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Metamorphosis

We are butterflies. Even if we don't see that.

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It's Top Ten From Len!

Ok, maybe not from Len. But "ten" doesn't really rhyme with Robert, Rob, Bobert, or Bert, nor Robbie or Bobby or Bertie or Bob. Not Barber, or Barbsie, or Barbie or Barbs - although Barbie did have her Ken. I guess that rhymes with "ten" - but it's Len ...

Running - This Blog Is Meant ...

How much can a person really say though about what is essentially just putting one foot infront of the other? Well as it turns out - loads 😊. It is usually a great time of year this here on Realbuzz. October time when everybody gets their news about wh...

It is still MY mountain!

The very first thing I have to say, is a huge, massive, heartfelt THANK YOU to every single one of you for your kindness and support. Whether it's been on here, via Facebook or face to face when we've met, I have been quite overwhelmed by your responses...

Running has ruined my life!

There. I said it. The single most positive thing I’ve ever done in my life. The thing that has brought me the greatest sense of achievement. The thing that has given confidence where previously there was none. The thing that brought peaceful sleep wher...

And The Struggle Resumes

Erddig parkrun and another chance to run it 😊. In the fantasy world I have allowed myself to believe in I was going to rock up today and despite the roughness of the week just gone, despite another old injury flare up, despite my last minute arrival, I...

It's A Running Blog...

So I'll see if I can keep it about the running. Tricky in light of the way I am feeling at the moment. I am Cancerian. Our star sign is symbolised by the crab and we are ruled by the moon. Whether you're big on astrology or not, for most people, if you...

Doing Things By Half

Snowdonia Marathon weekend. For the last four years, its been one of the highlights of my year. Ought to be an easy one to write about then eh? So many positive experiences - old friendships revitalised, new freindships made, unbelievably good surprises...

It Was A Good Day For Running.

Long 'un this... Erddig parkrun was the venue. Friends from Wrexham AC and parkrun volunteers, the stars.  Yet again they have made my day 😊.  A rushed start. Road closures imposing upon us the scenic route whether we wanted it or not. On this day we'd...

Talk About Inspiration!

I started writing this blog post on Wednesday. It would have presented a partial and distorted truth. I started over Saturday night, and had pretty much written all that I wanted to say. Just some finishing touches to add, and I added them this morning....

The Fool On The Hill

Day after dayAlone on a hillThe man with the foolish grin... Or perhaps I could have called this blog "what a difference a day makes". So yesterday I made my return to running. Parkrun. 5k. Return, yes. Triumphant? No!! Don't get me wrong, it was great...

Confidence is a preference fo...

Hmmm, Blur... I was in a bit of one of them at the finish 😃😃. Parklife. Parkrun! We know what makes it special don't we?! All the people, so many people, and they all go hand in hand, hand in hand through their, parkrun, dum, de dum de dum de dum.... ...

It Wasn't Me

Strange. I really thought this moment would feel like good news. I though it would be glorious. "You've got to get that knee moving..." She said "... get on your bike and pedal it sat down, start building strength and movement ready for the physio" I ha...

Some Progress At Last

Bang a tune on to go with this one if you wanna 😊 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=af8htbs8RmI So the re-build begins. Lovely surprise in work Tuesday. Phone call. "Hello, Mr Barber, I'm calling from the booking centre, we have an appointment available ...

When a PB is not a PB

I'm still figuring out how I really feel about my parkrun outing this morning, so this might turn out a load of gobbledygook, or it just might turn into something of use. I always try to write something that (1) I might actually enjoy reading myself if ...

OK Then, Let's See What We Ca...

I am a man with 17 official marathons under my belt. I am a man who runs up and down mountains for fun. I am a man who can knock out 100 miles on a bike. I am a man who loves a challenge and seeks to walk the tightrope between failure and success... It ...

Race The Train.

Monday it was when the thought solidified in my mind. My knee is not as restrictive as it was. I'm progressively able to do more. I'm off work. If I can get to the mountain, maybe, just maybe, I can go up the mountain too. On Sunday I walked over our h...

Red, White and Blue

What is happening on Realbuzz? Where have all the blogs gone? I've got my excuse and I'm sticking to it, I'm injured so I've got no running to write about. It is definitely running that provides me with the inspiration to write. Ok, and walking sometim...

5k? It's A Walk In The Park

Well my fellow 'Buzzers, I am happy to report that I am enjoying some progress with the knee 😊. It still hurts, it hurts most minutes of most days, and I'm still restricted in what I am able to do.  What I am able to do though does seem to be on the in...

Push It, Push It Good

Once again I feel I must apologise for what must seem like me being absent from here. Truth is I have been here, trying to read everyone's blogs, but I am struggling at the moment. To be my normal positive self seems almost impossible right now. I begin...

Inspired Again

Put a shift in volunteering at our new local parkrun at Erddig this morning. Surprised anyone turned up at all really to be honest. It was party night on a grand scale round Wrexham last night after Wales' fantastic victory in the football, and we've a ...

Wonder Woman

Diana Prince. Princess Diana of Themyscira. (I had to look that up 😃) I'm not a comic book nerd, though I do find myself a definite fan of Wolverine, but when the thought in my head is "Superwoman" I'm pretty certain it was Supergirl. There were three ...

The Blog I Wasn't Going To Write

I mean, who the hell am I to be writing blogs about Hawkesbury Upton weekend anyway? I did not run at Chipping Sodbury parkrun. I have no right to be blogging about that. I did not run 2 hours later at Hawkesbury Upton. I have no right to be blogging ab...

Sometimes Not Going To Plan T...

After a beautiful week weather wise, my boy's school sports day was cancelled on Friday 😡. Why? Because there was a forecast of rain 😮‼️Compensation culture and fear of litigation ruining things for everyone 😟. Had a day booked off work for it too. N...

In The Words Of The Dragons...

I'M OUT!!!   It has been a difficult couple of weeks. There'll be no more running for a while, and I have to get my head in a place where I can cope with that. Until now, whatever injuries I've had, I've been able to keep on going. There may have been o...