Weather ( miserable depressed boring sod content )
As a clinical psychologist I work with all levels of depression everyday and deal with all the nuances and complexities it brings but I myself have started to succumb to feeling utterly bloody fed up and the weather is almost exclusively to blame.
I’m losing all the motivation to do anything. I’ve decided to get into bouldering and combined with kayaking, mountain biking my wife and I are not short of things to do but finding the motivation to go out and do them is becoming harder and harder when it’s either raining, snowing, bitterly freezing or all three combined. I have no doubt that I just need to MTFU but there is no question I am in a slump a the moment and this winter has felt so long it’s becoming harder to get excited about a couple of months of dry, moderately warm weather. Living in northants isn’t helpful – flat lifeless farmland with zero adventure potential.
Just needed to get that off my chest.Posted 4 years ago
Why not boulder/climb indoors?
Will be doing that but I wanted to just get out and explore. Since January I’ve basically been in offices, hospitals and my house. I’m becoming fearful of sunlight.
move somewhere better then
Roll on 2014 when the fixed term on my mortgage ends.Posted 4 years agocrikeyMember
But, but, but….
There has never been a better choice of technical clothing available to protect and insulate you from the weather. Never.
As a clinical thingy, you must surely be able to see that your problem is related to a core deficit of testicular fortitude.Posted 4 years ago
The Northants bit is difficult, but you need to get out and do it instead of being a big softie.KevevsMember
know exactly what you mean op. fed up of waiting around for a rare day off work that isn’t damp n miserable. already work outdoors in **** wind n rain all week. just decided to do different stuff- 30 min run along the coast in between showers/gales, have a go on my weights etc trying to find someone to play badminton. temptation is to just get loads of beers in and sit on xbox/internet and get fat!Posted 4 years ago
As a clinical thingy, you must surely be able to see that your problem is related to a core deficit of testicular fortitude.
The Northants bit is difficult, but you need to get out and do it instead of being a big softie.
Absolutely but I still think the combination of shitty weather and a shitty, boring place is a difficult combination to overcome. I’d be much happier if one of those was improved hence moving house next year, all being well.Posted 4 years ago
As a clinical psychologist don’t you know the difference between being depressed and being a bit fed up?
No, I have absolutely no idea. I just tell my patients to cheer up and shake my head disapprovingly
This is why I got a bmx again. Northants is awful for mtb (still not sure how I got into it living where we do!) but great for skateparks and dirt jumps.
Yes, BMX is next on my list.
Tha needs to come north lad, to where the hills are. Even the sheep are hard round ‘ere.
That is indeed the plan. North is where I am from originally but moved down south to my wifes boring bloody homeland.Posted 4 years agowrightysonMember
I always hoped to never be one of the posters on here who doesn’t actually ride at least twice a week, its happened and I blame it on the terrible state of the local stuff we ride. Lost all motivation! Had even started to ride to work last year but even that’s gone tits up….Posted 4 years agofootflapsSubscriber
I always hoped to never be one of the posters on here who doesn’t actually ride at least twice a week, its happened and I blame it on the terrible state of the local stuff we ride. Lost all motivation! Had even started to ride to work last year but even that’s gone tits up….
I gave up riding in the rain / mud some time ago and just go running this time of year. If we get a dry WE I’ll go out on the bike, if not, do a cross country run in the rain.Posted 4 years agospeckledbobMember
Weather looks bad when you’re sitting inside looking at it, but can be a surprisingly small problem once you actually get out there.
Reluctantly dragged myself out for a couple of hours this afternoon and it turned out to be the best ride i’ve had in months despite heavy rain and wind. Lots of hills round here mind.
Waterproof does need some attention though.Posted 4 years agovickypeaMember
I’m not keen on road biking in horrible weather but MTB seems fine to me in most weathers – provided I’m wearing the right kit. We go out on MTBs every Wednesday night whatever the weather and sometimes it’s hard to drag myself out of a cosy house but great once you get going.Posted 4 years ago
I have experienced several episodes of depression and getting out on my bike usually improves my mood. I used to do a lot of running but owing to various injuries I had to give it up. Consequently, I’m grateful to be able to ride my bike.scratchMember
I’m well in the whinging camp still…
I ride pretty much everyday, I dont mind wind, rain, cold temps whatever but it’s not been above about 6c since bloody November! I’m just fed up of putting 4 layers on, an Air defence then a windproof on top just to ride get out for an hour or so.
Top temp for next week looks to be 5c with a low of -5 not even a feels like! just -5c, C’mon the clocks go forward week after next FFS!! Gimme a break!Posted 4 years agomdavidsMember
Last week was a right kick in the nads after a 2 week spell of spring like weather, I felt like waving my fists at the sky when I saw the forecast. I’m doing lots of commute miles at the moment, normally share a lift but have changed hours, so I “need” to be on the bike to save money but I refuse to ride in icy conditions in case I do myself in.
Anyway, I’m still averaging over 100 miles per week, its mostly not fun but I’m keeping my fitness up and saving cash. Good gear definately helps, keep watching out for bargains especially at this time of year as shops try to clear winter stock.
I’ve also put the good FS bike away for the winter so I dont trash it and built myself a cheapish hardtail 29er which I dont feel needs to be cleaned meticulously after a muddy ride. Bit of new bike syndrome helps as well.
Ultimately though, I’m starting to question the sanity of my ancestors for settling in this damp little corner of the globe. I’m just about to book up for my summer holidays and it’ll be the first time I’ve been somewhere hot since I was 7 years old. Doubt I’ll want to come home.Posted 4 years agoeskayMember
Booked a half day today to go out for a ride, just as I got my bike out it started raining. Lashed down for the whole ride (and it was blowing a gale).
It would have been too easy to have not gone out but once you are out it is not all that bad. The warm cup of coffee when I got home made it all worth it!Posted 4 years ago
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