Mental illness and running

I wanted a place where we could get advice and support.

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02/10/2012 at 16:36

can virtual solb have a piggy back? 

 

02/10/2012 at 19:16

Climb on board lovely

02/10/2012 at 23:03
I don't care what ocd says *takes sleeping tablet and falls into bed*


I had more spotty dog cuddles than I know what to do with so I bought these back for you guys *puts down a huge heap of spotty (and solby) hugs.*

Night all xxxx
03/10/2012 at 13:20
Picks up a spotty and SOLBy cuddle, tries it on for size and finds it fits perfectly
03/10/2012 at 19:11

Howdy all  

*hugs by eck*

I'm still feeling pretty positive, was tired out and pathetic this morning but I feel loads better for having been for a run.

I might have to confess it was more of a jog than a run, with minute miles even a sloth would be ashamed to own up to, but I managed 2 miles without having to stop which is the longest the asthma has shut up for. I feel pretty confident that I can get back to running properly if I persevere now  

No weirdy psychosis stuff at all today either  

03/10/2012 at 19:44

Good pacing then

03/10/2012 at 21:58
I like your thinking bear Did you get to the gym in the end?
How's the tapir madness by eck
Duck are you feeling better?
Frodo any progress on your happier work plan?
I'd better stop doing this I feel like a mother hen counting in her chicks ... but I'm worried my mind is still a bit naughty and I'll miss someone out by mistake so don't want to ask everyone individually.

How are you all?
03/10/2012 at 22:19
Not really doing a taper but I didn't run tonight. It tipped it down
03/10/2012 at 22:30

My arm is still sore from Monday so I decided to leave it for now. Got counselling tomorrow so may not make it, but I did get to the shops today

03/10/2012 at 22:30
I love running in the rain but even I thought twice when I saw the size of the raindrops tonight. It must be quite nice knowing the hard work is behind you
03/10/2012 at 22:32
Counselling is more important and if can be weirdly draining. I think you are doing brilliantly bear, even though it doesn't always feel like it
03/10/2012 at 22:34

It certainly doesn't - got two weeks until CMHT, feel like I'm marking time for now. Trying not to have too many nothing days

03/10/2012 at 23:04
It's ok if you are just marking time til then darling. You are allowed to need help sometimes. I think its really positive that you are trying not to have empty days ... that is fighting darling. I think you have a lot to be proud of!
03/10/2012 at 23:28

Thank you SOLB, you are truly wonderful

03/10/2012 at 23:38
04/10/2012 at 15:28

hello all...

It's been a while since I've been well enough in the brain department to post in here, so I thought I'd give it a go today.

after a bit of a wobble with the anxiety attack last week I am being a good girl, taking the meds, stopped drinking, I have a lovely chap in my life and I'm waiting to see the counsellor. It has been a bit of a crap year so far...so I'm hoping it goes better from here on. Thank you to all of you who have been lovely and supportive. Means a lot to me. xxx

04/10/2012 at 23:59

Hey duck  Sounds like you have a plan for a happier end to the year pretty duck. I'm glad. *waves to lovely chap* hope he keeps you 'entertained' til the counsellor can help! 

I've had a weird day, met a lovely friend for tea which is the first social thing I've done since the episode got a bit nasty. Was lovely to see her and she was wonderful as usual but the 'voices' were distracting me a bit and I felt a bit boring. 

Having one of those days when you think everything you've said and done is shameful. I feel a bit grotesque. 

On the plus side I have done as much as I can to do the right thing, I'm so so glad I saw my lovely friend. OCD let me drink tea and stuff so that's really great.

I went to the gym ... took me 90 minutes to be brave enough to get out of the car but I made it with some texted help. I'm so glad I did it. I know I'd feel more disgusting and hateful if I hadn't gone in.

I'm really glad it's bedtime though cos I feel pretty awful tonight...I have the CPN tomorrow, I don't want to go. 

05/10/2012 at 14:42
Just been to see the CPN she was absolutely lovely. I'd forgotten how truly nice she is ... I'd made a bit of an ogre in my mind.

I ran this morning but just a short one I didn't have much time but ran cos the voices were really bad and I needed them to shut up - running is still the only thing that'll do that. I think I'll have a proper run tonight regardless of whether they put in another appearance or not. (I'm not worried I just pushed a bit too hard too soon yesterday)

For now I'm off to the knitting shop to buy needles with string on cos I want to learn how to knit in the round ... might be too hard considering I've only just learned to knit but worth a try and I can always practice some more and come back to it if needed .... rock and roll me I quite liked learning to knit, was quite therapuetic and just the right sort of methodical distraction ... plus I love getting to make people 'stuff'
05/10/2012 at 14:51

I'm glad you're CPN was lovely SOLB. Knitting is actually an therapeutic intervention. Well done on the running SOLB, I will go for a run tonight. I will, I'm not just saying it this time, I'm actually going to go. I promise.

Hello Mima, I'm glad you said hello. It's good that you're taking care of yourself a bit more.

How are you By Eck?

05/10/2012 at 19:28
Sooooo did you run Ben-o?
I've just returned from a really soggy 2.5 miles, my breathing was magically completely fine and my pace felt a lot better. I think asthma is staying in in front of the fire now autumn is here

Mental health wise I'm still finding it hard going. Was so spaced out today it took 3 hours before I could drive home and even then it was pretty borderline as to whether it was a good idea. I'm not driving til its less powerful, was unbelievably hard concentrating for the 40 mins it took to get home. I turned the ignition off and promptly burst into tears and started shaking ... on the plus side it meant I didn't notice the cold shiver so much when I started running!

I felt a million times better out running but it disappeared as soon as I stopped and it feels a bit dark again. That said still no voices, I'll forever be grateful and amazed that the feckers can't run
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