Selfie Tuesday – 194 Days to Go

This was a week chock full of walk/runs which are my least favorite workout so that was a bit rough.  Julianne found a screaming deal on an aero pilates reformer (finding deals is one of her super powers) and so now our spare bedroom has a ton of boxes, my bike, my bike rack, and a pilates reformer, it’s getting truly ridiculous in there but it’s worth it.  Here are the selfies (missing one for Open Water Swim, totally forgot to take my phone with me.)


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About Ragen Chastain

Hi, I’m Ragen Chastain. Speaker, Writer, Dancer, Choreographer, Marathoner, Soon to be Iron-distance triathlete, Activist, Fat Person.
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6 Responses to Selfie Tuesday – 194 Days to Go

  1. Denny says:

    You are such a genuis incorporating Pilates into your training. I’ve been a fat triathlete for 16 years (as an aside I would love to be a study subject to prove once and for all that exercise is great for health [not an obligation btw], but does NOTHING for weight loss) and never once thought of doing Pilates as a supplement. Rest assured I’m calling a studio today. After all this amazing experience and growth, with your background in fitness, dance and strength training and knowledge of health processes have you considered becoming a triathlon coach? I think you would be amazing at it.

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  2. rabbiadar says:

    Envy!!! I love Pilates training! Never occurred to me to get my own reformer!

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    • I’m definitely loving it. I never thought it was possible because the standard reformers are around $4,000+ which is WAY out of my budget, but Julianne got this one for a couple hundred bucks. It’s not exactly what I would get in a 4k machine, but it’s good enough for what I need.

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  3. lsstrout says:

    So can you tell that your strength training is affecting/improving your runs/swims/bikes?


  4. progressivechristianbooks says:

    I’m glad you have someone in your life who has a talent for deal finding! Kick ass and take names on that thing!!


  5. gsantollo says:

    Ah I’m down to 71 days!!!!!


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