Day 485: Even More Soreness & Being Ravenously Hungry

Though I typically shoot for 7-8 hours of sleep per night, last night I was only able to barely get 5.5 hours of sleep. Fortunately I slept straight through the night without waking up once so that helped a bit. 

My lower body was even more sore when I woke up this morning than it was yesterday. Full delayed onset muscle soreness had set in. 

I had meant to take time to use my foam roller on both Saturday and Sunday but didn’t do it so didn’t get any myofascial release benefits. 

As is the case with my first day on chemo each round, I was ravenously hungry all throughout the day. Even though I eat every few hours I always find myself starving on Day 1. 

After having a few days of back-to-back meetings last week, I had more padding in my day today giving me time to get settled into the week and work on projects. 

When I left the office I had zero plans on using the ERG (rower) due to how sore my lower body still was. However, when I got to the gym I saw an open one so I decided to stretch out and hop on it. 

I was on pace to break my 6k record but with approximately 1k left to go my left buttock and left foot went completely numb. It was painful and slowed me down. I couldn’t do anything to shake it but I pushed through to finish the workout, though slower than what I was hoping for. 

I’m not sure what happened but all I can guess is that I slightly moved rolling onto a nerve or something. That mixed with the muscle soreness made for an uncomfortable combination. 

Though it wasn’t the end result I was planning for, I didn’t get too hard on myself because it was still a reasonable time (26:33). I only decided to do it because there was an open ERG and I was only on 5.5 hours of sleep. 

When I finished the ERG I hit my core quickly with what I had left in the gas tank: 

  • Exercise Ball Crunches - 3 x 15 reps (w/10 lb plate)
  • Standing Oblique Crunches - 3 x 15 reps (w/50 lb dumbbell)

Once I got home I immediately spent time using my foam roller. I couldn’t use it for long, though, because of how sore my legs and lower back still were. But, hopefully the little bit of work helped. 

With my birthday being tomorrow Laura needed to wrap my presents so I took the time to wrap the few Christmas gifts that I have already bought for her thus far. I figured it would be easier to do that instead of wrapping all of them at once like I usually do.