Mimaduck. sounds like you had a really rough day yesterday. I hope things seem a bit less bleak today.
byeck I have 2 dogs. One is a 3 yr old cross breed rescue dog (possibly colliexlabxstaffie) and she is a great running partner. Our newer dog is a 1 yr old terrier mix, also a rescue dog and totally bonkers! I do take him running sometimes but he is hard work on a run - pulls loads, very jumpy, goes mad at random other dogs etc...and I dont really enjoy the run so muchj, so mostly he is getting long walks where I can concentrate on working on his issues for now!
Ben-o yes, I think I need to sign up to another race as it does help having something to work towards, and I then have more of a structured plan to work to.
well, managed a nice 4 mile run tonight which I really enjoyed. I have now managed 4 runs in last 7 days which is a bit of a record for me in recent terms! Was glad I dragged myself out tonight as I have been feeling quite rubbish all day and nearly chickened out, but of course I now feel better for getting out!
thanks for the hellos! I understand about it being quiet and people needing a break from posting. sometimes I post loads on forums, then I can for ages where I dont manage to post at all....Hope any of you that are struggling on on the up.
By'eck yes, some structure will help I think. I have several routes that I feel comfotable with - am going to try to plan out one to do on three/four days a week...and then stick to it!
well... I must be feeling a bit better as I managed to get out again today after work. Only another 3.5miles...but enjoyed it. took my lovely canine running companion out with me too for first time in ages...she loved it too!
sending encouraging vibes to those that need them.x
hello all...I havent posted on this thread before, but thought some of you may "get" my ramblings!
I have had struggles with mood and depression on and off for many years. have been on various anti-ds over the years. currently not on meds, but have just started St Johns Wort to see if it helps. I took up running 2 years ago. went from 4 stone overweight couch potato to healthy BMI and finished a half marathon in just over a year (that is I finished the half in just over 2 hours - not a year - but built up to it over the year LOL)
however, over the last 12 months my mood hasnt been great, and especially over past 4 months or so. My motivation to run just dwindled. I have done hardly any running for a couple of months. I have re-gained 1 stone through eating rubbish(sometimes really just totally binging on sweet sugary crap I dont even really like that much) and drinking too much.I am totally convinced that running helps. I KNOW it makes me feel MUCH better when I get out regulalry, but even knowing that is sometimes not enough to battle the total lack of energy and motivation.
However - this week I have managed 2 runs,one Weds one today. Only 3.5 miles each - and I even found that hard But I need some tips on how to keep it up. I really, really want to get back to being able to run 3/4 times a week. I would love to think I could build up to a spring half marathon, but it seems I manage it for a couple of weeks, then something happens and my mood plummets and I just cant face it, and weeks go by and I've done nothing....sigh..
I feel sad to think my fitness has dropped back so much when I worked so hard to build it up....but I want to see this as a new start...any tips???
I'm doing this for the second time this year. Was fairly dry last year so no mud issues really...but will be a different kettle of fish this year I think!!
Am pondering road shoes V trail shoes......am leaning more towards trail shoes I think even though there are road bits...can imagine me ending up face down in the mud otherwise? What does anyone think? Anyone else considering trail shoes?