Mental illness and running

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

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09/12/2012 at 10:46
I don't fight the insomnia when I'm overtired. I still go to bed, and then remind myself that I'm still doing my body and brain the world of good because I'm not overstimulating it.
It may take a while of just calming myself, focusing on making sure my eyes are pointing in the right direction ( if they roll across the other way I know I'm booting up the imagination/thinking part of my brain) but I do drop off.
Soupy, books round here are nearly always ??2 in charity shops.
LR, I gave Mr by eck 4 hours yesterday without the children so he could spend time st his garage so I might claim back an hour today
09/12/2012 at 12:02

Soup Dragon

hi, were fine thanks - Phil is a man now, life's a little different now - i just have to rebuild after my lung operation

i do hope u are ok - i cannot place who u are - but most know me, i dont know many

09/12/2012 at 12:03

This is a superb thread btw

09/12/2012 at 12:31

Mick - you've zoomed past me on many a half marathon with your easy easy easy chant. Not had chance to chat propper, you are too fast for me. 

09/12/2012 at 12:42

next time u shout me, we'll run side by side and chat

my pb days are over -  Consultants advise is to run and have fun, but forget pbs

Tewkesbury HM we clocked 1:43 one year -

Abingdon FM one year we clocked 4:03

we cannot complain, we've had fun, now its time to give a bit back and have fun and help and advise others

09/12/2012 at 12:50

Thanks for the link to the insomnia book, SD. When I have been depressed lack of sleep was probably the thing that most disrupted the day. I am not having to deal with it at the moment but I like to keep an eye out for useful tips so I cannot prevent things early.

Hope everyone else is well.


09/12/2012 at 13:38

Done the run - 32 minutes.  Better time of day to go than last week - car park much quieter.  Just as I was ready to go - a car went to pull into the car park causing me to flee into the woods.  Got me off to a good start as it turned out.  As previously, the ad's seem to be helping the legs more than the head at the moment so, although I was very nervous, the legs just did the work.  A positive step from last Sunday.

09/12/2012 at 13:49

Hi all,

I have no internet at the moment so am out of the loop!

Good to hear you're well micknphil.

SD, that insomnia book looks really good, I might get it for my girlfriend for christmas (Who said romance is dead?!).

I hope everyone's not getting too stressed about Christmas. I was first on scene at a horrific car crash the other day and it certainly put things in perspective. Though I don't think my new employers like my laidback attitude to punctuality!

Well done for the run LR.

Peace and love,

09/12/2012 at 16:38
5 miles thru the mud makes me happy
09/12/2012 at 17:23

09/12/2012 at 17:42

Well done, By Eck.

How about Soup Dragon and SOLB - can we make it four out of four - or is SOLB still hiding under the duvet?

Had my chat with my friend who thinks 'phase 1' is a good idea.  Just a question of putting it into words and the timing.  We have a social night on Thursday this week so I was thinking of after that as I think I would find that more difficult (i.e. too emotional) if I'd just sent the e-mail then.


09/12/2012 at 17:57
I don't know where Solb is. I think soupy has done somethin active today.
09/12/2012 at 18:00

7 miles round Richmond Park for me.  And a short swimble after. 

Now just SOLB to report in. 

Close shaves with cars don't sound too good.

Mick - I will give you a shout next time, but my running is getting slower and slower. My HM pb 3 years back 2:26 and my last one was 2:54! But I don't care about times any more, I just count myself lucky to be out there plodding and I know how much good it does me. Its still an effort to get out though so a push from you lot will always be appreciated. 

09/12/2012 at 18:37

oooh you're not far from me Soupy, I run around Richmond Park too

09/12/2012 at 19:01


was it you i met at VLM Mudchute ??

saw and met that many i really cannot remember

ther's a shortish guy i saw, but no idea who he is - hes in the photo kneeling helping packing stuff ??

they all or most seem to know me -

09/12/2012 at 19:14

ben o

many thanks

you ok friend ?

09/12/2012 at 19:24

We did meet yes Mick

09/12/2012 at 19:29
I saw you and Phil at abo cheering us on about mile 20. Huge boost
09/12/2012 at 19:33

Hi hilly

yes thats right

post us a photo, see if i recognise u

09/12/2012 at 20:20
XFR Bear wrote (see)

oooh you're not far from me Soupy, I run around Richmond Park too

I'll let you know next time I'm going then. 

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