Mental illness and running



  • I have a friend coming to stay, I'm picking her up from the airport early in the morning then we're gonna drink tea and play Monopoly (her suggestion) we're off to London to meet a load of other crazy people on Sunday image

    I'm really nervous I don't know how I'll cope with having her in the house, or going to London ... to be honest I'll be really relieved when it's all over.

    (((Ben-o))) so thrilled for you, hope it sinks in over the weekend
  • Ooo by eck that's fab, so excited for you ... you've kept the taper madness quiet

    How are you feeling darling?

    As you can see from the first few pages of this thread I was absolutely petrified before mine but it was really easy once I got to the start line. I grinned so much some spectators who moved around the course knew me as 'smiley girl'

  • beebsbeebs ✭✭✭

    Hope it goes well By 'eck

    *scribbles rude words on Ben-o's head, scoffs cake, quaffs fizz and falls asleep* 

    Lovely to see you today SOLB, hope you could see how handsome J is and where the children get their gorgeousness from image

    Have a fab time on Sunday and hope its not too stressful xx

  • I'm hoping to be so smiley all the way round. I still can't believe i'll be doing it. Bimbling around town this morning was really strange. 3 miles feels like cheating. Think I'm more likely to be drowned rat girl looking at the forecast
  • *wakes beebs up for a quick drunken snog and sniggers at the rude word*

    J is indeed v handsome, between the two of you I can see how you made beautiful babies ... but I still have to say those kids are just stunning - surely they aren't real. I think you've photoshopped them!!

    By 'eck I'm sure you will be that smiley, it's so weird the actual race isn't as hard as you imagine. All those horrible training runs when you didn't wanna go are sooooo much harder than the actual marathon. Can't wait to hear how it goes

    I genuinely am quite excited we have a marathon in the air. Beebs and I were just saying today how it's easy to forget what an amazing achievement it is when you're hanging around the forums cos it seems like everyone else throws one out before breakfast but in the big bad world it's incredible. Most people can't even imagine doing one, you'll be a hero!!

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    SOLB image

    Its true about maras and its what we said. 

  • Hey! You wrote what?! That's filthy! At least your spelling's good! image

    Yeah, I totally agree. The actual race itself is quite enjoyable because you're doing what you've trained for so long to do. It is really tough (particularly miles 18-24 I found) but just absorb the support of the crowd and use it to keep going. Good luck By Eck, I'm sure you'll do brilliantly!

    I hope this weekend goes well for you SOLB. I find it really stressful having visitors, I always feel really pressurised. It's easy to caught up in worrying (and worrying about worrying), sometimes I find it helpful just to remind myself that everything will be ok. And it will SOLB, I'm sure you'll have a fab weekend!

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    Ben-o if I wasn't already happily married with 4 children and a grandgirl on the way I might ask yo to marry me image

    Do you like Green Day and baked potatoes? 

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    BTW as I told SOLB my name is beebs and  I don't run image
  • Hey, no pinching my Ben-o ... oh I mean ha ha ha excellent flirting beebs image !
  • beebsbeebs ✭✭✭
    SOLB wrote (see)
    Hey, no pinching my Ben-o ... oh I mean ha ha ha excellent flirting beebs image !


    I am away to bed now 


  • Night x
  • I'm up and ironing bedding, I am so rock and roll!!
  • How will we keep up with you?
  • image I actually did laugh aloud then by eck!

    how are you feeling today? Hope you're taking it easy

    After all my moaning about having to pick my friend up from the airport so early she has missed the plane (forgot her passport) so I now don't need to pick her up til 3 anyway - another cup of tea anyone? image

  • Yes please, tea for me.

    Ladies, you don't have to fight over me. Believe me, I'm man enough for both of you. image

    Tis a pity Mick hasn't come back yet, I trust he will.

    I presume you're carbo loading now By Eck which means eat anything and everything you want, guilt-free. Pro-athletes often consume about 4-5 chocolate bars about 12-24 hours before an event. I may have made some of the details up there, but I think the jist of it is right.

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    Hope you go some sleep SOLB. 

    Ben-o do you think that is what all the top athletes do too image

    Yes please to tea.

  • I did indeed *displays cage full of captured zzz's*

    I'm pacmanning like a pro, bet you are all so proud of me.

    I am also just about to drink my body weight in coffee and go and clean the car out in the rain (my house may be tidy but my car would put the Grouch off)

    Love you crazies image

  • OOOh!  A bin image
  • Ironing bedding and cleaning the car - you're certainly pushing the boundaries SOLB
  • Yes isn't it wonderful I am feeling better and can kick back and enjoy myself!?

  • Mr PuffyMr Puffy ✭✭✭
    Yes it is, could you manage a cold sausage sandwich? I've eaten 8 and there's 4 left.
  • beebsbeebs ✭✭✭
    *pinches MrP's sausage*
  • beebsbeebs ✭✭✭
    Glad you slept SOLB.
  • Mr P! image hello!
    I don't eat meat but I may dismember the lady in front of me if she takes any longer at the vacuum
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  • *grabs Mr P and grins cheekily*
    Car and house clean, SOLB looking very scruffy but in the right place at the right time ... eeek traffic warden *hides*
    Ben-o has the relief arrived yet?
  • beebsbeebs ✭✭✭

    Mr P image

    Well done SOLBimage

  • Good going SOLB, very productive day. Now enjoy the time with your friend
  • i hear my name image

    so whats your game LOL

    Shakespeare FM in morning,

    long drive sadly to it - all of 2 miles image

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