Krista Guloien

Name: Krista GuloienKrista-Guloien-HRM
Sport: Rowing
Hometown: Port Moody, BC
Nickname: Gu

Favorite Sports Memory: When asked that question I find it difficult to come up with one example. I have enjoyed so many good times around sport. Watching my Dad at his mountain bike races when I was younger and the entire 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games experience are two examples that come to my mind immediately

How you got involved in your sport: My middle sister, Leah Guloien, started rowing first and through her my curiosity grew. I was 21 and I entered in a learn to row through Simon Fraser University and that is where it all began!

The moment you knew you wanted to represent Canada: I fell in love with rowing my first practice. I think I started to dream as soon as I started rowing. I associated rowing with the Olympics due to the rowing greats that we have in Canada i.e. Marnie McBean and Silken Laumann.

Favorite Quote: You have clear heads, big legs and fire in your hearts! Either Lesley Thomson-Willie or John Keogh… teammate Andreanne Morin told me this one this morning!

CAN Fund Testimonial: This is my second time receiving CAN Fund. I am very grateful for this support. The elimination of some of my financial burden allows for me to clear my head and work towards achieving my goal of representing Canada on the center of the podium.

Best Result: Silver medal in the Women’s 8+ at the 2010 and 2011 World Championships.

Share one valuable tool that you use on a daily basis that helps you to be the best athlete you can be. A solid breakfast of Oatmeal! Every morning I train.

Who is one person in your life that has impacted your career and what was it that they taught you? My parents are the most supportive and loving people in my life. They have different perspectives and strengths and have taught me how to be patient, dedicated and go for what I want…..I love them to bits!!!

Have you read any articles or books or watched any videos or movies recently that really inspired you? Yes! I actually just read “The Mental Edge: Maximize Your Sports Potential With The Mind-Body Connection”. I found doing some positive, focused reading really helped me to get my head in the right place for training and competition.

Fun Facts: I am a very sensitive and sappy person. I may have picked that up from my mother 😉 I have been known to drop a tear or two on occasion. I also have a passion for fashion. I love clothes, shopping, style, looking at magazines for outfit ideas and latest trends and observing how people express themselves through how they dress.