092: Interview With Tina Muir

Episode 092: Welcome back to Real Health Radio. It’s another guest interview episode of Real Health Radio and this week I’m speaking with Tina Muir.

Tina Muir is a 2:36 marathoner and Great Britain runner who recently shocked the running world by taking a hiatus to focus on starting a family and overcoming amenorrhea. Tina created the Running for Real Community to foster a healthy mindset around running. This is a space where runners can explore, embrace, and get better from setbacks through inspiring podcasts, videos, and blog posts, and most importantly, sharing thoughts and experiences. Running can really hurt, but we don’t have to go through it alone.

More information can be found about her at tinamuir.comTina Muir



Here’s what we talk about in this podcast episode:

4:42 Her background and how she got into running

7:49 How things evolved for her as a runner

9:20 Running competitively at various distances

11:15 The culture of running competitively

12:57 Her decision to stop running and why she made it

18:00 What the response to her decision has been like

19:19 Why she worried that people might believe she has an eating disorder

21:42 How it feels now that she has made her decision and is able to be open about it

22:34 What it has been like letting go of her identity as a runner

26:24 Her investigation into amenorrhea

28:21 How common amenorrhea is both within the running world and outside of it

33:06 How she found Dr. Nicola Rinaldi

36:08 How her health has shifted since she stopped running

42:06 The things she does to support herself

46:41 Her blog post – Why Your Best Is Never Good Enough

53:15 How she spends her time – then vs. now

58:00 What she hopes will change from her sharing her story


Here’s How You Can Connect With Tina:






Links mentioned during the show:

Running for Real Community

Dr. Nicola Rinaldi

No Period. Now What?

Why Your Best Is Never Good Enough


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