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  • Tina carries a small handheld mic as she does a 30, 45, and 60 minute run with the community. Join in for a body scan, senses check up, updates from life this week (including talking throguh a small injury), and a conversation. This week we talk about small things that can be done environmentally to add into life...although, as you will hear, it is not quite that simple(!). There is a reason these together runs are very popular, give it a try and join in!

    Part meditation, part reflection, part check-in, join Tina for #togetherrun23

    Be sure to let us know if you would like to attend the Boston meetup on October 10 by emailing Tina

    Tina mentioned

    No sponsors today, trying to keep this authentic and like really running with a friend. If you want to support Tina and the Running For Real team:

    Through a monthly donation on Patreon. To sign up, click here.

    You can share on social media and let others know about what you are loving in these together runs.

    You can leave a review on iTunes.

    Thanks for listening!

    We know there are so many podcasts you could be listening to, but we are honored you have chosen Running For Real. If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us:

    Take a screenshot of the episode, and share it with your friends, family, and community on social media, especially if you feel that topic will relate to them. Be sure to tag us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram Leave an honest review on iTunes or your favorite podcast player Your ratings and reviews will really help us grow and reach new people

    Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe, you can find out here.

    Thank you for joining, we look forward to hearing your thoughts.

  • At 32, writer/musician Mishka Shubaly could have stepped out of a Bukowski novel. Then, after nearly twenty years of hard drinking, he quit cold turkey. A few months after getting sober, he ran five miles: “My life seemed to shift a few degrees. New possibilities had only been negative for a long time - it was possible that I would wind up in rehab; it was possible that I would wind up in jail. Suddenly some invisible divider had cracked and then shattered. It was now possible that I could do good things, too.”

    Within a year he ran his first ultra marathon. His bestseller, The Long Run, is a raw, yet often humorous, chronicle of his substance abuse and becoming a runner.

    Mishka no longer has "one foot in the gutter and the other in the grave." On this week's episode, he shares his thoughts on religion, education, getting older, and of course, running.

    I made it as as honest and ugly as my experience had been, and when I when I turned it in, I was like, this is going to f***ing destroy any writing career that I have because I copped to so much. Because there's just so much filth and weakness, and then the response that I got was wild.

    When his editor suggested that he write about becoming a runner, Mishka was less than enthusiastic. “I didn't want to write about my transformation,” he says, “because in 2011 that was an old story and I was like, “no it's b**s***. I'm not gonna write another one of those Lifetime made-for-TV movies. You know, the guy learns to run and then figures out all these relationships and it ends with this sort of rosy hued sunset and the family reunites, because it's b***s***, you know? And that's not what it's like.”

    That wasn’t what his editor had in mind. He wanted him to write about finding himself trapped in the inspirational narrative against his will. So that’s what Mishka gave him, and the response was overwhelming.

    We root for the underdog, and in people's mistakes and weakness and vulnerability, we see our own.

    Mishka’s brutal honesty about his life empowers readers and audience members to share their own stories with him. “Men will come up to me after shows and just reveal stuff to me where I'm like, “keep your voice down; this is a secret,” you know? And it's an honor to be entrusted with those secrets. And also it's a f***ing drag because they’re like “oh, thank God, I got that off my chest.” And I'm like, “yeah, you got it on to mine.”

    I realized that I had felt so alone and so isolated and that was my own invention in my head.

    People didn’t necessarily relate to his circumstances, but his struggles spoke to them. It came as a surprise: “I had no idea that there were so many other people like me out there and now whenever I go to a race - not necessarily a 5K or something, but whenever you go to an ultra - and looking at the starting line, it's like, “what's up, you f***ing degenerates? You know everybody here has some awesome, horrible secret and that's what's driving you to run 100 miles, 50 miles, 50K, whatever it is, that, ‘we're here because we're not all there.’”

    Running is limitless, it’s boundless, and that is the hippiest thing that I will say on this podcast.

    Mishka describes his relationship with running in the same way that others describe their relationship with God: “I know that running is always there, it exists constantly whether I'm there participating or not ... it will always be there for me, it will always be available to me ... it's sort of like air, it's just everywhere, it's all around us, and we don't see itbecause it's all around us, not because it's not there.”

    I will fight to my dying breath to say that people who take on the burden of educating themselves through any means, it doesn't need to be university, but it needs to be something where you interrogate your own beliefs, that that's an honorable pursuit and that it does make you a better human being.

    Running isn’t the only thing in the air. So is anti-intellectualism, at least in the United States, and it’s an attitude that he despises. “It's hard to go to school. It's hard to get an education. It's hard to take on that challenge of learning, to say, ‘here’s a thing that I don’t know, that I don’t understand.’”

    We can't go back and bring back the wisdom that we've acquired, we can't go back and leave the wisdom that we've acquired.

    Knowledge, of course, comes not only from education but also from experience. Despite the pitfalls of getting older - as Mishka says, “if you live long enough, you’ll turn into the creepy old dude at the rock concert” - he wouldn’t go back in time to be his younger self.

    Experience has taught him the value of doing things that don’t garner accolades, like making sure that his cat and dog are happy and know that he loves them, even though, as he says, “I can't brag to anybody, ‘I ranked second in my age division, competitive cat petting. I’m an ultra petter.’”

    I'm trying to just do little things where there's no finish line, there's no cheering spectators, there's no award, literally the only reward is in doing it.

    Resources:

    Mishka's website

    Mishka's Facebook

    Mishka's Instagram

    Mishka's Twitter

    The Long Run

    Thank you to Athletic Greens, Tracksmith, and Picky Bars for sponsoring this episode.

    Athletic Greens is a simple and easy way to get 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole food source ingredients to help my immune system be stronger and greater! It is so simple to make and it tastes good, as well.

    Go here to get a FREE year supply of Vitamin D and five FREE travel packs with your subscription.

    Tracksmith is a Boston based company that truly cares about the quality of their running clothes. Running can be demanding on our clothes; they definitely go through wear and tear to where we may be purchasing new clothes constantly. Tracksmith designers truly work with the finest materials and keep you in mind as a runner, with spots for your keys, phone, and fuel. You can go here to check out my favorites!

    You can get $15 off your purchase of $75 or more; click here and enter code TINA15. This offer will only be available for one more week!

    I am thrilled to be sponsored by Picky Bars! I have had a few people from the Picky Bars company on the podcast and I am happy to say that their ideals are right in line with what Running for Real stands for. These bars are not only delicious, but made of real food and are made for sport, imagine that…. They're gluten, soy, gmo, and dairy free, with even some vegan options.

    Click here for 20% off AND you can also get an additional 20% off your order if you purchase a Picky Club membership. A membership entitles you to build your own Picky Club Box, delivered every month.

    Thanks for listening!

    We know there are so many podcasts you could be listening to, and we are honored you have chosen Running For Real. If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us:

    Take a screenshot of the episode, and share it with your friends, family, and community on social media, especially if you feel that the topic will resonate with them. Be sure to tag us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram If you are struggling through something a guest mentions, chances are others are too, and you will help them feel less alone. Leave an honest review on iTunes or your favorite podcast player. Your ratings and reviews will really help us grow and reach new people.

    Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe? You can find out here.

    "Thank you" to Mishka. We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.

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  • If you have been missing running with friends, these together runs are a way to feel connected to the running community, and feel like you are running alongside a best running friend. Join Tina for an early morning run including, as always, a body scan, senses check in, and conversation about favorite TV shows, and more. Tina also explains how to do strides, and will take you through 2-6 strides as part of your run.

    Part meditation, part reflection, part check-in, join Tina for #togetherrun22

    Be sure to let us know if you would like to attend the Boston meetup on October 10 by emailing Tina

    Tina mentioned

    No sponsors today, trying to keep this authentic and like really running with a friend. If you want to support Tina and the Running For Real team:

    Through a monthly donation on Patreon. To sign up, click here.

    You can share on social media and let others know about what you are loving in these together runs.

    You can leave a review on iTunes.

    Thanks for listening!

    We know there are so many podcasts you could be listening to, but we are honored you have chosen Running For Real. If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us:

    Take a screenshot of the episode, and share it with your friends, family, and community on social media, especially if you feel that topic will relate to them. Be sure to tag us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram Leave an honest review on iTunes or your favorite podcast player Your ratings and reviews will really help us grow and reach new people

    Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe, you can find out here.

    Thank you for joining, we look forward to hearing your thoughts.

  • Multimedia artist and professional ultra/trail runner Christian Gering draws inspiration from running and his Native American heritage. Hailing from Katishyta (San Felipe Pueblo) and the Pi’pil people of El Salvador, he believes that “running is a form of art, and art is also a form of movement.” He balances his running achievements, which include winning and setting course records at the Javelina 100K and Jemez Mountain Trail Runs 50 Mile, with creating art reflective of movement and the land.

    So much of what I've learned through this process is being able to step into opportunity with confidence and knowing that I am capable.

    One of Christian’s recent projects was creating fabric prints for Janji, the first time a runner has designed the apparel. It was a new experience for him, which he equates to running: “It's like that moment that you are on the start line and there's anxiety, potentially ... you're excited by the environment and wondering if whatever you did is going to be enough. And just to remind people that when we put in the work and we manifest and we have that intention, you areenough, we all are capable of whatever we put our mind to.”

    A common saying that they would say would be, “ go outside” and I reflect on that so much because that is where the imagination for myself started.

    Christian’s parents encouraged him to be active physically and intellectually. Growing up in Nevada, there was plenty of opportunity for outdoor recreation, and, he says, “I just always held that so close to my heart because when I got the chance to go outside, I had the chance to express myself.” He developed his imagination playing outdoors with his friends, where they created games from their surroundings.

    Heavily involved in sports from an early age, he entered Nevada’s Olympic Development Program, hoping to become a professional soccer player. However, he became disenchanted by the politics behind it and the lack of a supportive environment. He decided that it was time to let go of his soccer “dream” and transition to something different.

    My dad thought it would be a great last bonding experience for the men of the house to share something together, something that would be of significance.

    Around the time that he decided to stop soccer, his older brother got out of Marine Corps boot camp, and his father suggested that they all run the Las Vegas Rock and Roll Marathon together. During the year leading up to the race, he trained “maybe three months and not even consistently, it was probably like one day of the week I'd run, maybe the next week I'd run two days, and then take a week off and run one other day.” At mile 22 of the marathon, as he was limping to the aid station, his dad passed him, “just chipper, you know, big smile, and I could just already feel he has something to say and sure enough,he goes, “All that training, is it paying off for you, Christian?”

    Christian went on to run cross-country in high school, but after graduation found himself on a different path.

    After high school I realized, well, I'm not gonna go for sports, so I'll pursue the other, which is my artistic side. It’s not athletics; I’ll do art.

    He enrolled in the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, where he started using marijuana and alcohol regularly and remembers “just kind of getting further away from moving my body and at the same time I'm starting to see a stagnancy in my creative flow because I'm not moving my body as much.” He left art school, and on a backpacking trip into the mountains with friends, felt that he was back in his community.

    I was going inward and really molding myself to be representative like the mountains, like the landscapes.

    He went to live with his grandparents, where he worked their farm alongside his grandfather every day, then would go for a run in the mountains. “So much of my relationship with movement,” he says, “was also tied to my connection-ship and relationship to land.” He enrolled at Fort Lewis College where he joined the track team, becoming their top runner and attracting the attention of the Native community.

    So I started to make these little zine infographics. I called it “imprints” in relation to setting down footprints on this earth that we leave behind and that hopefully others will pick up.

    Toward the end of his college career, Christian would be invited to speak to young people who were going on to higher education and would resonate with his story. He realized that he wasn’t reaching some of them with a speech, and wanted to give them “a gift of something else, [his] creative passion.” He created a zine that he would give to every participant, which led to him presenting workshops, sharing his artwork more, and ultimately to the relationship with Janji.

    When I think about it, going back to the cultural component, this is a life-way.

    Christian reflects, “At many points within many different communities, running was sought out as a form of transportation, a form of trade, a form of communication not only peoples to peoples but to the heavens, to the deities and beings above and below. But when you think about it, art was also a way to move a message.” What he wants to share with his most recent collection is that “we are that medium between these two components. Between the sky which is greater than us and is above us and the land below us. So much is us being that connection. We’re that node, we’re that median between those two points.”

    We can be grounded and we can be aspiring to greater things that we may not even know yet. And that is the middle ground. We are that connection.

    Resources:

    Christian's website

    Christian's Instagram

    Christian x Janji collection

    Thank you to goodr, InsideTracker, and Beam for sponsoring this episode.

    I have been a fan of goodr for YEARS and I literally have their sunglasses all over my house. I recently had an episode with co-founder Stephen Lease where he talks about the true and real story behind his company and I appreciate him being honest with me about it. The design behind these sunglasses really takes into consideration look and comfort. They are 100% carbon neutral and a part of 1% for the Planet.

    Go here and use the code TINA15 for 15% off your order.

    Have you not been feeling yourself lately? Gone down a lot of avenues but haven’t really found clear solutions? That is where InsideTracker can come in for you. I have trusted this company for years to show me where I may be lacking and if I need a few tweaks here and there. I count on InsideTracker to help me decipher the science behind it all.

    Go here to get 25% off as a special for Running for Real listeners on their ENTIRE store.

    A new product that I’ve been trying out is Beam; they help athletes with balance, performance, and recovery. I’ve used “elevate energy” and “elevate balance” and the flavors were great. I felt that the hydrating electrolyte energy powder, formulated with beetroot, green coffee bean, and citrulline, really helped me and I know they will help you too.

    Go here and use code TINA for 15 % off your order or 20% off a subscription.

    Thanks for listening!

    We know there are so many podcasts you could be listening to, and we are honored you have chosen Running For Real. If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us:

    Take a screenshot of the episode, and share it with your friends, family, and community on social media, especially if you feel that the topic will resonate with them. Be sure to tag us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram If you are struggling through something a guest mentions, chances are others are too, and you will help them feel less alone. Leave an honest review on iTunes or your favorite podcast player. Your ratings and reviews will really help us grow and reach new people.

    Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe? You can find out here.

    "Thank you" to Christian. We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.

  • Join Tina for an unplanned, unscheduled, conversational run that will be as close as running with a friend as possible...without actually running with a friend. As marathon season approaches, Tina gives advice for going into your races prepared and ready. Tina also gives suggestions for fueling and what she will be doing for her races over the next few months.

    Part meditation, part reflection, part check-in, join Tina for #togetherrun21

    Be sure to let us know if you would like to attend the Boston meetup on October 10 by emailing Tina

    Tina talked about UCAN as her fuel source for the coming races. You can get 20% off your order and find out more about Tina's favorites, here.

    You can support Running For Real and these together runs continuation through a monthly donation on Patreon. To sign up, click here.

    Tina mentioned Tina and Zoe's book Patreon Thanks for listening!

    We know there are so many podcasts you could be listening to, but we are honored you have chosen Running For Real. If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us:

    Take a screenshot of the episode, and share it with your friends, family, and community on social media, especially if you feel that topic will relate to them. Be sure to tag us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram Leave an honest review on iTunes or your favorite podcast player Your ratings and reviews will really help us grow and reach new people

    Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe, you can find out here.

    Thank you for joining, we look forward to hearing your thoughts.

  • When Sasha Wolff discovered the benefits of running for mental health, she wanted to connect with others who did the same thing. She couldn’t find an existing group, so she created her own, Still I Run. What began as a Facebook page and website is now a non-profit charity and a community of runners over 16,000 strong.

    “The biggest stat out there is one in five Americans will be diagnosed every single year with a mental illness.”

    Even if you’re not affected, the odds are that you know somebody who is. Mental illness doesn’t discriminate. “Mental illness doesn't care where you are in life,” Sasha says. “It doesn't care how happy you are. It just happens. It's like when you get a cold out of the blue or you break your leg unexpectedly, or you have a heart attack. You don't plan for those things, they just happen.”

    “Once I finally started taking that proactive approach, that's when things started to get better for me.”

    When Sasha was first diagnosed with depression, she was given a prescription for Prozac and sent on her way. That didn’t work, and since then she’s learned the necessity of proactively managing mental health. She has three tools in her mental health toolbox: running, medication, and therapy.

    “I'm hoping that this conversation really explodes into something bigger because we need the support system now.”

    Alexi Pappas was one of the first professional athletes to discuss mental health. Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka raised awareness further when they stepped away from competition this year. Sasha applauds them: “I think when you have voices like that come forward, it inspires others to come forward, which is why I've decided to be vulnerable about my own story because you hope it at least helps one other person.”

    “It does kind of help you feel like you're part of something larger than yourself.”

    The Starting Line Scholarship helps people overcome the barriers they may have to running. “So our hope,” Sasha says, “is that by awarding this scholarship, we're giving you all the tools that you need to get started with this lifelong habit of running for mental health.”

    “Lead with empathy.”

    Sasha realizes that “it’s really hard to understand mental illness because it's not something you can see. It's not something you can really understand unless you talk to someone who may have a mental health disorder.” The best thing that you can do if you know someone with a mental illness is to be empathetic. If you’re struggling yourself, know that you’re not alone.

    RESOURCES:

    Still I Run website

    Run.Write.Fight.

    Starting Line Scholarship

    Still I Run Facebook

    Still I Run Instagram

    Dear Therapists podcast

    Tina's Together Runs

    Thank you to Athletic Greens, goodr, and Picky Bars for sponsoring this episode.

    Athletic Greens is a simple and easy way to get 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole food source ingredients to help my immune system be stronger and greater! It is so simple to make and it tastes good, as well.

    Go here to get a FREE year supply of Liquid Vitamin D and five FREE travel packs with your subscription.

    I have been a fan of goodr for YEARS and I literally have their sunglasses all over my house. I recently had an episode with co-founder Stephen Lease where he talks about the true and real story behind his company and I appreciate him being honest with me about it. The design behind these sunglasses really takes into consideration look and comfort. They are 100% carbon neutral and a part of 1% for the Planet.

    Go here and use the code TINA15 for 15% off your order.

    I am thrilled to be sponsored by Picky Bars! I have had a few people from the Picky Bars company on the podcast and I am happy to say that their ideals are right in line with what Running for Real stands for. These bars are not only delicious, but made of real food and are made for sport, imagine that…. They're gluten, soy, gmo, and dairy free, with even some vegan options.

    Click here for 20% off AND you can also get an additional 20% off your order if you purchase a Picky Club membership. A membership entitles you to build your own Picky Club Box, delivered every month.

    Thanks for listening!

    We know there are so many podcasts you could be listening to, and we are honored you have chosen Running For Real. If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us:

    Take a screenshot of the episode, and share it with your friends, family, and community on social media, especially if you feel that the topic will resonate with them. Be sure to tag us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram If you are struggling through something a guest mentions, chances are others are too, and you will help them feel less alone. Leave an honest review on iTunes or your favorite podcast player. Your ratings and reviews will really help us grow and reach new people.

    Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe? You can find out here.

    "Thank you" to Sasha. We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.

  • Join Tina for a together run for a BIG announcement. This run is unplanned, unscheduled, and as always feels like you are running with a friend. If you enjoy relaxed, conversational runs, but are unable to participate in them right now, this will be for you. Tina asks a few thoughtful questions to keep the listener engaged and thinking about their own lives.

    Part meditation, part reflection, part check in, join Tina for #togetherrun20

    Be sure to let us know if you would like to attend the Boston meetup on October 10!

    We also talk about the virtual Rise Run Retreat coming up September 17-19th, and how much Tina valued the experience of attending in 2015 for the lessons she still uses to this day. With code TINA10 get 10% off your registration when you sign up here.

    You can support Running For Real and these together runs continuation through a monthly donation on Patreon. To sign up, click here.

    Tina mentioned Zoë Rom podcast episode Patreon Rise Run Retreat Thanks for listening!

    We know there are so many podcasts you could be listening to, but we are honored you have chosen Running For Real. If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us:

    Take a screenshot of the episode, and share it with your friends, family, and community on social media, especially if you feel that topic will relate to them. Be sure to tag us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram Leave an honest review on iTunes or your favorite podcast player Your ratings and reviews will really help us grow and reach new people

    Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe, you can find out here.

    Thank you for joining, we look forward to hearing your thoughts.

  • In this episode we talk about:

    Jon’s experience running for Georgetown University and turning professional

    Why you may not need a coach, but it’s beneficial to get feedback from someone who’s knowledgeable about running

    Jon’s philosophy of coaching and how he and Molly Seidel work together

    The buildup to the Olympic marathon trials in Atlanta and Jon’s experience there

    The impact of the Olympics’ postponement on Molly’s performance

    What it was like for Jon to watch Molly medal at the Olympics and the preparation he luckily made

    Jon and Molly’s future racing plans

    Jon’s role as the head coach at Atalanta NYC

    “The results will come if you just kind of constantly listen to your body, and then also relying on friends or mentors within the sport. Yeah, if you're looking to succeed, I think that's a recipe for success there.” - Jon Green

    Resources:

    Atalanta NYC's website

    Jon's Instagram

    Ben Rosario’s video of Jon at the Olympics

    Molly’s Olympic marathon finish (jump to 3:35)

    Tina's interview with Mary Cain

    And in case you were wondering about Jon’s ZZ plant…

    Thank you to Tracksmith, Generation UCAN, and InsideTracker for sponsoring this episode.

    Tracksmith is a Boston based company that truly cares about the quality of their running clothes. Running can be demanding on our clothes; they definitely go through wear and tear to where we may be purchasing new clothes constantly. Tracksmith designers truly work with the finest materials and keep you in mind as a runner, with spots for your keys, phone, and fuel. You can go here to check out my favorites!

    You can get $15 off your purchase of $75 or more; click here and enter code TINA15.

    Thank you, Generation UCAN. I have been talking about them for years and they are my ONLY source for fueling while I am training and racing. And without fail, I have a product of UCAN every day, whether it is a Peanut Butter Chocolate Bar or their delicious Cookies and Cream Protein Powder. I am also excited to share with you a NEW product, a gel! Completely fueled with Superstarch and ready to go wherever you are headed off to.

    Use code TINAUCAN for 20% off of your order.

    Have you not been feeling yourself lately? Gone down a lot of avenues, but not really found clear solutions? That is where InsideTracker can come in for you. I have trusted this company for years to help me find what I may be lacking, or if I just need a few tweaks here and there. I count on InsideTracker to help me decipher the science behind it all.

    Go here to get 25% off as a special for Running for Real listeners on their ENTIRE store.

    Thanks for listening!

    We know there are so many podcasts you could be listening to, but we are honored you have chosen Running For Real.If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us:

    Take a screenshot of the episode, and share it with your friends, family, and community on social media, especially if you feel that topic will resonate with them. Be sure to tag us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram If you are struggling through something a guest mentions, chances are others are too, and you will help them feel less alone. Leave an honest review on iTunes or your favorite podcast player. Your ratings and reviews will really help us grow and reach new people.

    Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe? You can find out here.

    "Thank you" to Jon. We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.



  • Join Tina for a together run talking through how she describes her career and what would she be doing if she had not founded Running For Real. This run is unplanned, unscheduled, and as always feels like you are running with a friend. If you enjoy relaxed, conversational runs, but are unable to participate in them right now, this will be for you. Tina asks a few thoughtful questions to keep the listener engaged and thinking about their own lives.

    Part meditation, part reflection, part check in, join Tina for #togetherrun19

    We also talk about the virtual Rise Run Retreat coming up September 17-19th, and how much Tina valued the experience of attending in 2015 for the lessons she still uses to this day. With code TINA10 get 10% off your registration when you sign up here.

    You can support Running For Real and these together runs continuation through a monthly donation on Patreon. To sign up, click here.

    Tina mentioned Patreon Rise Run Retreat #TheHumanRace Thanks for listening!

    We know there are so many podcasts you could be listening to, but we are honored you have chosen Running For Real. If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us:

    Take a screenshot of the episode, and share it with your friends, family, and community on social media, especially if you feel that topic will relate to them. Be sure to tag us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram Leave an honest review on iTunes or your favorite podcast player Your ratings and reviews will really help us grow and reach new people

    Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe, you can find out here.

    Thank you for joining, we look forward to hearing your thoughts.

  • “That's what Circa 95 represents. It's to just be yourself. And it's not only us, it's you, it's everybody that wants to be down with Circa 95.”

    Circa 95 was born when Patty and Reph were trying to figure out how to engage more with their community. As Patty says, “our music is really about the people, it's really about where we come from.” The name comes from the decade, which was the golden era of hip hop, and is also a play on the numbers.

    “Because for us it is our 9 to 5 to do music, art, and culture. This is our lifestyle every day. Everywhere we go, we are Circa 95. We want to make sure that young people don't all of a sudden have to put a suit and tie on and change who they are, that they are accepted for who they are wherever they walk into a room.”

    “We don’t want to leave this world with an empty backpack.”

    Society tells us that if we have a passion, we have to focus on it to the exclusion of our other interests. Patty and Reph disagree. “We don’t have to compartmentalize ourselves as human beings,” Patty says. “We're all born with a backpack that's empty, but we want to fill it with the skills and the things that we love that carry us through our lives.”

    We planted those seeds and now look, boom, it's like we have a full garden.”

    Running crews have played an important role in building community in city neighborhoods. In New York, even when they couldn’t run together during the pandemic, members asked themselves, “How can we support each other? How can we continue building throughout the boroughs? And that's still going on to this day, we're still connecting with each other, we're still supporting each other, and we're showing up for each other.” It took time, but the city is filled with running crews now.

    “There’s a little Bolt in every neighborhood, Mo Farah everywhere, there’s a Sha’Carri in every block.”

    There’s so much untapped potential in many neighborhoods, and Patty and Reph want to help kids realize their talent. “We want to get the kids off the block that's like chilling on the corner. Like those are the kids that we want running.” They’ve succeeded; some of the kids who started running with them have gone on to complete marathons.

    “You know for Lena Horne to have lived there, Paul Robeson, you know what I mean? Running by those buildings where they would have come out of, it's like we are the artists now, but they were the artists of that time."

    Running enables you to see the spaces around you in a new light. For Reph and Patty, it’s been a way to learn about landmarks that are important to them as people of color. It’s a way to connect with your neighborhood’s history, and by extension, your own.

    “Try to say ‘yes’ more to the things that you're scared of, try to say ‘yes’ more to the things that make you nervous, and get into those feelings and work them out and challenge them.”

    You have to be open to opportunities, willing to connect in different ways, and believe that you have everything that you need to succeed. “Imagine that the world is conspiring to make everything happen that you want, right? That the world is on your side, that you have everything in your disposal even though you might not think so.”

    “Running reminds me every day that I'm in my own race, that I'm in my own pace and I do not have to chase anyone. I only have to chase me.”

    Comparing yourself to others is usually a recipe for failure. As a runner, it can mean being injured when you push yourself too hard trying to keep up with someone else, or being angry with yourself for not being “fast enough” or “good enough.” You have to let go of your ego, and remember that “they're just running their race and you have to run your own.”

    “We're trying to keep it real as much as possible and real with ourselves, real with the world around us, real with Tracksmith, with running communities. It's all real and that's what we strive for, reality. The good, the bad, everything in between.”

    Resources:

    Circa 95's website

    Circa 95's Instagram

    Patty's Instagram

    Reph's Instagram

    Circa 95's Facebook

    Thank you to Athletic Greens, goodr, and Picky Bars for sponsoring this episode.

    Athletic Greens is a simple and easy way to get 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole food source ingredients to help my immune system be stronger and greater! It is so simple to make and it tastes good, as well.

    Go here to get a FREE year supply of Liquid Vitamin D and five FREE travel packs with your subscription.

    I have been a fan of goodr for YEARS and I literally have their sunglasses all over my house. I recently had an episode with co-founder Stephen Lease where he talks about the true and real story behind his company and I appreciate him being honest with me about it. The design behind these sunglasses really takes into consideration look and comfort. They are 100% carbon neutral and a part of 1% for the Planet.

    Go here for 15% off your order.

    I am thrilled to be sponsored by Picky Bars! I have had a few people from the Picky Bars company on the podcast and I am happy to say that their ideals are right in line with what Running for Real stands for. These bars are not only delicious but made of real food and are made for sport, imagine that…. They're gluten, soy, gmo, and dairy free, with even some vegan options.

    Click here for 20% off AND you can also get an additional 20% off your order if you purchase a Picky Club membership. A membership entitles you to build your own Picky Club Box, delivered every month.

    Thanks for listening!

    We know there are so many podcasts you could be listening to, and we are honored you have chosen Running For Real. If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us:

    Take a screenshot of the episode, and share it with your friends, family, and community on social media, especially if you feel that the topic will resonate with them. Be sure to tag us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram If you are struggling through something a guest mentions, chances are others are too, and you will help them feel less alone. Leave an honest review on iTunes or your favorite podcast player. Your ratings and reviews will really help us grow and reach new people.

    Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe? You can find out here.

    "Thank you" to Patty and Reph. We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.



  • “It makes Toy Story look like an afterthought, literally.”

    There are plenty of running movies, most - if not all! - of which have runners as the main characters. What if the running shoes were the stars? Tommie has an idea for a film from a decidedly unique perspective. If this becomes the biggest movie of all time, remember, you heard about it here first!

    “This feels really good on my body, but it feels great on the spirit.”

    Determined to qualify for the Boston Marathon, Tommie kept training even after his intended qualifying race was cancelled because of Covid 19. His single-minded focus led to overtraining and a tibial stress fracture that took him out of running for months. He turned to yoga to stay in shape, “and that was like this kind of gateway to ‘oh, this feels really good on my body, but it feels great on the spirit.’” The rabbit hole of YouTube led him to meditation videos, and when he was able to run again, he decided to bring mindfulness to running and to the rest of his life.

    “I'm not saying, don't have a goal and have this burning desire to do something, but the gratitude part in that and taking a step back a little bit from it makes you just kind of prioritize it differently.”

    Tommie never lost his “insane desire to qualify for Boston,” but incorporating mindfulness and meditation into his running has “made the whole experience just a much more grateful, gratitude based process.” Instead of obsessing on details, he says,” if you take a moment to zoom out, you can see this bigger picture, you see the beauty of the whole thing.”

    “Realize you only can control you in this moment. You can't control you tomorrow, you can't control you yesterday, you can only control you right this moment and just live in that and make the best decision, the next right decision.”

    In January 2017, Tommie decided it was time to give a “non-alcohol based lifestyle” a chance. It was the toughest thing he’s ever done. He had to find out who he was again, didn’t know who a sober Tommie was or could be. About a month into it, he started going to the gym and lifting weights “because I just felt like I just needed to reset and tell my body, ‘hey, we do care, don't die on us,’ you know?” The next year his sister-in-law suggested that they try a vegetarian diet for a couple of weeks. He agreed, then within a few days went vegan. Giving up alcohol had been a huge energy shift, but veganism was an even bigger boost.

    “One of these days I'd love for someone's first race experience, especially some person of color, to be like, man, there's so many of us.”

    Tommie had gotten to the point of lifting weights six days a week, and was ready for another challenge. When a client asked him if he’d be interested in running the Chicago Rock and Roll Half Marathon to raise money for Move for Hunger, he said “yes.” The experience was cool and fun, but looking back, he wishes that it had been a little more diverse. Not that he felt out of place, but it would be nice, he says, to run in a race where “everyone feels like, hey, this is where we all belong.”

    “2020, it was obviously a crazy year with the pandemic. And it put everything in perspective. It made a lot of people zoom out and say, ‘Oh crap, now what's really important here?’”

    Running became more than something that Tommie did for sobriety, fitness, or health. As he realized that he was running with more people who looked like him, and started talking to more people on Instagram, he began to wonder if he might have something to offer in the sense that people would see what he was doing and try it for themselves. He launched his podcast, The Run Eat Sleep Show, where he has conversations with experts who share advice on running and recovery.

    “We have to normalize Black bodies in the outdoor space in general.”

    When Tommie goes out with a running group, people are “excited to see people like us out there and doing something positive and it's cool that that happens, but at the same time, if you take a moment, you realize this is kind of crazy because it's not normal yet.”

    Tommie brings authenticity to everything he does, including his podcast. He wants his guests to feel that being there is worth their time, but he’s not trying to impress them. He asks the questions that he’s interested in because he knows that other people are probably thinking the same things. As he says, “I just try to approach it as just normal as hell, you know?”

    RESOURCES:

    Tommie's Instagram

    The Run Eat Sleep Show

    Chip Time Running

    Move for Hunger

    Thank you to Beam, TrackSmith, and InsideTracker for sponsoring this episode.

    A new product that I've been trying out is Beam; they help athletes with balance, performance, and recovery. I've used "elevate energy" and "elevate balance" and the flavors were great. I felt that the hydrating electrolyte energy powder, formulated with beetroot, green coffee bean, and citrulline, really helped me and I know they will help you too.

    Go here and use code TINA for 15 % off your order.

    Tracksmith is a Boston-based company that truly cares about the quality of their running clothes. Running can be demanding on our clothes; they definitely go through wear and tear to where we may be purchasing new clothes constantly. Tracksmith's designers truly work with the finest materials and keep you in mind as a runner with spots for your keys, phone, and fuel. You can go here to check out my favorites!

    You can get $15 off your purchase of $75 or more; click here and enter code TINA15.

    Have you not been feeling yourself lately? Gone down a lot of avenues but haven't really found clear solutions? That is where InsideTracker can come in for you. I have trusted this company for years to show me where I may be lacking and if I need a few tweaks here and there. I count on InsideTracker to help me decipher the science behind it all.

    Go here to get 25% off as a special for Running for Real listeners on their ENTIRE store.

    Thanks for listening!

    We know there are so many podcasts you could be listening to, and we are honored you have chosen Running For Real. If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us:

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    "Thank you" to Tommie. We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.

  • Join Tina for a together run discussing travel goals and hesitations on exploring the world. This run is unplanned, unscheduled, and as always feels like you are running with a friend. If you enjoy relaxed, conversational runs, but are unable to participate in them right now, this will be for you

    Part meditation, part reflection, part check in, join Tina for #togetherrun18

    You can support Running For Real and these together runs continuation through a monthly donation on Patreon. To sign up, click here.

    Tina mentioned Patreon Athletic Greens #TheHumanRace Thanks for listening!

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  • We welcome Becs Gentry, marathoner and Peloton Tread and Strength instructor, to the show. This past spring she finished 4th at the UK Olympic Trials while also earning a 5-minute PR. She’s also run major races such as the New York City Marathon finishing in the top 20. Becs, who is originally from the UK has since lived in New York City since taking her Peloton position in 2019. “And I’m a huge believer that we should all have pride in any movement we do, whatever sport is your sport, we should take pride in that.” - Becs Gentry In this episode we covered... Becs’ athletic journey and how she ended up becoming an unsuspecting elite athlete Becs’ differing experience as a collegiate athlete in the UK versus in the US Becs’ race recap of the UK Olympic Trials and what’s coming up for her Finding balance between continuous race training and making space for other future plans The pressure one feels when running at the elite status and how Bec has navigated that “But it's the internal pressure to me makes running less enjoyable. I run because I love to run. I don't run to show other people that I'm good at it.” The negative impact comparing your abilities to others can have Resources: Bec’s Instagram Peloton Thank you to Athletic Greens, Goodr, and Picky Bars for sponsoring this episode.

    Athletic Greens is a simple and easy way to get 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole food source ingredients. Just to help my immune system be stronger and greater! It is so simple to make and it tastes good as well. I used this for my prenatal and while I was breastfeeding.

    Now you can get up to a YEAR supply of Vitamin D3 and K2 for free with your first purchase of Athletic Greens through my podcast. Visit here to learn more!

    I have been a fan of goodr for YEARS and I literally have their sunglasses all over my house. I recently had an episode with the Co-Founder Stephen Lease where he talks about the true and real story behind his company and I appreciate him being honest with me about it. The design behind these sunglasses really takes into consideration look and comfort. They are 100% carbon neutral and a part of 1% for the planet and protect many great organizations who care for our planet deeply.

    Go here to get 15% off of your order as well as free shipping on your first pair.

    I am thrilled to be sponsored by Picky Bars now! I have had a few people on the podcast who are from the Picky Bar Company and I am happy to say that their ideals are right in line with what Running for Real stands for. These bars are not only delicious but made of real food and are made for sport, imagine that…. It’s gluten, soy, gmo, and dairy free with even some vegan options.


    Click here for 20% off AND you can also get an additional 20% off your order, if you purchase a Picky Club membership. A membership entitles you to hand pick your own Picky Bars products and you will be getting a box every month of your picks.

    Thanks for listening!

    We know there are so many podcasts you could be listening to, but we are honored you have chosen Running For Real. If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us:

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    Thank you to Becs, we look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.

  • Join Tina for a together run around Austin on her birthday, including a mid run jump into a spring water natural outdoor pool, Barton Springs. This run is unplanned, unscheduled, and as always feels like you are running with a friend. If you enjoy relaxed, conversational runs, but are unable to participate in them right now, this will be for you

    Part meditation, part reflection, part check in, join Tina for #togetherrun17

    You can support Running For Real and these together runs continuation through a monthly donation on Patreon. To sign up, click here.

    Thanks for listening!

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    Thank you for joining, we look forward to hearing your thoughts.

  • It’s a pleasure to welcome Verna Volker on the show. She is an ultrarunner, Hoka Global Ambassador, and the founder of Native Women Running, a space to celebrate and lift up native women’s stories. Verna is also a part of Native Women's Wilderness, a platform that shares and elevates native women’s stories exploring the outdoors. Verna is currently training for the Javelina 100K in October and the Black Canyon 40K in February. “I wanted to to make a difference where people were seeing native women in a positive light that we are matriarchs, that we are leaders in our families, that we are successful.” - Verna Volker n this episode we cover… How she has taken responsibility as a leader to bring communities together and call them to action. “Getting up and doing what you can, is a celebration…” Verna speaks to the importance of holding onto a lens of gratitude in everything we do Being an agent of change to shift the perception of what mainstream media dictates a runner looks like What she has done to bring awareness to the mass graves of indigenous children found in Canada How Verna has used her virtual events to connect and support indigenous running communities in Canada and beyond. Resources: Native Women Running (events) Native Women Running IG Verna Volker IG Native Women Wilderness (website) Native Women Wilderness IG Thank you to Tracksmith, Generation UCAN, and InsideTracker for sponsoring this episode.

    Tracksmith is a Boston based running clothing company that truly cares about the quality and care of their running clothes. Running can be a demanding lifestyle for our clothes, they definitely go through the wear and tear to where we may be purchasing new clothes constantly. Tracksmith designers truly work with the finest materials and think of you as a runner in mind with spots for your keys, phone, and fuel. You can go here to check out my favorites!

    You can get $15 off your purchase of $75 or more, click here and enter code TINA15.

    Thank you Generation UCAN, I have been talking about them for years and my ONLY source for fueling while I am training and racing. And without fail I have had a product of UCAN every day, whether it is a peanut butter chocolate bar or their delicious cookies and cream protein powder. I am also excited to share with you a NEW product, a gel! Completely fueled with superstarch and ready to go wherever you are headed off to.

    Use code TINAUCAN for 20% off of your order.

    Have you not been feeling yourself lately? Gone down a lot of avenues but not really finding clear solutions? That is where Insidetracker can come in for you. I count on Insidetracker to help me decipher the science behind it all. I have trusted this company for years to help me show where I may be lacking and or if I just need a few tweeks here and there. I count on Insidetracker to help me decipher the science behind it all.


    Go here to get 25% off as a special for Running for Real listeners on their ENTIRE store.

    Thanks for listening!

    We know there are so many podcasts you could be listening to, but we are honored you have chosen Running For Real. If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us:

    Take a screenshot of the episode, and share it with your friends, family, and community on social media, especially if you feel that topic will relate to them. Be sure to tag us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram If you are struggling through something a guest mentions, chances are, others are too, and you will help them feel less alone Leave an honest review on iTunes or your favorite podcast player Your ratings and reviews will really help us grow and reach new people

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    Thank you to Verna, we look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.

  • Marathon training season is here. Tina shares her training plan and advice for runners prepping for a marathon this fall. In this 30, 45 minute or 60 run with 2-6 strides, Tina starts as always, with a body scan, senses check-in, and moves into a natural, enjoyable conversation.

    Part meditation, part reflection, part check in, part workout, join Tina for the latest together run.

    Thank you to UCAN for sponsoring this episode. I have used UCAN for many years now, and now we are back in summer, I am loving UCAN protein powder in my smoothies and simply in milk post-run. I also take UCAN energy on my trail runs and long runs. By purchasing UCAN you also support me in these podcasts. You can use code TINAUCAN for 20% off everything on their website

    You can support Running For Real and these together runs continuation through a monthly donation on Patreon. To sign up, click here.

    Thanks for listening!

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  • Excited to welcome Beth Pascall on the show, who just finished 7th overall and first woman at the 2021 Western States endurance race. She placed a record as second fastest female ever on the 100-mile run with a time of 17 hours, 10 minutes, and 41 seconds. Beth is a British pediatrician and took time off from her job as a doctor and spent 10 weeks in the US training for Western States. Beth even got married a few days after her Western States finish. Beth also recently won the Canyons 100K and holds the FKT for the Bob Graham Round with a time of 14 hours and 34 minutes. “The mental preparation is just important as a physical preparation.” –Beth Pascall In this episode we cover… The logistics Beth had to go through for training for Western States, the actual race, her wedding right after the race, and her work as a pediatrician. How trying different sports helps you in athletic performance. For Beth it was trying rowing, cycle touring and triathlon, until she found ultra-endurance running. “I don't think I ever really believed I could Western States until 2018 when I got picked.” The importance of confidence. “I came to realize that I thought my confidence was affecting my results because I truly never thought I could do well in a race. Just having people around me that really believed in me and gave me that confidence.” She’s done 250-mile distances which add the sleep deprivation element into it “It's possible to keep going and also learning to listen to your body, that way you’ll know what it feels like when you need to back off.” Resources: Beth Pascal Instagram Beth Pascal Website Beth Pascal Twitter Beth Pascal's Interview at Western States Thank you to BEAM, Generation UCAN, and Tracksmith for sponsoring this episode.

    A new product that I have been trying out is Beam. Where they try to help athletes with balance, performance, and recovery. Now I have tried performance and balance and the flavors were great and I felt the hydrating electrolyte energy powder formulated with beetroot, green coffee bean, and citrulline really helped me and I know they will help you too.

    Go here use code TINA for 15 % off your order.

    Thank you Generation UCAN, I have been talking about them for years and my ONLY source for fueling while I am training and racing. And without fail I have had a product of UCAN every day, whether it is a peanut butter chocolate bar or their delicious cookies and cream protein powder. I am also excited to share with you a NEW product, a gel! Completely fueled with superstarch and ready to go wherever you are headed off to.

    Use code TINAUCAN for 20% off of your order.

    Tracksmith is a Boston based running clothing company that truly cares about the quality and care of their running clothes. Running can be a demanding lifestyle for our clothes, they definitely go through the wear and tear to where we may be purchasing new clothes constantly. Tracksmith designers truly work with the finest materials and think of you as a runner in mind with spots for your keys, phone, and fuel. You can go here to check out my favorites!

    You can get $15 off your purchase of $75 or more, click here and enter code TINA15.

    Thanks for listening!

    We know there are so many podcasts you could be listening to, but we are honored you have chosen Running For Real. If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us:

    Take a screenshot of the episode, and share it with your friends, family, and community on social media, especially if you feel that topic will relate to them. Be sure to tag us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram If you are struggling through something a guest mentions, chances are, others are too, and you will help them feel less alone Leave an honest review on iTunes or your favorite podcast player Your ratings and reviews will really help us grow and reach new people

    Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe, you can find out here.

    Thank you to Beth, we look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.

  • Malcolm Gladwell is known as one of the biggest creative thinkers and voices of our time. We feel incredibly fortunate to have him join us for this episode, which we recorded live and in-person from his studio in New York. Malcolm is also a runner and most recently ran the open mile at the final event of the Trials of Miles series by Citius Mag with Chris Chavez. Malcolm is the author of five New York Times Bestsellers, including Outliers, Tipping Point, and Talking to Strangers. Malcolm recently published his latest book, The Bomber Mafia. After recording the podcast with him, Tina, Knox, and Maria joined him on a run along the Hudson Valley. In this episode we cover… Malcolm’s story as a runner who stopped after age 16 and picked it back up again at age 50. Mile race against Chris Chavez in an attempt to break a 5-minute mile. “Being mediocre is much more enjoyable much more fun than being at the top being at the front. mediocrity brings freedom.” The story of how he found joy in running again after finding a track club where everyone would enthusiastically say they were a mediocre track club and that was its greatest charm. “It was the most incredibly open and it is the most incredibly open and accepting culture that I've ever encountered. Nobody cares what you do, how rich you are, if you’re skinny or overweight, and they don't care whether you run nine-minute miles. I never, in my running universe had known a world of running where nobody cares, and we're all just having fun.” I wasted 34 years of running because I didn't understand that the beautiful notion that it doesn't matter. On being wrong: “I quite enjoy the feeling of being wrong because I really love, I love the revision. Discovering you're wrong is one of life's pleasures because it's it is that it's the way you open the door to real knowledge and backtracking is also a pleasure because you get to start over like what's better than that? Like it's like you know, all of the things it's this invitation to rethink something.” On truth: a conversation about Mary Cain and Alberto Salazar. On the distinction between discipline and toughness. “I think running builds discipline and discipline is more important than toughness. The idea that somebody has been a runner (discipline) is it is important because it tells me something about their willingness to tackle, in a persistent focused manner, a complex task that's super useful to me. I don't need to know whether they can run 100 miles (toughness). On the importance of a diverse team: “The reason we try to pursue a diverse workforce is we think it makes it's not because we think it looks better or we're fulfilling some kind of social function because we think it makes the work better.” When he was hiring for a podcast producer, a woman named Mia’s first thing she said in the interview. “If you guys do your show on these ideas, no woman will ever listen to revisionist history.” And I was like, oh really, we need to hire you. So we did. Resources:

    Malcolm Instagram

    Malcolm's Website

    Revisionist History

    Thank you to Athletic Greens, Goodr, and Insidetracker for sponsoring this episode.

    Athletic Greens is a simple and easy way to get 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole food source ingredients. Just to help my immune system be stronger and greater! It is so simple to make and it tastes good as well. I used this for my prenatal while pregnant.

    Now you can get up to a YEAR supply of Vitamin D3 and K2 for free with your first purchase of Athletic Greens through my podcast. Visit here to learn more!

    I have been a fan of goodr for YEARS and I literally have their sunglasses all over my house. I recently had an episode with the Co-Founder Stephen Lease where he talks about the true and real story behind his company and I appreciate him being honest with me about it. The design behind these sunglasses really takes into consideration look and comfort. They are 100% carbon neutral and a part of 1% for the planet and protect many great organizations who care for our planet deeply.

    Go here to get 15% off of your order as well as free shipping on your first pair.

    Have you not been feeling yourself lately? Gone down a lot of avenues but not really finding clear solutions? That is where Insidetracker can come in for you. I count on Insidetracker to help me decipher the science behind it all. I have trusted this company for years to help me show where I may be lacking and or if I just need a few tweeks here and there. I count on Insidetracker to help me decipher the science behind it all.

    Go here to get 25% off as a special for Running for Real listeners on their ENTIRE store.

    Thanks for listening!

    We know there are so many podcasts you could be listening to, but we are honored you have chosen Running For Real. If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us:

    Take a screenshot of the episode, and share it with your friends, family, and community on social media, especially if you feel that topic will relate to them. Be sure to tag us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

    Leave an honest review on iTunes or your favorite podcast player

    Your ratings and reviews will really help us grow and reach new listeners.

    Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe, you can find out here.

    Thank you to Malcolm, we look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.

  • Reflecting back on the past year and what we have learned. In this 30, 45 minute or 60 run with 2-6 strides, Tina starts as always, with a body scan, senses check in, and conversation.

    Part meditation, part reflection, part check in, part run, join Tina for a fun, thought-provoking together run.

    Thank you to Beam for sponsoring this episode. I am loving using their hydration products during my training. Before, after, and just when I need something to enjoy water. By checking out Beam, you also support me in these podcasts. You can use code TINA for 15% off everything on their website (or get 20% off a subscription).

    You can support Running For Real and these together runs continuation through a monthly donation on Patreon. To sign up, click here.

    Thanks for listening!

    We know there are so many podcasts you could be listening to, but we are honored you have chosen Running For Real. If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us:

    Take a screenshot of the episode, and share it with your friends, family, and community on social media, especially if you feel that topic will relate to them. Be sure to tag us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

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    Thank you for joining, we look forward to hearing your thoughts.