Vaccine Envy: back of the line blues

Vaccine envy I am seeing more and more people get it. I remain ineligible.

Ok, live in Illinois. I am 4 years too young to be eligible by age (I am 61)

People whose jobs are unable to be done remotely are ahead of me. Ok, they SHOULD be. Totally agree.

Some…like prisoners…well, I might not like them but they cannot isolate and they can infect workers, guards, nurses, etc. So, I agree.

Some have comorbidities…a few which are self inflicted (obesity, smoking…yes, being a smoker is classified as having a qualified comorbidity. I note with irony that if I had not maintained my 120 lb weight loss I’d be eligible )

I don’t like all of it..though I sympathize with the “by no fault of theirs comorbidity”….but I agree, on public health grounds.

So my vaccine envy is really….cursing the fact that I am almost dead last in line because I have a safe job and I have good health. Those are usually considered least by rational people.

Oh, I have type O in terms of the body I was blessed with, I am about as safe as a non-hermit can be.

So, I’ll leave it at that; bitterness helps no one.


Ok, the piriformis felt better than the shoulder but the shoulder…didn’t feel that bad. Maybe things are looking…better?

First: 5K walk.

I did the Williams set and the McKenzie set first.

Then came the weights; pull ups (sets of 6-10 singles, 5-6 reps..50 reps total) with rotator cuff/hip hikes

shoulder presses: 10 x 94, 10 x 105, 9 x 110, 10 x 94, and a failed attempt at 115..felt pain so I stopped immediately and retreated to 94 lb.

curls: 3 sets of 10 x ?? 50 lb? (10 kg plates, 1 kg collars, bar weighs very little)

rows: 3 sets of 10 x 134 (better position)

bench press: full reps: 10 x 44, 10 x 94, 10 x 94, 10 x 94 I decided to use a weight that made full reps painless and just work back, taking as long as it takes.

Pull ups: very cautious

9 x 110 supported shoulder press

115 felt awful from the start (felt “bad pain”) , so I bailed..retreated to 10 x 94 instead.

Author: oldgote

I enjoy politics, reading, science, running, walking, (racewalking and ultrawalking) hiking, swimming, yoga, weight lifting, cycling and reading. I also follow football (college and pro), basketball (men and women) and baseball (minor league and college)

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