Having a Damn Good Cry When Running

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02/09/2012 at 17:06
If I'm frustrated or hear something sad on a podcast then I've been known to have a cry. Anything can set me off!
02/09/2012 at 19:15

I went out this morning for a LSR (only 10 miles) and had problem whatsoever with my emotions.  I think it was what was going on in my head on Friday that affected me.  Get this though . . . we're pretty skint although prob not quite as skint as some... I found a £5.00 note at the beginning of my run this morning and ended up giving it to a regular tramp who lived near the river.  I asked him to get a decent fry-up from the local 'Gorge' cafe and set himself up for the day.  I really hope he did as it bought a smile to my face.  Happy days!!

02/09/2012 at 21:03
Liz EE wrote (see)

I went out this morning for a LSR (only 10 miles) and had problem whatsoever with my emotions.  I think it was what was going on in my head on Friday that affected me.  Get this though . . . we're pretty skint although prob not quite as skint as some... I found a £5.00 note at the beginning of my run this morning and ended up giving it to a regular tramp who lived near the river.  I asked him to get a decent fry-up from the local 'Gorge' cafe and set himself up for the day.  I really hope he did as it bought a smile to my face.  Happy days!!

I think that the local Spar shop may have sold 3 cans of Special Brew this morning. 

03/09/2012 at 12:48

You get lots of time to gather your thoughts on a run that you dont get any other time of the week. Sometimes that's good, sometimes that's bad. For me, if i'm down I pick an upbeat playlist, feel better by the end of it.

03/12/2012 at 01:00

Something happened to me in 2010 which rocked me completely. I'm married but fell deeply & desperately in love with a lad I work with.

We are best of friends & text each other almost every day, often in the early hours as we're both night owls. We work together several times a week. He loves me to bits & shows the most exceptional emotions to me, I love him so deeply it hurts, it really does, but he could never love me back in the way I so desperately need him too. I'd marry him if I ever had the chance.

                                               He's gay.

                                               He's 29 years younger than I am.

I have cried my heart up to him twice in the two years we've known each other, once literally on his shoulder & the other via mobile, telling him I love him deeply as a friend, work mates, my own flesh & blood (I love him like a younger brother) & he has totally accepted it & often hugs me & shows other physical emotions like holding my hand & gently stroking it, but I can't ever tell him my TRUE feelings .   I'd lose him forever. That would kill me.

I'm in tears each day, each night for life now, & running & walking alone beats things out of me. 

Because I can't tell him exactly how I feel I can't channel those feelings & emotions, they have nowhere to run too so it builds up & has me in tears.

I rely on my running/walking for miles at a time to get me through it, alone, early hours, I can cry my heart up while thinking of him in ways I shouldn't. 

We don't find love, it finds us, & it squiggles beautifully around inside us but love can also be seriously cruel & torturous at times ... 

03/12/2012 at 11:26

OMG FF! You are in an awful situation. With such strong feelings and emotions beating you up every day, I guess the only way to break the torture is to stop seeing him. If you dont then this is you every day forever .  Tough to start with, but why not then focus even more on your running - join a gym or jogging/running club, set yourself a stretch running goal that you can focus on achieving for the next 6 months. Enter a race, raise money for charity, and cross the line having run further or faster than ever before. If you can manage that, you will be in a much better place in 12 months time.

03/12/2012 at 11:38

I very unexpectedly sobbed gently on a run once.

I'm a man and up until about 3 years ago, had not spent a tear in 13 years of being an adult.  Infact, not since i was about 13/14.  I have suddenly become much more emotional these days and can't really explain why, it's taken me quite by suprise.  Is it ok for a man to cry with arguably flimsy reasoning (such as the death of Gary Speed, a man i'd never met)?  I dunno but I can't really stop it now.

A song came on my Ipod that reminded me of a certain time with a certain lady and then my bottom lip got all flimsy and un-British on me.  I was baffled and surprised but went with it, shook it off and carried on running feeling weirdly liberated and modern.

Strange times.

03/12/2012 at 12:25

Post parental bereavement on long runs in the country the odd trickle was strangely cathartic, unexpected, unstoppable and unashamed. The joy of solitary running is that safety to let it all go.

Edited: 03/12/2012 at 12:32
03/12/2012 at 12:50

Fitness Freak! wrote (see)

Something happened to me in 2010 which rocked me completely. I'm married but fell deeply & desperately in love with a lad I work with.

We are best of friends & text each other almost every day, often in the early hours as we're both night owls. We work together several times a week. He loves me to bits & shows the most exceptional emotions to me, I love him so deeply it hurts, it really does, but he could never love me back in the way I so desperately need him too. I'd marry him if I ever had the chance.

                                               He's gay.

                                               He's 29 years younger than I am.

I have cried my heart up to him twice in the two years we've known each other, once literally on his shoulder & the other via mobile, telling him I love him deeply as a friend, work mates, my own flesh & blood (I love him like a younger brother) & he has totally accepted it & often hugs me & shows other physical emotions like holding my hand & gently stroking it, but I can't ever tell him my TRUE feelings .   I'd lose him forever. That would kill me.

I'm in tears each day, each night for life now, & running & walking alone beats things out of me. 

Because I can't tell him exactly how I feel I can't channel those feelings & emotions, they have nowhere to run too so it builds up & has me in tears.

I rely on my running/walking for miles at a time to get me through it, alone, early hours, I can cry my heart up while thinking of him in ways I shouldn't. 

We don't find love, it finds us, & it squiggles beautifully around inside us but love can also be seriously cruel & torturous at times ... 

No fool like an old fool...

03/12/2012 at 13:49
kittenkat wrote (see)

I've had extremely emotional runs but there's only the cows to see me. I actually run at my best when I'm angry.

I do too KK

Strangely Brown wrote (see)

I very unexpectedly sobbed gently on a run once.

I'm a man and up until about 3 years ago, had not spent a tear in 13 years of being an adult.  Infact, not since i was about 13/14.  I have suddenly become much more emotional these days and can't really explain why, it's taken me quite by suprise.  Is it ok for a man to cry with arguably flimsy reasoning (such as the death of Gary Speed, a man i'd never met)?  I dunno but I can't really stop it now.

A song came on my Ipod that reminded me of a certain time with a certain lady and then my bottom lip got all flimsy and un-British on me.  I was baffled and surprised but went with it, shook it off and carried on running feeling weirdly liberated and modern.

Strange times.

I remember being really cut up when Steve Irwin died. He just seemed like such fun and so passionate about what he did.

Can't say blubbing has ever happened to me on a run though - too busy keeping focussed on putting one foot in front of another!

FF: I've only read 3 of your posts and they've all been dripping with emotion about different people. Now I'm a pretty deep-feeling person myself but with the greatest respect, I have to say - I'm not sure this is really the place for these outpourings  

03/12/2012 at 13:55

Only cried after finishing my first marathon, came close finishing my first half!  However I find a run can help me to think things through and come up with a plan of action to tackle things.  I reckon I wouldn't have achieved half the no running things I have this year if I didn't run!

03/12/2012 at 14:36
Screamapillar wrote (see)
kittenkat wrote (see)

I've had extremely emotional runs but there's only the cows to see me. I actually run at my best when I'm angry.

I do too KK

Strangely Brown wrote (see)

I very unexpectedly sobbed gently on a run once.

I'm a man and up until about 3 years ago, had not spent a tear in 13 years of being an adult.  Infact, not since i was about 13/14.  I have suddenly become much more emotional these days and can't really explain why, it's taken me quite by suprise.  Is it ok for a man to cry with arguably flimsy reasoning (such as the death of Gary Speed, a man i'd never met)?  I dunno but I can't really stop it now.

A song came on my Ipod that reminded me of a certain time with a certain lady and then my bottom lip got all flimsy and un-British on me.  I was baffled and surprised but went with it, shook it off and carried on running feeling weirdly liberated and modern.

Strange times.

I remember being really cut up when Steve Irwin died. He just seemed like such fun and so passionate about what he did.

Can't say blubbing has ever happened to me on a run though - too busy keeping focussed on putting one foot in front of another!

FF: I've only read 3 of your posts and they've all been dripping with emotion about different people. Now I'm a pretty deep-feeling person myself but with the greatest respect, I have to say - I'm not sure this is really the place for these outpourings  

Edited, I misunderstood.  Yeah, Steve Irwin was a shocker too.

Edited: 03/12/2012 at 14:39
03/12/2012 at 17:23
Rickster wrote (see)

I don't ever cry, because I'm a bloke. 

Tinselcelt wrote (see)

Post parental bereavement on long runs in the country the odd trickle was strangely cathartic, unexpected, unstoppable and unashamed. The joy of solitary running is that safety to let it all go.

Same here, had a really fecked up time with my dad suddenly coming down with what can only be described as 'accelerated dementia', and use to try and hold back, but now after we lost him last year I quite often find myself now having a good ol' bit of eye seepage when out on a long run. Will quite often come from nowhere with nothing in particular triggering it.


 


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