been a while since I been on the site. am really out of shape and decided to do something about it.
did a few 10k's, a 10 miler, a half marathon and the London marathon beginning of 2010 into 2011, after that I relaxed from training, returning every 2-3 months to restart again, then 1-2 months in, through some reason or another stopping training again.
I've now piled on a fair amount of weight, feeling really lazy and lethargic.
need to diet and exercise, yet struggling for motivation to do either.
I have a treadmill at home which I shall join macro66 in doing run/walk training.
best of luck marco66, in the struggle back to fitness
been an age since i posted on the DTT - I hope everyone is well, i'm still in training for London Marathon, not at the milleage i should be by now around 32+ PW - but i I'm getting time in on foot around 27-30 PW - gonna stretch above 30 over the coming weeks, i still got time right guys?
What - 6 Miles - Steady Why - Training Last Hard - double run on Thursday Last Rest - Yesterday - 12/03
Clag - LMH - thanks both for your replies, i can totally sympathise now with the zombie like state of everyday functioning. i'm still within the first 28 days of taking these so i'm aware my body is adjusting, i;ve managed to do another run since my post and i felt a bit better this time, i've decided to just take it as it comes and also build up slowly. i have agreed to help my sister on a run/walk to 5km program - so that will give me some easier sessions and keep the activity going.
LMH - i did check back every now and then and saw you did well in the tri. i'll probably email you later, i'm off to my uni lectures shortly so that is another welcome distraction
first post onto this particular thread, i;ve been suffering depression for a number of years, 5/6 years ago i took flouxetine for 2/3 year period, as i was overweight needed the motivation etc. i took up some counselling and began to stop taking my tablets. for first time in a long time i felt i didn't need them.
in April 09 - i started running as i had put on 3stone in weight, since meeting my new partner in oct 07. i needed new motivation for physical activity so after watching the London marathon, i decided, it was a challenge and a race for me, so i started training next day, around october time i had lost the 3 stone, feeling physically immortal , running 20 miles pw, swimming 2 miles pw, cycling 30 miles per week. then mid november i hit a huge wall, my relationship pretty much ended then, although we've only just split and walked away from eachother this weel.
during November i sought help from the doctor, for anger management, for depression etc and further counselling. most of December i just about mananged to keep motivated enough to keep my 20 miles pw running going. the other activities come to a stop.
so,its now January 3rd, first run of the new year, put on 3/4 lbs over christmas , no biggy. but feeling extremely low moodwise and then i get an ear infection, so i go to the doctor again explain my symptoms and my mood, he precribes me anti-biotics and then sertraline anti-D's he said, i am probably doing too much now, and need to slow down, my activities of late have been, uni, training, job searching, and general home chores inc looking after my son oh and trying to raise my marathon pledge for make a wish foundation, oh and trying to work in a positive manner to save a pretty much doomed relationship, all as many of you know tiring.
i suffered some nausea when combining anti-D's and anti-biotics, i couldn't run due to this and dizzyness. after the Anto=i-B's my dizzyness subsided and i began to run again. this was a week ago. i've run twice now, both approx 4 mile runs.
so until 3 weeks ago, a 4 mile run at 8/9 mm pace was pretty easy going.
the past 2 run's have been the most hardest runs i have done sine i began running. i feel like my fitness has almost disappeared, when i finished my run yesterday, my breathing was extremely heavy and i have felt light headed ever since, i now feel sick and dizzy,
i am quite sad, cus of this, i had a 10 mile race pencilled in for sunday, my longest LSR - in training had been 17 miles, but now the 10 mile race Sunday seems out of my grasp. i had in training took 3 minutes off my previous 10 mile race and was looking to set a PB this time, but now 16km is a tough old slog when i only just did 7km yesterday.
sorry to put this to the forum without trawling all the way through to find other people's experiences of sertraline, but the thread is huge these days.
obvisouly i put some of these symptoms down to my recent split from my partner, we are on amicable terms and have agreements for when i can spend time with my son.
i just would like to know, other people's experience of sertraline. i shall go to see a doctor on thursday, at the mo i am with family 90 miles away from my former home and would just like some additional interaction with fellow runners etc.
i have learned a lot from this bout of depression and i aim to stay motivated with my training and stay positive, i don't intend to stop unless physically unable to carry out an activity, unlike in the past.
i feel so much better now i have made a split from my partner as she was a big part of this depression sadly, but hey that's life.
thanks for reading my long post, hope to hear from you soon.