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A Tale of Two Marathons

2 months, 1 week

Well as they say, better late than never so I thought with 2018 almost drawing to a close I would finally get fingers to keyboard and write about my challenges (although very ...

2 months, 1 week ago

keeping at it

2 months, 3 weeks

Weight in today at Slimming World and now down to 15st 1lbs. Happy that I continue to head in the right direction. Total weight loss since the beginning of August is now ...

2 months, 3 weeks ago

Grinning like a Cheshire Cat

2 months, 3 weeks

Well folks, would you Adam n Eve it.. I’ve got a place at VMLM19!!! The amazing and wonderful people at Leonard Cheshire have said yes!! This whole crazy debacle is really ...

2 months, 3 weeks ago

Snowdon feels like a lifetime ago.  I think I may just have recovered now - physically and mentally.  I confess that my confidence was knocked with how things went on the day but ...

it was definitely a Misty & damp morning, what a change & challenge. loved it & 10 miles done 👍 I felt it today but for the most of it, I really enjoyed it. Hope everyone ...

3 months ago

No Jelly babies in New York

3 months, 1 week

New York Marathon – where do I start? The short version   In short it was the most incredible day.  A HUUUUUUGE event, incredibly well organized, perfect running weather, the start line spectacular, the ...

3 months, 1 week ago

Snowdon Blog 2018

3 months, 1 week

I started jogging when I was twenty seven, in Canada. I’d tried out for the university swimming team, but they took their training far too seriously. I mean, daily. I thought ...

3 months, 1 week ago

And the eagles soared once ag...

3 months, 2 weeks

Ah, well it’s always an amazing weekend; so, why should this Snowdonia reunion be any different?  The answer is, of course, it shouldn’t be any different. And it wasn’t ...

3 months, 2 weeks ago

Getting motivated

3 months, 2 weeks

Is it too early? Will my motivation last? Will marathon number #12 be my fastest? No! Yes! Please! After a busy month of October with the Chicago Marathon and the Bourbon Chase ...

3 months, 2 weeks ago

Off to Welsh Wales!

3 months, 3 weeks

Just wishing everyone taking on the epic Snowdonia Marathon this Saturday, a great run! It'll be cold, it'll be tough but you are BUZZERS!! You can do this! GO BUZZERS ...

3 months, 3 weeks ago

Rebuild.... again

4 months

Well Chicago was deferred to October 2019 meaning I have a whole year to rebuild....again.  Should have also refreshed the Real buzz blog at the weekend and get back into blogging ...

London Marathon Virgin

4 months, 1 week

I apologise for blogging before I’m up to date with everyone’s but I’m just so excited I couldn’t wait (especially in case someone beats me to this title ...

4 months, 1 week ago

My journey begins

4 months, 3 weeks

Hello Buzzers. I’m back, with another mad idea! You may remember that early this year I decided to walk a marathon in aid of Thames Valley Air Ambulance, which I successfully ...

4 months, 3 weeks ago

The Starting Point

4 months, 4 weeks

So where do I start? Lets go back a few weeks, where I could not due to a neurologlical problem that has affected my breathing to the point that even a short ...

4 months, 4 weeks ago

So, what am I doing and why? In October 2018, in order to mark World Mental Health Day, a group of Mental Health First Aid advocates and supporters will be hiking Mount ...

Am I the only one who is now playing the air guitar and humming the riff? "It's the final countdown, Da da da da, da da da da da...." I hope ...

5 months, 1 week ago

I thought that a Confucius quote would nicely sum up my run this week. I went out with my running club on Wednesday evening, and completed approximately 3.5 miles in around ...

We did it!

5 months, 2 weeks

A couple of days before this challenge I was having serious doubts that I should do it, not because I didn’t think I was ready.  I was ready as I would ...

How Hiking Can Improve Your R...

5 months, 3 weeks

Many people assume that to become a good runner you simply need to run lots. However, I’ve found there are other factors you should consider if you’re looking to improve ...

5 months, 3 weeks ago

How To Do Muscle Building

6 months, 3 weeks

Bodybuilding is actually the utilization of dynamic resistance activity to control and add to one’s musculature.A person who takes part in this activity is known as a bodybuilder. When you ...

6 months, 3 weeks ago

Continental 24hr Thunder Run

6 months, 4 weeks

Hi Realbuzzers... About 6 months ago a drunken text came through on my phone “Do you fancy doing the Thunder Run as a duo?” Mrs 2shoes has already signed up as a ...

6 months, 4 weeks ago

Kit Binges and the Anxious Mind

7 months, 1 week

Buying all the kit, buying all the kit I've been bitten by the bug Take my money, I'm a mug I'm buying all the kit. So I've bought ...

7 months, 1 week ago

Isle-Of_Skye Half

7 months, 2 weeks

…“Are you going to warm up”, running buddy asked… “Nope…pointless as just getting round is all I have”, was the honest response. Normally the temptation is to air on the side ...

7 months, 2 weeks ago

First and foremost, I would like to thank every single person who has read and commented on my blog over the past 18 weeks.  Your words of encouragement, especially in the bleak ...