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Chuck breaks a rib

So this past Friday I was out playing kickball in the league I belong to.   It's always a good time for everyone...and I have to be honest, something that I took as "a joke" when I joined, I have found is totally serious.   6816_156215275449_710075449_4081844_7876805_n  I would laugh when I heard about the intensity of kickball.  INTENSITY???  REALLY??? (I would laugh) but then after a while I realized this was more than just getting together and having a few beers and hitting on hot chicks at the field.  This was a game; played with adults. Something happens in a competitive environment.  The chance of winning takes hold of you and you just get in the game.   There is someting primal for me about returning to a physcial sport; for so many years of being behind desks, in meeting, and doing little more than going to a gym when you needed a physical outlet.  Well...it was bound to happen.... I was on third in a real pressure cooker when I barrel rolled in to home plate and felt my elbow strike my own rib with the force of 201lbs behind it.....SNAP!!!!   So now it's plenty of anti-inflamitory and the word that it could be six weeks before the pain is completely gone.  "Ribs are a tricky thing to break" they say....yep...but even more tricky is tryin to barrel roll in to home plate!

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10/12/2009 7:31AM
Chuck breaks a rib
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