Checking In 8/6/2021

I’m a littler sorer than yesterday, I’m still moving better than 2-3 days ago pre-compression-shorts. It’s worth noting I did a tougher (upper body) strength workout last night than in previous days, plus it included my first set of goblet squats since the problem began. Those were done without any problems, though I can understand feeling a little sore in the legs!

The key difference is that it’s soreness rather than the pain of an injury. I can certainly tell the difference. If I take a couple days of no training, at least one day where I’m off my feet for most of it, both days with aggressive recovery nutrition (protein, antioxidants, etc)I imagine I’d feel markedly better.

I think by that point I can clearly tell that, if I’m not markedly better, I have a more serious issue and need to shut down even further. However, I feel like there’s been some improvement, even if the aches and pains seem to be moving around the affected area.

I’m open to just not training on the elliptical tonight, with tomorrow a scheduled day off, if I’m still feeling sore after work. But if I’m feeling fine this evening, I’ll train tonight. As mentioned before, I have no pain on the elliptical. I also probably won’t do a hard strength workout tonight, which will help some.

I had a thought on the side effects of Coronavirus vaccines, as people’s reasonable concerns (there are obviously a lot of popular, unreasonable ones) center largely around the long-term health risks and ramifications of the mRNA vaccines’ side effect on your body.

How Coronavirus itself infects and affects individuals largely comes down to the person’s existing health and conditions. If they have poor health and one or more comorbities, they’re typically more likely to suffer serious illness and death from any form of the Coronavirus than someone who is in better health. And people who have serious gaps in their health habits and immune system are generally more susceptible to serious problems regardless of how healthy they generally are.

As for side effects from the vaccine itself, I think it might be a similar situation. If you have serious gaps in your immune system and health habits, if your health is generally poor, then a vaccine’s probably going to cause you more side effects and problems than it will for someone with a more robust immune system. There’s a (pun not intended) sick irony to that, as the people who need the vaccine the most are likely the same people who are more likely to suffer its worst side effects and risks.

Whether you choose to take the Coronavirus vaccine or not, it’s important to eat a complete diet and supplement as necessary to make sure you have built up a robust immune system, not just to combat any illness but to best handle any vaccinations you choose to get.

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