Why does it hurt more when…

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Oh, I KNOW you get me on this one. Why, WHY does running into furniture hurt SO MUCH MORE than running my shin into a metal pole?!

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This comic features PDA fan and Kickstarter backer, Hazel M. from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia! Thank you so much for your support! She was one of my amazing Titanic level pledgers.

She writes, “My favourite pole studio is Pole Princess where I have trained since I moved to Australia 7 years ago. In that time the business has gone from one studio to a multi franchise brand and I feel like we have grown (up? maybe a little…) together. I love my ‘pole family’ and it just doesn’t feel like a workout when I dance away an hour or 2 with some of my favourite girlies.

I think I must have been a bird or a monkey in a former life because I love being up in the air, whether it’s up a pole or in silks. It’s my happy place, where I can fly and truly be free. My pole style is a a little bit kamikaze and I’ve probably given all my teachers a little bit of a heart attack at one time or another but I always manage to pull off a trick/save myself by the skin of my teeth (but in style!). My favourite trick is the extended angel drop, which involves going from an extended angel/butterfly and dropping into Ice Skater. It takes quite a bit of guts to change hand positions and release the leg on the pole but I think I thrive on that thrill, that feeling of butterflies in my stomach and love it when I nail the trick! Working on getting that Fonji next ;)”

11 thoughts on “Why does it hurt more when…

  1. I think I know! When you accidentally bump your toe, you weren’t expecting the pain. When you want to nail a trick, you’re willing to suffer the pain and you’re prepared. But I guess you know this as well 🙂

  2. I think I know! When you accidentally bump your toe, you weren’t expecting the pain. When you want to nail a trick, you’re willing to suffer the pain and you’re prepared. But I guess you know this as well 🙂

  3. I do handball. It’s basically the same for me. And it probably is what Annelies said, that you’re prepared for (and somewhat used to) the hurt and thus can blend it out more easily.

  4. Plus something else to focus on – it hurts less to bang your shin when you’re out with friends, but if you hit a bed in a hotel room alone it feels horrible!

  5. I know this feeling all too well! I’m still a beginner, so my hands develop blisters and rips easily still. During practice I will rip a giant hole in my palm but not even notice until I wash my hands afterwards, but god forbid I nick my leg while shaving lol

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