Sunset on a career: not an easy transition
- 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.
Athlete Mentor at the 2018 Winter Olympics
- Tuesday, 12 September 2017 23:27
I am incredibly happy and honoured to announce that I will be joining our PyeongChang 2018 Mission Team as Athlete Mentor alongside Jeane Lassen, Vincent Marquis and Catriona Le May Doan. It will be my first Winter Olympic Games but the fourth ones that will experience. This time, I will work behind the scene to help our athletes to perform. It is going to be an intense adventure.