I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toes

The soreness has started and thus commences a week of "soreness" hell that everyone who starts back on a regular workout routine has to go through.  When I got home from work, I took some Advil to help with some of the soreness.  (I also took an antihistamine to  counteract an itchy eye that had snuck up on me.)  Right now, the worst of the soreness is in my ribs, and by my armpits.  Tomorrow will be the worst for that area and then each of the other areas (legs, arms, etc.) will follow after their respective first workouts.  Tomorrow morning is cardio, which at this point is a relief.

Kelly went to the gym after work and when she got back, we had a nice salad for dinner, with hard-boiled eggs, cheese, mushrooms, tomatoes, and cucumbers.  For the second night in a row I’ve avoided overeating and eating or drinking anything sugary like cookies or soda.  For two days now I’ve limited myself to a single 12-ounce can of soda each day.  It’s tough but I’m sticking to it.

I finished reading Dick Winters’ Beyond Band of Brothers, which was an outstanding book.  At lunch, I finally started in on mabfan ‘s I Remember the Future.  The first story in the book is one of the only stories that appears there that I’ve never read, so that alone is a treat.  I’m going to crawl into bed and read some more as soon as I wrap up this entry.

Spoke briefly with Dad today when he called me at the office.  Received the latest issues of ANALOG and F&SF in the mail today, as well as a bill from the doctor.

I’m calling it an early night tonight.  This aching body of mine could use a little extra sleep.


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