In 2004 started my own business and that has been quite the coordination effort between training and running a business. They are both a long course. But wouldn't do it any different.
My Tri Story:
Got into triathlon training in 2002, but had to learn how to swim because I signed up for an IM in 2003. Was able to finally do the distance two weeks before the event. Enjoy training and meeting new people while training. Took a sabbatical from events for a few years but now I'm back at it.