Posts by Tina Muir

Best Gifts for Pregnant Women: 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Last week I published my gift ideas for runners, and this time I thought I would share some ideas for those who are in the same situation as me right now. I am still running a little, but pregnancy gifts for first time moms are far more appropriate to me right now than running things…especially…
The best present ideas for runners this Christmas. Gift ideas under $20 to dream runner gifts for the running fan in your life.

Best Gifts for Runners: 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Presents for runners should be pretty easy. We love trying new things, we are usually obsessed with our sport, and can’t really give enough gift ideas for runners, especially Christmas gifts, as it is the one time of year we really feel we deserve a treat, especially if it is cold outside. Last year I…

End of Second Trimester! 27 Weeks Pregnant

Oh boy! Here we go! The final stretch is ready and waiting for me, and things are getting very real. Not just cause I can’t really bend over anymore, and everything feels a little squished inside, but because I really am nearing my baby’s guess date, and before I know it, she will be here.…

Strength Training and Lifting During Pregnancy

There is a need for this post. The strength training for me is crucial. However, strength training, in a controlled environment, where you are working with someone who understands the physiological side of the body, and how to apply it to this new body, is something completely different. Every week almost, my weights were decreasing.…

Second Trimester Update (23 weeks Pregnant)

How am I already closing in on the end of the second trimester? Time goes by so fast! Well, it does after the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. I am sending you this post from England, as I am here to celebrate my beautiful mums 60th birthday I flew in last Friday, not really telling…

Making Friends isn’t Easy! How to Find a Group that Suits You Best

The internet is wonderful and terrible at the same time. I could spend hours listing the ways our world has benefitted from it, but I could also have done without the ability to google anything I am paranoid about…followed by a panic that I might actually be dying because I have a red blotch on…

How to Set New Goals and Achieve Them as Life Changes

In a perfect world, we would be able to continue improving our whole lives. Not just in running, but in everything; our personal development, our relationships, our compassion and love. All of it. Except life doesn’t happen that way, and actually, we probably wouldn’t want it to even if we DID have the choice, as…

14 Ways to Build Your Confidence as Pre-Race Anxiety Kicks In

Race season is here, which means so the season of pre race jitters and nervousness are also around in abundance. Many of you are getting ready to race over the coming weeks, and I have previously covered how to taper, giving you all the information you need to feel confident about the physical part of…

Second Trimester Update (18 Weeks)

When you are in the first trimester of pregnancy, time feels like it is moving so slowly. You so desperately want to get to part where you are in the safe zone, where your baby is mostly secure and you can breathe deep. You are also acutely aware the second trimester is “the good part”,…

Strength Training for Runners: Are You Wasting Your Time?

By now, most runners are aware that strength training (resistance training, lifting, “core work”) is going to make it much more likely that you will be able to stay injury free. Most runners also know that following a strength training for runners plan is going to help you run more efficiently, meaning your running technique…

First Trimester Pregnancy Update (Already 13 Weeks!)

If you had asked me 6 weeks ago how my first trimester was going, I would have probably replied with “ugh”. If you made the comment, don’t worry, you will only feel sick for another 6 weeks, as it eases up for most people after 12, I probably would have given you dagger eyes. 6…

My Ultimate Runner Guide For How to Get Your Period Back

UPDATE: Since writing this article, I have taken EVERYTHING I learned in my journey to get my period back, and wrote a book on the topic, so you have everything I know about amenorrhea in one place. This book is written for runners who have lost their period, but regardless of what sport you do,…

What’s the Future Look Like for Running for Real?

I have had quite a few emails of congrats about the pregnancy, and although i haven’t got back to all of you yet, I will, but I have not been so good about getting back to the rest of social media, I truly apologize about that, but as you can imagine, things have been a…

Um….I’M PREGNANT!

I know. I can barely believe it myself. I can barely believe I am typing it, but yes, I am pregnant, 8 weeks pregnant. Let me just tell you, it has been SO hard not saying anything, especially with what I am about to tell you. But first, as this is probably the biggest news…

The Will to Win: Is it Bad to be Too Competitive?

People often ask me when I first realized I was good at running. As a professional runner, you have to know these things, because of course, I should have been way out in front of all the boys from an early age, proving my physical ability before it was even developed. It is the story…
If you start off races confident, but find the negative thoughts overcome you quickly, Sports Psychologist Evie Serventi has the mental tactics you need.

BONUS: Evie Serventi- If You Can’t Reassure Yourself, No One Can

Bonusode (is that even a word?) I am making it one! Today my dear friend and sports psychologist, Evie Serventi is here with us to talk about how to overcome the negative thoughts in a race once they start to flood in. If you are someone who goes into a race nervous, but confident, however you…

Getting Back into Running After 3 Months Off- It’s Not Easy

I finally understand what it’s like to begin running from scratch. I have lost count of the number of people who have struggled with running over the years, asking me the usual questions; does running get easier? How to begin running? What can you do to make running not be painful? And the big one, how…

25 Helpful Running Articles You Need To Read

Many of you are brand new friends. We have not had the years to get to know one another…or you have not learned my rambl-y style of writing yet, I thought I would bring a summary post together for running articles you may have missed if you are a new reader. If you are new…
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