Mental illness and running

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

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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
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. 

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