Back Out On the Open Sidewalk

I’m very happy to report that it looks as though my ankle problems may be behind me. I’ve been doing treadmill work and aquajogging since they are easier on my ankle, but I finally got back out on the road sidewalk, and I (cross my fingers, knock on wood etc.) had no ankle pain! This is a big step (sorry, couldn’t resist) to getting back into my training for the marathon portion of the IRONMAN. Yay!

I also had a swimming breakthrough. After struggling to fix my kick and feeling utterly uncoordinated, I made a good jump in my speed.

I also have big news about the bike. Last year won I Diamondback bike. It’s a great bike but it doesn’t work for me. Phyxius is a great bike, but despite a lot of Frankenfixing, he’s still not ideal. My coach found a manufacturer who was able to create a custom frame for me for roughly what we are able to sell Phyxius and the Diamondback for. In a little over a week I get the new bike.

I’m short and fat with super short legs and a long torso. I am not who bike manufacturers are thinking about when they make bikes for triathlon, and so the idea of having a bike that’s made to hold my weight and accommodate my shape is so damn exciting!

Onward and bikeward…

About danceswithfat

Hi, I’m Ragen Chastain. Speaker, Writer, Dancer, Choreographer, Marathoner, Soon to be IRONMAN, Activist, Fat Person.
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7 Responses to Back Out On the Open Sidewalk

  1. tscateh says:

    Who was the bike manufacturer , please?


  2. SUSAN C LOWNEY says:

    So excited for your getting out without ankle pain. And for the new bike.


  3. sneepsnake says:

    I am so excited for you! I have a custom road bike that was built just for me and it’s made such a difference in how much effort I have to expend and my physical comfort on long rides.


  4. lsstrout says:

    Woot for healed ankles and properly fitted bikes!


  5. Moniqa Aylin says:

    That IS very exciting! Can’t wait to see it!


  6. Laura Hamm says:

    Amazing new all around. Celebrating the good time!! Congrats.


  7. So many exciting things! I can’t wait to see your new ride and hear its new name!


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