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I'm going backwards I think. Not actually going backwards, just writing about the last thing first and the first thing last.  I wasn't really going to write about the last ...

Avoid Monday and Blues

10 hours, 14 minutes

Monday 12th August – Avoid Monday and Blues The whole weekend, even with distraction at home and on the farm, my mind was preoccupied with the planned swim today. And when Monday came ...

10 hours, 14 minutes ago

Early one today! being out before eight is quite a feat! Made it over to the park (5 mins warm up) then 90 seconds running followed by a 2 minute walk. It ...

2 days, 7 hours ago

Seaford Beach parkrun

6 days, 5 hours

Normal service is resumed.  Well, sort of.  I’ve been struggling for several weeks now with my dodgy left ankle.  Just when I think it might be getting better ... it gets worse ...

6 days, 5 hours ago

I did it

1 week, 3 days

It has taken me a while to get round to writing about my Middle Distance Triathlon, mainly because I could not really believe I had completed it. It is one of those ...

1 week, 3 days ago

It's been months since my last post, but I'm pretty sure those four words capture the main developments since May and indeed the rough order in which they happened. I ...

Blog #100 - Busy Times 😁

3 weeks, 5 days

Hello Buzzers 😁 Well, it’s been a good few weeks since I’ve blogged - every time I thought I’d found a few minutes to sit down and write, life has somehow ...

3 weeks, 5 days ago

Progress

1 month

I'm nearly at the 2 week mark of my training. No injury in sight (Touch wood it stays that way!) I'm so glad that I have decided to build up ...

"It's getting dark in my head, can someone tell me a joke?" The words I was about to type seemed a bit maudlin indeed, but facts is facts. But rather than ...

Its Back for 2020 ! Don't miss out 😉👍 #TheVitalityBigHalf #MovedbyLondon London Marathon Events Realbuzz Group Ltd. Virgin Money Virgin Money Giving New Balance Take on this iconic half marathon in March 2020 ...

So having completed week 8 of c2 5k and the first run of week 9, why not go for the full 5k (I don’t run fast enough to complete it in ...

2 months ago

Whoops - Catching up 5km Summer Series Race 1 I love these races.  They started last year, but there are not many people who run them. Two laps of a park.  This used ...

"April is the cruellest month...

2 months, 2 weeks

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 ...

2 months, 2 weeks ago

That was the warm up

2 months, 3 weeks

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 months, 3 weeks 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 ...

UP TO 10...

3 months

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 ...

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 ...

Fitting it in

3 months

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 ...

3 months ago

Starting slow

3 months, 2 weeks

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 ...

London Marathon 2019 - Loved ...

3 months, 3 weeks

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 ...

3 months, 3 weeks ago

Project 3:00 - All In!

4 months, 2 weeks

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 ...

4 months, 2 weeks ago

70 km

4 months, 2 weeks

     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 ...

4 months, 2 weeks ago

The perfect long run nutrition…

4 months, 3 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

4 months, 4 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 ...

4 months, 4 weeks ago

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 ...

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 ...

5 months, 1 week ago

My daughter made me go to the...

5 months, 2 weeks

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....

5 months, 3 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 ...

5 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!

6 months, 2 weeks

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...

6 months, 3 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 ...

6 months, 3 weeks ago

A False Start

7 months

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

7 months, 2 weeks

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 ...

7 months, 2 weeks ago

Since my last...

7 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...

7 months, 3 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 ...

7 months, 3 weeks ago

Realbuzz Performance Of The Y...

7 months, 4 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

8 months, 2 weeks

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 ...

8 months, 2 weeks ago

keeping at it

8 months, 4 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 ...

8 months, 4 weeks ago

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 ...

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 ...

9 months, 1 week ago

No Jelly babies in New York

9 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 ...

9 months, 1 week ago

Snowdon Blog 2018

9 months, 2 weeks

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 ...

9 months, 2 weeks ago

And the eagles soared once ag...

9 months, 3 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 ...

9 months, 3 weeks ago

Getting motivated

9 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 ...

9 months, 3 weeks ago

Off to Welsh Wales!

10 months

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 ...

The Starting Point

11 months

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 ...

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 ...