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    In my opinion, Mirai has nothing to be upset about. Her hard work showed throughout the season. She put out steady performances. She does need to work on finishing her jumps and at this point in her career I don't know how she can make that happen. Last year she looked really good in practice and then bomb in competition. This year she look good too but, with high-pressure competition the body stiffens and all your short-comings surface. Plus, the ladies at this event were skating lights out. And lets review that, who skated lights out? Answer........ Not the top 3 (who had the most to lose).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle View Post
    I will say, though, that her reaction was a whole lot easier to watch than when Johnny had his melt down in 2007.
    In a strange way it was easier for me to watch Mirai bury her head in her hands and react honestly. I don't know how to explain it but although I was devastated for her, in terms of her reaction it was less awkward to watch than someone trying to hold it in while making jokes and shrugging their shoulders and saying hi to their friends watching on tv and making heart shapes in the air (can that be banned, please?) while everyone knows they can't wait to get out of their and breakdown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle View Post
    I will say, though, that her reaction was a whole lot easier to watch than when Johnny had his melt down in 2007.
    I agree, and I think because it was so honest and it wasn't over the top.. you could really see how disappointed she was and you (as a viewer) could completely sympathize with her.. she wasn't going to medal with those performances and I think she knew it but dropping all the way to 7th was a bit harsh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarahspins View Post
    I agree, and I think because it was so honest and it wasn't over the top.. you could really see how disappointed she was and you (as a viewer) could completely sympathize with her.. she wasn't going to medal with those performances and I think she knew it but dropping all the way to 7th was a bit harsh.
    she also most likely felt like complete and utter crap. could you imagine trying to skate a 4+ minute program and dealing with the flu?! I still remember how sick and devastated Lysacek looked after his SP in Turin. Sure both cases they were most likely upset with how they skated - but to feel sick on top of that? I'd be crying, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle View Post
    she also most likely felt like complete and utter crap. could you imagine trying to skate a 4+ minute program and dealing with the flu?! I still remember how sick and devastated Lysacek looked after his SP in Turin. Sure both cases they were most likely upset with how they skated - but to feel sick on top of that? I'd be crying, too.
    No kidding. I cannot imagine doing ANYTHING let alone skate a 4 minute program that requires you to rotate several times. I thought Mirai did a good job toughing it out on Thursday. As for Saturday night, I suppose she reached her limitations.

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    2 minutes is a heck of a lot better than 4 to keep the sickies at bay... but blech... I get sick just thinking about it. poor kid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle View Post
    2 minutes is a heck of a lot better than 4 to keep the sickies at bay... but blech... I get sick just thinking about it. poor kid.
    Me too... oh wait I'm already sick. BLEH. Watched Nationals from my coach with a blanket wrapped around me with the chills. :(

    I'm a lot better today but still get into coughing and sniffling fits ever few hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. P View Post
    Me too... oh wait I'm already sick. BLEH. Watched Nationals from my coach with a blanket wrapped around me with the chills. :(

    I'm a lot better today but still get into coughing and sniffling fits ever few hours.
    No bueno, I'm worried that I'm coming down with the crud again... feeling run down and cold all the time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. P View Post
    Me too... oh wait I'm already sick. BLEH. Watched Nationals from my coach with a blanket wrapped around me with the chills. :(

    I'm a lot better today but still get into coughing and sniffling fits ever few hours.
    Oh goodness, I'm so sorry. I was recently down with a sinus infection (over Christmas break, of all times) and literally could not move from my bed for two days. Even turning over made my head feel like a watermelon on the verge of explosion.

    As for the flu, I'm fortunate enough to have scooted under the recent outbreak. Haven't had it in three or four years, thankfully. It still makes me nauseous just thinking about it--I can't imagine where Mirai pulled her strength to land any triples, much less even stay upright for more than a few seconds.

    Hope you feel better, Mrs. P!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ForeverFish View Post
    Oh goodness, I'm so sorry. I was recently down with a sinus infection (over Christmas break, of all times) and literally could not move from my bed for two days. Even turning over made my head feel like a watermelon on the verge of explosion.

    As for the flu, I'm fortunate enough to have scooted under the recent outbreak. Haven't had it in three or four years, thankfully. It still makes me nauseous just thinking about it--I can't imagine where Mirai pulled her strength to land any triples, much less even stay upright for more than a few seconds.

    Hope you feel better, Mrs. P!
    Thanks! It could be worse. It's not the flu. I been able to walk for a few minutes at a time while I was sick and I went to work today with no problem (doing nothing over the weekend helped). But my body is driving me nuts. One moment I'll feel fine and be like "I'm all better" then a few hours later my nose is all stuffed up and I feel like my head weighs 900 pounds.

    So yeah, being sick on my couch made me feel more sympathetic toward Mirai. And Ashley for dealing with the effects of her injury/food sickness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. P View Post
    Thanks! It could be worse. It's not the flu. I been able to walk for a few minutes at a time while I was sick and I went to work today with no problem (doing nothing over the weekend helped). But my body is driving me nuts. One moment I'll feel fine and be like "I'm all better" then a few hours later my nose is all stuffed up and I feel like my head weighs 900 pounds.

    So yeah, being sick on my couch made me feel more sympathetic toward Mirai. And Ashley for dealing with the effects of her injury/food sickness.
    Try sweating it out? That seems to help me when I have the chills.

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    I had a rather nasty flu right after Canadian Nationals. Luckily it was a 24 hr. thing but I've felt lowish ever since. What has surprised me the most is the feeling of dehydration. I've cut back on the caffeine and am having soup daily. So hard for skaters.

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    The viruses are definitely going around this winter. IN addition to flu, our area has been by 2 different stomach viruses. Some people are saying flu is being over-reported as people confuse their stomach viruses with the flu. Regardelss, sick is sick. As said before, spinning and jumping for 4 minutes when sick can't be a pleasant experience. Mirai was probably 'flat' expressioned because she was trying not to look sick.

    As related to her SP performance, Scott did say that skating for 2 minutes when sick is a lot easier than skating 4 minutes while sick.

    Overall it's still hard to say how Mirai would've done. When she's been in podium position after the short program as a favorite, she's had melt downs during the free because of going for the 'win', instead of thinking about skating her best. When she won her Nationals, she was one off several potential winners - she wasn't the only favorite.

    As difficult as next season will be (high stress trying to get on the OLympic team), I'm really hoping that all of our US skaters can correct their mojos and skate their best.

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    I can only imagine what it would be like to compete with the flu. she did her best; I wonder how she would have done if she felt better. I guess we will never know but she has next year still.

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    I do not feel sorry for Mirai Nagasu AT ALL.

    She has had a long career in skating. She has traveled, had sponsors, competed, won titles and accolades and even went to the Olympics where she skated the best of her life. She also has the benefits of always living as a competitive athlete.

    Her life has been, on the surface, full of wonderful experiences. Just because it may be winding down is not a reason to feel sorry for her.

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