Mental illness and running

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

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27/04/2012 at 21:53
Hey peeps, how are we?
Having to wait for a shiny noo toy is horrible. How will you pass the time?
This weekend I run my first marathon.
27/04/2012 at 21:59
I have a friend coming to stay, I'm picking her up from the airport early in the morning then we're gonna drink tea and play Monopoly (her suggestion) we're off to London to meet a load of other crazy people on Sunday

I'm really nervous I don't know how I'll cope with having her in the house, or going to London ... to be honest I'll be really relieved when it's all over.

(((Ben-o))) so thrilled for you, hope it sinks in over the weekend
27/04/2012 at 22:02
Ooo by eck that's fab, so excited for you ... you've kept the taper madness quiet

How are you feeling darling?

As you can see from the first few pages of this thread I was absolutely petrified before mine but it was really easy once I got to the start line. I grinned so much some spectators who moved around the course knew me as 'smiley girl'

27/04/2012 at 22:32

Hope it goes well By 'eck

*scribbles rude words on Ben-o's head, scoffs cake, quaffs fizz and falls asleep* 

Lovely to see you today SOLB, hope you could see how handsome J is and where the children get their gorgeousness from

Have a fab time on Sunday and hope its not too stressful xx

27/04/2012 at 22:37
I'm hoping to be so smiley all the way round. I still can't believe i'll be doing it. Bimbling around town this morning was really strange. 3 miles feels like cheating. Think I'm more likely to be drowned rat girl looking at the forecast
27/04/2012 at 22:43
*wakes beebs up for a quick drunken snog and sniggers at the rude word*

J is indeed v handsome, between the two of you I can see how you made beautiful babies ... but I still have to say those kids are just stunning - surely they aren't real. I think you've photoshopped them!!

By 'eck I'm sure you will be that smiley, it's so weird the actual race isn't as hard as you imagine. All those horrible training runs when you didn't wanna go are sooooo much harder than the actual marathon. Can't wait to hear how it goes

I genuinely am quite excited we have a marathon in the air. Beebs and I were just saying today how it's easy to forget what an amazing achievement it is when you're hanging around the forums cos it seems like everyone else throws one out before breakfast but in the big bad world it's incredible. Most people can't even imagine doing one, you'll be a hero!!

x
27/04/2012 at 22:51

SOLB

Its true about maras and its what we said. 

27/04/2012 at 23:37

Hey! You wrote what?! That's filthy! At least your spelling's good!

Yeah, I totally agree. The actual race itself is quite enjoyable because you're doing what you've trained for so long to do. It is really tough (particularly miles 18-24 I found) but just absorb the support of the crowd and use it to keep going. Good luck By Eck, I'm sure you'll do brilliantly!

I hope this weekend goes well for you SOLB. I find it really stressful having visitors, I always feel really pressurised. It's easy to caught up in worrying (and worrying about worrying), sometimes I find it helpful just to remind myself that everything will be ok. And it will SOLB, I'm sure you'll have a fab weekend!

27/04/2012 at 23:46

Ben-o if I wasn't already happily married with 4 children and a grandgirl on the way I might ask yo to marry me

Do you like Green Day and baked potatoes? 

27/04/2012 at 23:47
BTW as I told SOLB my name is beebs and  I don't run
27/04/2012 at 23:52
Hey, no pinching my Ben-o ... oh I mean ha ha ha excellent flirting beebs !
27/04/2012 at 23:57
SOLB wrote (see)
Hey, no pinching my Ben-o ... oh I mean ha ha ha excellent flirting beebs !

I am away to bed now 

x

27/04/2012 at 23:59
Night x
28/04/2012 at 06:35
I'm up and ironing bedding, I am so rock and roll!!
28/04/2012 at 08:17
How will we keep up with you?
28/04/2012 at 08:47
I actually did laugh aloud then by eck!

how are you feeling today? Hope you're taking it easy

After all my moaning about having to pick my friend up from the airport so early she has missed the plane (forgot her passport) so I now don't need to pick her up til 3 anyway - another cup of tea anyone?

28/04/2012 at 09:39

Yes please, tea for me.

Ladies, you don't have to fight over me. Believe me, I'm man enough for both of you.

Tis a pity Mick hasn't come back yet, I trust he will.

I presume you're carbo loading now By Eck which means eat anything and everything you want, guilt-free. Pro-athletes often consume about 4-5 chocolate bars about 12-24 hours before an event. I may have made some of the details up there, but I think the jist of it is right.

28/04/2012 at 11:42

Hope you go some sleep SOLB. 

Ben-o do you think that is what all the top athletes do too

Yes please to tea.

28/04/2012 at 12:06
I did indeed *displays cage full of captured zzz's*

I'm pacmanning like a pro, bet you are all so proud of me.

I am also just about to drink my body weight in coffee and go and clean the car out in the rain (my house may be tidy but my car would put the Grouch off)
http://www.cynicalnation.com/img/oscar.jpg


Love you crazies

28/04/2012 at 12:57
OOOh!  A bin
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