Mental illness and running

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09/01/2013 at 21:11
I just had a HUGE green and blacks selection box of 25 massive bars of green ans blacks for Xmas..... Awesome. Evening folks! X
09/01/2013 at 21:36

Whooah!  Who's dishing out Green and Blacks whilst I was still out and about!

Lost a close game tonight.  Stopped everything I could then beaten by wicked deflections.

By 'eck, didn't realise you had tinnitus. Me too.

Hugs to everyone but particularly ((((spotty dog)))) for his op tomorrow.

 

09/01/2013 at 21:44
LR, it is mean. How do you manage to stop it driving you crazy?
I'm not sure what make it is, but we do have spiced chilli chocolate, grown up chocolate orange, and some lovely Madagascan vanilla
09/01/2013 at 21:59

I love spotty dogs.Hope he's okay. I did wonder what a spotty hug was lol. I thought perhaps the little uns had measles or something. 

The only thing wrong with green and blacks is that it insists on linking every time its typed. 

09/01/2013 at 22:01
442 New Post 433

The Dark and The Light
Day 29
There's only 1 way to beat them, get round the back

http://brickibarthez.tumblr.com/post/40119957570/day-29
09/01/2013 at 22:04
(think.it's owned by.cadburys, that may explain it)
09/01/2013 at 22:10

Ooh, the Madagascan vanilla sounds interested. 

I assume the question was about the tinnitus.  I consider myself lucky as I obviously don't have it as bad as some people.  The main thing is it doesn't seem to stop me sleeping - but I think it may be part of the problem of me feeling so rubbish in the mornings.  It's worse at some times than others though so can be really difficult to cope with.

Oh, and special hugs should also be extended your way for your dietician woes.  (((((by 'eck)))))

09/01/2013 at 22:21

I wouldn't mind if the Green and  Blacks link took me too a real bar.  As it doesn't I'm putting an extra space in to foil their plan.

Yah - for positive vibes from Bricki's blog.  I think it's safe for you to read it again Caz.

SD - you must have been getting very confused thinking SOLB seemed to so pleased the minis had measles on a regular basis!

10/01/2013 at 00:22

Ha ha be a bit mean of me  
This is Spotty and I taken a couple of weeks ago - there are some really sweet ones of us from yesterday but they are on MummySolbs camera

hurray for happier vibes
Double hurray for singing happy songs on the way to work at last.  

http://s3.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/614453/gallery/578972_339214352844353_2013676449_n_(1).jpg?width=350

 

 

10/01/2013 at 00:23

http://s3.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/614453/gallery/photo0021.jpg?width=350

 DaddySOLB and the boy  

10/01/2013 at 00:35

Arrrr!  Spotty hugs are definitely as good as you said they were.

You've just caught me up late again - not quite for the usual reasons but because I'm actually feeling quite good right now.  Haven't had much of that lately so wanted to make the most of it - but hopefully it's a good sign of more to come.

Been thinking more about Mr F's article and it certainly provides a basis for a more positive way of thinking when I really don't feel up to something.  At the moment I push myself because if I feel if I don't do something I'm losing and my depression is winning.  The fact is that I'm not well and I do need more rest and recovery time so I just have to look at those situations like that.

10/01/2013 at 00:50

Spotty hugs are actually nicer than the pictures show cos he snuggles right in he's boisterous and mischievous and full of energy then sleepy and cuddly and generally soppy. He's just fabulous, I hate the though of him going in for an op but it's been worse knowing the poor boy is hurting. 

Hopelly LR you'll wake up feeling happy tomorrow too, you deserve a sunshine day or three  

I'm burning myself out I think, trying to fight a bit too hard but I'm scared to ease off the pressure. 

It's difficult isn't it, cos when you truly are too ill then you just need more rest and recovery and not doing that makes things worse. Equally though there's a period where you feel really low and tired and it's cos you aren't doing enough - and even though it's the last thing you want to do pushing yourself in just about every exhausting direction is the only thing that helps. I don't understand how you are supposed to tell the difference. 

I wish I knew cos I know after the event that I really couldnt have done any more and should have backed off and rested instead of piling guilt and stuff on top of the illness when I was already too poorly. I just don't know which is which. I wonder if I ever will. 

I'm starting new start number gazillion and eleven tomorrow with regards to exercise. I'm going to try another run. I'm planning on giving my months notice at the gym cos my asthma means I'm not getting good value for money at the moment - usually I get into a routine and go every day and it's not a problem but I haven't been for over a month. That said I'm using it as a positive. I'm cancelling the membership but going to use it during the months notice to build up a base level of fitness. Then I'm going to use the money I've saved on membership to go to the zumba class in the village to meet local people and to join a running club. Sounds like a plan to me  

Be careful staying up LR, being tired can drag your mood down and make you more sensitive to stresses I'd hate for you to jepardise your lovely good mood 

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

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