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About danceswithfat

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

A Solid Swim

Today was a swim divided up into three sections with short breaks in between.  I was able to kick a bit more without my foot hurting (yay!) The inability to turn properly is still frustrating (I find if I don’t … Continue reading

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Finally!

I had a trainer ride scheduled for yesterday but my ankle hurt pretty bad all day so I swapped my usual rest day (Friday) and the bike ride .  This ride was a little over an hour, and included some … Continue reading

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I’m Going TITS Up!

Coach Steve and I were messaging about gaining speed on the bike and I asked if we should do a strength program.  He responded that strength wasn’t my issue, then this happened: Me: If strength isn’t my issue on the … Continue reading

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Swimmy Swimmy

Today was a swim workout.  Just 1300 meters, split between sprint/cruise intervals and then steady swimming. I was kicking both legs at the start but my left ankle started to hurt pretty badly and so, following the doctor’s orders,  I … Continue reading

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Five Months To Go

In many ways it has been a really good day. The swelling in my ankle is almost completely gone and it’s no longer stopping me from completing workouts, though they are much easier workouts than I would normally do. Still, … Continue reading

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Just a Little Bit Bad

Yesterday I was scheduled for my first walk since the injury, but I woke up with my ankle in pain and it hurt all day so I was only able to complete my 500 crunches. Today I was scheduled for … Continue reading

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Locker Room Talk

I’ll get to today’s workout in a moment but first I need to have a little talk with the people who use the same locker room I do.  I’m talking to y’all because I don’t know what goes on in … Continue reading

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