Depression -Thank you

Thank you all for you're kind thoughts and support, its nice to know I'm not alone. I don't know why it is but I can't bring myself to put my gear on and get out there at the moment, I want to but it's not happening. I will take it on holiday and being by the sea might help, having somewhere different to run. I haven't rung the counselling yet, something I can't bring myself to do. Family all being supportive and looking after me. Pat

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  • Big hugs Pat. Have a lovely holiday and don't put pressure on yourself xxx

  • I hope it turns out all right for you. In the end, you can only do what you're able to do, and when depression hits, you're just not able. It is so. So it's right not to beat yourself up about it. In fact don't even wonder why. It just sometimes is so.

    The one thing you need to somehow manage to do is to keep yourself under medical management when the other things don't work, though. Don't let it get away from you. Get well soon.

  • Bless you Pat, sorry to hear that, just try and be as active as you can by walking and splashing in the sea and get well very soon. Let us know how it goes. Julie xx

  • You'll do it when you're ready (the run/walk/jog/whatever - and - if you want to - the counsellor). Cut yourself as much slack as you would for your very best friend if she was where you are now - and keep posting here. Xox

  • I have regularly lost the urge to run recently so I take myself out for week one run one. I also tell myself I don't have to listen to the end of the tape (whoops showing my age, podcast), I can go home when I like. And, another thing, I tell myself it is OK to stop and wonder at the lovely sights I see. Good luck and enjoy the holiday. Perhaps you can post a picture here in lieu of a post card to us when you get back.

  • I did the whole of C25k and still a whole lot of my running by telling myself I don't have to do it.

  • This may not suit your circumstances but I don't 'get dressed to run' because I don't have enough energy (I know, sounds weird but...), I just put those things on when I get dressed in the morning.

  • Hi Pat, I feel for you. My Mum suffered from depression and it was so difficult to know how to help. She did not need 'cheering up' or advice on how to 'get over it', so we just needed to be there with a supporting ear, patience and love.

    Your priorities are 1) You 2) Family 3) Running in that order. At some point in the holiday you may feel inquisitive to go for a little jog/explore. Or you may not. Please make the time to post here, though, and we'll offer gentle words. Of course you will get through this depressive episode, but the tunnel has many bends: you won't see the light until you go round the last corner and the sunlight blazes in.


  • Big hugs Pat , I hope you have a nice relaxing holiday .

    Thinking of you xxxx

  • Sympathy and best wishes. I suffered with depression for years and one thing that helped most was giving myself space and time rather than beating myself up so I think you're doing the right thing. You'll run again when you feel ready

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