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Why' You Callin' It "Hump Day"?

3 days, 22 hours

I probably don't need to tell you the naughty little thoughts that went through my head the first time I heard Wednesday described in such a way. I thought my luck ...

I wanted to share something with you,I do love & I need running. but some times I feel lifestyle,food and events can get in the way of my passion. I like ...

Well I have been busy, trying to train in running, cycling and swimming has proved very time consuming, but good fun. Fitting everything in is tricky, but swimming I am now feeling ...

1 week, 1 day ago

Especially when it keeps breaking its promises and dumps more snow on us........ But tempi passati, it's almost June now, so I'll try to edit it a bit. You probably ...

1 week, 3 days ago

Revolution!

1 week, 6 days

Hello Buzzers 😊 I’ve finally got around to reporting back on the inaugural Dulux Revolution Ultra Trail event that I took part in on May 10th!  I started writing this not long ...

1 week, 6 days ago

So it’s been just over a year since I last blogged. Oops. So after my last run (where I fell over again), about a week later I fell over again. And ...

2 weeks ago

That was the warm up

2 weeks, 1 day

So for about a month now it's just been steady miles,  3 miles and never going beyond 6 miles. Been ok getting the mindset right again.  Corr dear the years are ...

2 weeks, 1 day ago

So 6 weekends ago was the Virgin London Marathon and normally after the build-up and the adrenalin rush of such a momentous event that there can be a bit of a crash ...

Ellenbrook Fields parkrun

2 weeks, 3 days

So where did I get to this week? I decided on Ellenbrook Fields. I have been planning on getting myself to Ellenbrook Fields for quite a while but today I finally managed ...

2 weeks, 3 days ago

Tuesday 28th May – Tools for the Trade - Now In Hand Well, I am in the UK for 9 days visiting my four children and granddaughter which is great as I haven’t ...

Loving angels instead

3 weeks, 2 days

If you're a distance runner, particularly one like me who is prone to crashing in the latter stages of a marathon, then the Race Angel concept is (with apologies for the ...

UP TO 10...

3 weeks, 3 days

An update to runs and my training. Event number 3 this was Curley’s 5k trail race the second in the trilogy. My first race I was really pleased with and determined ...

3 weeks, 3 days ago

With most of the population having liberal access to the Internet and with the weight loss industry booming - it is no wonder that so many people are opting to utilize online weight ...

The week after my last half marathon, if I could find an excuse not to run, I used it.  so after six days of not running I attended a session run by ...

Fitting it in

1 month

Well 3.5 months between blog posts ain’t good, but so be it. Time for an update it seems The Green Man at the start of March turned out to be ...

1 month ago

Starting slow

1 month, 1 week

Today was the first step. Tomorrow will be the first run of the training schedule. I have eaten almost everything unhealthy left in the house from Easter and I am ready to ...

Wow!  What a day!  That was just the best, thank you London.  Anyone thinking of running a marathon then you just have to do this one, I loved every step of it ...

1 month, 2 weeks ago

Project 3:00 - All In!

2 months, 1 week

Is there really any difference between running 26.2 miles in a time of 03:00:01 or a time of 02:59:59? Does that second or two make any difference ...

2 months, 1 week ago

70 km

2 months, 1 week

     Wiem kilka dni temu pisałem o przekroczeniu 50 km, a tu nagle 70 nie wiadomo skąd. O co chodzi? Już wyjaśniam mój licznik na  moment poprzedniego posta wynosił 58km co daję nam ...

2 months, 1 week ago

The perfect long run nutrition…

2 months, 2 weeks

We all have our favourite snack for our long runs; there are people who swear by porridge with peanut butter before the off, then there are the ultra-junkies who live off flat ...

Reaching a goal

2 months, 3 weeks

Trying the new Realbuzz app to write this post, so far I like it a lot! As I wrote in my last post I have set some goals for my running this ...

2 months, 3 weeks ago

Change is gonna come...

2 months, 3 weeks

I heard a quote yesterday that resonated with me “A calm sea never made a skilled sailor”.  It made me think about us Buzzers – we learn much more from the tough patches ...

2 months, 3 weeks ago

If there's one thing I've learned over the past few months, it's that you don't have to be fast to be a good runner. And there, I've ...

3 months ago

Well, I thought I'd swap my couch to 5K app and try the Realbuzz 5K beginners plan.  I'm on week 2 session 2 and it nearly killed me!  I've ...

Well, she didn't *make* me, but... This morning, I thought that tonight, I would get Mr Flump to run me up to the gym, this evening. However, after a long day ...

Return of the Jedi - sort of....

3 months, 2 weeks

I have not run since last September... sometime last autumn I had it in mind to be somewhere near fit enough for a marathon by now but a sharp dive in confidence ...

3 months, 2 weeks ago

Baby steps forward

3 months, 3 weeks

Firstly, thank you Buzzers for taking the time to read my posts and to giving me words of advice and encouragement - I really appreciate it and you’ll see that I’m ...

3 months, 3 weeks ago

I often find myself in London or the South East with work and whenever I am away from home I always pack my runners. It’s a great excuse to get out ...

It's been a while!

4 months, 1 week

Hi everybody, I'm ashamed to see I haven't been on since mid December, shortly after I completed the Richmond Park HM in November. I must admit that I have been ...

New inductees into the realbu...

4 months, 2 weeks

We continue to witness so many amazing feats achieved by you buzzers. From achievements of sheer guts and determination to tremendous efforts of endurance (sometimes several times over), you all continue to ...

4 months, 2 weeks ago

A False Start

4 months, 4 weeks

o a lot has changed since I last ran Edinburgh Marathon in 2017. Despite me wanting this to be my last marathon (5 seems like enough) my performance = poor. Race conditions = poor ...

Pierwsze koty za płoty

5 months, 1 week

Entuzjastyczne przyjęcie, z jakim spotkał się mój pierwszy wpis, zmotywowalo mnie do dalszego informowania całego świata o moich postępach. Jak wszyscy wiemy - każdy początek jest trudny i tak też jest w moim ...

5 months, 1 week ago

Since my last...

5 months, 2 weeks

So Christmas has been and done. I marshalled the Pontardawe 5k. O my goodness, I was responsible for recording the finishing times of runners. Suffice to say I'd be happy NEVER ...

Welcome to a New Year - but w...

5 months, 2 weeks

Happy New Year to anyone who is reading this. I hope you are all feeling ready for the year ahead and have many races, goals and dreams planned for it.  Before i ...

5 months, 2 weeks ago

Realbuzz Performance Of The Y...

5 months, 3 weeks

Good morning everyone.I hope you have all had a fantastic christmas and are enjoying turkey sandwiches and champagne for breakfast every day .....no....just me then !  Below are the results for ...

According to the way of perception of the world around us, people are divided into visualists, audialists, and kinesthetics. However, in the hands of an experienced masseur, literally everything turns into kinesthetics ...

A Tale of Two Marathons

6 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 ...

6 months, 1 week ago

keeping at it

6 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 ...

6 months, 3 weeks ago

Grinning like a Cheshire Cat

6 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 ...

6 months, 3 weeks ago

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 ...

7 months ago

No Jelly babies in New York

7 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 ...

7 months, 1 week ago

Snowdon Blog 2018

7 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 ...

7 months, 1 week ago

And the eagles soared once ag...

7 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 ...

7 months, 2 weeks ago

Getting motivated

7 months, 3 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 ...

7 months, 3 weeks ago

Off to Welsh Wales!

7 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 ...

7 months, 3 weeks ago

London Marathon Virgin

8 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 ...

8 months, 1 week ago

My journey begins

8 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 ...

8 months, 3 weeks ago

The Starting Point

8 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 ...

8 months, 4 weeks ago