Selfie Sunday -224 Days to Go

Almost exactly three years ago my dance company decided to walk the Hollywood 5k for fun.  It was the event that got me started thinking about the idea of pushing outside of my comfort zone, which led to the marathon, which led to the IRONMAN, which now makes me think that maybe we should have just taken a Zumba class that day!

I thought it would be fun to do the event again (especially since this year’s medal is shiny and pink!) I asked pretty last minute but two brave and awesome women joined me for the event – Yolanda, who is the designer behind the fabulous plus active line Just Curves, and Jessica who is a kick ass fathlete and a model for Yolanda’s line.  In happy news, they fixed some of the problems with the plus size shirts so I actually got a shirt that fits!

We walked it for fun like last time, we stopped and took pictures along the route and talked to people (shout out to the guy who came all the way from Maine to do the half marathon, I hope you made it!) The event was great – it was cloudy and cool but didn’t start raining until after the event, the volunteers were awesome, and Yolanda and Jessica were the best.  Crossed finish line, got medal.

Here are this week’s selfies – I am missing one of my strength workouts, but have included some 5k pictures to make up for it!

Like this blog?  Here’s more cool stuff!

IRONMAN Sale:  I’m having an ongoing sale on my books,  DVDs and downloads to help pay for my IM – you get books and dance classes, I get spandex clothes and bike parts. Everybody wins! To check it out, you can go to No money?  No problem!  If you feel like it, you can leave a comment or send me an e-mail ( saying something encouraging, that’s incredibly helpful as well!

If you have questions about my IRONMAN journey  the FAQ might help!

If you’re looking for a place to talk about fitness from a weight neutral perspective, check out the Fit Fatties Forum. and the Fit Fatties Facebook page.

Book Me!  I’m a professional speaker and I’d love to speak to your organization. You can get more information on topics, previous engagements and reviews here or just e-mail me at ragen at danceswithfat dot org!

About danceswithfat

Hi, I’m Ragen Chastain. Speaker, Writer, Dancer, Choreographer, Marathoner, Soon to be IRONMAN, Activist, Fat Person.
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2 Responses to Selfie Sunday -224 Days to Go

  1. Mary J Weslow says:

    Girl, you just rock! Congrats, I follow your progress with keen interest. The ups and downs are part of the training…mind, body, spirit! Major hugs from me to you! Keep on keepin’ on! For all of us !


  2. lsstrout says:

    Hooray for teammates and medals!


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