Amanda retires from Gymnastics

The wonderful Amanda Castillo (one of my favourite former Florida Gators) reflects on her transition from the Gym to the real world.

MY LIFE AS I KNEW IT WAS OVER: RETIRING FROM THE SPORT THAT MANY DEFINED ME WITH AND MOVING ON

Amanda

I remember having a conversation with my dad. He told me that the world was now my gymnastics apparatus and I had to think that everyday is like practice and when something great happens it’s like sticking the landing. Let me tell you what…being a gymnast really set me up for life (or just being an athlete in general). Dedication, discipline, and determination have been instilled in me. I found the perfect man, my husband Thad, to be my teammate for life. …

Get Psyched has some good commentary on that article.

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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