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A Tale of Two Marathons

4 days, 16 hours

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 ...

4 days, 16 hours ago

A Small Success

4 days, 19 hours

A good week last week. Since September I have been trying to swim twice a week, run twice a week and cycle twice a week, well this is the first week I ...

4 days, 19 hours ago

3 months, 3 races and zero blogs, well there is definitely some catching up to do. Let’s see where this blog takes us…. The good news is after another spell in ...

Lancing Beach Green parkrun

6 days, 15 hours

Today my parkrun trail took me down to the seaside and to Lancing Beach Green parkrun.  This would  actually be my second attempt to do this one -  I came here last week ...

6 days, 15 hours ago

Well it seems all of sudden there’s quite a bit occurring and December is always my quiet month.  My rule is that I never ‘race’ in December, I use the word ...

Keep on keeping on

1 week, 3 days

For what is pretty much the first time this year, I’m not marathon training. No programme to follow, no distances to log, no cross training or carb loading. In theory I ...

So.  Im fresh back from the  Tenovus Santa Jog hilly windy wet 10k around the National Botanical Gardens of Wales. Good. I crested 1000 miles last week, so far this year. Good ...

Late Report!

1 week, 5 days

Hi all, hope you are all well & feeling good. We have made it to December! So, how did my Half Marathon go last Sunday in Richmond Park? Well, firstly what a ...

... Maybe we’ll turn back the hands of time Let’s go round again One more time (one more time)...   ‘Run every day’ I thought “Run every day” I said Run every ...

Today we've got a little update from our Social Media Manager Kirstie who provides you with some tips on how you can stay up-to-date with realbuzz through our various channels. We ...

2 weeks, 1 day ago

21!

2 weeks, 2 days

Good evening Buzzers 😊 Thought it was about time for a bit of a catch up - not terribly active but this blogging lark has to cover the inactive as well as the active ...

2 weeks, 2 days ago

keeping at it

2 weeks, 3 days

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 weeks, 3 days ago

Grinning like a Cheshire Cat

2 weeks, 4 days

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 weeks, 4 days ago

Two months since my last post here so I’m well overdue for this. Being part of the realbuzz support team at the London Marathon back in April gave me such a ...

2 weeks, 6 days ago

Good mood to you all! Today, the agenda is cycling in headphones, and we will carefully examine this topic. If you visit our publics in social networks, you have already witnessed disputes ...

1. First of all, running is important for the heart, for cardiovascular activity. Physical training helps the heart to beat clearly, evenly, strongly and easily supply the body with well-oxygenated blood. 2 ...

It's been a good week :-)

3 weeks, 5 days

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 ...

4 weeks ago

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 ...

Every book ive ever read has always had a final chapter.  Every film ive ever watched always has an 'ending'scene. Every sporting event ive witnessed always end with a final whistle ...

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 ...

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 ...

1 month, 1 week ago

It’s always so ridiculously hard to find the words to explain something that’s climbed straight into my soul and changed me forever. And some people reading this will find it ...

1 month, 1 week ago

Getting motivated

1 month, 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 ...

1 month, 2 weeks ago

Off to Welsh Wales!

1 month, 2 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 ...

1 month, 2 weeks ago

The night before this race I suggested a challenge to myself, to complete 12 half marathons in 12 months next year. The reasons I’ll touch upon in later blogs I hope ...

1 month, 4 weeks ago

I have been *really* good. :-) Every day, for a week, I have either been to the gym, or done a whole hour on the exercise bike (and they were really energetic hours ...

Late summer

2 months

Still some way behind, but working on it......! As August continued, I thought I'd better try running again, to see if I still remembered how to! As it was still very ...

2 months ago

Rebuild.... again

2 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 ...

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 ...

My journey begins

2 months, 2 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 ...

2 months, 2 weeks ago

The one with a race and a pre...

2 months, 2 weeks

Hi buzzers, I'm behind on the blogging again, life seems to have other plans for me all the time. Autumn is a busy period apparently. I left you last time after ...

2 months, 2 weeks ago

The Starting Point

2 months, 3 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 ...

2 months, 3 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 ...

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 ...

Hello all you wonderful buzzers, I can't believe it is five months since my last blog on here!  But then again, I can, because April of this year is not a ...

We did it!

3 months, 1 week

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...

3 months, 2 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 ...

3 months, 2 weeks ago

Over one year later........

3 months, 2 weeks

I’ve managed to log in and start to type a blog. My inspiration to think about doing so, was Hollywoods post on Facebook a couple of days ago. My inspiration for ...

3 months, 2 weeks ago

Why I Decided To Hire A Life ...

3 months, 4 weeks

Asking for help is not easy. I grew up in a family where this was looked upon as a sign of weakness. Like something was wrong with you. I remember listening to ...

3 months, 4 weeks ago

How To Do Muscle Building

4 months, 2 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 ...

4 months, 2 weeks ago

Continental 24hr Thunder Run

4 months, 3 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 ...

4 months, 3 weeks ago

Kit Binges and the Anxious Mind

5 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 ...

5 months, 1 week ago

Isle-Of_Skye Half

5 months, 1 week

…“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 months, 1 week 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 ...

Have you ever seen a seahorse...

6 months, 2 weeks

  Hi all,    Sounds a bit weird eh? Bear with me - it does make sense! 😂   I have been going to get a tattoo for a very long time now (7 long years) to ...

6 months, 2 weeks ago

Vitality London Half marathon...

6 months, 2 weeks

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 ...