Mental illness and running

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

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10/01/2013 at 00:55

Good plan there SOLB.  Go for it.  The only way gyms make money is out of those who have membership but never go.  I'm hoping to be out with the running club again tomorrow night.

Anyway, consider my told my Auntie SOLB.  I'm off to bed.

Nite nite xx

10/01/2013 at 01:06

Good lad LR, night night x

10/01/2013 at 05:01
Should have heeded my own advice. I'd better get to bed :/
10/01/2013 at 05:03
PS mummysolb says she is bringing spotty to support at Giants Head if I run
10/01/2013 at 07:36

Morning. If spotty is going to Giants Head I'm going to make sure Mr SD enters so I can go and support.   I think I'm just about to enter the York marathon in October. Not done a marathon for 2 years and said never again but its luring me in. 

Solb you are so right about knowing when to rest and when to push. Its a hard balance to get, but I suppose if we do 3 things when we are struggling we are safe to rest in between. 

10/01/2013 at 07:42

SOLB - I think you were being like me there.  I often give advice which is the thing I need to do most myself, but don't.  Spotty hugs at the end of Giants Head - that's the best incentive you could have to get round.

SD - yes, I just heard about the York marathon on BBC Breakfast.  A bit beyond me at the moment, but should be really good.

10/01/2013 at 07:57
Solb, will I get spotty hugs if I run giants head?
I need help and advice people. Moo has been given a new milk and to say it requires some adjusting is an understatement. He's not liking it at all. He'll take one mouthful then refuse anymore.
10/01/2013 at 13:31

Afternoon all!


I woke up "bright and early" - well early for me at about 8am and felt ready to get up which makes a change .  Having a busy day and getting loads done already

10/01/2013 at 13:44
Today is being challenging. TBH, I could do with a proper hug. Not one with conditions or a quick "I'd better hug you cos I'm not sure what else to do", but a hug that speaks volumes without words being exchanged
10/01/2013 at 15:29


((((((((((((by eck)))))))))))


10/01/2013 at 15:53
Hey Frodo. Do you want me tI throw some choklit into the shadows for you?
10/01/2013 at 15:54
By 'eck, I've never given a 'virtual hug' before, so I guess I could be classed a virtual hug virgin...? Anyhows, I do hope four mood has picked up as the afternoon has gone on. I've only really been contributing and taking an.interest in this thread over the last week or so but I can honestly say that in the last 12 months, after everything I've gone through hearing and sharing experiences with you lot has given me such hope and positive energy.
I think rather than the offer of 'NHS telephone CBT' my gp should have made a referral to runners world forum!! That's all
(((((((By 'eck))))))))
10/01/2013 at 18:30

Oh, by 'eck, don't know what to suggest.  Must be so difficult for you.

Yey - for positive vibes from Bear though.

Hi, Frodo.  How you doing?  I've been reading your blog about Benny whilst registering a world record attempt for the number of times going 'Ahhhh!' during one blog reading.

One bit on the blog, (going to Lake District but leaving running shoes in Manchester) reminded me of when I did something similar.  I'd been on holiday in the Lake District and was going to do an orienteering event near Settle on my way home.  Got to the event and went to the boot of my car for my kit, when I realised I'd failed to empty one drawer when packing and my stuff was still all back in the Lake District.  Just had to get past the embarrasment of driving straight back past the guys manning the car park no doubt wondering I was leaving straight after arriving.  That was a long day's driving.

10/01/2013 at 19:21
I'd forgotten about the blog - I abandoned it after Flash died and it became clear that Bear and I couldn't do ultras together
I've been in quite a bit of a mess this last couple of weeks, hence the lurking, but I will be back
*waves at everyone, leaves hugs on the blanket and replenishes the store of G&B choc*
Edited: 10/01/2013 at 19:23
10/01/2013 at 20:03
I accept all hugs, regardless of the experience of the giver. It's the intention that matters
10/01/2013 at 20:25
SOLB you stunner
10/01/2013 at 20:25

Two hug deserving posts there ((((Frodo + By 'eck))))

Helping myself to some hugs from the blanket as I bottled it tonight in front of everybody.  A friend said she was going to turn up but didn't and it was all disgustingly fit runners there.  I felt trapped with no way out at that point so started off but didn't last long before making my excuses and heading back to the car.  The one good thing is that this will act as a prompt to explain how things are for me and, in turn, people can be more understanding of my anxiety and how difficult it is for me.  Even so, I'm just really shaken up from the experience now.


10/01/2013 at 20:50

Hello everybody (I said hello to the headmistress earlier on).

re tinnitus, I have this as well and drink ginko tea, which I happen to like. I ran out and didn't bother with buying anymore for about a week until I awake one morning to raging drums in the head, every burglar alarm going off and me trying to sleep inside the washing machine. Well that's what it sounded like. So went back on the ginko tea to try and bring it all back under control. Which I think it has done. Using the pc is really bad for me but I do it anyway and pay the price. Don't know if you've tried it or used it? It works for me.
Having said that, sleeping in the Welsh hills away from any traffic at all is the best cure. Peaceful as peaceful can be.

10/01/2013 at 20:52
10/01/2013 at 20:55
Mouse, I will try that. How are you hun? Does it sometimes make your head hurt?
Bricki, I actually have been waiting and checking for a blog update for the last hour or so...
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