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Hello!

My name is Tina Muir, and I am a Saucony sponsored pro runner chasing my dreams of representing my country in a major World Championship. Mission accomplished 🙂 My PRs are 16:08 (5k), 33:24 (10k), 1:13 (Half Marathon), and 2:36 (Marathon). I am also the Runners Connect Run to the Top Podcast host, where I interview running influencers from all over the world.

I know you have plenty of running blogs to choose from. My blog is devoted to helping YOU to feel good about your running and who YOU are, so you too, can be the best YOU can be! I want you to Be Brave. Be Strong. Be You!

I will share the ups and downs, ins and outs of my training and what I am doing to be better, but I pride myself on being real, so if you are looking for those perfect looking images of chiseled bodies who say how wonderful life is all the time, you are in the wrong place! I am ALL about real bodies and real people.

I promise you that I will keep it real, even if it means showing weakness or vulnerability. You may see me as the fast runner, but I am not as different to you as you might think 🙂

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Personal Life and Background

I have been in the US since 2007 (eight months in Aliso Viejo, CA, five years in Big Rapids, MI, two years in Philadelphia, PA, and now living in Lexington, KY) with husband (and Coach) Steve. You can read about our wedding here. I was born and raised in St. Albans in England, or Great Britain as my American friends tend to say.

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All my family is back in England, I have two wonderful parents; Lynne and Robin, who have taught me everything I know, and made me into the person I am today. I have a younger sister called Jess, who I would do anything for. I also have a wonderful support system of friends from all of the places I have lived. Every day I feel so grateful that I have had the opportunity to get to know such wonderful people.

Tina and Mum Lynne

Tina and Dad Robin

Tina and Sister Jess

I came to the US to pursue my running career, spending five years at Ferris State University as I chased down my running dreams, and completed my bachelors degree.

I ended my collegiate career as an 11 time All-America Track and Field/Cross Country athlete. In 2012 I ran in the Great Britain Olympic Trials, finishing third in the 10k. In 2016, I finished 5th in the Great Britain Olympic Trials in the Marathon.

My photoshoot with my All-American Awards at the end of my college career- Photo Credit to Matt Yeoman and Bill Bitzinger

My photoshoot with my All-American Awards at the end of my college career- Photo Credit to Matt Yeoman and Bill Bitzinger

Professional Life

I completed my Masters Degree in Business (MBA) in May 2012 from La Salle University while working as the Assistant Cross Country/Track and Field Coach for the La Salle Cross Country and Track Team.

My athletes at La Salle waited for me for 40 minutes outside the medical tent

My athletes at La Salle waited for me for 40 minutes outside the medical tent after the Philadelphia Marathon

I am now working as a Community Manager for Runners Connect. This is a great position for me as it allows me to work from home, so I can work my schedule around my training, to make sure I continue to give myself the best opportunity to succeed and chase down my lifelong goals as a runner.

My favorite part about my job is being the host of the Runners Connect podcast, where I get to interview some of the most influential runners of all time, including Chris McDougall (Born to Run), Molly Huddle, and motivational speaker Scott Welle.

Run to the Top Podcast

My dream is to set up my own business. Initially I thought that would be through selling healthy, ready made, meals, but I have since decided that my passions lie with helping others with their goals. I intend to be a life coach of sorts, with more of a focus on working on recognizing your strengths as a person (and runner) to achieve those goals you have always dreamed of.

Just a little extra!

Even though I have reached a pretty high level in my running career, I promise I am just a normal girl who runs a crazy amount lot of miles, trying to set up a (mostly) healthy lifestyle to maximize my performance. I LOVE to eat good foods like burgers and pizza! I also have an insatiable sweet tooth, I am unfortunately one of those insane people who could eat an entire tub of frosting, and not feel sick from the sweetness at the end. As much as I will try to create healthy meals, you will see that a day does not go by where I do not have some kind of sweet!

Tina Steve Ice Cream

I would consider myself an “eco nut”, and doing my part to encourage others to look after the environment is another passion of mine.

I am trying to remove processed foods out of my diet as much as possible (says she with the giant sugar coated cookies above!) by making things at home rather than purchasing packaged products I try to only eat Grass-Fed (and finished) beef, free-range organic poultry, wild fish, and organic fruits and vegetables. I used to be one of those people who laughed at those words, thinking there was no difference, but I was wrong, very wrong!

Well, I feel like I have rambled enough, and you probably all stopped reading 10 paragraphs ago, for those of you who made it through, Congratulations, you now have an associates degree in Tina Muir.

Thanks for reading! I hope you like my recipes, and adventures. Please do not hesitate to contact me through TwitterFacebook, Instagram or Email (at the bottom of the page)! I would LOVE to hear from you!

Hello!

I want to show you that you are not the only one struggling, we ALL ARE (and if someone says they are not, they are lying!). I promise I will be real with you as I reach for my running goals, give you advice to help you be the best YOU can be....while still living a balanced life that makes you happy.

I would love to hear from you :)