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We did it!

5 years, 5 months

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 To Do Muscle Building

5 years, 6 months

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 ...

5 years, 6 months ago

Continental 24hr Thunder Run

5 years, 7 months

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 ...

5 years, 7 months ago

Isle-Of_Skye Half

5 years, 7 months

…“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 ...

5 years, 7 months ago

Week 18 - I did it!!

5 years, 8 months

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 ...

Vitality London Half marathon...

5 years, 8 months

Hi all, long time no hear. Hope all my regular readers are all well and doing good.  I had to let y'all know that I have entered the HM in London ...

What an amazing day!

5 years, 9 months

Well, what can I say...3 weeks on and the achievement of the marathon is still so wonderful!  It was such a hot day but the excitement was present from when I ...

26.2 miles of smiles

5 years, 10 months

The day had finally arrived - the day I had always half heartedly dreamed of doing one day, but probably never really thought I would actually ever do! I was already awake when ...

5 years, 10 months ago

165 Days

5 years, 10 months

18th September my last blog!  Back just in time to wish you all the best for next week! If it is your first London, try and drink it all in, its a ...

Battling the Beast from the East

5 years, 10 months

Hi everyone! Another month has flown by and it’s been a busy one - the beginning of each month makes me wonder where the last one went! Firstly, thank you all so ...

5 years, 10 months ago

Half n Half again.. MK 'flat'...

5 years, 11 months

Huzzah! I did it. My first official race day half marathon completed! I got a medal and everything!!  It was actually a really good introduction to fuelling, organising and preparation. Of course ...

5 years, 11 months ago

The mind is willing but the b...

5 years, 11 months

Trying to get back to fitness is proving to be very difficult as I didn’t realise how spongy, lethargic and basically knackered I was.  Last week I found my limit.  Monday ...

5 years, 11 months ago

Back on the trails again!

5 years, 11 months

Well hello all you Superstar Buzzers! It's been a while since I posted a blog and I have a lot of reading and replying to do too! It seems like you ...

So, I thought I had set a realistic target to start, 40 days of Lent with no take aways and lose a stone, with the thought that I would start going to ...

Running Buddies

6 years, 1 month

Its great to see that the site is getting really quite busy at the moment so I thought it was about time I wrote a bit of an update.   After returning from ...

6 years, 1 month ago

8 Jan

6 years, 1 month

Gonna make this short and sweet. Illness on Saturday meant I could not leave the house. Illness on Sunday meant I shouldn't have left the house but I did. Around 11 ...

6 years, 1 month ago

Happy New Year fellow bloggers! That's it, christmas decorations all down and packed away. Apart from the wreath which I accidentally left on the front door ..grrrr. Back to work teaching ...

6 years, 1 month ago

New Years Revolution

6 years, 1 month

What happens when you run the London Marathon in April and you then injure your ankle in May and don't run for the rest of the year? You get as fat ...

6 years, 1 month ago

Training Update After 9 Weeks

6 years, 2 months

So here we are, Christmas Eve! I hope you all have been organised and not left everything to the last minute. That's asking too much really isn't it now? Anyhow ...

6 years, 2 months ago

Hmm over 4 years since I have...

6 years, 3 months

I guess an apology doesn’t really cover it😔. Wow the site has changed, I have popped onto here only very occasionally because an interesting article has come up on FB or ...

6 years, 3 months ago

Moving and shaking !!!

6 years, 3 months

I did parkrun last week, the 21st, anothe great time 27.40 , I wan't expecting another PB, but my aim now is to keep under 28 min, and try to improve ...

6 years, 3 months ago

The long road

6 years, 4 months

Just done my second run of many as part of training for London 18. Did 25 mins to Narrabeen from Collaroy. 25 degrees but no humidity yet so perfect conditions. Didn’t ...

6 years, 4 months ago

Day 71 - Mission accomplished...

6 years, 4 months

Hi folks, It is me! I could not believe my misfortune when realbuzz decided to change the look and feel of its website at the critical moment and I was unable to ...

6 years, 4 months ago

My First Half

6 years, 6 months

My husband has taken on the job of personal trainer for my half marathon attempt as I'd still not pushed on past 10 miles. Not until today. We were up and ...

6 years, 6 months ago

Done

6 years, 6 months

Can't run any more, been banned by my physio. My degenerative back disease will never get better all the time I put pressure on it by running, I have to find ...

6 years, 6 months ago

Re-Focusing and Moving Forward

6 years, 7 months

Okay so let’s kick off at the top of the podium. It’s not a place I’ve been before and I doubt somewhere I’ll see much more of but ...

6 years, 7 months ago

Tips for the novice runners

6 years, 8 months

If running is what you need to do on the field, looking at the various track and field events should motivate you. However, novice runners cannot find motivation until the time they ...

6 years, 8 months ago

Runs 9 and 10. And a very bus...

6 years, 8 months

Oh it's been a busy week. Kids back to school, me back to volunteering, daughters sports day, decorating at home and much more. So I squeezed in two small runs and ...

6 years, 8 months ago

Beginner's nerves

6 years, 8 months

I am not a natural cyclist. I distrust my ability to work well with a machine. I miss running.  I loved the euphoria of it and I don’t feel the same ...

6 years, 8 months ago

Dorchester Marathon and Castl...

6 years, 8 months

Some of you already know that I volunteer for a running event organisation called White Star Running.  They are based in Dorset and organise running events for the runner, hosted by runners ...

6 years, 8 months ago

Go Hard or Go Home

6 years, 8 months

Go Hard or Go Home I have 8 days to go until Endure 24!!!! In 8 days time I’m going to be running 5 mile laps around a course for 24 ...

6 years, 8 months ago

Don't Dream It, Be It

6 years, 8 months

The dust has settled – it's over five weeks since London, indeed I've since run the first Dorchester marathon. But there remains one #VMLM blog post that needs to be seen ...

Hot running

6 years, 8 months

I want to start this post by saying thank you to everyone who reads my stuff  and an even bigger thank you to everyone who commented last time and wished me luck ...

6 years, 8 months ago

Wrap Up

6 years, 9 months

Here is a short video of me on my way to the finish line.  Photo of me at the finish line. This is the first and last marathon I will ever tap ...

6 years, 9 months ago

5 Top Ideas that Help to Lose...

6 years, 9 months

Want to lose weight at home? Are you suffering from overweight? Do you have any limitation based on overweight? Want to know how to solve this problem? Then you have come to ...

6 years, 9 months ago

Fundraising for participation

6 years, 9 months

Hi guys, I wanted to participate in London Landmarks Half 2018, but it got sold out so quickly - I didn`t even have the chance to see how the registration form looked ...

6 years, 9 months ago

The other side of the fence....

6 years, 9 months

Our story begins on a Cherwell train travelling from Bicester Village to Marylebone, with Bevlar and MrBevlar embarking on a weekend quest to meet up with fellow “buzzers” to support those who ...

6 years, 9 months ago

Finding heart in my running

6 years, 9 months

I set out the Friday before last with a "grand plan" for running another 12km... It was the bank holiday and I had 3 days to go out and make it happen ...

6 years, 9 months ago

Upright and back to it!

6 years, 9 months

The marathon seems an age ago now and all images of my leaning and tilting running have been eradicated!  The finish line video of me crossing in 4.36 makes me wonder ...

6 years, 9 months ago

The Spirit of Community

6 years, 9 months

London Marathon day is a very special day in the running community calendar and is also very special to the people of London. It takes on an even more exciting prospect when ...

I, Zoe Ellsmore, have run a m...

6 years, 9 months

I, Zoe Ellsmore, have run a marathon. Things will never be the same. I might have been beaten across the line by a beer bottle and a barefoot Jesus carrying a crucifix ...

6 years, 9 months ago

Pre and Post Marathon Reports

6 years, 10 months

Marathon training has gone very smoothly. I've been following a prewritten plan which has had me running just over 40 miles per week for the last 2 hard weeks of the ...

6 years, 10 months ago

Starting 18 Weeks Marathon Plan

6 years, 10 months

This week is first in my 18 weeks program for The Sri Chinmoy Marathon on august 24. I am running with power meter, so yesterday I ran a test to determine power ...

6 years, 10 months ago

Day 1 - Hills

6 years, 10 months

Day 1 (Bristol to Chippenham) complete. 26.2 miles complete. First 11 miles were full of hills, along with a couple of little ones towards the end!! Felt fresh after having to ...

6 years, 10 months ago

Well this is awkward

6 years, 10 months

Not how I wanted to start my latest blog post. But trust me – every week I have gone to sit down and blog since January and somehow this year – just haven’t ...

6 years, 10 months ago

Starting A Blog

6 years, 10 months

I was first inspired by triathlon during the 2012 London Olympics. I’d always enjoyed swimming and used to love it as a sixth former. Nothing competitive, just a friend and I ...

6 years, 10 months ago

......Coming Soon

6 years, 10 months

Love reading the blog again.  VLM 2018 to plan for......Cheers all.  dcw

6 years, 10 months ago

Wow, Wow, Wow

11 years, 9 months

Where do I start? Well I'm going to start by mentioning some very generous people. I am overwhelmed by the number of people who have really dug deep and very generously ...

11 years, 9 months ago

VMLM 26 Days to go…

6 years, 11 months

My Wednesday lunch time run takes me along the Thames and south across Westminster bridge. Fortunately for me I couldn’t go to work on Wednesday, but the harsh reality of the ...

4 week to go!

15 years, 11 months

Time is passing so slowly - I'm ready to hop on that plane NOW!  All reservations are made (after a brief glitch when my hotel called to say we needed to find ...

12 years, 9 months ago

Overview

15 years, 8 months

A place to post whatever distance training-related stuff I find.  A lot of it will be from the public domain, but if the original author is available I'll make the appropriate ...

Day 65 (30 Days to go)

6 years, 11 months

Two more long runs planned, a week on Saturday and then the following Friday.  If time permits I will try to fit more in or do the runs a bit earlier.  Then ...

Training continues

15 years

I hurt my knee playing basketball and had a hard time walking for awhile let alone running.  Stupid, yeah I know.  I started in late January doing an eliptical machine to get ...

12 years, 9 months ago

Magic Mantras

11 years, 10 months

Just before I undertook my last long run before the London Marathon (and the only substantial one it turned out in the end), I reread an article from the May 2011 edition ...

11 years, 10 months ago

Running, breast cancer and ch...

6 years, 11 months

Hi all, I haven't posted on this site for ages however, I didn't realise it hasn't been since September 2015!! A lot has happened since then. I have done ...

6 years, 11 months ago

Basingstoke Half, VLM and oth...

9 years, 4 months

Hadn't realised it had been quite so long since the last blog! So, in the usual style, grab yourself a cuppa ready for a round-up... Things didn't quite go to ...

9 years, 4 months ago

Pain

6 years, 11 months

So. They say pride goes before a fall- I didn't fall but I did hit a wall. Not literally (I do have previous for doing that though, world class clumsiness) but ...

6 years, 11 months ago

Running sane

6 years, 11 months

Well, it's been a while since I last posted anything on here, but I have had a busy last few weeks. I have been cranking up the mileage getting ready for ...

6 years, 11 months ago

Uganda Marathon

6 years, 11 months

I haven't blogged for over 2 years, but some of you may remember me.I've carried on running, though bedevilled by injury, culminating in a stress fracture of my hip ...

6 years, 11 months ago

My annual catch up!

6 years, 11 months

hello all, just catching up with your posts.  Great to see you all cracking on.  Great stuff. not much to report from myself.  I havent really done any running this year.  Lack ...

6 years, 11 months ago

The end is near again

6 years, 11 months

One of the stranger parts of my transition from fag smoking lazy-bum to marathon-running occasional fag smoking lazy-bum has been the amount of running web content and books which I’ve been ...

6 years, 11 months ago

Run a marathon - Simples!!

6 years, 12 months

I turn 30 in 2018 and near the top on my bucket list is running the Virgin London Marathon. I'm one of the millions who sit there year in and year ...

6 years, 12 months ago

5 essential items that you sh...

6 years, 12 months

When you go for a run, are you a minimalist or do you like to lug the kitchen sink with you? I wish I were carefree and able to take a jog ...

6 years, 12 months ago

January 2016 I was sat in Formby gym full of cold as the Stormers ladies running group hit the streets on what was a pretty miserable night. I love running and have ...

7 years ago

Training week 7

7 years

Monday 13th February - Sunday 19th February Work the late ***** this week so once again I was able to get up and out to train in the mornings    Monday - It was raining ...

Hands up who finds that life at the moment is just so hectic?! This week sees week 8 of my marathon training start and y'know what - it's going okay! The ...

It's Spring!!!

7 years

I know, I know, I'm probably getting a bit ahead of myself but it has felt like it the past few days! I've had a good week. After a week ...

7 years ago

Doing the warm up, I struggled with a very hard/tight hamstring, Will it give once I get going. “There’s a hill at the start” I said, “it’s down, you ...

the next few weeks are increasing with effort. longer gym effort means i come away more tired that usual! had a week of training with only one rest day and plenty of ...

Afternoon :)

8 years, 3 months

Hi folks, Just a quick post.... Running had been going well of late,2 runs a week, and a teeny little increase in my long run to wait for it....3.5 ...

Bugger

7 years

Sorry, I haven't been posting very much, because I haven't been exercising very much, partly due to being a fat lazy slob, but mainly due to me being frantically busy ...

A Holy Trinity

7 years

This weekend I was inspired.  And it takes a lot these days. One horse race and two slugfests, one in boxing, one in tennis, had reality suspended for just a few hours ...

Since my last post, a lot has happened, and I think I may possibly be getting quicker. I also got through parents' evening! But with 70 days to go, I can only ...

New Year, New Me

7 years, 1 month

‘New Year, New Me…’ it’s the most overused phrase on the 1st of January every year but this year it’s really true! Our Marathon is now only 4 months away ...

7 years, 1 month ago

I am a member of St Albans Striders and last week we had one of those great club moments when everyone gets together as a team to achieve the impossible. Someone read ...

Anyone there???

7 years, 1 month

Having abit of a bored Friday at home and stumbled across my blog.... just wondering, is anyone still here?  Brings back lots of fab memories, where have those 11 years gone? Hutchie ...

7 years, 1 month ago

Week 1: The beginning.......

7 years, 1 month

The first week of 2017 - and I have completed 40km of runs for my training. Thanks to the generous folk who have kick-started my fundraising too - with just over £200 raised so ...

7 years, 1 month ago

Sunny Sunday!

10 years, 10 months

Hi all,  Managed to get out yesterday in costume ( dry = no mud staines ) this was my second & longest run in it. What we do for charity! Lots of great comments from ...

10 years, 10 months ago

AWESOME !

10 years, 10 months

What a fantastic day had by all Congratulations you are all heroes & the spectators had a wonderful day too, weren't they just brilliant, amazing & just awsome in their support ...

10 years, 10 months ago

Morph Man

10 years, 9 months

Everything's been said about the magic Marathon day so here are a few photo's before I put the suit away 'til next time.

10 years, 9 months ago

  Happy New Year Realbuzzers!   So, I created a blog back in October, and then wrote another blog a few weeks later, that promptly deleted itself (I forgot the procedure I used to ...

7 years, 1 month ago

Cape Wrath the movie ...

7 years, 1 month

Hello Buzzers I'm back at work after a wonderful week in Northumberland. No signal, no wifi just simple pleasures and a few beautiful hill runs ! I managed to get some wifi ...

7 years, 1 month ago

It's time to step up...

7 years, 1 month

So... if you've read the About blurb at the top of this blog or know me personally, you'll know that I'm training for my first marathon - something that I ...

7 years, 1 month ago

HAPPY NEW YEAR REALBUZZERS O...

7 years, 1 month

HELLO  TO ALL my realbuzzers friends  I MYSELF OGGIE AND BRIAN  would like to wish all our realbuzzers A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR OF 2017 AND AFTER   I HOPE YOU ALL ARE ...

7 years, 1 month ago

New Year's Day

7 years, 1 month

Welcome! Happy New Year! Today I am 112 days away from running the 2017 London Marathon. I've stayed away from the Christmas excess and have been out running over 50km in ...

7 years, 1 month ago

And so it begins....

7 years, 3 months

My first week of training has taken in the beauty of autumn in London on an early Sunday monring, as the leaves change colour and carpet the ground, parks bathed in golden ...

Bushy Parkrun # 488 - 02/11/2013

10 years, 3 months

i felt decidedly groggy when the alarm went at 0620, and so it was a gargantuan effort just to get out of bed and make myself do this thang! This thang being ...

7 years, 3 months ago

Operation diet

7 years, 3 months

This week started well; with minor foot surgery! I may have been lacking motivation last week, but this week I'm itching to get out for a run. I'm on total ...

7 years, 3 months ago

What a Wonderful World

7 years, 4 months

Well, what a lovely, useful reaction to my first post. Thanks guys! So advice garnered so far..... Get my gait analysed Buy two pairs of trainers Believe Ditch the blob talk Keep ...

7 years, 4 months ago

You'll never run alone... if ...

7 years, 4 months

So, in the spirit of really committing to marathon training, I've joined my local running club, and I can't recommend it highly enough. I'm the sort of person who ...

7 years, 4 months ago

10 Miles of Fun

7 years, 4 months

On Sunday I completed The Cabbage Patch 10. I had a stinking cold all week and still have a bit of a sinus infection remaining so I decided it was silly to ...

7 years, 4 months ago

The ups and downs of marathon...

7 years, 4 months

Hello all  Not posted for a bit but here goes Lisa's journey to Beachy Head Marathon, me being her long suffering coach, her mini meltdown.. here goes! It was all very ...

7 years, 4 months ago

There Are Places I'll Remembe...

7 years, 4 months

You've probably noticed my predilection (crikey - what sort of a word is that!) for using song titles and lyrics for blog posts. But what could I possibly use today? If I ...

First week down only 47 left ...

7 years, 9 months

Well after my first "run" with my husband he hasn't been out since.  Not sure if it is because: (a)  I run quicker than him;(b)  He doesn't want to ...

7 years, 9 months ago

Until now...

7 years, 5 months

been following the book 'Be your best at marathon running'. Quite a good book seeing the results it produces. Have improved from running nothing to a continuos strecth of 35 min.

7 years, 5 months ago

Still off the road

16 years, 9 months

Can't seem to shake off this cold thing. Coughing enough to make the GLW move to the sofa on Wednesday night. Still coughing loads, so no running for now.

12 years, 9 months ago