CDC, masks, etc.

Ok, local cases have fallen from the 100’s per day to the 30-40 range and the CDC has come out with some guidance:

Choosing Safer Activities

Friends and family grilling outside
  • If you are fully vaccinated, you can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic.
  • Fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.
  • If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, find a vaccine.

Yes, there is extra guidance for hospitals, transportation, etc.

Why I will mask up around strangers in indoor settings (e. g. stores) our in larger outdoor settings (e. g. ball games): part of it is store rules. But part of it is that a possibly immune compromised stranger (or someone who cannot get vaccinated) has no way of knowing that I am vaccinated and am therefore of little danger to them.

Yes, I trust the science on my own risk AND on my risk of actually giving it to others. But there is a human emotion side as well.

Still…I am feeling more and more “normal” by the passing day; I am swimming, going to outdoor games and just bought tickets for a late season Colts game.

Baseball: back for me!

Bradley baseball: I saw the first part of a double header on Friday, and then the first game plus 6 more innings of the second.

Bradley won the first 9-5 ..and in the second game that I saw, won 3-2 on a bizarre ending:

The second game: well, it was 6-3 with Valpo dominating when I left; it was to get to 10-3 (rain)

But if felt soooo good to get to the park.

Note the orange tape and the black plastic ties that takes certain seats out of circulation.

Moderna 2: 54 hours later

That’s the arm. It itches a bit. I was tired last night; had the “split sleep” and “second sleep”; walked a bit and then did some work stuff.
Feeling MUCH better right now..perking up.

Earlier today, I had the “I just played football the day before” level of body aches and fatigue; now it is subtle fatigue.

The walk: tingles at about 1.5 and I quit just at the onset of mild pain. I wonder if I can do this every other day, without making things worse.

And my vaccine envy ends

Started the day with a walk with Lynn; about 1.6 miles again.

The bridge was lit up Bradley red to celebrate the Bradley women making the NCAA, where they lost to Texas 81-62. Texas has a future WNBA draft pick at center.

Still, Bradley’s star played well scoring 33 points, but Texas had more overall talent.

Then I got my first shot of Moderna.

Yes, you can see the band aid. You can also see a soft midsection and a not too well developed arm; it is puzzling that I can do as many pull ups as I can do, given my lack of…muscle.

Afterward, I lifted to try to prevent arm soreness..I feel a bit of fatigue and a bit of “foggy brain”; that’s about it.

pull ups: 10 singles, 10 reps, 10 singles, 5 reps, 5 reps, 5 reps, 5 reps.

usual rotator cuff

shoulder presses: 10 x 99, 10 x 99, 10 x 105, 7 x 110 (a bit shallow on a few reps)

rows: 3 sets of 10 x 134

incline presses: 10 x 114, 4 x 134, 3 x 134, 10 x 114

curls: 3 sets of 10 x 50 (10 kg plate, 1 kg collar on each side)

bench presses: 2 sets of 10 x 94 (very easy, full range of motion)

This took about 80 minutes..kind of surprising but it takes bit of time to change benches and arms/j cup settings.

Note: those thin steel pates are 20 lb heavier than the thicker black rubber ones.

Vax day 2

I am feeling better; not quite well.
I did try to lift and finished all exercises, though it took me 1:45 to do it all..lots of rest.

Pull ups: challenging; enough to get to 50 reps (singles, 5’s)..these were tough and it was chilly outside. In between: rotator cuff, hip hikes, and weightless squats. These took about 35 minutes to do.

Bench press: 10 x 134, 3 sets of 4 x 169, 5 x 164, all with brief pauses (almost “touch and go, no bounce”)

shoulder press: first with 52 kg (20 kg on each side; about 114.6) 3 sets: 4, 3, 3

shoulder press dumbbell: 2 sets of 10 x 48 lb.

rows: 3 sets of 10 x 134

push ups: 40, 30, 10 then head stand.

I doesn’t sound like much, but it took me a bit of time to do.