Kim Benson

Kim Benson

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All cracked up.

  • Jul 23rd, 2016 at 12:58AM

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I've been dancing a ton lately. I actually went out dancing 5 times last week. It was SO fun. One of my favorite partners is a man whom I affectionately call "Sir Dips A Lot," because, as you can imagine, he dips me A LOT!

Sir Dips A Lot was in a foul mood on Saturday (I don't know why he came out dancing). Anyway he was dancing rather aggressively spinning me around like crazy and living up to his name and then some.

A lot of dips in country and swing dancing have the woman dipping backwards over the man's leg so that his leg is supporting some of the woman's weight. But when you're being thrown around and slammed down on someone's leg repeatedly, something is bound to give. Note, ribs are not as strong as the femur (thigh bone)

Since Saturday, I've bee a little sore but I kept exercising thinking it was a muscle strain and not a big deal. Oh boy, bad call. I got up this morning and tried to run. Nope not happening. I thought maybe I was just stiff from sleeping so I kept pushing but when the nausea hit from the pain I knew it was game over. I think I have a cracked rib or two. It is painful to breathe, walk, twist, run, laugh, cough and jump. :o(

Boo! I'm so bummed! I'm going to take the rest of this week off and rest then try some swimming on Monday to see if that is OK. I think the barre exercises will probably be OK but I don't want to risk further injury so I'll pay extra attention to my body and form. Ugh! I hate being injured, especially in the summer. I want to PLAY!!!

OK, whine fest over! Booty on Sculptors!

 
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12 comments

Sara PittmanSara PittmanKenzai Member
Assistant Trainerabout 3 years ago

Oh Kim - what a nightmare, poor you :(
Be careful 🤕🤕


    Tahera Z.Tahera Z.Kenzai Sculpt | Day 13 (Member)
    about 3 years ago

    Cracked ribs?! That's some serious dance injury......hope you feel better soon.


      George B.George B.Reboot | Day 13 (Member)
      about 3 years ago

      Man ribs are awfull!!! I get them falling off bikes and skiing!! Being injured sucks, I got a groin strain but nothing as yummy as a rib! Good luck recovering.


        Lex S.Lex S.Kenzai Member
        about 3 years ago

        That totally sucks. So sorry to hear, and wish you fast, fast healing.


          Matt BerlinMatt BerlinKenzai Member
          Trainerabout 3 years ago

          That is some intense dancing! I guess a concert mosh pit has nothing on country swing dancing. Rest up and feel better.


            Jane N.Jane N.Reboot | Day 13 (Member)
            about 3 years ago

            What an idiot. Definitely time to dump the dancing partner. Totally NOT gentlemanly! Hope you heal up soon!


              Yvonne R.Yvonne R.Alumni
              about 3 years ago

              Just catching up on Kenzai goings on and poor you and your ribs love!!! Take care and mend soon and thinking you are all over Sculpt looking at your week 2 pic xox


                Cece AielloCece AielloKenzai Member
                Trainerabout 3 years ago

                OMG Kim, this sounds awful! A little funny at first as I didn't know where the story was headed. Mr. Dips a Lot needs to chilllllllll. Hope you feel better soon!!


                  Scott H.Scott H.Kenzai Member
                  about 3 years ago

                  Your tough, and smart...no problem. you will be as good as new, even better very soon.


                    Nate Belle IsleNate Belle IsleKenzai Kettlebell 2 | Day 20 (Member)
                    Trainerabout 3 years ago

                    That's crazy! Rest and heal up!


                      James M.James M.Kenzai Body | Day 13 (Member)
                      about 3 years ago

                      Ouch! Ribs hurt, I remember hurting mine snowboarding and it was agony! Hope they soon feel better!


                        Miranda Belle IsleMiranda Belle IsleKenzai Member
                        Developerabout 3 years ago

                        Looking trim! Love your dog in the picture- so cute! Hahaha.


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