- Sunday, 05 November 2017 14:16
Dear Rowing Friends,
I am happy to share with you my recent nomination at the FISA Athletes Commission. This nomination is great opportunity to use and share my experience built on and off the water, and to work for you by representing your interests. I would like to take a moment to briefly explain what the Athletes Commission is and what its missions are.
- Tuesday, 10 October 2017 23:41
Six months has passed since I announced retirement. If my sport agenda is a lot lighter today, the past few months were busy and filled with ups and downs because of rowing. Every day has been a challenge, and if I could summarize that period it would be “It is difficult to transition”.
Nothing really prepares you to what really happens after you decide to end your career. The beauty and intensity of high performance sport can be found in the moment. Staying focused on the objective is key to perform. If you are looking beyond the coming 6 minutes of racing, you are not in the race anymore. It is “All In” or nothing. And then, it is the end. You decide that it is over and that you are ready to move on to the next chapter. I probably had a utopian vision of my transition. I thought that I had the perfect ingredient for a smooth and seamless transition. I chose my moment I have solid degree with some work experience. I had a job offer secured, a family, a roof over my head, and the motivation to succeed out there. I was wrong.