Come Wednesday of this week, I re-enter the workforce after being on a career break for the past 18 months. 

The career break was amazing. I was able to spend some serious quality time with my husband, follow my passion of racing in Triathlon and seeing the world.

I’ve now been back in the UK for 5 weeks and in that time, I’ve been to Slovakia to race and this weekend, I’m in Isles of Scilly. 

Stunning archipelago of islands on the very south West coast of England. The weather has been nothing but brilliant. Very lucky.

Head back to mainland UK, London tomorrow and then it’s back to work.

Using my skills as a senior business analyst I’ll be working on a MiFID project right through to the end of the year.

So, as a social age group triathlete, what does that mean for training and racing?

Well, it means I go back to do doing what I used to do and like all other age Groupers out there, I’ll train before and after work. 

I’ve got no desire to race an Ironman till I can put together a decent run leg off the back of the bike.

I’m in the very early stages of training for my next major race, Weymouth 70.3 in September but my focus now is to have fun with training and other events.

When I get back from Croatia next month, I’m doing my first AQUABIKE event and I can’t wait. 

Also with my social media, I’m no longer going to be chasing followers on Instagram. I’ll still post photos of what I’m doing etc but I’m not going to put so much importance on how many followers I should have etc. I don’t feel it’s healthy for me anymore. My friends will continue to follow and I will them.

My focus now is more life balance, with work, seeking new entrepreneur opportunities, growing current businesses, enjoying training and racing but not making triathlon the be all and end all of my life. I think 8 Ironmans and 30+ half iron distances is more than enough in 3 years. 😉😉

Here’s to the next exciting chapter of my life.