Mental illness and running

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

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04/01/2013 at 23:19

Good luck for tomorrow then, TR.  I shall be off to an orienteering event near Louth.

2nd confession of the night - the special offer was for two bars of Green and Blacks so I have another.

Hope you are getting real calories, SOLB.  You can't live on virtual calories alone.

05/01/2013 at 06:00
Yep I stuffed real calories in, its all good now .... well except lying awake til 6 a little screwed up ball of tension awaiting the sleep fairy
05/01/2013 at 07:49

Hi to this thead...spotted Lincoln and Newark and as I'm in the area just thought I'd say hello!

Am battling with the calorie demons at the mo...thinner person still sees chubby one in mirror...sigh...will it ever change...

Anyhoots, off for a 4 mile plod....always cheers me up, no matter how much it hurts   

05/01/2013 at 07:50

(((((SOLB))))) - gentle non-wakening hug in the hope that you're sleeping by now.

05/01/2013 at 08:05

Hi Sharon.  Good luck with the run.  Good effort there.  I never feel up to getting out running this early in the day - but it suits some people.  You're welcome to join in with our Virtual Running Club - encouraging each other to get out running at certain times and helping overcome our problems.

05/01/2013 at 08:55

Welcome to all the new peeps.  Nice to see some new faces around these parts.

Just in case the newbies haven't picked up on it, several of us know each other in real life although I think we all met on the forums first.  I don't think that makes us too cliquey but if we are then please say so.  We all want to be welcoming and supportive of new blood and all opinions are equally valid.

05/01/2013 at 09:21
I'll be honest and say I'm not always brilliant with new people until I get to know what you are like. I might forget to say hi or comment on your posts. Doesnt mean I am ignoring you.
Solb, do I need to send calories or should I send you a recipe to try? Jacket potatoes with cheese and mayo are a good start.
05/01/2013 at 09:21

Welcome Sharon and TR. Please be yourself TR. One of my bug-bears of depression is that people think they have to tread on eggshells round me, which is one reason why I don't tell a lot of people. I want to live in the real world and that means coping with conflict sometimes. I just ask people to give me space if I go quiet to work something through.  

I only know SuperCaz in real life but I feel so at home on this thread. I'm fairly well at the moment but this certainly helps to keep me that way. Advice on running would be good too - do you want to be our Virtual Running Club coach TR? 

05/01/2013 at 09:44

Good Morning everyboyd. As you know I have written very few thread yet. But I would love to learn and understand. Maybe when I am on my Mental Health Nurse course you could even help me with my studies on your honest thoughts. 

I am new to running, I am from a Judo and Wrestling background, so I do have an understanding of a lot of sports, which involves managing injuries and nurtition. Running I can do but never raced. 

So I am building my running miles up now. I was never big, around 71kg but since have started running I am around 68Kg. One thing I have learned so far with running it easy not to eat. It is also a bad habbit to get into training and not eating do not go hand in hand.

So as the saying goes if you train you must east and drink healhty  

I am not from the East Midlands area, but I do kow Newark and Balderton very well. I used to visit often as I knew someone who will always be special to me. 

My biggest strength is I am none Judgemental and I am compassionate.

My biggest weakness is I feel I also think to much and think of several different ways for an answer. I am a deep deep deep thinker

I am certainly for be very honest and I can say how it is (being a Lancashire fella by birth)

I have lived in Hampshire, Surrey, Berkshire, Avon, Lancashire, Oxfordshire, North and South Wales, over the last 29 years so if you need to know what some places are like, I can give my views if you want them. 

Lastly I think it is great you have made the effort to meet up and carry on chatting on here too. This shows testiment in what you are all about really. Well Done!


05/01/2013 at 10:10

I can see where you got your name from TR!

Solb - forgot to say, love the new pic. 

I'm sat here still in my jim jams and dressing gown so I suppose I'd better get dressed and do something, much as I would love to sit here all day. First warning sign I think. Any Green and Blacks left?

05/01/2013 at 10:24
Erm, we've met on a couple of occasions too, SD - mudchute and outlaw?
05/01/2013 at 10:50

Oh yes, sorry Frodo.  Oops! 

Well I've found something to wear, but not got dressed yet and I've loads to do. Think I'll have to identify the magic 3 things to acheive and make sure I do them. First thing, pay my credit card bill. Second thing unpack from the holiday, third thing clean out the chickens. That will do. I'll report back later to say I've done them all.


05/01/2013 at 13:25
TR, we set ourselves the target of 3 things each day so we know we have achieved something. On a bad day, the 3 things could be get dressed, make a cup of tea/coffee, walk to the end of the street and back. It also helps to break down more complex things like 'tidy the house'
05/01/2013 at 13:41

Two out of the three things done. Just having a tea break before cleaning the chickens. 

If you like the black dog drawings there are more here.........the first one is true for me today.


05/01/2013 at 13:49
Thank you for that soupy.
I have met SC and Solb. Now I have done that I would like to meet more, but I know I don't live near to many
05/01/2013 at 14:17

I just had a quick look at the Blag Dog thanks for sharing that with me amongst other things.  If you want me to behonest I not sure what the issues are and how long have you had the issues from Birth, history or any other reason. 

Does excercise really help you. Is medication used. 

I knew someone is has severe depressions and I got her to join a running club. It took me 3 years to get her to join. She loves it and her life has really improved. It wont be long before she is 60 when she is that age she is capable of being in the England running squard that how good she could be. 

She loved Glastonbury a lot of people visit there who struggle. I think the place gives people a sense of peace. Again she loved it. 


05/01/2013 at 14:31
I'm lurking a little bit today, just wanted to say hi and welcome to the new faces
I haven't met everyone in real life, I count you all as friends though

Run has been converted to a plan to cycle. Have tried and failed to go outside three times but I will do it.

That's my three; meds, breakfast and outside
05/01/2013 at 14:36
Oh happy to answer your questions but I'm on my phone and it takes ages to type. Once I've forced myself to go out I can come back and sit at the computer guilt free to answer
05/01/2013 at 14:49
I will make tea for your return Solb
05/01/2013 at 15:05
Can't do it
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