Posts by Tina Muir

Running Safety For Runners Training in the Dark

Many runners have been waiting for this day for months; when the humidity finally lifted, you can breathe again, and the mornings feel cool and refreshing. We have been using these cool mornings as our carrot all summer, motivation to keep going, trust that it will feel amazing when it arrives. And it does. After…

Why Running for Time, Not Distance Might Be Best For You

REAL runners run for miles, kilometers, distance. Running by time is for the inexperienced, right? Actually, no. Running by time instead of distance might be just what you need, and since I gave it a try in early 2018, I haven’t looked back. I genuinely believe it is BETTER! I ran using distance for many…

How to Run With a Running Stroller Effectively

I never thought I would become an “expert” on this topic, and although I do not have any qualifications surrounding it, as I did recently become the first EVER mother with a running stroller to grace the cover of a fitness magazine (I think, correct me if I am wrong) with my Women’s Running Magazine…

Best Baby Must Have’s for 6-9 Month Olds

Here is what I believed to be the best products for a 6-9 month old gift guide. Maybe you have friends and family with babies this age, or maybe it is you planning ahead. If you missed my recommendations for gift ideas for newborns, best baby products for 2-3 month old and 3-6 month old babies, you…

Women’s Running Magazine UK Cover Model Experience

I have had an ultimate bucket list for about ten years now. In college, a good friend had purchased a journal for me, which I used as therapy during hard times or injury. I have talked many times about how important I believe journaling is, especially when you are struggling with something in your life…

Do You Listen To Music When You Run? When To Stop.

Progression runs force you to confront those inner demons telling you that you can’t do this, they force you to notice the fatigue in your legs around halfway and say, yep, I hear you legs, but we have work to do, the second half needs to be faster than the first half.  I have always…

When You End Up With an Injury During Training for a Big Race

I get a lot of emails each week. Mostly from runners like you, who are looking for some advice, some REAL advice. Not sponsored, not biased, not judge-y. Some support for a runner from a runner without being looked at like a crazy person. As someone who owns a business called Running for Real, you…

The WORST Running Advice Ever

There are endless articles out there giving runners advice on how to run well, race fast, train harder, be better. There is good advice, and there is bad advice. Unfortunately, the rules are constantly changing, and something we are told is good for us, can be found TERRIBLE for us the following year (without us…

Running With a Baby: Postpartum Running Advice

It has been an honor to be considered someone a lot of new mothers look to for advice about life with a baby. That truly warms my heart to know that my opinion is important to you. It is yet another reason I am so happy I spoke out about my 9 year struggle with…

Running for Real Discount Codes

We are in England right now, so I wanted to make the most of the time with family and friends. Therefore, I do not have a blog post for you, but I do have an updated list of all my coupon codes to help you save a few pennies. Now, if you have been a…

Get Out to the Running Trails

When I was an elite runner, where I ran was really important. On important workout days I would travel up to 90 minutes to get a long run in along a flat path in Cincinnati. On long run days, I would drive 20 minutes to start my run at the beginning of a paved trail…

Ultimate Superfood Breakfast: Runner Museli

When I was younger, I remember seeing muesli as an option in the store, something adults would eat for breakfast. A few times I had tried it, and wondered why the heck people would ever like that. Why would you want uncooked porridge oats to chew on like pieces of flaky cardboard? And what was…

A Second Attempt at Postpartum Running

When I announced that I was going to stop running to overcome amenorrhea, I knew I was prepared to do whatever it took to get my body to a healthy place. I made that my focus; being the best period-get-backer there ever was. And like other things I had put my mind to, I did…

Do You Need a Rest Day?

When you love running, and especially when you have a big goal in mind, you want to be committed to that goal. In fact, you don’t just want to be committed, you are, and its hard to even take it off your mind sometimes. Your days are based around it. We want to prove just…

Join a Runner Community for Fun, Friendship, and Freedom to Share

In the past, the only way to find a runner community was at local running events on a Saturday. Those communities are still there, but if you are shy or a little socially awkward (aren’t runners universally known for being that way? :p) that is not your only option anymore. You can follow social media…

Why Do You Run? 110 Reasons You Should

Here are 110 reasons to run, from which I gathered from the Running4Real Community, within the Superstars Group: I run now because I know someday in the future my body will tell me “no more”, until then I will use this gift I have to be able to run.- CJ Beatty I run because I…

Best Baby Must Have’s for 3-6 Month Olds

Another post on baby essentials, this time for 3-6 month old babies. In case you missed my baby products for newborns and baby products for 2-3 month old posts, there they are. It has been a while, but once you reach that 3 month mark, things start to change pretty quickly as babies learn to…

Racing Back to Back: More Races Does NOT Mean More Chances to Succeed

I am probably going to make a lot of people angry with that title, but it is something I hear some variation of over and over again. Especially in newer runners, runners who are falling for all the typical runner mistakes, and it ends up breaking their heart, often breaking their bodies, and breaking their…

Day in the Life of a Mother With a Baby

A few years ago, I wrote a day in the life of post to show what elite runners do in a typical day. I recently shared this day in the life of a runner post on my social media, and received a comment about what a day in the life of looked like now. My…
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