Mental illness and running

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

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04/01/2013 at 22:16

LR you need to crop it to the right size - your image was on a big background so it shrunk the whole thing leaving the reindeer weenie

04/01/2013 at 22:18
We can share SOLB
04/01/2013 at 22:25

I'll have to come clean - I about to start on a bar of Green and Blacks.  They were still on special offer.  Better offer to share it - s'pose.

04/01/2013 at 22:28
Share? Well that's a radical idea!
I was gonna say no thanks I'm on a diet but I do have 820 calories to use up still (to hit minimum) *sends in pacman solb - disguised as a weeny reindeer*
04/01/2013 at 22:29
Wacka wacka wacka
04/01/2013 at 22:33

820 - that's the whole bar gone and you're still short.  Just looked to see how many calories there are in a bar and wished I hadn't.

04/01/2013 at 22:43
Ooops to information you didn't want! I know the content of most things by heart. It wouldn't matter but the minimum is just over the actual min for grown ups 1250 so I have to try harder. Bad bad solby, I'm off to find food (have lots I went to the supermarket today)
Be good all Xxx
04/01/2013 at 22:47

Hello everyone. I am new to the thread and I would like to join and learn. I have to be honest I do not have any Mental Health Issues. But I am into human performance, I will not go into much detail as yet as I do not want to bore anyone as yet. 

So why my interest, I have always been interested in health and human performance. After just turning 50 in a very well paid job, I have decided to change career profile, as a Mental health Nurse, but I am hoping down line I do a Phd in Mental Health with sports performance that if I do well at University. 

I start my course on the 18 March 2013, I have passed everything to be given a place. I just started running I have moved just recently from the City of Bath to Manchester. I am a Northerner by Birth anyway  Just lived here for 29 years, it is good to be back home.

I have read a few threads now just to get the feel and I have read the artical. At the end of the day this thread can get emotional and I will be mindful of that too, Please give me a knick if I am out of order with any of my comments (which hopefully I never will be). 

But sensitivity which may not effect me could do others. So before I do any debating I just want to make sure i am welcomed and happy 2013 to you all. 



04/01/2013 at 22:55

Hi TR.  I'm sure your contributions will be useful and welcome.  I was interested in the thread both for help with my depression but also as regards running.  I always find things in running magazines like training plans very frustrating to read as my own issues are very different.  I have very little prospect of maintaining a training plan.  I just have to do what I can when I can so I welcome as much encouragement, support and helpful hints as possible.

Whilst I say you're welcome - in view of your timing I do need to just check - you're not just after my Green and Blacks, are you?


04/01/2013 at 22:59

Hello Lincoln runner I like that area actually. I know Newark very well and that place will always have a place in my heart. For many good reasons. 

Chocolate  Who doesnt like chocolate. The trouble is when I have one I cant stop, so I do not have any. 

I do have Physical and Coaching qualifications, all I would say is first and foremost sports and training are there to make you healthy. Anything else is a bonous thank you for the welcome 


Kind Regards 


04/01/2013 at 23:05
It's ok I've already eaten all of your choklit so that can't be it!
I don't have any more say than the others but as far as I'm concerned everyone is welcome!
Traveling Runner, don't be too concerned just chat normally no one is especially oversensitive and we know you mean well - any problems and we can just tell each other, its easier that way
I really am going off to eat now. Fingers crossed for 2 miles tomorrow with the VRC
04/01/2013 at 23:14

Ok thank you SOLB  I am off to bed now as I have my first Park Run in the Mighty Bolton. I just want to log a 5K time. Hoping for 23 Mins which rewards me a Bronze 22mins Rewards me a Silver and 21 mins will award me a Gold, I wont be eyeballs out because I do not know the route its my first one and it an hard course. But it the experience so I expect a bronze award or nothing 

I let the gang know tomorrow have a great weekend and enjoy your training what ever you are doing. Night 

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? 

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