I had a bad day today and it's rained solid. My partner went away skiing this morning so I've pretty much been home alone in my pj's. But the rain stopped about 3pm and I had no excuse so I went running. I'm walking the last 500m home now but I ran 5k non stop. I think it was about 30mins. I feel proud. Thanks guys ????
I'm pretty sure I was fueled. My past running experiece helps me along those lines. I do see Magna Carter's point that I'm blaming my depression for everything. I guess once you admit to it and accept it in kind of takes over until you feel strong enough to fight back.
I do have to accept my stamina has dwindled and the med and mood have caused me to gain 1.5 stone which I guess is a bit more meat to drag around the street.
I have decided to run tomorrow when I have some me time and there is a flat park route I can use Ibe avoided it as its 3.5 miles, I've been doing routes I can adapt the length of so I can cut the short. In hind sight a but defeatist I guess and if I go out expecting to fail and walk I probably will.
Stay tuned for run report, will she walk? If it rains will she bottle out? I think now I've typed it here I will run!!
I have just logged on thinking no one would have answered my thread and found these wonderful words of support and some beautiful stories of your journeys. I am uplifted by this and pleased I reached out on RW. Thank you everyone you are each amazing and I feel blessed by your replies.
I ran yesterday and managed 3 miles but had to walk 6/7 times up hills. It's like I've lost my mental stamina. When it gets hard I feel almost tearful. Any ideas? I mean I'm positive about the run but want to run steady.
I started running in 2008 at the age of 37. I did lots of races for a few years and then started going to the gym, cycling and more recently got back into playing hockey.
The last 6 months or so I trained less and less. This was due to the onset of depression. Once I finally accepted what was happening to me, I was able to get the help of my GP. I have had over a month off work but I am determined to make my mind better and the advice has been to exercise more. I walk for an hour each day. I sometimes also have a quick 30min jog (I walk at times) and I play hockey for my team. But I know I need to do more.
When I first started running I made lots of new friends via this forum, we have even met and run races together and keep in touch now via FB. It was very encouraging and supportive. I know I need that now, I am sure there must be other runners out there in my position, new to running or wanting to get back into it to improve mental health. If that's you please get in touch.
It took me a lot of guts to type this I hope you can have the confidence to reply
Firstly 5k in 35 min is not really slow. I first started running in 2008 and I have fluctuated between 25-27min for a 5k depending on fitness. I'm now 45 and looking to get back into my running some more. If I went out now to do 5k I'm sure I would be lucky to do it in 35mins. I have run many races. My first was a 10k in Blackpool and I did it in 1.06. I was not last, I was not the slowest, I was not the least bit embarrassed. Good luck!! You will be fine ????