I didn’t do much riding last month as life admin and sinusitis got in the way.Read More »
I was thinking this morning while getting ready as I always do, but today it was about medication specifically.
I’m asthmatic, and have to take 2 puffs twice a day of an inhaler, which stops me feeling like my chest has some kind of very restrictive corset on.
I also have depression, and have to take 2 20mg tablets every day, which stops me feeling like my brain has some kind of very restrictive corset on.
This year I’d set myself a goal of reducing the anti-depressants to 20mg a day.
Today I asked myself why I’d felt the need to set myself this goal, I wouldn’t do it with the inhaler, after all.
I realised that I’d put this pressure on myself because anti-depressants are, at least initially, viewed like a plaster. You put a plaster on to keep a wound clean, and help the healing process. And for some people this is exactly what anti-depressants do – help them get back on track, start and maintain their healing process until they feel like they don’t need them any more. But what if for me I need them like I need my inhaler?
So today I gave myself permission to not feel any pressure on this subject, to drop my ‘goal’. If I need to be on these tablets long term what’s the problem? Mental health is like any other form of health issue, so why treat the medication for it like a temporary fix?
And along with this I’d set goals of blogging twice a month. Well I’ve obviously succeeded at that… (NOT)* so in the name of reducing pressure I’m going to forgive myself and just blog when I can/feel inspired. Because what’s the point in forcing something?
*Wayne’s World is 25 years old. This terrifies me!
Something that 2016 taught me was that things don’t always go to plan, and you just need to roll with it.Read More »
I love winter. The colours of the trees as the change in seasons begins. Bluebird sky days. Crisp frosty mornings. Patterns of ice on water. Snow. I love snow!Read More »
On Tuesday I signed up for the Ronde Van Vlaanderen 130km sportive for the 2nd year, my third time there…I’m not too worried this time as I know what to expect, the challenge will be to improve my time, and not eat any mayo as it made me very ill!! Today I’ve signed up for […]
One of the guys I ride with persuaded me to enter the ‘Ard Rock Enduro. So I was nominated to enter 6 of us at 6.30am this morning, except of course couldn’t get tickets for the actual Enduro, so we’re having to do the Sprint instead! I guess I do at least have some time […]
In August I decided to sign up for the Red Bull Fox Hunt, having had to miss it the last 2 years due to work/timing. As I had never raced before I thought perhaps a large one off event might be a good way to try it out.Read More »
After a couple of excellent years with my Trek Remedy, I finally gave in to the ‘oooo shiny’ and bought a new bike!Read More »
In 2015 I went to the Girls at Moelfre weekend organised by Lucy Lucyslifeandbikes . So when I saw that Lucy was organising a Girls at Llangollen day I thought ‘what the hell!’ despite having heard that the runs there are really pretty hard!Read More »
I’m not very good at this blogging thing am I? Life has been moving pretty quick and I find that I’m not that keen on sitting at a computer after a day of it at work, although I have been trying – I have 5 draft posts…
With that in mind I’ve finally downloaded the blog app to my phone so I can write a bit of rubbish wherever I am!
We’re 7 days into September so there’s not masses to write about – except Mum was told on 1st Sept that she is clear of cancer! What amazing news that was! 😄
So that’s all for now, time to try and remember what I did over the last few months..