My name is Tina Muir, and I am a Great Britain Olympic hopeful and professional runner, who is pregnant with a little girl, who we get to meet early Feb 2018.
My journey to this moment was kind of unique, but not because it doesn’t happen this way for runners of every level, but because I was the first person to really speak out about my 9 year battle with amenorrhea (no periods).
My story was featured in dozens of publications including People Magazine, SELF, Well+Good, ESPN, Women’s Health, The Daily Mail, Runners World, Outside Online and many more.
I am honored to have been chosen as one of 21 women changing the running world by Women’s Running Magazine in 2017.
For those of you who are interested, my PRs are 16:08 (5k), 33:24 (10k), 1:13 (Half Marathon), and 2:36 in the (Marathon).
After working as the Community Manager for Runners Connect and Podcast host for Run to the Top, now I am not running much myself, I am focusing on one of my other passions; helping others achieve their goals through passing on my knowledge and experience to you.
That is why I created the Running for Real Community, and I hope you will consider joining my private Facebook group, where we use social media as a place for runners to foster a healthy mindset around running and training, no matter what level, speed, or experience.
The Running for Real Podcast has been growing month by month since its launch in April 2017, I was excited to get up over 70, 000 downloads per month with a few months, you can see what all the fuss is about here.
Another thing I want to remind you, is that you are so much more than a runner. I had to learn this the hard way, as my identity was so tangled up in being an elite runner, but you are a wonderful, beautiful person for who you ARE, not what you do. Be Brave! Be Strong! Be You!
I promise you that I will be real with you, even if it means showing weakness or vulnerability. I may have run fast, but I am not as different to you as you might think?