Tryouts are tonight, and my body picked the PERFECT time to get a really bad flu. I was out Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, and I spent almost the whole time sleeping and willing myself to get better. I'm still feeling very shaky and weak, and this upsets me. Steve is, naturally, insisting I not think like this because talking about it will make me give into it, and he's right. Still, I just wanted to write it down to see if I could get it out of my brain.
What I should be doing is thinking about how much time I spend at the gym, how I've been skating since I was a little kid, and how big and strong I am. After all the working out I've done over the past year, I can finally agree that yes, I am really strong. Hopefully the curls and the crunches and the squats and the cardio will help take care of the sniffles and the coughs and the aches and the pains. That, and I have decent skates with great wheels and excellent bearings. Hopefully these things will win out. Barring that, there's always next year.