Mental illness and running

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07/01/2013 at 21:18

Let's hope some of the spare good vibes can rub off on Brick and help turns things in the right direction again.  Great news about the work colleagues, SD, really pleased for you.

Better day than yesterday for me.  Slow starting but managed to get a few more chores after my run and lunch.  It's not something I normally do but I did get them listed last night and maybe that helped me work through them in order rather than not knowing which way to turn and then not turning at all.  Will have to stick with that.  I do still tire easily though and had an early evening nap.  The Mr F article was thought provoking in that way.  If I felt it wouldn't be harmful to discuss my problems at work, I think the best thing for me right now would be to reduce my hours slightly for a while.  I certainly feel better when I can get things done at home but I just need so much more time in which to do them.

07/01/2013 at 21:24

I always mess that up too Soupy. I burn myself out way too often trying to fight through everything

07/01/2013 at 21:26

I hadn't thought of that, always get cross at myself and shout at me in my head for taking longer to do stuff - suppose allowing extra time does make more sense!! 

07/01/2013 at 21:32

The reason I was being particularly dim over working out what SOLB stood for is that is shown on the article linked to from your first entry on this forum, which I read when I first joined.  I assume you were using the name in full at the time.  I've only just put two and two together and realised.

07/01/2013 at 21:49

SC, M and S GF pork and leek sausages are very yummy, only found them last week. I like HC buns but think they should make them without the cross for most of the year, and just put the crosses on for Easter.

I had a tiring day concentrating on learning some new stuff at work but it went well, just hope I can remember it all tomorrow. I did make loads of notes in my notebook in case.

Positive vibes and hugs to all those that want/need.

07/01/2013 at 22:05

Sounds really positive CJ  

I've never knowingly eaten GF anything, does it taste similar to it's gluten filled cousin or is it difficult to find nice stuff? 

07/01/2013 at 22:59

Thanks for positive vibes CJ.  Let's channel some positive vibes into you remembering today's new stuff tomorrow.  I found out today that the meeting I thought I was going back to tomorrow has been put back a week.  That's good because I really need to do some reading up before it and I need more time.

Trying to get into an unwinding for bedtime routine.  My mug of 'night time' herbal tea is far more appropriate than the bottle of wine I had last night.

07/01/2013 at 23:25

Enjoy the tea LR and the sense of relief at the postponed meeting  

07/01/2013 at 23:37

Thanks.  Just unwinding with some relaxing new agey music as well.  Hope this works.

Hope your change of meds goes well for you tomorrow. Really good to have you back on the forum tonight.  The 'blip' was a worry - glad that you've got a really good friend in Caz to re-assure us that you were OK.

I'm on a running club run tomorrow night.  Anyone else out tomorrow?


08/01/2013 at 00:17

Poor Caz, the message only said 'I'm OK' I'm sorry for worrying you all, I was a bit paranoid about communicating too. Much, much calmer tonight just for having a solution. 

08/01/2013 at 00:17

Woohoo I'm home - had to wake up mummyBear for my spare set of keys as I forgot to swap my main set back from my shorts.


Improv was mega-fun - exhausting but weird in that it flowed better if you didn't think too hard and focussed on what other people were saying or conveying by their body language. And quite often just spontaneous stuff is unintentionallt hilarious. I haven't laughed so much for ages

08/01/2013 at 00:51

Oh Bear that's such wonderful news. So so glad you were brave and had fun. 

What did they have you do? 

(Poor MummyBear) 

08/01/2013 at 01:02

We did lots of games - it would take ages to describe even if I could remember but they just sort of made it all happen. We had all sorts of weird made up scenarios that we just went with and came up with stuff.

08/01/2013 at 01:06

Sounds brilliant, and really creative. It was very, very brave of you to go - you must have been really nervous. I'm so glad it paid off. 

08/01/2013 at 06:40

Bring on the day
08/01/2013 at 07:17

Glad things went well for you Bear - though had I still been around when you reported in I would have said 'What sort of a time do you call this?'

SD was saying last night do we have to find a more positive name for SOLB.  Well I think I've cracked it - the SOLB is fine, it's just what it stands for which I think from now on should instead stand for She of Lotsa Bravery.  What do others think?

08/01/2013 at 09:26
Oh! This mornings post has disappeared.
Morning all.
Hope you win the battle today Bricki, we're all right here in your corner.
That's very sweet LR but we're all brave! T.Mouse calls me solb the brave but I'm in awe of her at the moment.
I've been doctored, she's very proud of me for fighting the demons so hard, asthma wise we are carrying on with the Fostair for another month, if it doesn't improve I need to take a tablet too. My notes have now been updated the incorrect diagnosis has been removed so no more battling to get people to listen
08/01/2013 at 09:50

Morning. My day off today and so lovely to start the day with so much positive happy postings. Bear, it sounds amazing what you did, its lovely to hear the fun you had. Well done. 

Solb, from now on you are going to be in lower case from me. I'm hopeless at acronyms but I like LR's idea. My name was going to be just temporary until I thought of something more imaginative but its just stuck now and I respond so easily to Soupy. Some of my fb friends think its odd when a forumite refers to me as that. 

Bricki - clobber em well. 

I'm planning a run later today. My schedule says long run because I'm alternating Sundays with a long run and long bike ride, but I'm still a bit tired from Sunday so might have to rethink this. 


08/01/2013 at 09:51

Just one thing else I meant to say - Solb, you can still be brave even if you think others are. Bravery is not exclusive. Solb the brave sounds good to me. 

08/01/2013 at 10:03
Morning all. Im finding it very helpful monitoring this thread at a time where I appear to be recovering from another great setback in my life. It's so refreshing to see people talking openly about mental illness and offering the levels if support that you do. I sadly work in a job where mental illness, depression and anxiety is very much on the increase but the acceptance of it is still dwindling. I'm not sure what I can contribute to the thread, but its just refreshing to hear other peoples dilemas, strategies and positive stories.
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