Friday, June 19, 2009

The Silver Lining

In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been missing all week. Not just on the blog…in life. Nobody has seen me, I haven’t answered my phone, I wasn’t bothering to eat, and shoot I barely even twittered unless it was to say I was three seconds away from death. I was sick, but not just any type of sick, reaaaaaly sick. I’ve had strep throat before, but never as bad as this case was. It did not creep up on me so that I might have prepared accordingly, it sucker punched me in the middle of the night. And it was BAD. My fever was out of control and had me changing pajamas at least 3 times a night, my throat swelled so bad that if you looked at me from the left, I looked like I had a double chin, and my throat was replaced with sandpaper that did not allow me to swallow my own saliva without cursing the heavens. Which was great…since the only advice I kept hearing was folks telling me to hydrate.

But I know that nobody comes here to here me gripe, so instead I’ve chosen to share with you the brighter side of my time spent on the dark side. It is important to remember that there is a silver lining in even the bleakest of situations.

*Rest… I was able to sleep for 12 hours, wake up for an hour and then go right back and take a nap. And when I was too uncomfortable to fall asleep, I’d just take some Tylenol PM and knock myself out, since I didn’t have anything I really needed to be coherent for.

*A new buddy…the girl behind the counter at Jamba Juice was a sweetheart. She even gave me some extra boosts in my drink, which became helpful when it was the only meal of the day.

*Peace and Quiet… my roommate left so as to not catch any of the deadly germs I was spreading. It’s not often I get the chance to live in solitude.

*A trim figure… I’ve been wanting to get down to what I feel is my ideal competition weight, but it just wasn’t happening. Well…now I’m there! This diet puts Jenny Craig to shame, and it’s a whole lot cheaper. The only problem is I’ve also lost some important muscle groups I would kinda like back, (read: gluteus maximus) so hopefully I can get those to return pronto.

*Staring at a bona fide hunk… I watched Season 4 of Prison Break. That’s a whole lotta hours of Wentworth Miller.

So while I was a little freaked out and on edge about missing my last real week of training before Nationals, I realize that worrying about it will do nothing to help the situation. I don’t feel great yet, but by next Sunday I will be fine and hopefully able to fly through the air that much further with my new, light and airy self.


Christy said...

Sorry to hear you're so sick...I hope your 100% VERY soon. **sending lots of hugs and pozzie vibes your way***

Jon Lustig said...

Read any books while you were in quarantine that you'd like to recommend to the little people?
Think happy thoughts; they won't get the cookie cutter story they always hear when they ask you how you prepared for nationals.

homegirl said...

Awww, you poor thing! So sorry to hear that you're sick with strep throat. I never new how serious the illness was until my sister ended up in the hospital earlier this year w/ it.
It's a blessing that you've had the chance to get the proper amount of rest and peace.
You'll be in my prayers for a speedy recovery :)

Anonymous said...

Ms. Glenn,
Well, so sorry to hear this. Never fun being sick. But you'll recover in time. Think positive.
Now, I think, according to brit_brat, you haven't got any place in life losing more "gluteus maximus". Lol, just like a sis, huh?
Ever see that Carl's Jr. ad, about the "Flat Buns", done to the Sir Mix a Lot "Baby Got Back", except it was "She got a Butt Minus. Flat like a pancake stack".
Just a thought ...

Daniel said...

Ms. Glenn,
Ms. Glenn,
How come that came out "anonymous". Geez, I ain't some Internet wanker. I take CREDIT for my Id-jet-c! So...'anonymous ass' up there was ME. Hear that? Me!

PS. I case you missed the memo - Daniel!

brit brat said...

dang people quoting me in your blogs? its like they know what I'm going to say before I even say it!
Come breath on me so I can get sick a lose a couple more nooks and crannies!

Marcus said...


Coach said...

Nothing like being sick to help you lose a few lbs. Its sad but so true.