Mental illness and running

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

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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.

05/01/2013 at 22:25
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05/01/2013 at 22:59

Anyone joining me for a VRC run tomorrow?

05/01/2013 at 23:01

Count me in

05/01/2013 at 23:04

Good stuff.

06/01/2013 at 09:51

Morning. I've got a 6 mile run on the agenda this afternoon followed by a swim..

Hope little Moo eats for you today by eck. What a worry, and so out of your control too. 

Hugs to Solb. 

Will read you blog in a bit Bricki. 

Happy Sunday everyone.

06/01/2013 at 10:14

My caricature was done for me by one off my swimming friends.  Its often how I look after a swim, and I'm wearing my Diabetes UK hoodie that I got for doing the 6 person Channel Relay.  My aim is to get down the pool this afternoon, even though it will be full of children

06/01/2013 at 10:16

Having a bit of a yukky start to the day but gradually getting moving.  I think it's my turn to be like the first of the black dogs pictures you referred to yesterday, SD.

I am committed to getting out there though.  Will try to get some jobs done first before getting out for a run before it gets dark.

06/01/2013 at 10:18

You can do it LR. Super Human strength and effort being sent your way. 

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