Mental illness and running

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

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24/05/2013 at 15:25

Oooh can we stalk?


Back is quite a lot better thanks - which is good as I need to get supplies. I'm torn now as to whether to book an improv class for tomorrow - places are going fast but I don't want to book and then be in pain throughout.

24/05/2013 at 15:35

Ha ha haa what naughty friends I have! I believe there is opportunity to stalk, I didn't name her but she foolishly commented on my status leaving herself open to stalkers! I haven't facebook stalked her at all, surprisingly .. you guys can be my spies!!

 I was massively overwhelmed that I received over 80 'likes' for writing that I had a girlfriend, even though I didn't say anything about how lovely she is! 

I am obscenely tired though, we haven't exactly had much sleep in the last week or so   

I am off to see Dad and spotty though, a walk in the torrential rain doesn't seem as appealing as hiding under the duvet but alas! 

I'm really glad you are feeling a little better now that you've almost survived a tough week LR, you've done really well. To be fair it seems everyone has with interviews and running and general challenges ... I think we are all superstars and we all win cake as a reward! 

24/05/2013 at 15:48

I can't find the vegan bit


Yay we win cake

24/05/2013 at 16:53

Solb, that's because we all like seeing you happy.  Even if you don't give any details we know that you are happy from the way that you word your posts.

You deserve someone special.  Actualy, we all do.

24/05/2013 at 18:00

Hear hear


In the meantime I'm focusing on stuff that makes me happy - like improv!

26/05/2013 at 14:55

My back is still ouchy but a lot better.


How's everyone else?

27/05/2013 at 08:51

As I'm new to this forum I'd like to add how much running/training helps me through my difficult times. For me there's nothing like running outside whatever the weather, sometimes the worst weather is the best! for distracting me from my gloom.

Unfortunately I cant do that at the moment due to some sort of illness but I'm improving albeit too slowly. I've explained it in my thread about statin side effects.

Cant wait to get running again, I've managed a couple of spinning and body pump classes at the gym but it's no way the same!

27/05/2013 at 16:27

Not ignoring you, Bear.  Just catching my breath after a very enjoyable evening out at Birmingham Symphony Hall last night then off to York for an urban race this morning.  Very enjoyable and certainly helped me feel more positive - but tired out now not suprisingly.

27/05/2013 at 16:30

Ooh, sorry sb - wasn't ignoring you either!  I wouldn't say I actually prefer worse weather but my state of mind always a bigger obstacle to running than the weather so I certainly don't let the weather stop me.  Hope you're able to get out running again soon. 

27/05/2013 at 18:03

Thanks for that Lincon Runner, I done a body pump class at the gym today and was itching to run as it was so lovely but I had to hold myself back. Still, no adverse effects so onwards and upwards!

28/05/2013 at 18:13

*Bounds in excited*

I got the job. 


Hello sb67. 



28/05/2013 at 19:04

indeed and lots of celebratory hugs (((SD))).  Will post again later - off to running club.

28/05/2013 at 19:52


28/05/2013 at 21:58

Congrats Soupy.

Hello everyone. I am keeping up the PMA as its only 5 sleeps until the big race day for me.

28/05/2013 at 22:27

Got through the run OK tonight but found the off road running pretty painful.  One added incentive to keep getting out is that I'm now on the schedule to lead a couple of runs in August and September so that will hopefully help encourage me to push on.

What was the job Soupy?  And which is the big race, CJ?  There's probably something really big that I should know about - but personally my sights are set on Woodhall Spa 10k this weekend.

28/05/2013 at 22:41

Just got back from a celebratory curry.  The job is a full time job with community matrons trying to keep vulnerable people from being admitted into hospital by arranging home care. So interesting and means I can leave my terrible employer. Constructive dismissal notice goes in tomorrow. 

I did the Bupa 10k in London yesterday. Slowest ever time but most enjoyable race. Saw Mo Farrah running back along the embankment (great to be in same race as Mo) and really enjoyed it. Still buzzing

Good luck for your race Steady. I've got Enduroman half ironman on Sunday which I'm fretting about. 

I feel really well at the moment. Had a bit of a blip when my tablets ran out but picked up again now, so shows I still need them.

Good luck for Woodhall Spa LR. 

Waves to everyone else 

Bear - hope your turn for a new job comes soon.



29/05/2013 at 07:27

Up bright and early - got half a day's work doing mock interviews for students

30/05/2013 at 17:48

Good Luck for Sunday Soup Dragon. I have only done a sprint tri before so I am entering the unknown with nerves and bravado.

05/06/2013 at 21:36

Hellooo, anyone about?

It has gone rather quiet. Is everyone OK.

I raced, I DNF'd, I have analysed why and now know what to work on for next time.

Onwards and upwards.

05/06/2013 at 22:11

My last effort was a DNS at Woodhall Spa - more like fail to take the turn off for Woodhall and head home instead.  Next 10k entered for the Summer Solstice run so hoping this one doesn't get messed up.  Failed to get out for a run on the last two nights but made it to orienteering tonight and, as it was a very runnable area, managed to get a decent amount of running in which will hopefullly give me a better chance of getting out tomorrow night.

Otherwise, am likely to be offered counselling which I think would be more beneficial that the sessions that I am doing at the moment. 

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