Noooooooooooooooo !!!!!!!!!

I didn’t sleep at all last night. I had the aches (even more sore because I can’t move my legs after yesterday’s workout), chills, stuffy nose, sore throat…and I’m sure I had a fever but I don’t have a thermy so I can’t tell. I think I woke up every thirty minutes and looked at the clock, just praying it was finally time to wake up so I didn’t have to lay in misery anymore. When I finally did get up, I stood up out of bed and almost fell over because I was so dizzy! Did I catch Miss Gliding Calm’s illness?!! Regardless, I knew I had to get dressed because there was no one even to call at work at that hour to tell them I was sick. I’m the first one there every morning and the only one until Adam arrives around 8:30.

I knew I couldn’t stop much this morning….especially something hot like oatmeal, so I made a smoothie instead to sip on.


It was a very tasty combo of 1 scoop Jay Robb’s chocolate protein, 1 tbsp almond butter, 1 cup silk light vanilla and 1/2 banana (all blended up with ice).

By some sheer miracle, I lasted an hour and a half at work until Adam got there, took one look at me and sent me home. I laid down for a little whileΒ  (couldn’t get comfy though—even breathing hurts!) and then got up, took an Aleve and am getting ready to drive home. I don’t care how old you are. There’s just something about needing YOUR bed and your mom when you feel awful!

I did manage to stomach a toasted organic mini waffle with almond butter and preserves a little while ago…


I’m as ready as I’ll ever be. Time to drive across Florida and get in my bed!

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  • BethT
    December 5, 2008 at 9:17 am

    Ew, that’s the worst! Sounds like flu so be careful.

  • michelle
    December 5, 2008 at 9:22 am

    Awww Jenna i am so sorry you are feeling poorly!!

    Please be careful driving back home! Take it slow and stop if you feel badly!!!

    I hope you feel better soon and have a good weekend!!!

  • Maria
    December 5, 2008 at 9:41 am

    Wow, from all of the blogs I read… I think every is catching something through their computer screens! Just relax and get some soup in you…I know- I’m in college and I still want my mom when I start feeling sick – gotta love the maternal nurturing!

  • sam
    December 5, 2008 at 9:44 am

    Feel better Jenna! I hope you are feel up to par for the wedding this weekend!

  • Anne P
    December 5, 2008 at 9:46 am

    Ugh, I am with you… I have been feeling crappy and flu-ish the past couple nights too, headache, super hot then super freezing and can’t warm up, etc. I’m teaching in Prague and there’s nothing I want more right now that to be at my home in bed with my mom bringing me soup! Sniff. Have a safe drive home and feel better!

  • Kath
    December 5, 2008 at 9:54 am

    So sorry you’re sick Jenna πŸ™ Hope you feel better soon.

  • gina (fitnessista)
    December 5, 2008 at 10:03 am

    so sorry you’re not feeling well!!! FEEL BETTER SOON!!
    be careful driving home and get some rest!

  • Sonia
    December 5, 2008 at 10:07 am

    Sorry you are sick…Must be something floating around. I feel the same way..I barely slept last night. Finally I got up at 3:00 a.m. , popped 2 Advils and tried to sleep till 7:00. Hope you feel better soon. Atleast u can go to your Mommy. Mine stays a 20 hours flight away. πŸ™

  • Talia
    December 5, 2008 at 10:09 am

    I’m so sorry your sick! I hope you feel better super duper fast!

  • caroline
    December 5, 2008 at 10:12 am

    BOO FLU!!! Feel better and get cozy in that bed of yours πŸ™‚

  • Shelby
    December 5, 2008 at 10:13 am

    Aww sweetie! I hope you feel better very soon!!! =(

  • hk
    December 5, 2008 at 10:15 am

    awww pooo FEEL BETTTER, at least you’ll be at home πŸ™‚
    sorry, jenna— here’s to a fast recovery and good weekend!!

  • Betsy
    December 5, 2008 at 10:31 am

    omg…i’m totally the same today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i feel like crap and am totally dizzy and exhausted. i’m counting down teh seconds till i finish my work and can leave early. i need my bed.

    feel better!

  • Erin
    December 5, 2008 at 10:36 am

    Aww I’m so sorry you feel bad! I definitely understand needing to be home at a time like that. Feel better!!

  • Sarah
    December 5, 2008 at 10:40 am

    Feel better soon! At least you have the weekend to recover!

  • Tina
    December 5, 2008 at 10:43 am

    I hate nights like that!!! Yuck-ola! Hope you feel better soon!

  • Rebecca
    December 5, 2008 at 10:43 am

    How terrible! I hope you feel better soon!!!

  • Megan
    December 5, 2008 at 10:43 am

    I hope you feel better soon! Be safe and hopefully being home will help you feel better!

  • ashley (sweet & natural)
    December 5, 2008 at 10:44 am

    Oh no! I hope you feel better. Everyone around my office is getting sick too.

  • Mindy
    December 5, 2008 at 10:53 am

    Aww so sorry to hear you’re sick, it sounds really really awful!! Sometimes I find when I ignore the early cues of getting sick and hope it goes away (and by ignore I mean stay up late or go work out), it just makes it worse. You should definitely rest up and hold off on working out for a while.. your body needs all the energy it has to recover! Hope you feel better soon! And I TOTALLY agree that when you’re sick, all you want is your mom πŸ™‚

  • Sammie
    December 5, 2008 at 10:53 am

    Oh Jenna, I feel for you babe – get well soon. My cold is STILL lingering.

  • Sammie
    December 5, 2008 at 10:55 am

    Bye the way – get some Vicks VapoRub – it will help you sleep. As long as you don’t mind the menthol smell – the stuff ROCKS.

  • Adi
    December 5, 2008 at 10:56 am

    You’re SO right — mom’s are the best cure for being sick!

    Get some rest, feel better soon!

  • lauren
    December 5, 2008 at 10:57 am

    Being sick is one thing, but being sick and exhausted only makes things worse! drive safe and your mom will TOTALLY make all the difference πŸ™‚

  • Bridget
    December 5, 2008 at 11:00 am

    Hope you feel better soon, Jenna! I’m sure some TLC from mom will help!

  • Moran
    December 5, 2008 at 11:04 am

    Sorry you are feeling sick! I am sure once home you will feel better!

  • Gliding Calm
    December 5, 2008 at 11:11 am

    Oh no!!!! I really really really hope you don’t have what I have!!! I had the worst chills too! I’m so glad you get to go home and see your Mommy though! That should make everything feel at least a little better, right?

    Feel better Jenna!!!!!

  • Mara
    December 5, 2008 at 11:23 am

    Drive safe and feel better… i got some stomach ick, hope i don’t pass it through blogland!

  • Mel
    December 5, 2008 at 11:30 am

    I hope you feel better soon! Drive safely too!

  • Erica
    December 5, 2008 at 11:32 am

    Feel better soon! You’re right, nothing helps like mama and being HOME! Get well so you can enjoy your weekend!

  • Runeatrepeat
    December 5, 2008 at 11:38 am

    Boo πŸ™ Feel better!

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  • Teddy
    December 5, 2008 at 11:49 am

    awwww feel better!! πŸ™

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  • Sarah
    December 5, 2008 at 11:59 am

    Oh, poor Jenna! Hope you make it home quickly and can get some rest this weekend. Feel better!

  • polly
    December 5, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    Jenna, oh I hope you feel better soon!! Also, Gliding Calm and Veggie Girl! No fun to be sick. Bless your pea pickin’ hearts as my mom would say. Hugs and hope your weekend is snuggly and healing. XOXO

  • Victoria
    December 5, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    I hate when I feel that junky. Good luck with the drive and I hope you get to feeling better so you can enjoy your weekend with Ryan.

  • Sarah
    December 5, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    I’m pretty sure I have exactly the same thing as you do! Chills, fever, runny nose, sniffles, etc. As such, couldn’t go to work today. Hope we both feel better this weekend. πŸ™‚

  • Betsy in Pittsburgh
    December 5, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    Those waffles look soooo good.