Mental illness and running

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

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26/01/2013 at 17:41
Do you wear a buff over your nose and mouth?
26/01/2013 at 17:47
Thanks Soupy, sure it'll be fine. It's just annoying, I think the doctor will be able to help. She could still prescribe Singulair (is that how its spelt?) but has been holding off cos it can have psychiatric side effects. I think we need to have a go

I'm so glad you are feeling better Soupy. I feel happier for having been out for a run too
26/01/2013 at 17:48
Only if I run in the morning by eck
26/01/2013 at 17:59
My dad gets very bad asthma when it's cold. He said it happens when the cold air suddenly hit the back of hour throat and makes your breathing go funny. It's like when supercaz jumps into cold water and she says it make you catch your breath.
26/01/2013 at 19:21

Or in the case of today, SuperCaz jumps in the water and was so worried about her costume coming off that she forgot that breathing was supposed to be difficult.

Solb, are you thinking about your asthma when you run?  I used to find that if I worried about it then I was certain to have an attack.  If I forgot about it then often (but not always) I didn't.  In my case I think the expectation caused the reality.

26/01/2013 at 19:59

Well done caz. I hate that cold water can't breathe feeling and I get that in summer lol. I hate the feeling of losing my cossie to lol. 

Mr Soup has now safely returned from Devon is a lot lot lot lot better. 

26/01/2013 at 20:09

One of my freinds has her photo from today in Metro newspaper.  They got that in quickly

26/01/2013 at 22:18
26/01/2013 at 22:31
Good to see you, Bricki
26/01/2013 at 23:05
Hi bricki! How are you? I'll try to avoid gushing but if hou read back we've been really worried about you!
Frodo, you ok my little earth dwelling friend
26/01/2013 at 23:56
*waves to Bricki*

I like the cold water stole my breath feeling. Makes me feel really alive ... maybe I should do OW swimming!

SCaz I thought it would be good today cos it had improved (but not disappeared) when I'm not doing anything active. I do worry about it usually though so might make it worse.

I'm still happy with the outcome 2 miles is still very positive and I'm going to cycle tomorrow if I have time (not sure when I'm on babysitting duty tomorrow) Then run on Monday.

In really exciting news the Spotty ones paw is better and we are starting pooch to 5k on Monday too yay!
27/01/2013 at 00:05

Yay to Spotty's paw and to Bricki's return.  Sorry you're taking 2nd place there Bricki - but I'm like that when it comes to animals.

Good social trip today - if slightly weird at times . Can't even begin to explain.

27/01/2013 at 03:59
Argh!! I woke with a tight chest and irritating cough. No, Mr by eck wasn't sat on me. Toddled off to find one of moo's inhalers (they had all decided to join up and have a party rather than be somewhere I could easily find them), woke the whole household coughing and clattering, and now can't get back to sleep. I doubt it's asthma but it feels scary when it's happening as you just can't catch your breath. I had this over the summer when the pollen was really irritating.
Solb, fab news about spotty.
Is someone going to keep tally of our miles?
I did 8 yesterday (sub were sub-9mm which is worrying), and 5 slippy walk/jog miles in the week if they count. I may do a few more tomorrow.
27/01/2013 at 08:42

 Photo from yesterdays event taken after I had completed my width (50 yards) of the lido

27/01/2013 at 09:32

Hi Bricki. Nice to see you back. 

Spotty hugs all round. 

Lovely photo Caz with your usual lovely big smile.  You are quite mad though. 

Got to dash back to watching tennis now. Murray needs to hold serve to stay in the set. 


27/01/2013 at 11:59
I can't see the picture on my phone and the internet is down AGAIN. I can imagine the smile though!
I'm not babysitting until 5.30 now. I don't want to go cycling, no idea why not, but have decided not to push it today. So long as I run tomorrow, book a docs appointment and start Spotties pooch to 5k schedule with him all will be well.

Hope everyone is feeling ok today x
27/01/2013 at 12:22

Pooch to 5k...that's funny

27/01/2013 at 12:51

SuperCaz - that looks amazing!! I am definitely a fair weather swimmer though! How can you deal with the cold!?

Had a big old cry last night. Over nothing really. Just anxious and blue. But it seemed my wishing for the snow to go had an effect - heaps of rain last night washing away the good few inches of snow...meaning I managed a 15 miler today. Got rid of that blue feeling for sure! 

27/01/2013 at 12:58

The same way as you deal with the cold or tired muscels when you run 15 miles!  I was only in the water about 30 seconds.

Really I don't know why everyone makes such a big deal out of the cold.  You are all fighting much bigger issues on a daily basis.  I know I will be warm again shortly but you are all delaing with stuff that has been going on for weeks, months or years and has no set finish date.

I am so proud of all of you for what you achieve every single day.  Don't try to tell me that I'm any more special than that.

27/01/2013 at 13:06

Caz, That's very true, well said. Still, I'm not a fan of the cold even if I know i'll get warm later... Why I still live in England is beyond me...

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