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Bye bye 305 thanks for the me...

7 years, 6 months

Ok now the first posts out of the way a few things have happened since I started writing the first post.  About 2 Weeks ago my family and I went to Cornwall ...

7 years, 6 months ago

Day 1 - The break-up

7 years, 7 months

As a runner, June - August is typically my off season. Unfortunetely it's also been my diet off season too and as a result, my poor sugar drunk brain ends up saying ...

7 years, 7 months ago

A tricky few months ahead....

7 years, 7 months

After successfully completing Paris Marathon in April this year, I felt awesome. I took 45 minutes off my previous PB and I know I could of gone quicker, Training in a max ...

7 years, 7 months ago

When you eat more calories than what you actually burn, you tend to accumulate fat instead of burning for energy. What happens is fat accumulates in areas that are prone to storing ...

7 years, 7 months ago

Weekly Roundup

7 years, 7 months

New 5kg vest arrived, which is much more comfortable than the last couple.  This one is full of beads rather than pockets of iron sand.  It fits nicer around the shoulders where ...

7 years, 7 months ago

That difficult first post

7 years, 8 months

I've waited 20 days. A lot can happen in 20 days. I'll summarise. I've successfully completed 5k everyday. In the first 12 days this involved running anywhere between a ...

Sweat Test

7 years, 8 months

I performed a sweat test yesterday.  Had a 10 miler to run, so aimed for 1hr 30mins for this and weighed myself before and after to see how much sweat I had ...

7 years, 8 months ago

my confestions

7 years, 9 months

Well its been been about five weeks since my last confestion, and how i have let my self down, some unavoidable, some avoidable but i was just shear lazy. After any big ...

Weekly round up....smashing ...

7 years, 9 months

Bit of a quiet start to the week , nothing until wednesday. Travelled all day monday home, tuesday 12 hours at work. So wednesday i went to get contacts fitted,only to be ...

7 years, 9 months ago

First of many 2nd race

7 years, 9 months

Took a couple of days after Brighton Marathon, then did small runs to keep everything moving, the mistake i thnk that i made is stopped going to the gym for my strength ...

7 years, 9 months ago

Know What Gurus are Saying Ab...

7 years, 9 months

4 Hour Marathon Training Plan: No Longer a Mystery First we have to acknowledge our achievement. Visualize success by means of your training for your own race by treadmill. It is advisable ...

Heavy legs!!

7 years, 9 months

Hi All. Well after my Half marathon on Saturday I went to running club on Monday, for a recovery run!! Apparently I don't know what a recovery run entails as I ...

7 years, 9 months ago

Reflections: The Big Race

7 years, 9 months

All the preparation and planning was over. The fundraising done, target smashed! My bag packed the night before, the race number attached to the vest. Tracking chip tied to shoe. The alarm ...

Parkrun PB Gunpowder Plot Rei...

7 years, 9 months

Following on from my 5 mile PB at Witham last bank holiday Monday, my husband and I decided to go to Chelmsford Central Park run for the first time this Saturday to ...

SUNDERLAND 10K

7 years, 9 months

Ran my first 10K for years on Sunday at Sunderland good few thousand running the 10K and half marathon organised by Steve Cram.Have never done any speed work this year with ...

7 years, 9 months ago

Have started C25k.......

7 years, 9 months

So thought I'd see how it went and had expected to fail on the first go and put it back for a few weeks, but completely surprised myself and managed the ...

7 years, 9 months ago

Gingerbread men and Elvis...

7 years, 9 months

So it's a week since I found myself pounding the streets of London with gingerbread men and Elvis, and I would like to so that I'm sick to the teeth ...

7 years, 9 months ago

34 to Sophie.....

7 years, 9 months

... was my call sign today! I was marshalling the Sunderland 10k and Half Marathon today - which I do every year along with plenty of others from our Sunderland Strollers running club. However ...

7 years, 9 months ago

tips for weight loss

7 years, 10 months

  If you have ever watched any of those health related TV shows like ‘Dr. Oz’ or ‘The Doctors’, you would get the impression that it’s extremely difficult to lose weight fast ...

7 years, 10 months ago

Week 16 - Mission Accomplished

7 years, 10 months

Bit of delay between finishing my blog for my “first and maybe last marathon” but what a weekend it was! Lazy week with just the one run on Tuesday at a comfortable ...

7 years, 10 months ago

When Worlds Collide

7 years, 10 months

Greetings one and all, Well its been quite a while since my last post so you can imagine things have been somewhat busy. A mixture of good busy and not-so-good busy both ...

7 years, 10 months ago

I did it!

7 years, 10 months

Oh my word, I did it, I ran the London Marathon!  What an experience, some of it etched on my memory forever, some of it a blur.  I think I may have ...

I DID IT!!!

7 years, 10 months

After months of nail biting tension - yesterday I absolutely smashed the London Marathon 2016!! I AM ONE IN A MILLION! Check out that bling people. It couldn't have gone better. What ...

7 years, 10 months ago

A morning off work

7 years, 10 months

A trip to the London marathon expo today brought home for me for the first time just how big this event.  Despite this I still don't understand why 38,000 runners ...

7 years, 10 months ago

7 days to go... Gel panic buy...

7 years, 10 months

Doesnt seem more than 5 minutes since i was typing last year, that there was 7 days remaining before I line up with the other 30+k people in Greenwich, all smelling ...

I've Only Gone and Done It!

7 years, 10 months

I know as I write this that there are going to be tears!  Not sad ones but just an uprising of overwhelming emotion and happiness following a truly amazing weekend.  Brace yourselves ...

7 years, 10 months ago

Manchester Marathon

7 years, 10 months

What a weekend!  I had high expectations with regard to this marathon as it was the 40th anniversary event but sadly those were not met...   As you all know my training this ...

Paranoid!

7 years, 10 months

Good morning Buzzers, I read a blog yesterday that pretty much describes my mental attitude towards VLM right now... Maranoia! Perfect word for how I'm feeling- complete and utter Marathon Paranoia ...

7 years, 10 months ago

The Five Elements...

7 years, 10 months

... and one move beyond. After saying in my last post that it'd been a good week for my T'ai Chi and I'd practiced just about every day and taken ...

7 years, 10 months ago

Injury

7 years, 10 months

Sorry to anyone who has followed my blog as i have been very slack recently. However i need peoples help. Ive had an injury now for just short of a week which ...

7 years, 10 months ago

Music motivates

7 years, 10 months

The hand-claps in the chorus of ‘Happy’ by Pharell Williams are a metronome for the left foot strike of a 5’7” runner at 8:20 minute mile pace. I know this ...

All about the Numbers!

7 years, 10 months

It seems to be all about the numbers at the moment as the 3-week taper begins for most.  So here are my numbers from today: 3 - weeks to go until my first ...

7 years, 10 months ago

24 days to go... and is that ...

7 years, 10 months

24 days to go and I’m starting to feel very nervous. In the beginning, the London Marathon seemed a distant vision and for an optimistic ageing non-runner with a particularly dodgy ...

7 years, 10 months ago

HBA 5-10-20 Event Llanelli

7 years, 10 months

Here it is then, the report..prepare yuorselves.   First six good, Last four agony. Head down, run until the end. Time: 1hour 31 and some seconds.   I am claiming less as it ...

7 years, 10 months ago

Deferred Entry

7 years, 11 months

Hi all - Sadly today I took the decision to defer my entry to the London Marathon as my pain in the leg and hip has still not improved.   I've been limping ...

7 years, 11 months ago

123 123 123 123

7 years, 11 months

A Tip for ya'll  Why haven't I ran quickly before? It's a lot more fun, my form is better, no achilles pain or any other foot niggles! It certainly ...

7 years, 11 months ago

VMLM 2016

7 years, 11 months

Gosh seems like a long time ago since October 2014 when I got my ballot place in the 2015 London marathon. Well I deferred to 2016 and now I can almost see ...

7 years, 11 months ago

finding motivation after an i...

7 years, 11 months

  I am training for a marathon taking place 28th May so i have a while yet (Gravesend Cyclopark marathon).  Training hasn't really been going to plan over the last few months ...

Spots for Ride London 2016!

7 years, 11 months

Starfish have guaranteed places in Prudential Ride London 2016 and we are looking for cyclists to join the Starfish team and help us change lives. With your support Starfish can provide life ...

Changing Gears

7 years, 11 months

I feel like my head is really full of stuff this week. Not tangible ‘things’, but more a random collection of transient thoughts. Like a vacuum cleaner bag full of dust and ...

7 years, 11 months ago

First run completed in 12 months

7 years, 11 months

Good morning all, im feeling good in mind but awful in body. After my first run back i have some very sore legs this morning. Hoping for a quick recovery now before ...

7 years, 11 months ago

Dilemma...

7 years, 11 months

So another 20 miler ticked off this weekend, I didn't feel as good as I had the previous week, I ran along with a different group of people from the club ...

7 years, 11 months ago

New UK Trails and Ultra trail...

7 years, 11 months

Two things, what happened to my blog main page, all the pics and links have gone and hope you dont mind Realbuzz but I have started a new facebook page if anyone ...

7 years, 11 months ago

Reintroduction, or not....

7 years, 11 months

Eat like a saint, yes mostly-ish, big food shop, no. The intentions of the last post didn't quite work out. Drove home last Sunday, got to Uig, waited, waited, ferry cancelled ...

7 years, 11 months ago

8 weeks to go...

8 years

So with 8 weeks to go and only being able to run 5k due to being out with illness your mind flashes with the word DEFER.  I have created a new training ...

Marathon Training and Hoover ...

8 years, 3 months

Hi folks, hope your all well? Im Paul (tall paul) and having read some great inspirational stories on here i thought id add my own as far as what have I been ...

8 years ago

Yes, we have been quiet for which, I apologise! But, that is normally a good thing! We have been busy :) (other than life and battling the grant household cold - wah!). The Essex ...

Happy Saturday everyone   Well it's been 14 days since I last posted and a lot has happened. Before Christmas, as some of you will know, I went for a barrage of ...

It's been almost 10 months since my last blog about the 100 Miles of Istria adventure.. Not that there was nothing to write about , but i didn't even want to ...

8 years ago

Since my last blog, start of January..been reading loads and commented on some. I have done lane swimming and going to the gym, but with work and family issues have found ...

C is for Chafing

8 years

I’ve wrestled with the existence of God for many years but now have conclusive proof. Because no benevolent omnipotent power would ever allow the suffering that has been inflicted on my ...

8 years ago

Carefully checking the hourly forecasts indicating cloud with sunny intervals, I wake up to thunderous rain!  Delaying the run start till the shower had passed and then at mile 4..... glorious sunshine ...

88 days to go! Boy, it's been cold of late. It was -4°C when I went out running at 6am the other morning and it even snowed the other weekend ...

week 6

8 years, 1 month

Mon 18th Should had been a rest day, but as i didnt get out on Sunday went for a slow 2 mile run/walk. Tuesday ...walked the 2 miles to gym and ...

8 years, 1 month ago

Eat, Move, Sleep!

8 years, 1 month

 

8 years, 1 month ago

A change of plan

8 years, 1 month

Wow not quite a week since my last blog and my third of 2016 makes it officially equal to my total blogs of 2015. Quite unbelievable that I am still so welcomed ...

      “Runnin' runnin', and runnin' runnin', and runnin' runnin', and runnin' runnin'” – Let’s Get It Started, The Black Eyed Peas As so many of these things do, it all started outside Boots ...

8 years, 1 month ago

2 weeks down...

8 years, 1 month

pre-Xmas training went (nearly) as planned and I managed a comfortable 8 mile run! Then the inevitable festive period hit and training took a back seat despite two 5km's on Xmas ...

8 years, 1 month ago

Week 2

8 years, 1 month

Weekly mileage: 20.2miles Number of runs: 4 Spring marathons = great. Winter training = bad! It seems like Winter finally arrived at the weekend, coinciding with my 2nd LSR. I decided to travel ...

devil vs good

8 years, 1 month

hi all, i totally believe that a person has one devil and one good side.. when u want to wake up at 5 30 that to specially after a festival(pongal) the ...

8 years, 1 month ago

99 days to go, and it's been a while since I've blogged, I've not been feeling great with the training as I caught a cold before christmas and it ...

No Running today....

8 years, 1 month

Im not injured or lazy! Its a scheduald cross training day. I ran 2 classes back to back. Body pump because I love it and yoga because it seems to be keeping ...

8 years, 1 month ago

She's off!

8 years, 1 month

Good morning all Well my good intention faltered a little with regard to the Pilates class in that I had to wait for something in the oven to finish cooking, hence I ...

8 years, 1 month ago

Well, more than a year has passed and I am ashamed to note that I didn't post the final entry to this boy!! Needless to say, we did it and we ...

You're so Kneedy!

8 years, 1 month

I think I got off to such a good start with my marathon training that for a moment, I actually forgot I wasn’t Mo Farah. Crazy really, the resemblance is uncanny ...

8 years, 1 month ago

Weeks 5 - 8 (23/11/15)

8 years, 2 months

Week 5   4 weeks down 20 to go and I enter my week 5 still with the winter cold that seems to get better then surface every time I run. Note to ...

8 years, 2 months ago

Do not eat much sugar - you a...

8 years, 2 months

Now I will tell my story. From the very beginning, when I realized that I do not like (I would say “hate”) what I see in the mirror. When my boyfriend dumped ...

8 years, 2 months ago

Prologue

8 years, 3 months

Five months ago I almost accidentally experienced London Marathon – as a spectator of course. This was so impressive and enlightening that I could merely hold my breath and word flow and I ...

8 years, 3 months ago

I’m Still Dreaming of Losing ...

10 years, 11 months

Hello again! First of all I’d like to say I really appreciate the comments pals have left. I liked the idea of combining exercises with a new diet plan. As I ...

8 years, 2 months ago

Isn't it windy?

12 years, 9 months

I can't run in the wind, it takes my breath away but I had hoped that cycling would be a wee bit easier. I found out pretty quickly today that's ...

12 years, 9 months ago

Got a place to run the London...

8 years, 3 months

On 3rd November I was so excited to be told I had a place to run the London Marathon next year!! I started my training straight away with a 5 mile run ...

8 years, 3 months ago

First run back

8 years, 3 months

It's cold. Obviously November in London is cold. But it's cold. I'm a wimp when it comes to exercising in the cold. I have memories from school and a ...

8 years, 3 months ago

17 July 2007

16 years, 7 months

After a very late and eventful evening on monday 16th (if I toldy ou about it would be forced to shoot you afterwards) I couldn't have felt less like running last ...

12 years, 11 months ago

Hot stuff and Nike app disaster

11 years, 6 months

So far the training is going well. On friday I did a 2.5K treadmill warm up (I so could not have done anymore - I hate that dreadmill, its a mystery to ...

11 years, 6 months ago

Likeys Beacons Ultra Marathon...

8 years, 3 months

Fun fact. This was my second attempt at the Likey’s Beacons Ultra.First time I entered in 2013 on the back of me being booked in for some minor spinal surgery ...

8 years, 3 months ago

Friday, 23rd October to Monda...

8 years, 3 months

A combined entry to cover my London trip to see David Ford and U2. Didn’t do much on Friday, got up ridiculously early to catch our flight and ended up walking ...

8 years, 3 months ago

A blip in the journey

8 years, 3 months

So, last time I posted I had just done 5 miles and was feeling pretty chuffed with myself. I then did my normal 30 minute midweek runs and after the second one ...

Winter Training

15 years

As I continue my marathon training, I thought I would share an extract from my marathon training diary:   It’s a cold dark wintry night.  An icy wind blows from the east ...

A lack of consistency all round

8 years, 3 months

Its time to get myself back on track. Since I last posted and with only 4 posts to my name I was hardly prolific my wife had a little boy who was ...

8 years, 3 months ago

Snowdonia 2015 - A Bus Driver...

8 years, 3 months

  This time last week, Jane and I were getting the final bits and pieces together before heading off to collect the Buzzers Bus…ready for our weekend in Snowdonia, the scene for ...

8 years, 3 months ago

Really, really scared now

16 years, 10 months

I had a dreadful nights sleep last night.  I woke up at one point with a pulse rate of about 1000. I don't even want to think about tonights sleep. Am ...

12 years, 8 months ago

Getting scared and fat

14 years, 10 months

I weighed myself and I have put on about 3lbs in weight. It cannot be that mother of all lunches from yesterday.  I have remained slumped in a chair since yesterdays run ...

12 years, 9 months ago

Spurred on by the promise of ...

8 years, 4 months

I've never had the euphoric buzz of serotonin when running. Quite the contrary, I always finish and feel terrible and say "Thank God that's over." So I'm looking forward ...

Here we go again...

8 years, 4 months

I managed to get out for a run on Tuesday. The first run since the Barnstaple Marathon 2 weeks ago. It felt ok but I think I needed the rest. I'm ...

26.2

8 years, 4 months

I know it's been a while but guess what? I'm a marathon runner. I ran in the Yorkshire marathon on Sunday 11th October. Finished it in 4:51. I was ...

8 years, 4 months ago

Training has started.

8 years, 4 months

Arghhhh so it has officialy started as of saturday 10th October. I found out I had won the DSUK ballot on the Friday and was determined to start as soon as possible ...

8 years, 4 months ago

Realbuzzers Whatsapp Group!

8 years, 4 months

If anyone would like to join the Real buzzers Whatsapp group I'm setting up, please PM me your number. I've found such groups to be a great source of info ...

8 years, 4 months ago

Feet up

8 years, 4 months

I’ve been a bit quiet of late. The truth is I haven’t done any running for over 5 weeks now. Not through choice mind.  After a fantastic two weeks in ...

8 years, 4 months ago

Is everyone sitting comfortab...

8 years, 4 months

So this is my first blog and having spent some time reading the blogs of the great and the good, I feel slightly intimidated but as a very wise lady told me ...

8 years, 4 months ago

3rd time lucky......

8 years, 4 months

Well....I'm in..... Got myself a ballot place and can't wait! ....and if I don't beat the time from last two years of 5hrs 16mins both times, i will ...

8 years, 4 months ago

A new parkrun and preparing f...

8 years, 4 months

So I notched up another Parkrun the other weekend. In fact it was Parkrun no 58, but my first at Corby. I was staying at my brother in laws a few miles ...

8 years, 4 months ago

Oh God.....

8 years, 4 months

I haven't run properly since April.  I started a new job and have been working longer hours so I haven't been very disciplined.  I also thought I would be getting ...

9 marathons done and course P...

8 years, 4 months

Hi all, Hope you are all well. I am happy to report that I completed the Nottingham Robin Hood Marathon yesterday (27/9) in a course PB of 4:32:45.  My ...

My 100k - If Carlsberg did Ul...

8 years, 5 months

Hello readers, This is a bit a plot spolier (although the profile photo probably gives it away anyhow) but I completed my 100k on Saturday along the Thames. Before I bore you ...

Closer Than Close

8 years, 5 months

last nights salsa class was well EPIC!,  almost 4hours of dancing and could have gone on for anther hour or two at the end.  I was quite tired at the start of ...

INSPIRED.....

8 years, 6 months

.......by young Alaistair dipping his toes back onto RB, I just thought I might do the same.  It's been over a year since I wrote anything - although I've been keeping ...

8 years, 6 months ago