Mental illness and running

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

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03/01/2013 at 18:26

Hi, mimaduck, don't think we've 'spoken' before.

I've had one positive sign.  It has been on my mind a lot that a big part of my problems is with not being able to be the same way in real life as I am on this forum.  I find it so much easier on a forum to think about things and come up with, hopefully, a constructive and helpful response.  One of my other activities that I don't think I've mentioned is a weekly game of five a side football.  Last night one of our guys injured his wrist making a save in goal.  He felt OK to carry on outfield though.  At the end, I went up to him and asked him if it was OK and checked if he was OK to drive himself home.  I thought nothing more of it at the time but later it occurred to me that this was just the sort of thing I tend not to do but later think I ought to have done.  A mixture of depression, anxiety and shyness keeps me caught up in my own problems.  Then when I fail to act in the way I would have wished, that makes me more depressed.  What was particularly encouraging was that I wasn't even thinking I ought to make a point of doing it - it just happened.  I think 'the real me' just made an unexpected and rare guest appearance.

03/01/2013 at 19:55

Evening. I've just got home after a long journey so lovely to see the hugs blanket laid out with various goodies. By eck you are a star.  I've had a really lovely time away thanks, and enjoyed my swim this morning. I didn't want to get out of bed but so glad I made the effort when I saw the dawn rising over Whitby Abbey - awsome. I had the pool to myself too so it was bliss. 

Hi Mimiduck, sorry you are struggling but well done on the 30mins. 

Solb - I love the Sane link, thanks. It has the Black Dog illustrations too and I was looking at that book this week which just summed things up so perfectly.I nearly bought it to help explain to someone what its like. 

I'm thinking about a run tomorrow morning. 30mins round my local park. Shall we have a group run? 

03/01/2013 at 20:16
I've averted a bit of a mental health crisis tonight (not a secret I just don't have the energy to explain. Am scared but only in retrospect its all fine now and I'm wobbly smiling.

I ran just over a mile today - my lungs were burning and I had to quit cos I was on the brink of an attack but given that I was scared, it was cold and the first in months its encouraging. Definitely in for a group run tomorrow

Woo hoo to positive therapy session SCaz even if they are still exhausting sometimes.

LR I just grinned and grinned reading your account. So happy to hear 'real you' has popped up from beneath the depression and anxiety. You did brilliantly and its no wonder you feel so encouraged.

Glad you swam Soupy sounds incredible. I like the Sane illustrations too. They also ran the 'send a text save a life' campaign which I thought was amazing. Reminding people they can help by just showing they care instead of being so crippled by not knowing what to say or not being able to fix it that the suicidal person ends up more isolated.

I saw a Ruby Wax postcard that said 'There are no Get Well Soon cards in mental illness.' It's so true (in my experience at least)
03/01/2013 at 20:23 rock. That is all. xxxxx

03/01/2013 at 20:54

That made me do this ---   
Thank you ducky  

03/01/2013 at 21:05
Huge hugs to everyone
I have decided to ask for more help with moo's eating from yhe dietician.
03/01/2013 at 21:11

Sounds sensible by eck, some guidance or even just reassurance can't do any harm and you're more than entitled to ask for the help 

03/01/2013 at 21:51
We're at the point of taking it up another step in terms of supplements. I just can't get the calories in him
03/01/2013 at 21:57

Evening peeps!


Sorry I've been quiet, been rather busy shopping aqnd cooking and sorting bits out.


Tried to sort out my psych appointment that they had to cancel on December 19th and promised they'd ring back the next day (but didn't) - they now haven't got an appointment until Feb 1st


Fortunately I'm feeling relatively okay but it is a long wait.


I've been running - only half a mile but it's a start on my poorly knee


SOLB - *looks stern* of course we don't hate you and find you irritating, quite the opposite .  I love chatting to you!

03/01/2013 at 22:13

I did type out a message to say thanks to by 'eck for the providing the hugs blanket - but looks like I forgot to click submit.  Cheered me up just as I was going out to work.

Will have to make a call tomorrow on the group run.  Will probably take my gear and maybe get out at lunchtime.  I have just done a six mile run with the running club.  Glad my friend was there to 'backmark' with me as it is all the fits ones there on a Thursday.  Good news is they're planning to have a second group running on the Thursday soon and a looking for run leaders.  I'm in! 

Well done on getting out there for a run today SOLB + Bear.

Lots of people around today with lots of stuff going on so big hugs for everyone. (((((((everyone)))))))

03/01/2013 at 22:25
Fab running everyone. I was wanting to run tonight but Mr by eck was home late then I didn't have any energy.
I want to run tomorrow but may need to bribe miss by eck
03/01/2013 at 22:40
I don't post often but I just want to say how proud I am of SOLB today and how privileged I am to be her best friend.

Big hugs to all of you xx
03/01/2013 at 22:41
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The Dark and The Light
Day 23
Uncle Buck
03/01/2013 at 22:42

Just realised I'm orienteering Saturday morning so, much as I like to support a VRC run I think I ought to rest tomorrow.  If you want to lend me your pom-poms SOLB I'll cheer you on.  You'd best keep the crop top and mini skirt though.  Although if I did go for that, that would make you run - away - very quickly.

03/01/2013 at 23:10
Ha ha I think you'd run if I wore a crop top and mini skirt too but the post made me laugh. *passes the VRC pom-poms*

Aww by eck must be frustrating not being able to run especially as you had such a frustrating and difficult day too.

Sossidge, thank you for the post and your support over the last few days and especially today when I was scared I couldn't do it

I'm tired but feel too bound to the midnight rule to try to fight today
03/01/2013 at 23:30

*Practices with pom poms*  VRC - GO!!!

I'm in comfy on sofa mode at the moment and if I go to bed and fall asleep next thing I know it will be time to get up and go to work.  Oh well, it's a Friday. 


03/01/2013 at 23:36
SOLB you've fought an incredible battle today honey. Now go easy on yourself, you're doing completely the right thing, you must be completely exhausted.

Night night all, take care and hurrah for Fridays, LR!
03/01/2013 at 23:55

Likewise - SOLB - whatever you've had to face today - well done you. 

Got make that move.  Night all.

04/01/2013 at 00:31

night night all x

04/01/2013 at 09:46
Morning, I had the engineer out to look at the faulty heater again. I told him that the damp guy had been out and condemned it. Received a stern look from the engineer who said 'I won't be able to condemn it.' He took the cover off. Saw that the heater was riddled with his own work and condemned it

I'm cold and tired but there's lots to do today so the big caffetiere is out - coffee anyone?
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