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And you thought the trains ra...

1 hour, 28 minutes

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, 45 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, 45 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 ...

Entering final countdown terr...

11 months, 2 weeks

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 ...

11 months, 2 weeks ago

"It does not matter how slowl...

11 months, 2 weeks

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 ...

We did it!

11 months, 3 weeks

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...

11 months, 4 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 ...

11 months, 4 weeks ago

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 ...

Continental 24hr Thunder Run

1 year, 1 month

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 ...

1 year, 1 month ago

Isle-Of_Skye Half

1 year, 1 month

…“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 ...

1 year, 1 month ago

Week 18 - I did it!!

1 year, 2 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 ...

  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 ...

1 year, 2 months ago

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!

1 year, 3 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 ...

A busy day tempo run

9 years, 2 months

Today was busy at work with a meeting that didn't finish until 1:30 so I quickly got changed and went out on a 3 mile tempo run on my own ...

1 year, 3 months ago

26.2 miles of smiles

1 year, 3 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 ...

1 year, 3 months ago

165 Days

1 year, 4 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 ...

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 ...

1 year, 4 months ago

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 ...

1 year, 4 months ago

Today the trend of healthy living has become all-embracing. People of all ages and sexes get down to business and transform their lives radically. They lose weight, start eating healthy food, build ...

1 year, 5 months ago

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 ...

1 year, 5 months ago

Back on the trails again!

1 year, 5 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 ...

Not such an easy start!!

1 year, 6 months

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

1 year, 7 months

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 ...

1 year, 7 months ago

8 Jan

1 year, 7 months

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 ...

1 year, 7 months 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 ...

1 year, 7 months ago

New Years Revolution

1 year, 7 months

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 ...

1 year, 7 months ago

Training Update After 9 Weeks

1 year, 8 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 ...

1 year, 8 months ago

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 ...

1 year, 9 months ago

Moving and shaking !!!

1 year, 9 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 ...

1 year, 9 months ago

The long road

1 year, 10 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 ...

1 year, 10 months ago

Day 71 - Mission accomplished...

1 year, 10 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 ...

1 year, 10 months ago

My First Half

2 years

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 ...

Done

2 years

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 ...

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 ...

2 years, 1 month ago

Tips for the novice runners

2 years, 2 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 ...

2 years, 2 months ago

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

2 years, 2 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 ...

2 years, 2 months ago

Beginner's nerves

2 years, 2 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 ...

2 years, 2 months ago

Dorchester Marathon and Castl...

2 years, 2 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 ...

2 years, 2 months ago

Go Hard or Go Home

2 years, 2 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 ...

2 years, 2 months ago

Don't Dream It, Be It

2 years, 2 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

2 years, 2 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 ...

2 years, 2 months ago

Wrap Up

2 years, 2 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 ...

2 years, 2 months ago

5 Top Ideas that Help to Lose...

2 years, 3 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 ...

2 years, 3 months ago

Fundraising for participation

2 years, 3 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 ...

2 years, 3 months ago

The other side of the fence....

2 years, 3 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 ...

2 years, 3 months ago

Finding heart in my running

2 years, 3 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 ...

2 years, 3 months ago

Upright and back to it!

2 years, 3 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 ...

2 years, 3 months ago

The Spirit of Community

2 years, 3 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...

2 years, 3 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 ...

2 years, 3 months ago

Pre and Post Marathon Reports

2 years, 4 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 ...