up, because they’re the ones who will help encourage you to know yourself and keep living a healthy lifestyle. Resources One Crazy Foodie on Instagram. Emma’s personal Instagram @emmaabrahamson Crazed Foods nutrition bars Convos Over Coldbrew podcast Thank you to Athletic Greens, Goodr, and Insidetracker for sponsoring this episode.

    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.

    Have you not been feeling yourself lately? Gone down a lot of avenues but not really finding clear solutions? That is where Insidetracker can come in for you. I count on Insidetracker to help me decipher the science behind it all. I have trusted this company for years to help me show where I may be lacking and or if I just need a few tweeks here and there. I count on Insidetracker to help me decipher the science behind it all.

    Go here to get 25% off as a special for Running for Real listeners on their ENTIRE store.

    Go here to get 25% off as a special for Running for Real listeners on their ENTIRE store.

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

  • On this bonus episode we welcome Chase Jarvis, founder of Creative Live and author of Creative Calling. Co-hosting this conversation alongside Tina is Running for Real team member, Maria Vargas, a longtime follower of Chase’s work. Together, the three of us dive into the topic of creativity and how it is interwoven into all that we do, including sports. In this episode we cover… Exercising the muscle of creativity and being intentional in practicing it same ways we practice physical exercise. Simplifying the complex. Creative Live takes a complex topic such as photography and making it easier for regular people to understand and learn. Running for Real takes a complex topic like running and makes it more relatable. On the way creativity empowers us to shape our own lives and environments. Similar to how running changes your body or starting a business changes your mind, creativity give us agency. Create before you consume. –Marie Forleo Beginnings hide themselves in endings. Chase shares the story of Best Camera App ending and Creative Live beginning. Creativity is connecting seemingly disconnected things in a new way. A dive into Chase’s book, Creative Calling and how we can use it as a toolkit to design our best lives. Resources Chase Jarvis Instagram @chasejarvis Creative Live Creative Calling (book) Limited edition shoe collaboration with K-Swiss called 'The Creator' and are designed with diverse, creative lifestyles in mind. They're irreverent, a bit wild without being overstyled. Road tested for utility. Thank you to Tracksmith, Picky Bars, and Insidetracker for sponsoring this episode.

    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.

    Have you not been feeling yourself lately? Gone down a lot of avenues but not really finding clear solutions? That is where Insidetracker can come in for you. I count on Insidetracker to help me decipher the science behind it all. I have trusted this company for years to help me show where I may be lacking and or if I just need a few tweeks here and there. I count on Insidetracker to help me decipher the science behind it all.

    Go here to get 25% off as a special for Running for Real listeners on their ENTIRE store.

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    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

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

  • Join me for a 30, 45, 60 minute run with 2-4 strides. We start with a check in with our body and mind, check in with our five senses, and then a conversation.

    In this episode, I talk through a difficulty I have been working through in my life, and talk about the awkwardness of social media sharing when someone sees you doing it.

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

    Thank you to UCAN for sponsoring this episode. I have used UCAN for many years now, and now we are back in summer, I am loving UCAN protein powder in my smoothies and simply in milk post run. I also take UCAN energy on my trail runs and long runs. By purchasing UCAN you also support me in these podcasts. You can use code TINAUCAN for 20% off everything on their website

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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.

  • 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

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    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.