Posts by Tina Muir

Why I Just Can’t Be Real With You About Motherhood…Yet

Running for Real. Tina for Real. Everything I have ever done under my personal brand, I have been real. I have shared the ups, the downs, the funny stories and the fears in every area of my life. I have shown my vulnerabilities, allowed my walls to come down, and be totally myself. I have…

Returning to Running After Injury: When Injuries Just Keep On Coming

When we get injured, we tend to go through phases, phases that I would typically go through every time. But this time, I am trying to make it different. First is denial, we pretend there is nothing there. We are afraid to even admit to ourselves that something doesn’t feel quite right, that the pain…or as…

Tina4Real is here!

Hi friends! Just a little update. As you know, I am the host of the Running for Real podcast, which is a year old and probably my favorite part of my business. I love interviewing people. I love sharing too much. I love building connections with people all over the world. If only there was…

Life Without Goals Could Be Just What You Need

I am a driven person. By now, most people know that. I set goals, and go get them, that is just how I have always done things. Chances are, that is the way may of you have done things too. How would you possibly stay motivated to do something that requires effort without a goal,…

Best Baby Products For 2-3 Month Old Babies 2018

About a month ago, I shared with you my favorite products for newborns. Bailey was around a month old, and as most people know, babies mean that your house is no longer your own. No matter how much you try to keep on top of keeping it tidy, things just end up all over the…

A Whole Lot Can Change in a Year: Where Will You Be in One Year?

I thought I would reflect over all that has happened, and remind myself…and you, through my stream of consciousness, that no situation is final. You may be injured right now and feel like you are never going to be a healthy runner again. You may be grieving the loss of a loved one, waiting patiently…

How Long Does It Take To Lose Baby Weight?

Just over a few years ago, I intentionally put on 15lbs to get my period back after secretly struggling with amenorrhea, a lack of periods, for nine years. You saw my story blow up (hello, People Magazine?!). I stopped running, gained weight, shared my story, and a few months later I was pregnant. Now, a…

Postpartum Running Plan

March 21st 2017 I stopped running. At the time, I had no idea if I would ever start again. On that day, I was prepared to say bye to running for good. I had to commit to it, otherwise it would be too easy to beat myself up, let myself slip into old habits, allow…

Bailey’s Newborn Photoshoot with Courtnie Coulson

Even if you aren’t a kid person, newborn baby photos have the power to make anyone melt. They are our favorite photos to see, and when it is your baby, and your bias is in full force, you literally couldn’t imagine a better photo. Especially when your photographer is amazing, and Courtnie Coulson Photography is…

Best Baby Products For Newborns 2018

Preparing for the birth of your baby brings about SO many emotions. You switch from fear to excitement multiple times a day, changing within seconds. Forums become your best friend and your worst enemy. You go from relief of finding others going through what you are (or anticipating a health condition that could happen) to…

Fears and Paranoia in Early Pregnancy

I realized (or should I say remembered) the reason my blog became popular in the first place. The reason my story went viral in the first place was because I was honest, open, and sharing with the world what I was going through, at that exact period in my life; my running struggles, my amenorrhea…

What is Running While Pregnant Like?

It is the question I have had many times, and the question I had never really thought about before it happened to me. What does it feel like to run while pregnant? I get it. You would think running while pregnant would be pretty uncomfortable, the big bump in your front would kind of bounce…

What Will Happen to Running for Real Over the Next Few Months?

End of January, and although I write this in late December, by the time you read this, I hope to be on my “maternity leave”. Not that there is such a thing. I am an entrepreneur with my website as my primary means of business, meaning I can take time off whenever I like. That…

Meet Bailey Grace Picucci: Our Beautiful Daughter

Funny story, last Wednesday I wrote up a Pregnancy Update Blog post for you, which was all set to go out today, at 37 weeks and 3 days. But today, I sit here with my daughter here next to me. Not in my belly, but out in the world and home with Steve and I.…

My Year of Running 2017

Well, 2017 didn’t turn out exactly how I had imagined when we turned over a year ago! If you would have told me I would be 34 weeks pregnant at this moment, I am not sure I would have believed you…actually, I know I wouldn’t! Or I would have wondered what catastrophic injury took me…

Maternity Photoshoot with Courtnie Coulson

Merry Christmas dear friends (if you celebrate)! Hope you are having a wonderful day with friends and family today. While everyone is nestled up inside, I thought I would share an easy going post with you, one I have been very excited to share for a few weeks now; my maternity photos. For my British…

What is #NoWatchMe?

You may have heard me throwing that phrase around, maybe you are a Running for Real Superstar on Facebook and see people talking about it in the community (if you aren’t a member yet, why not?! Come join us!) and you are completely confused. You might be thinking: I could NOT run without my watch!…

How to Plan Goals That Set You Up For Success and Happiness

You with the “BIG GOAL” you want to accomplish. You with the “I really wanna make this year count” goal. You with the “This HAS to be the year I do XYZ” goal. You with the “I train so hard, this had better be the year it pays off” goal. And that doesn’t even include…

You Are Only Human

We hear it over and over, we think, yeah yeah, I know. But then soon enough, we overstretch ourselves again, and like a child who can’t stop getting into trouble, we bow our heads and take the “told you so’s”. How did I not see I was going too far? Okay, I did, but how…
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