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About danceswithfat

Hi, I’m Ragen Chastain. Speaker, Writer, Dancer, Choreographer, Marathoner, Soon to be IRONMAN, Activist, Fat Person.

Reader Poll – What Should I Write About This Year?

I am eternally grateful that despite the fact that I’ve been pretty much crap at blogging about this journey, there are still so many of you here reading and supporting me. So as I launch another year of training for … Continue reading

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The Big Update Post

It’s been a while since I blogged.  This journey has been one of the most difficult and frustrating things I’ve done in my life including figuring out how to blog about it. But that will be the topic of another … Continue reading

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A Guinness World Record Goes To…Me!

Super excited to finally tell you about this! For starters, on May 14, 2017 I completed my second marathon. If you didn’t know that, don’t feel bad – you’d have to be an absolute stalker to know.  I didn’t want … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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Looooong Swim

Ok, so the swim wasn’t even particularly long, it just felt like it was. Sometimes the workouts fly by, and sometimes you feel like you’re going to die of old age in that pool. Today was that kind of day. … Continue reading

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First Workout of the New Year

I’ve heard that however things go on the first day of the year is how they’ll go for the rest of the year. I sincerely hope that’s not true. I headed to the gym for my first workout of 2018 … Continue reading

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Just Me, Phyxius, And The Wind

I had a long bike ride today and I was finally able to get outside on the open road bike trail! It felt great to be off the trainer and on the trail, but the wind was a bit ridiculous. … Continue reading

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