Mental illness and running

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16/12/2012 at 02:27
Poo poo willy willy bum bums am too wired to sleep
16/12/2012 at 06:29
Erm, moo is back to getting up early.Not as bad as last week, hut 5:30 this morning. We have already discussed parts of the body,done some counting and had a sing song.
In absolutely fabulous news - my brother flew in from Canada yesterday with his girlfriend. I haven't seen him since February and yesterday was the first time we met beccah. She seems really lovely, and I'm sure she will be absolutely fine with Sunday lunchtime madness....
16/12/2012 at 06:57
Aww so happy your brother is over that's brilliant

Your morning sounds both cuter and more exhausting than mine!
16/12/2012 at 07:34
Mr by eck has taken over now so I can have another hour in bed.
16/12/2012 at 07:38
*waves to Mr By Eck*
Night night
16/12/2012 at 09:31
Christmas tree should be making its appearance today
16/12/2012 at 09:38
Sounds fantastic.
Bear has his up already
Oo I forgot to say I had lovely news.
I'd realised I couldn't afford to buy a Christmas tree and all the lights and stuff in one go (cos obviously I don't have anything not having had a tree before) I was planning to buy some lights in the sales and have a tree next year instead. While I was busy trying not to feel disappointed I couldnt do it this year now OCD is finally calm enough a forumite offered to lend me some spare lights and decorations
16/12/2012 at 11:46

great news SOLB

16/12/2012 at 12:47

have got the inevitable mood crash from yesterday

16/12/2012 at 14:19

SOLB, be proud of yourself! There's nothing wrong with feeling like you achieved something. You felt the fear and did it anyway (to paraphrase the book). I'm fairly sure that's most people's definition of bravery.

As for the post-social event shame, don't worry about it! I bounce from one social faux pas car crash to another. And people still talk to me (I don't know why).

16/12/2012 at 15:00

Just been out to the woods for a run.  33 minutes this time - I keep pushing myself to do an extra minute each time.  It's been a tough week and I felt pretty rough when out orienteering yesterday and I really couldn't see how I was going to make it out today.  I felt a bit better as Saturday wore on though.  What made the difference though was seeing what SOLB achieved yesterday.  I thought if SOLB can achieve that then me getting out for a run should be easy by comparison.  Thanks SOLB - you made it happen and I hope in return it gives you something to help your mood today.

16/12/2012 at 15:44
I'm sure the mini's would love to help you create some decorations. Handprints on cards can be turned into doves ( and jellyfish if you so choose)
16/12/2012 at 16:08
I was quite cross with myself for letting the shyness win, yesterday; I positioned myself by the door and next to someone else's dogs so I had both a distraction and exit planned
At the other end of the table were people I've met before and regularly chat to, and yet I couldn't bring myself to take myself over to talk to them. Pathetic, really.
I just hope no one thinks I was being rude or feel snubbed

To break the guilt cycle today, I threw myself into some DIY and gardening - demolished our old shed (new one arrives tomorrow), dug up shrubs and laid new slabs ready for the bigger one. Sore but satisfied, now
16/12/2012 at 16:58

Frodo, these situations can be difficult at times.  It's not pathetic just at times it can be too much to face up to.  After all, they could have come over and spoken to you.  It's something I often feel awkward about when I'm out.  I'd rather just sit where I am and feel awkward about going over to anyone else that I know.  When I'm not on top of my game it's just so difficult to open a conversation.  Also people are always in the middle of another conversation so I always thing what if I go over there have no idea what they're talking about and can't work my way in.  I'd feel such an idiot.  These things aren't easy even if some people make them look easy so don't beat yourself up over it.

I am glad that you mentioned the new shed was arriving tomorrow though, otherwise I would thought the old one had been destroyed in frustration!

I see SOLB's name has received some festive decoration!

16/12/2012 at 17:06
The use of festive names is an old RW tradition

Thanks for the kind words, LR. I just get so frustrated - there is a Frodo that isn't anxious in social situations, but I seem to have lost her somewhere.
16/12/2012 at 17:17

Hugs called for methinks (((((Frodo)))).

I find that my self-confidence feels at rock bottom at the moment.  It really takes a lot of getting back but it's something that I think we just have to believe can be regained and keep working towards it.

16/12/2012 at 17:20
Thanks
16/12/2012 at 17:25
I can't change my name cos I use a mobile and it gets confused.
16/12/2012 at 19:36

Oooh it's even changed the name on an old post

16/12/2012 at 19:55
I know what I would change mine to...
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