Mental illness and running

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

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30/11/2012 at 14:09

2-3 hours SOLB? I'd just eat takeway with disposable items instead!

I'm all moved up now to Sheffield (yesterday was long and very tiring). Found out I've passed my thesis which is awesome but need to sort out printing and stuff while moving in and starting new job next week. I am really pleased about it but pretty nervous about starting someone new and meeting people and trying to at least appear competent to colleagues!

That's a good blog Bricki, I'm not sure if I took it as seriously as I might have without a German accent! Have you read brain training for runners by Matt Fitzgerald? It's all about running, but is good for making you think about how you run.

30/11/2012 at 14:12


Ive not heard of that no, i will look it up. The german accent was brilliant at the time i must admit.

30/11/2012 at 15:37

Well I did it and managed a run on my own.  Just 31 minutes but that's more than I've managed on my own for a long time.  Hopefully will create a bit of confidence to get out and build on that. Glad I live in an area where there's a couple of old quarry areas nearby.  It means they're now pleasant parkland and lakes and they can't build yet more houses there.  Makes a much nicer place to run.

30/11/2012 at 15:55
Well done LR. I haven't run for a couple of weeks. I want to get out and run but now I'm scared. I could have pushed myself to run today because moo is at nursery, but I needed sleep and,there was lots of housework to do. Little moo gets quite poorly over winter and I end up sacrificing myself to keel everything going. I don't want to do that this time. I might ask Mr by eck if I can do parkrun tomorrow ( assuming moo is,well)
30/11/2012 at 16:03

I do find it can be more difficult the longer it is since I've been our running.  Sometimes other commitments do have to take priority but I hope you can get out there tomorrow though.  Sounds like you could benefit from it.

30/11/2012 at 22:18
30/11/2012 at 23:00
If I haven't run for a few days I always have this irrational but heavy fear that I can't do it.

Oh Ben-o huge huge congrats on the pass, I am so delighted for you. Glad the move has gone ok when are you starting the new job?

Brilliant effort on the 31 LR I need to stop making excuses and just do it tomorrow

Weird session with the CPN she asked if I found us meeting helpful. I've said I feel like someone else would benefit more. We are going to talk about working differently or stopping if I still want to. She is talking to the psych too, apparently my ocd is quite severe. She was talking about taking a break from working on it. I don't mean that I just think I can do it on my own.

I feel really disturbed tonight i should just go to bed but I don't want to think. I'm still very lonely too.

By eck I think you made a good call today, you must be exhausted
30/11/2012 at 23:55

Go for it SOLB.  You can make it a target to outdo me with 32 minutes.  Must be a tough time for you though if you're not making progress.  Sending lots of hugs.  Hope it helps.

01/12/2012 at 00:10
I'll do that, 32 minutes it is (I like a good challenge!)

The weird thing is I am making loads of progress it's just all a bit scattered and disorganised and not necessarily what we were supposed to be working on. Maybe I'm just trying to change too many things at once. I don't think I'm a particularly good patient for the CPN. I don't trust her so I always just say everything is fine, thats why I think someone else might benefit more

I sound like a grumpy little weirdo there, I am nice and I try hard too.

Thank you for the hugs, ALWAYS appreciated.

I think I've just fallen foul of the midnight rule for the third consecutive night. I must be more mindful of that, though luckily its easy to conquer (it's one of the rules I've already beaten)

I'd better go to bed I feel like I'll say something somehow shameful that I'll regret if I dont stop talking.

Glad tomorrow is a shiny new day, I've got lots I would like to achieve
01/12/2012 at 00:22

Hope tomorrow goes OK then.  I've only just started taking medication.  I've fought on for a long time without but finally just had to give way.  Anyway, the 'happy pills' are just starting to kick in which is helping.  Only down side is I'm not sleeping as well.  Currently on a bit of a high as I've been out at a quiz night and had a good time - and alcohol!  Got to be up tomorrow as I'm doing an orienteering event locally.  Hope to build on today's efforts.

01/12/2012 at 00:48
Sounds really positive LR ... well apart from the sleepy map reading tomorrow perhaps!

It's weird isn't it loads of us fight against taking the meds even though there's no prize for going med free and it could make a huge difference

I'm pretty diligent with my anti psychotics but I often 'forget' the anti d's then get really really low til I'll take them again. I wonder why the reluctance
01/12/2012 at 00:53

I just started for month then didn't get an appointment sorted with my GP on time so I had a few days without.  I really went downhill at that point.  I'm now on a repeat prescription though.  I've been reluctant becuase I've always felt that it's only a temporary solution.  Anyway, can only take things one day and one step at a time.

01/12/2012 at 01:39

Hic! Feeliung pissed and with "comfortably numb" by the Floyd blaring away downstairs.  Feeling this moment is poignant but not quite sure how at the moment.


Today is positive but burnt muffins took the ege off it somehow


Life needs to shape up but not sure if I need to do some kicking right now.  Confused :-/

01/12/2012 at 01:44

Oh heck drunken posting.   Slightly sobered up a few minutes later and feel unsure.


Um - I don't think now is the time to draw too many conclusions.   There are some great people on here especially SOLB

01/12/2012 at 01:51

Ok going to leeave it at that for tonight

01/12/2012 at 01:54

01/12/2012 at 10:34
Hands bear some paracetamol and water.
01/12/2012 at 12:23

oooo ta by 'eck!

01/12/2012 at 12:30
Now you do know that alcohol and meds are not good together
01/12/2012 at 12:45

I had a fun night

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