Hi! My name is Ragen Chastain, and I’m a speaker, writer, activist, and fathlete. I’m a 3-time National Dance Champion, a two-time marathoner who holds the Guinness World Record for Heaviest Woman to Complete a Marathon, and a triathlete.
This blog started as a training blog for my journey to become an IRONMAN. But as that journey has dragged on unexpectedly (I’m going into year six of my two-year plan!) and changed (it’s now a journey to complete an Iron-distance triathlon) – I’ve found blogging about it to be a struggle.
So, at the end of 2019 I made the decision to make this a blog about more than just my training updates (though you’ll still find them here) but also about the intersections of Fitness and Fat Activism. If this sounds interesting to you, you can follow me by clicking the Follow button on the top right!
You can also:
Check out my blog at DancesWithFat (which focuses on Size Acceptance and Fat Rights)
Check out the Fit Fatties Forum (for people of all sizes who want to talk about fitness from a weight-neutral perspective)
Visit my professional speaking and writing page