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A Tale of Two Marathons

4 days, 17 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, 17 hours ago

A Small Success

4 days, 20 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, 20 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, 16 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, 16 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 ...

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 ...

Oh dear........

7 months

Just looked back over what I have (or more accurately haven't) done in the last month or so. Looks very much on the light side - I need to up my game ...

7 months ago

A busy day tempo run

8 years, 6 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 ...

7 months, 2 weeks ago

26.2 miles of smiles

7 months, 3 weeks

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 ...

7 months, 3 weeks ago

Wow.... I ran Manchester in 2017 and achieved a GFA time for the London Marathon of sub 3:15 at age 40. This allowed me to enter the 41-45 category as I ...

165 Days

8 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 ...

8 months, 1 week ago

Half n Half again.. MK 'flat'...

8 months, 3 weeks

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 ...

8 months, 3 weeks 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 ...

9 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 ...

Back on the trails again!

9 months, 1 week

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!!

9 months, 3 weeks

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

11 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 ...

8 Jan

11 months, 1 week

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 ...

11 months, 1 week ago

I think I'm getting stronger....

11 months, 1 week

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 ...

11 months, 1 week ago

New Years Revolution

11 months, 2 weeks

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 ...

11 months, 2 weeks ago

Training Update After 9 Weeks

11 months, 3 weeks

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 ...

11 months, 3 weeks 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 ...

Moving and shaking !!!

1 year, 1 month

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, 1 month ago

The long road

1 year, 1 month

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, 1 month ago

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, 2 months ago

My First Half

1 year, 3 months

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 ...

1 year, 3 months ago

Done

1 year, 4 months

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 ...

1 year, 4 months ago

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 ...

1 year, 5 months ago

Tips for the novice runners

1 year, 6 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 ...

1 year, 6 months ago

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 ...

1 year, 6 months ago

Beginner's nerves

1 year, 6 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 ...

1 year, 6 months ago

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 ...

1 year, 6 months ago

Go Hard or Go Home

1 year, 6 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 ...

1 year, 6 months ago

Don't Dream It, Be It

1 year, 6 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

1 year, 6 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 ...

1 year, 6 months ago

Wrap Up

1 year, 6 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 ...

1 year, 6 months ago

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 ...

1 year, 6 months ago

Fundraising for participation

1 year, 6 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 ...

1 year, 6 months ago

The other side of the fence....

1 year, 7 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 ...

1 year, 7 months ago

Finding heart in my running

1 year, 7 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 ...

1 year, 7 months ago

  I’ve never run over 56 miles but it was kinda on the list of things to do , at some point in the distance (the far distance). No real hurry to get ...

1 year, 7 months ago

Upright and back to it!

1 year, 7 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 ...

1 year, 7 months ago

The Spirit of Community

1 year, 7 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 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 ...

1 year, 7 months ago

Pre and Post Marathon Reports

1 year, 7 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 ...

Starting 18 Weeks Marathon Plan

1 year, 8 months

This week is first in my 18 weeks program for The Sri Chinmoy Marathon on august 24. I am running with power meter, so yesterday I ran a test to determine power ...

1 year, 8 months ago

Day 1 - Hills

1 year, 8 months

Day 1 (Bristol to Chippenham) complete. 26.2 miles complete. First 11 miles were full of hills, along with a couple of little ones towards the end!! Felt fresh after having to ...

Well this is awkward

1 year, 8 months

Not how I wanted to start my latest blog post. But trust me – every week I have gone to sit down and blog since January and somehow this year – just haven’t ...

1 year, 8 months ago

Starting A Blog

1 year, 8 months

I was first inspired by triathlon during the 2012 London Olympics. I’d always enjoyed swimming and used to love it as a sixth former. Nothing competitive, just a friend and I ...

1 year, 8 months ago

......Coming Soon

1 year, 8 months

Love reading the blog again.  VLM 2018 to plan for......Cheers all.  dcw

1 year, 8 months ago

Wow, Wow, Wow

6 years, 7 months

Where do I start? Well I'm going to start by mentioning some very generous people. I am overwhelmed by the number of people who have really dug deep and very generously ...

6 years, 7 months ago

VMLM 26 Days to go…

1 year, 8 months

My Wednesday lunch time run takes me along the Thames and south across Westminster bridge. Fortunately for me I couldn’t go to work on Wednesday, but the harsh reality of the ...