I wanted a place where we could get advice and support.
Oooo they've gone here too
Ha I can't remember who it was already, Definitely wasn't worth paying all the Marketing guys on my behalf!!!
Woo hooooo brilliant! That's one down!
Productive day by'eck - well done! Love ticking off a list .All moved and settles (sort of) and did my LSR of 16.5 this morning. In the snow. Lovely. Until I finished and got the tube back and pretty much got hypothermic...TypicalHope people are good
Aww that's really brilliant by eck. The lsr sounds brilliant rwtw well up until the chilly stage anyway .. hope you're warm now.
I'm in a brilliant mood, am grinning from ear to ear!
Can't help you with the mugs, by 'eck. I live on my own, only have the occasional visitor or two and yet have about 8 mugs on the go.
Great effort there, rwtw. I'm hoping my cold will be letting up enough to get out with the running club tomorrow night.
SOLB - any progress with your asthma at all?
I think so ... I've started taking Singulair as well as the Fostair am and pm and Ventolin before and during runs. Running is still a bit tricky but I feel much much better the rest of the time so I think we're finally on the right track I'm still running with spotty dog on his pooch to 5k programme every other day - though he has to have another minor op on Wednesday so we'll take a little break while he gets over the anaesthetic Awww poor poorly LR
That's good to hear. I do like the sound of spotty runs as well.
I think I'm getting a bit better. At least when I've got a cold I'm not as depressed - as I'm too pre-occupied with the cold. As the days gone on today I feel I've just started to feel a bit depressed as the cold lets up. I've really got to learn to actually feel better instead of feeling depressed when there's nothing else to feel miserable about.
One positive was the night orienteering event last Thursday which I got totally engrossed in and ran well. That's why I really want to pick up the running from there before I lose the momentum.
Oh the night orienteering event sounds really good fun.
You are being quite hard on yourself sweetheart, most people feel a bit depressed and frustrated when they are in the lingering stages of a cold still tired and wiped out and not having been able to do the things you usually do to give yourself structure and keep the black clouds at bay.
It's really good to be aware of when you are seeing things through a negative filter, or even where you can identify some positives even if they are just little but you aren't wrong for feeling low either. You fight as much as you are able
My point was that when my cold was at it's worst I didn't feel at all depressed. I felt rubbish but wasn't being hard on myself for it because I felt there was a good reason for feeling rubbish. But I'm not so kind on myself for feeling rubbish when I'm depressed. That's the bit I've got to work on.
The night orienteering is on 5 consecutive Thursday nights - 2 down, 3 to go.
Ahh I see what you mean, makes sense.
Ooo sounds really good, though I'd get lost even in the daytime!
My heating is playing up. The timer keeps getting stuck so it tends to stay on when it is supposed to be turning off and the house is getting too hot. So I am haivng to turn it off when I go out meaning that I come home to a cold house
Well I'm going to attempt a running club run. Feeling OK today but definitely still got a cough. Will take a bottle of water with me. If it's not to be at least I'll have tried.
Run achieved - almost 6 miles as well. It actually went better this week than the last couple of weeks. Having the cold to worry about actually seemed to work better for me than worrying about the anxiety. The cold was therefore a handicap but nowhere near as much of one as the anxiety normally is. Really got to work on something here to be able to focus my thoughts in a better way when running.
Another action point identified. A friend of mine has flagged up on her Facebook page something about Mental Health Awareness Week. I know that she has suffered from depression herself - but it was somebody else who told me so I've been wary of bringing it up. This gives me the chance to tell her about myself. Hopefully this will be beneficial as I've found with people that know so far, a couple of friends who know do know try to be supportive but really don't seem to understand things- so opening up to someone else who will understand seems a good idea.
Great news, solb.
Got a message back from my friend. Turns out she spent 10 years on anti-depressants is currently not on them but is going back to the doctors as is having a bad spell and thinks she'll have to start again. Sad news again in that I didn't realise there was a problem again - but the good thing is there's someone locally that I can talk to and compare notes.
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