So as many blog posts start out… it’s been a while since my last. The past year has been a bit manic and to be honest has passed in a bit of a blur! Working as a full time Brand Manager on the launch of a new protein drink, Upbeat has been time consuming in itself…add to that a bit of wedding planning and trying to squeeze in some training, life has been fairly full on.
Three years after starting triathlon, this little hobby has become quite a time consuming big hobby. This new sport is amazing. I’d even go as far as to say I love it more than I did running alone, so much so that I don’t do much else apart from work and train with a little bit of sleeping thrown in. Short of creating time I’ve had to shuffle my life around a little.
I’ve been lucky enough to spend April out in South Africa with my other family, The Cheethams (my lovely new in-laws). Although I’ve been to South Africa every year for the last ten years, I’ve never been fortunate enough to spend so much time here.
I’ve done quite a bit, first off I got married not a small task in itself but a fun one! Next up I had another three weeks to pack away some training, to add to this our wedding guests acted as handy training buddies. For the first two weeks I had someone to train with me across the swim, bike and run. In the last two weeks I managed to persuade Lucy Gossage to come and stay with my lovely in-laws for a bit of a smashfest post Ironman South Africa.
I’m now settled back into the British ‘summer’ but I’ve now come back to working part-time, splitting my time between Bicester (near Oxford) and my old stomping ground in Cambridge. Apart from the lack of sleep, working full time has meant I’ve missed out on a fair bit of training consistency, something super important for any triathlete.
So if a change is as good as a rest, I’m well rested! Next up for me will be Ironman 70.3 Pays D’Aix this weekend, I loved the race last year and will be my first race returning as defending champ and I can’t wait.