Cape St. Claire windsurfer Farrah Hall said competing in the Olympics this year made her realize the uphill path ahead of her.
Hall placed 20th overall after 10 rounds of sailing in women's windsurfing in her first Olympic games.
Hall shared her impressions on the games in her latest blog. Here are some excerpts from it:
"I now understand the meaning of the dedicated years of my life I spent achieving this goal. As an athlete, I've also begun to comprehend the level of experience and focus needed to really succeed in this event."
"Although I put together a really good program this past year, it's just the baseline for a truly excellent one."
"What I needed was a plan to regain 'attack mode' - this was something I hadn't considered in my psychological plan."
"This Olympics for me was all about gaining experience and insight into the small things that give me gains in competition. ... I'm looking forward to organizing myself for another campaign!"