Selfie Sunday – 175 Days to Go

Selfie SundayThis has been a week of embracing the suck. We started adding more hill work to my walk/runs which is brutal but (I’m told) worth it.  My bike intervals seem to be paying off as my times are – slowly but surely – getting faster.

There was a report of a shark attack at a beach pretty near that one that I swim at, so I may be doing the rest of my Open Water Swims in my bathtub, but other than that all is well and I’m just continuing my final six month push.

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About danceswithfat

Hi, I’m Ragen Chastain. Speaker, Writer, Dancer, Choreographer, Marathoner, Soon to be IRONMAN, Activist, Fat Person.
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3 Responses to Selfie Sunday – 175 Days to Go

  1. DennyTriMoney says:

    Such an awesome job. Your updates make my week. I’m on vacation with my wife in SLO amd really didn’t want to get out of bed to do my walk/run but you’ve inspired me to get the new HOKAs on and hit the path.


  2. lsstrout says:

    Yes, bathtub swimming seems like a good choice at this point.

    Embracing the suck is fine, hugging a shark, not so much.


  3. Joan Herr says:

    You are beautiful!


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