Posts by Tina Muir

The Best Day of Our Lives- Wedding Ceremony and Reception

Here we are! The day of the wedding, the moment I had waited for since being a little girl playing with a barbie doll. This was my moment, and I was going to take it in as much as possibly could. If you have not read the previous posts, STOP right NOW! Read about the morning…

Wedding Wednesday- Wedding Day!

Wedding Wednesday! Before I begin this post today, I just want to say a big thank you. To every friend, every family member, every person who has taken the time to congratulate us, support us, or say something kind to us about our wedding day. We are surrounded by so much love, and we are…
Using fall favorite ingredients to create a delicious, quick salad to speed recovery

Kale, Butternut Squash and Feta Salad

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Happy Marvelous Monday, this weekend really was marvelous! Flew by in the blink of an eye, but I have some BIG NEWS……for those of you who do not already know…..I AM ENGAGED!! Steve proposed this weekend! Thank you so much to everyone who has congratulated us! I will do a post on Wednesday, Meatless Monday still…
Elite Athlete Tina Muir shares her Secrets to Success: Active Warm Up. These video demonstrations are really easy to follow, and help you feel much better on your runs!

A Runners Guide for How to Use a Dynamic Warm Up

Cliff notes version of this post? A dynamic warm up is CRITICAL to your running. But let’s start with a little story to demonstrate why. I have talked about trying to get in the warms ups I need to but sometimes I am just hurrying before Bailey wakes up or needs me for some interaction.…

Pumpkin Pie Pancakes

Firstly, please bear with my website for the next few days. I am testing out some different features, meaning it will be changing quite a bit over the next few days. Hopefully it will be back in full working order by the end of the week. To anyone intending to move their blog from Blogger to…

25 Must Have Items for Race Day- An Elite Guide

I am not sure if it was the teen magazines, or the celebrity gossip magazines I used to read, but one of them used to feature a “Peek inside a celebrity purse/handbag”. I remember enjoying that particular section, as it showed that celebrities are human….what!? Yes, they too have a wallet in their bag AND…

The Road Half Marathon Recap

Happy Monday! Before I get into my race recap, and Meatless Monday recipe, I would love if after reading, you hop on over to Run to the Finish, and check out my guest post on Amanda’s blog about Is running different for men and women? I hope everyone had a marvelous weekend filled with whatever…

Peach Crumble Steel Cut Oatmeal

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Happy Meatless Monday! I would like to welcome Deborah from Confessions of a Mother Runner to Meatless Monday as we will now be joining forces to co-host Meatless Monday (complete with thumbnails) to spread the movement, and help share the best meatless recipes around. We will still be celebrating Marvelous Mondays, as optimism and gratitude…

Racing as an Elite; Crim Festival of Races 10 Mile Recap

Happy Marvelous Monday! Today is a special Monday post as I raced this weekend. Next week, Deborah and I will begin co-hosting our Meatless Monday Linkup (and thumbnails will be back), so please spend this week thinking of recipes to share! I am all packed up, but hanging around in Michigan for an extra week,…

How to Run in the Heat: Tips for Summer Running

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Running in the summer can make training really hard. Especially if you have a fall marathon, you know you need to get out there, but how do you do it without feeling like you are going to pass out at any second? Well, firstly I would check out my article on summer running and what to wear…

Super Super Sweet Potatoes

Happy Marvelous Monday! I had a weekend full of organizing and purging my belongings. The Type A part of me loved it , but the “normal” part of me wanted to just throw everything into a dumpster……thankfully I am an “eco nut”, and would never actually do that! For my birthday week, I indulged….again. I…

Summer Tofu Salad with Almond Butter Dressing

Happy Marvelous Meatless Monday! Other than a fair bit of traveling, I had a great weekend, with lots of good eats….another reason I need to participate in these meatless, healthy meals! When I eat out, I get whatever the heck I want, good for the soul, but not for training! Buuuutt, I like to think…

A Real Life Story of Self Doubt

I am writing this post at a time I am feeling weak. I know I am not weak, and I know it is a sign of strength that I am able to share my feelings, and especially if I do release this post, it will show my courage to put myself out there. I hope…

Adapting to Weather Changes: Humidity

Weather can really mess us up. We can train hard, have everything right, and then at the last second, a weather change can make our entire race plan go down the toilet. Humidity is definitely one of those bad weather situations that can cause a drastic decline in performance. BUT, before I go on, I…

Fish with Peach-Mango Salsa

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Article after article, case after case, day after day, we are told that people living in the Western World (particular those of us living in America) need to work on our diets: eat more vegetables, less saturated fat, more whole grains. I could easily go on, and then there are the other articles that show…

How to Modify Your Race Plan to Run in the Wind

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In our plushy (is that the right word?) little world, we can come up with things to complain about that really would not be even worth mentioning in other countries around the world, but as we are lucky to live in the countries we do, these are our biggest problems. One of these first world…

Hanover Firecracker 5 Mile Recap

Joining Jill this morning Happy Saturday! I hope everyone (well, my American readers) had a wonderful 4th July, and you were as lucky as we were in Michigan to have an absolutely perfect day weather wise. I ended up in Holland, MI at the beach, and it was beautiful. I may complain about Michigan more…

8 Reasons You Should Take Time Off From Running

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Of all my Secret to Success posts, I honestly think this is one of the most important, and one of the most overlooked factors when it comes to peaking for the races that you care about the most. I am gonna be bold and say that it is okay to not run for 2 weeks…

How Running Drills Will Help You Run Faster

As an elite runner, it is important to put a lot of time and effort into making sure you do everything you can to be successful. However, if you have read my blog for any amount of time, you will know that I pride myself on being easy to relate to, and real. I am…
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