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How do you pick yourself up when you need to?

A big crane. That usually works.
10th Aug 2020
I walk out the door. I tell myself only 10 minutes then I can stop. After 10 minutes I don’t want to stop. Works every time.
29th Jul 2020
By the ears.
8th Jul 2020
I struggle with this, for too many years I've struggled with physical, mental and relationship issues that have caused me to stay within myself. So for me, its small targets and build slowly. No silver bullet from me.
3rd Jul 2020
I go for a walk
3rd Jul 2020
Cycling currently
26th Jun 2020
Go for a run
26th Jun 2020
Nothing works better than going for a run.
21st Jun 2020
Depends what has knocked me down, but finding a focus or distraction helps.
16th Jun 2020
Getting out for a run to shake it off and clear my head.
10th Jun 2020
Go for a run
6th Jun 2020
Enter another race!
5th Jun 2020
Nothing wrong with a bit of a wallow sometimes. After a suitable period, go and do something which requires full concentration and leaves no space for rumination.
4th Jun 2020
Go for a run (when I can) or spend quality time with good friends.
27th May 2020
People, green stuff, sleep.
27th May 2020
25th May 2020
Go outside.
22nd May 2020
I give myself a good talking to and remind myself how bad things were and how good they are now.
22nd May 2020
My faith is very important but I am prone to lapses as I am in everything I do 😢
21st May 2020
Browse for new running shoes.
9th May 2020
Remember that I am in a better position than a large proportion of the population on this little blue ball, no matter how bad things seem.
8th May 2020
Read a good book, look at what it growing in the garden and watch the local birds and occasional wildlife.
5th May 2020
A good hot bath, a cold glass of white wine, and a book, is always a win. Failing that, just going to sleep, its the closest humans get to a hard reboot.
28th Apr 2020
Analyse what went wrong then take action.
27th Apr 2020
That's why I've come!
9th Mar 2020
I either read or listen to music. But I want to get back into my running as that will pick me up and give me a sense of euphoria and achievement. It's me regaining my life.
24th Feb 2020
By the scruff of the neck, followed by a swift kick to the posterior. Failing that, chocolate usually works.
19th Feb 2020
Slowly. (I'm quite good at falling over!) And normally - a run, pray, relax and breathe...
5th Feb 2020
By sticking to a routine which has proved to be beneficial...
2nd Feb 2020
Friends go a very long way in doing this!
11th Jan 2020
Metaphorical self administered uppercut
8th Jan 2020
I’m generally pretty upbeat, but time with the kids is always sure to simultaneously pick me up and ground me!
27th Dec 2019
I would either 1) go for a run or bike ride or 2) have a bath wash my hair then get on the sofa with my dog and a book
20th Dec 2019
I am usually very harsh and critical to myself. Hot bath or shower, some food and drink, and generally then all is well again.
1st Dec 2019
Cuddle my cat.
11th Nov 2019
Remember the good times / successful outings. Also recall legendary Cumbrian fellrunner Billy Bland’s comment that however bad you feel it WILL pass
10th Nov 2019
What generally works is to put my running kit on and go for a plod, if the beat takes me I up the pace, let my thoughts wander. Normally by the time I come back I feel a lot better for it. Non running would be chilling with loved ones.
8th Nov 2019
Big cuddles from the turtle. Or if she's at school, long run then big cuddles. And there's always wine 😉
9th Oct 2019
A) Go for a run or B) Drink gin.
9th Oct 2019
I'm pleased to say that there's not too many situations that aren't improved with a decent run
7th Oct 2019
Talk to my wife, watch sport and stroke the dog
4th Oct 2019
Skyhooks
20th Sep 2019
I try to get out for a run, I feel free and relaxed when I run.
16th Sep 2019
I struggle with this. Strangely find running in the heat worse than in the winter so summer has not been good for me. Roll on winter.
31st Aug 2019
Look in the mirror and tell myself I'm enough, that I deserve to be happy, that I'm a good person and I am worthy of love. Or go for a run :)
26th Aug 2019
Used to be go for a run, trying to find something to replace it
23rd Aug 2019
Go for a run - work through what I need to - park what I can't change- get on with the day.
8th Aug 2019
Eat industrial quantities of liquorice
17th Jul 2019
Have a drink and listen to music.
4th Jul 2019
Go for a run. Or read a good book.
6th May 2019
I have a word with myself. Or run. The trick is to remember that running makes me feel better when I am in fact feeling a bit meurgh. I don't always remember this.
1st May 2019
Never been that good at it to be honest but a run will normally get the "black dog" off my back.
25th Apr 2019
Remind myself that there's a whole world of new experiences out there to enjoy.
7th Mar 2019
I remind myself of all the people who are injured or paralysed and can’t do what I can do, then I train for them.
1st Mar 2019
Beer, a curry, a good run, a cat on my lap.
jda
26th Feb 2019
21st Jan 2019
Get out for a run with friends.
10th Jan 2019
Go for a run lollllll
9th Jan 2019
Meditate for few mins, failing that support
29th Dec 2018
Tell myself the feeling is only temporary.
10th Dec 2018
I don't as it goes. After the latest blip I have some friends and loved ones that spot the signs and will have a word. This then jolts me back it line.
6th Dec 2018
go for a run
23rd Nov 2018
get some advice from my favorite forums
3rd Nov 2018
I don’t know but I just keep trying like the proverbial bad penny
20th Oct 2018
Get out on the bike and tell myself that even 1 mile is better than none.
9th Oct 2018
Go for a run? Plus think of one thing I've achieved today, or one way I've helped someone rather all the other things I tell myself I should have also done.
29th Sep 2018
I do it because I love it. I don't have to do it; it's a hobby and if it makes me unhappy I can walk away.
7th Aug 2018
Usually I go for a run!
6th Aug 2018
I go for a run :) I check in with the 700ers - they can always cheer me up.
16th Jul 2018
Go out on the trails or on the long straight Fen roads and keep going for a LONG time.
MsG
9th Jul 2018
Long term, I just look at my belly and tell myself, "dont be a fat bast8rd". Short term, I put out my running kit the night before so its all ready and waiting in the morning.
4th Jul 2018
30th Jun 2018
Quality time with my boys to gain a proper sense of perspective and / or a good run in good company.
27th Jun 2018
Go for a run! Or a swim works, too.
27th Jun 2018
Go out for a run. It always makes me feel better.
18th Jun 2018
Real ale.
16th Jun 2018
Remind myself that nothing lasts forever, good or bad. If it's good enjoy it; if it's bad, it will pass.
15th Jun 2018
To be honest, I very rarely need to, having an optimistic outlook. But generally focus on things that I can do something about. If I can't influence something, then why worry about it.
um
15th Jun 2018
"Nobody cares, work harder"
15th Jun 2018
Go for a run
15th Jun 2018
Use other runners who have similar issues as my inspiration or my late brother.
15th Jun 2018
I look around me and remember how lucky I am in life.
15th Jun 2018
Prosecco
15th Jun 2018
Go to the 700 group
15th Jun 2018
If I need a pick up I go for a walk somewhere quiet with the dog.
D2
15th Jun 2018
I go and see my husband, and if he's not around I pretend I'm a hairy welshman and that usually works.
15th Jun 2018
Mechanical arms
15th Jun 2018
Buy some new kit or enter a race.
15th Jun 2018
That's a tough one to answer. :-( Depends.
14th Jun 2018
Need to yell at someone? Try "Things you want to say but can't"
14th Jun 2018
I know it doesn't work for everyone, but I do react to a self talking, "Come on, JFDI"
14th Jun 2018
Just get out of bed put on the Lycra and run
Gus
14th Jun 2018
I either go for a run or head to my local pub and then move on.
14th Jun 2018
Go for a run and think of those less fortuate than myself.
14th Jun 2018
Read, listen to loud music, knit and crochet!
14th Jun 2018
Read someone's blog from an epic ultra race Or look at my training from when I first started Or gin and chocolate ;)
14th Jun 2018
Gratitude.
14th Jun 2018
I go for a walk.
14th Jun 2018
Listening to good music and remembering that things always seem better the following day. And chocolate...
14th Jun 2018
I don't generally need to, but going for a run helps if I do.
14th Jun 2018
Cake. Chocolate! *cayke* and *chocolate* Seriously, just try and remember how lucky I am, loving family and friends, general health and well being. Others with far greater obstacles, battling daily, still smiling. I never lose mojo for running. :-)
14th Jun 2018
I remind myself that I am very lucky to be able to walk (I had spina bifida myelomeningocele at birth). I've had a lifetime of opportunity because of that. I also have a job that doesn't make Monday a bad day, and a family that love me.
14th Jun 2018
Chocolate
14th Jun 2018
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