I bloody do - and I turn that depression out as anger that powers my legs. After a couple of miles, when my body and breathing are in rythmn the clouds start to lift.
I felt really good when training for my first marathon year before last - then I found the tapering was stressful - I missed running (I'd not taper as much as suggested next time) I then injured my foot and was out of running for a few months. Now I'm back to running I can tell your that it's the best way to kick the black dog out!
2 out 10 on the whole. I was raised as a Jehovah's Witness so Christmas and birthdays ended for me suddenly at the age of two when my parents were recruited into the cult by their local window cleaner. Not being allowed to join in any Christmas activities meant that I had to shut myself off from it all psychologically. I left all that in my late teens but have never really felt part of it. Frankly, I'm glad to be the other side of it and into a new year..
Also, I've been made redundant twice just before Christmas and find the commercialisation of the period a turn off.
Still - it's dry and warmish out there - I'm about to go on a training run. After a log break recovering from an injury, simple things like that mean a hell of a lot
What's helped with my PF is, after four months making little improvement, starting to wear flt flop sandals, Rockport shoes and Ecco running shoes plus a night splint. During the last few days I've started running again without pain - 5 mins with a days break, then upping by 5 min s alternate days (days rest in between).
I tried whole host of other treatments that didn't help - not time to list them now.