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Need help with energy levels

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 18:31

It won't help!

Book Club

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 17:57
candy ollier wrote (see)

HillLee that Ishiguro book is about clones used for organ transplants, so I don't think you need worry too much.  It's a rip off of Michael Marshall Smith's Spares, only set in an alternate present rather than an unlikely future...

Commonly referred to as a spoiler.

Helmet Cams

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 17:13

Thanks Cougie. My commute is between 50-60 mins each way, so it might do it. I'd probably mount to my helmet so it sees what I see. Wouldn't you?

Need help with energy levels

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 16:29

It sounds to me as if you're not running regularly enough to keep up 8mph for any great distance. I'd try running slower and building up, find a goal and get a training plan. Loads available on google.

Your diet, by the way, sounds a bit rubbish. You're really setting yourself up for peaks and troughs in your energy levels. In the grand scheme of things it isn't THAT bad and it won't kill you, but it's a long way off optimum for a runner.

But I'm guessing that your existing conditions might make diet changes more difficult. (That's a question, really).

Good luck Dude.

Gimme a hand while I land the plane

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 16:23

Do you get the horrible feeling that, whatever people might think, this could be the end of his career? I can just hear the grinding cogs of Flybe's legal department.

Robin Williams

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 13:34


bos1 wrote (see)


That's a fair comment about celebrity, Snap!, except that is not what PC posted. What PC posted was in relation to the use of torture as a metaphor for what RW was going through.

I will repeat, severe depression can cause real pain.
It appears you do not appreciate that. It is very clear that PC does not appreciate that.
That pain is not a choice. That pain is not self-inflicted.

If you want to make a point about editorial choices, then do so. Don't use that point as a vehicle to reinforce ill-informed prejudices about the reality of depression.



I don't think anyone here is prejudiced about depression or any other mental illness, not in the way you're describing. And to say I don't appreciate the effects of depression just illustrates how careful we should be when making assumptions about people we don't know.

Book Club

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 13:18

Fartleks & Flatulence sounds like an absolute winner, though!

Book Club

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 13:16

I read Born to Run a while back and it had me hooked. I ran my first ultra shortly after. It also inspired a brief foray into 'barefoot' running (shudder). The mention of Murakami though, reminded me of another japanese author, Kazuo Ishiguro, and his book 'Never let Me Go'. It's completely unrelated to running but very beautiful and it's the first book to actually make me cry.

Robin Williams

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 12:55
bos1 wrote (see)
Snap! wrote (see)
Philomena Cunk wrote (see)

Headline on one of the tabloids "TORTURED" a metaphor for how the Hollywood star felt. Not the 100s of thousands of people who actually are being tortured who we have no affinity for...after all they're not on the telly are they?

Nicely put.

Not nicely put at all. Very badly put for a number of reasons.

1 Depression is a real illness. People can feel real pain. Just because it is a mental illness does not mean that it imaginary or is not really being felt. If a metaphor has been used it is because there is no easy way to convey how another person feels.
If you are complaining about the use of a metaphor I suggest it shows you do not know much about depression. It would be very easy to criticise most metaphors on the basis that they are not literally true.
Seeking to minimise the effect of depression on a human being is not useful.


Bos1 - we're a little fatigued by having celebrity woes forced upon us by the media. Sadly, collectively, we get what we ask for and the media are happy to serve it up.

I'm sad for Robin Williams and his family, but in the larger picture of what's going on in Iraq, Syria, the Ukraine, Liberia and dozens of other places around the world as I write this largely pointless piece, I don't really give much of a toss.

Gimme a hand while I land the plane

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 12:41

At least he wasn't stoned... or legless.

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