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I’m a 42-year-old, self-employed mum of two fantastic kids and a very bossy wife to the ever-tolerant Ben. I used to be a strong swimmer and a confident, career-minded girl but, like many other mums, I had a bit of an identity crisis once I’d had my children. That coupled with a dodgy thyroid and arthritic knees have given me the perfect excuse to turn into a bit of a sedentary blob!
This year it is my mission to circle back towards my more confident, driven, less-blobby self and, as I’ve always wanted to swim in open water, entering the Henley Mile seemed like the perfect way to publicly force myself into taking action!
It is time to dust off the (unused-but-half-eaten-by-the-dog) wetsuit that has been sitting in the cupboard for the last 5 years…