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Let’s Celebrate The Women Who Inspire

International Women’s Day. A day that celebrates women making changes and bringing our rights closer to where they should be. For me, International Women’s Day is a day to think about those women who have inspired me. Of course, I know there are many, many women who have sacrificed, fought, relentlessly pursued fair treatment for…
Finding gifts for new moms that are not for baby can be difficult, but here are some ideas, some under $20 to treat your new mama a present for the holidays.

Best Gifts for New Moms: 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Last week I did my gifts for runners guide, this week it’s mums turn. If you are a mother runner, then you luck out, two guides with ideas! I wanted to share a gift guide with unique gifts for new moms, especially gifts for new moms that aren’t for the baby, as many of the…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…
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.…

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…

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”,…

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…

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…

Sharing My Secrets With Running For Real

Ahh friends, I have so much to update you on, but instead of typing a big long ramble, I thought it would be better to send you a quick little video to let you know just how thankful I am that you are spending a few moments of time with me. I am diving in…
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