Mental illness and running

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

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05/01/2013 at 15:09
It's ok Solb. How far did you get?
05/01/2013 at 15:14
(Solb) and pours tea and cuts cakes
05/01/2013 at 15:25

'lo peeps!

05/01/2013 at 15:31
Hi bear. How be?
05/01/2013 at 15:36

I'm good ta


What happened SOLB?

05/01/2013 at 15:48

Long time lurker popping in to say thanks to Soup Dragon for the link on the black dog. I have a long history of on and off depression and now think my OH has the black dog as part of his grieving process ( his Mum died last year). I am trying to be patient and understanding but finding it hard at times.

Today I have done things for myself but not the housework and feeling guilty but cba to get on with the chores, they seem so repetitive and mundane each week.

Oh and forgetting my manners, hello to everyone, hugs to any that need.

05/01/2013 at 16:07
Hi cj.
It is hard when your OH has depression. Does he talk about it?
05/01/2013 at 16:38

Hi Steady. Sorry to hear you and your husband are suffering. Have you mentioned anything to him about his health? He might not realise it, my black dog lurked in the shadows for a long time growing bigger while I fed him all sorts of negative thoughts.  Its not an easy thing to broach though and don't forget to take of yourself too. Sod the housework for a day. 

Solb - where are you and what happened?  Is there any help we can give you?

I did my three things then rewarded myself with an afternoon snooze. I've been fighting the temptation to go back to bed all day. Bought a lovely new duvet in the January sales too, its so cosy and kept calling me.  Feel better now and might actually go out to the supermarket. Nothing in for dinner tonight. 

05/01/2013 at 16:43

Nope, he unloads his stress from work and the worry of his dad but has lost interest in most things and finds little tasks as big things. he is stressed at work as well,  he is on his feet from 8 until 5.30 with a 20 min lunch break and works every other Saturday, so only 2 full weekends off a month.
He says he is tired, feet ache, so sits down and lets me get on with cooking the meals etc. He phones his Dad(age 91) up most nights and ends up talking for ages, then needs to unwind after. I know he found Xmas difficult as the first year without her, he was quite close and she was a brilliant mum in law. He was ill over Xmas which is normal for when he stops, his body seems to relax and force him to rest, he is usually a non stop doing person.
Sorry must stop wittering on.
Oh and I have done 1 job, I stripped the bed and put the washing machine on.

05/01/2013 at 16:47

TR, I'm with you on forgetting to eat when exercising.  I did 30 min at the gym this morning and then 15 minutes in the river.  Around 3:30 I realised I hadn't eaten since breakfast at 8am, so I headed home to get a very late lunch.

05/01/2013 at 16:49

CJ, that sounds so familiar.  I suffered from similar symptoms when I was diagnosed with stress a long time ago.  I was lucky that I avoided depression on that occasion though.

05/01/2013 at 17:18

Thanks SuperCaz, I am not sure he has the full blown thing or not, but he is not himself. I have been feeling down in recent months and only tend to notice when picking back up.
I forget to eat when exercising, worst is when cycling. I now set my watch to bleep after 30 mins to remind me to drink,  otherwise I just carry on until I get cramp  or have a really good place to stop then I can get a drink without wobbling or falling off.
I find chocolate is my comfort food, but if it doesnot work I just eat more and more of it to try to feel better. At least I like the dark stuff not milk chocolate. Today I have eaten 2 lots already.

05/01/2013 at 17:30

SOLB - worried about you.  Hope you're OK.

TR - if you want my answers to your questions feel free to send a personal message.  Probably easier than taking up a lot of space here with so much going on today.

Welcome CJ - must be difficult when both you and OH have issues to deal with.  Please stay around as there's always plenty of support on here.  Chocolate does get mentioned frequently - so I'm not sure whether or not that will help you.  Talking of which - SD - there is another bar of Green and Blacks still left.  I tend not to go for it until late in the day when there's less people still around to have to share with.

05/01/2013 at 17:40

Oh, and CJ - anyone who provides on-line hugs is definitely welcome and can be sure they'll be offered in return.

05/01/2013 at 17:48

Thanks LR, I will need to keep the chocolate virtual, plus Green and Blacks is the only brand I don't like.
task 2 is half done, hoovering needs to be done downstairs. No 3 will be to get the washing out of the machine and get it dried.

05/01/2013 at 17:55

Yay, my Green and Blacks is safe with CJ around.

05/01/2013 at 18:08

*steals G&B when LR's back is turned*

SOLB is ok.  I've been talking to her.  But I'm sure she would like a bit of chocolate and some hugs

05/01/2013 at 18:13

Dirty rotten trick, SuperCaz!  As you've nicked it you'd better offer some to SOLB!  You see what we have to contend with, CJ.

Mega hugs to SOLB   ((((((((SOLB)))))))

05/01/2013 at 19:23
Can you send Solb a hug

Little moo is being a rotten with his eating this week. I have battled and tempted with all kinds of delicious things to no avail.
05/01/2013 at 21:16

Sorry to hear it's been a struggle with Moo this week, by eck.

I had a reasonable day overall at the orienteering today.  The event itself was probably the worst of it in a really grotty area that was just a struggle to get round.  When that happens I find I just want to go somewhere I can have a proper run as I was only able to run about 20% of it.  I was OK with people though - and even spotted one of our running club who was there and went and introduced myself.  I recognised her from her 'South Park' caraciture that she uses on Facebook - i.e. same as SuperCaz's on here.  Was getting to my limit later on though and could have done without a stop at a pub on the way back - but was dependant on someone else driving.

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