Fitness and everything else

Slowly Feeling A Bit Better After My Second COVID Shot Kicked My Ass

Yesterday morning we went and got our second Moderna shot. I got it even though it seems that having been infected with the virus in December I have immunity. There’s no harm in getting it, in my opinion.

For most of the day yesterday, I felt great. I even did the vault WOD last night and while it was extremely hot for me, I felt like I did well. We went for a walk afterwards and felt great.

About an hour after I went to sleep I woke up with the headache, muscle pain and fever. I laid in bed for hours feeling shit. It was only enhanced by the fucking annoying thick smoke from yet another fire pit. That had my nose fully stuffy, so I felt like I couldn’t even breathe.

Eventually, I fell back to sleep then woke up this morning feeling like shit, still smelling the insane smoke. I just felt weak and sore in general.

Finally, my fever has gone away, and I’m feeling a lot better. I’m still super achy and tired, but lack of sleep will do that to you.

I felt a lot worse after this second shot than I did after the first one, and it hit me a lot quicker this time around. Not as bad as when I had the actual COVID-19 virus, though, so there’s that.

I am obviously taking a rest day and passing up on my lifts today and may just wait until Monday to do them, so I’m just a day behind. No WODs today either, but I expect I will do one tomorrow.

My resting heart rate today is up 20 points from yesterday at 75 instead of 50 something. My Garmin has my stress at 66. It’s wild to me how the watch picks up on stress like that. It showed my stress through the roof and body battery crashing about 24 hours before I had symptoms when I had COVID before Christmas.