Ep 83: Tina Muir on Health and Life Post Elite Running
Today on the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast, my friend and a badass who is changing the running game, Tina Muir. Tina recently made headlines when, at the top of her game as an elite runner, she decided to not only retire but open up about her struggle with amenorrhea as well. Tina's vulnerability and openness are two of the many reasons why so many women have joined her "Running for Real" community. From life post-retirement to what she hopes for her daughter (after 9 years without her period, Tina is now pregnant with a little girl!!!), this episode is a candid and honest talk about what it's like to run for your life at the top level. For more Tina, you can find her on TinaMuir.com, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
CRAAAAZZZYYYY how things can change in a year!! I wasn't sure whether to post this, feeling self conscious, and thought people might react negatively, but oh well, here's to being brave.🙊 This time a year ago, I was about to run the #londonmarathon, I ended up smashing my PB of 2:41 to run a 2:37 and finish 2nd in the championship section of the race. I don't know how much I weighed, but I was in the best shape I had been in, both physically and mentally. One year later, and quite a few pounds heavier, I have not run in almost 5 weeks. But I CHOSE this. Last year I achieved some big goals, but now I have an even more important one, recovering from amenorrhea and getting my body ready for a family. I'm not gonna lie and say it's not hard looking at that photo and seeing me right now, BUT I am learning to love my curves, and I am definitely enjoying the food I am eating 😋🍰🎂🍦🍪🍩, allowing myself to let loose, rest, and heal after 14 years of complete dedication.🏃♀️ There are many ups and downs in every stage of life, but even in that moment, like that one on the left, I still wanted to look better, I still wasn't totally happy. I don't think we ever will be, all we can do is love our bodies and respect them. I know I am not "big" by any means, but this comparison shows the difference. My body has a new journey to embark on, and I plan to embrace it as best I can. I'm still me, right? *hesitates to push publish*.....aaaand GO
**Mentioned in the episode, the incredible Lauren Fleshman's letter, "Dear Younger Me: Lauren Fleshman".
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