Mental illness and running

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28/01/2013 at 08:04
Mr by eck and I had a ldr and it was tough. We've now been married nearly 6 years (not long I know, but I've not got as many potential marriage years as soupy.
Bricki, so sorry your blog was being used against you. I found it really helpful.
Things went well until tea time kast night. Because I'd eaten a brownie I couldn't justify tea. But I did have toast AND butter for breakfast this morning. This is going to be harder to manage than I thought.
28/01/2013 at 14:50

Thank you for all these nice words. We had a lot of talks last night(he worries he causes me to be down, I worry I make him annoyed....) and talked about the distanc, and we're going to keep a going. It's going to get even futher apart and so will be tough, but hearing of people having successful long distance relationships makes it seem worth it. When the only bad thing is the distance, seems stupid to give it up.

28/01/2013 at 15:04

Also. By'eck...well done. It's a really tough road but you are eating and that's good. I found that I would try and eat lots of healthy stuff. I could justify eating things that were good for me, and just tried to eat a lot of them. That made me comfortable with eating a 'normal' amount. And then, after a good run, 'treat' yourself. Nothing too big as will make you feel guilty...but start small. You'll know you've worked it off and so it won't have an effect.

28/01/2013 at 17:27
Solb is ok. Internet is not working. She and spotty dog went for a run today
28/01/2013 at 19:59

Ooh - I think I could manage a run with the incentive of spotty dog for company.  As it is, hoping a succesful return to the running club tomorrow night.  I desparately need it as I think I forgot to pay my membership subs to the Prodcutive Day Club.  The one thing I have got to show for my day off is a new pair of trail shoes from the local running shop.  Bit of an effort there - drove straight past the car park first time and had to convince myself I could do it before driving back again.

RWTW - good to hear it's all worked out for you. 

28/01/2013 at 20:24

LR - well done on getting the shoes. That'll be a great incentive to get out on the trails! And thanks. It's not worked out really, I think we've just agreed although it'll be tough, it'll be worth it


29/01/2013 at 09:47


Could we have a meeting of the Productive Day Club please? I've got loads of fiddly bits of paperwork to do that I've been putting off and they are now urgent. The ironin is piling up and I haven't done a bike ride apart from commute to work in weeks. I've kept telling myself lazy days are good for me. 

Spotty run - lucky Solb. 

29/01/2013 at 09:53
Soupy, do you want my motivation? It's a bit useless cos I've got a toddler who is cultivating green nasal caterpillars
29/01/2013 at 10:46

I'd love your motivation, thanks by'eck. You can keep the green nasal caterpillars though. 

Fist admin task done. 5 more to do.


29/01/2013 at 11:24
Woot, woot!
Moo has a bit more energy. I have sorted a basket of washing, emptied the house recycling bin and used the telephone (
29/01/2013 at 12:43

Credit card paid off in full. 

29/01/2013 at 13:44

Car insurance sorted.


29/01/2013 at 13:45

edit - stupid double post deleted

Edited: 29/01/2013 at 13:46
29/01/2013 at 16:41

Great news by 'eck


Another fun night at improv - unfortunately it leaves me pooped the next day

29/01/2013 at 18:01

Pleased to hear about Moo. Long may it continue.

Well done on the improv Bear. You really seem to enjoy it.

LR - any more achery planned?  You lot are tempting me to pick up my painting hobby again, or find a new challenge to have a go at (or both).

Most of my fidly little jobs done so thats a success for the Productive club. I've put in an offer to settle my tribunal claim against my employer too so fingers crossed. Acas is now on the case. I'm not asking for money, just for a less stressful and more understanding work place and for the investigation recommendations to be implemented. I've heard nothing since the last meeting and still don't know where I'll be working at the end of February which is a bit unsettling. 

29/01/2013 at 18:09

Better day for me after really struggling for the last 3 days.  More productive day at work as well.  Don't want to tempt fate but I think I'm good for a running club run tonight.

Soupy - the archery was a one off and was last year's new sport challenge.  Got to think of one for 2013 now.  Good to hear you've also had a productive day.   Hope your chickens are a bit happier with life now it's turned a bit warmer.

Doctor's appointment tomorrow morning to report on progress or lack of and see where we go from here.

29/01/2013 at 20:03

Lots of good news seems to be around tonight. Must be the snow melting

Quick any of you have a particular person who triggers you? I only ask as an ex of mine is one of the biggest triggers I have. And to add to it he also suffers from depression so knows exactly how much he hurts me. Most of my worst times have been because of him. He's very much out of my life right now but I still find myself thinking about him, and as soon as that happens I enter a cycle of bad thought, especially due to events that happened and makes me think I'm an awful person (long story short...he has a gf and i knew her, but we went on a group uni holiday and drunkenly got together quite a lot. felt terrible about it but really was not in a good place at the time so have no idea why i really did it. she later asks, i tell her the truth thinking thats the right thing to do, he denies everything to everyone and makes me out to be a 'pysco bitch'). So whenever I find myself thinking of him I question if I'm a good person or not. 

That's not a quick question in the slightest...apologies! 

29/01/2013 at 20:35

rwthw - I know exactly what you mean and yes, I do have people who trigger. One is my  work colleague who I complained about. I had to phone my therapist a number of times because I just couldn't find an alternative way of thinking about her and part of me didn't want to. I wanted to justify my thoughts that she is a real bitch.  I still think she's a real nasty bitch but I'm a lot better away from her. and those thoughts may mellow in time. The thing is, that even if what I was thinking is true I was totally over-reacting to it. For instance she hid some christmas chocolates from me which was pathetic and selfish, but to me it was akin to assault.  I wouldn't have reacted like that with anyone else. My therapist said it was about deep seated beliefs about myself and her. I'm still working through some of it so that it doesn't happen again and I can avoid things getting to that level.

Caveat - she is bitch though. 

29/01/2013 at 20:59

Oh thank you. It's reassuring to know other have a trigger. Yeah...even though he's out of my life, I have bumped into him in the past / seen pictures of a friend with him and got so angry and worked up about it. 

29/01/2013 at 21:15

Yes, I would say I have a trigger - but it's one of those things I'm a bit wary of discussing too openly on here.  Maybe some more PMs on this at some point.

Run achieved so that should be at least 5 miles towards this weeks total.

Don;t think I reported my total for last week - I can only offer one walk to work and one aborted run totalling 8 miles.

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