New season starts next week

Hi, guys 🙂

One month and a half passed since we have started our preparation with the team Gloria 2018 Bistrita-Nasaud. And we are closer and closer to start officially the new season.
This period we had full of everything: testing, running, gym, team buildings, handball practices, travelling, short action with National Team and friendly games.

We played 3 tournaments in 3 different cities: Bistrita, Brasov and Debrecen.
We also had a nice team’s photoshoot.

I spent my birthday with the team travelling to Hungary, Debrecen. We had a training there and after the team has surprised me with a cake. It was so nice, I am grateful for it.

Now we are based in Bistrita, working and improving the things together every single day. This time flies extremely fast. Next Wednesday we will already play our first game in Romanian League. It will be an interesting championship, with a lot of balanced teams with a hunger of fighting and winning.
Let’s enjoy and fight together till the end, let’s go team ❤️

And which team you will support this year? 🙂

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Recap-last season

Hello again to everyone 🙂 After almost one year and a half of a break it is time for a new post.

A lot of things has happened, a lot of good and necessary lessons were learned and understood.

It is already a year since I have returned to play in Romanian Championship and I am really happy to be home, in Romania, and to play for Gloria Bistrita. 

After one year playing in Bistrita I have extended my contract for one more season here, to continue doing my best together with the team and together to reach our goals. We had an interesting, not easy, strong and nice season in Romanian Championship, finishing it with the third place. 

We have incredible people, who were supporting us in Tera Plast Arena and who were travelling with us in every city we played away. We are grateful to have you.

Now Romania has a very strong championship, with balanced teams, who are fighting till the last second and you never know what can happen, who will win and who will lose.

So…. let’s remember how it all has started and what a journey I had during this season.

July : first photo with Bistrita’s equipment + mini camp in Colibita (Romania)

August : official photoshooting + Alice’s goodbye from handball  + friendly tournaments + a lot of work in the hall

September : the start of Romanian Championship  + Carpathy Trophy with the National Team

October : games + meeting my old but gold friend after 2 years + starting the preparation for the EURO with the National Team 

November : on our way to Macedonia + media call +  European Championship 2022

December : 2 days spending in Ukraine + coming back to work in Bistrita + official games + Christmas 

January : fast New Year + official games are back 

February : going fast to my brother’s birthday + a lot of work and official games 

March : National Team + friendly games against Ukraine, Gyor and happiness after a good working month

April : fast escape to Cluj + preparation with National Team + qualification games for the World Championship 

May : an amazing professional photoshooting + ceremony for the third place in Romanian Championship + Romanian Cup 4th place + the end of the season.

This year give me so much, so much of happiness, tears, a lot of sacrifices, meeting wonderful persons. I am looking forward to learn something new about myself, digging deep and seeing how far I can push myself.

I am grateful for everything and everyone during this season. For all your support, for nice messages of encouragement. For your warm hugs and words: “ keep going, we love you ”

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Unexpected stay in Bucharest

Hello, dear friends ?

First of all, I would like to say thank you so much for all your support and sweet messages ❤️

As you already understood, I am still in isolation in the hotel, in Bucharest. 

This unexpected situation has happened on Saturday, before evening training. I was feeling bad, having a fever and couldn’t move my body. First, I was thinking it is because of the tiredness and because it was very cold for me in the airplane. But after the fast antigen test, it was immediately POSITIVE. My first reaction was big shock and the thoughts: how, where and when? 

For two years Covid-19 was avoiding me, even if my parents, my sister and 80% of my friends already fell ill. But now it was my turn…

So, unfortunately, I couldn’t play on Sunday a Champion’s League game against CSM Bucharest. Honestly, I was waiting this match all year, because it is always a special feeling for me to play in front of Romanian supporters.

But the life has decided otherwise…

Thankfully, I am doing well, every day I am felling better and better. I am very lucky that I have amazing persons around me in Romania and all over the world, who were calling and asking about my health and if I need something every day. 

Thank you so much ❤️

On Friday I will come back to Croatia. We still have a lot of games to play. Health is very important, so please, take care of yourself.

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New post after long time

Hello and welcome again to my website. It took too much time for a new post. I am happy that together with your help, my dear friends, we have chosen a topic for it. And of course, it is about handball. 

I had a really nice experience with Romanian national team last month. It is always a special feeling, when you are on the field, singing a National Anthem, and fighting for the colours of the country which you represent. For me, it was the sixth international tournament. 

We were participating at the World Championship in Spain. For the first time, this championship was expanded from 24 teams to 32 teams. In the preliminary round we were playing with Iran, Kazakhstan (winning bought games), and the last game against Norway, which we lost.

In the main round we met Netherlands (losing by 1 goal), Puerto Rico (winning the game) and Sweden ( losing by 4 goals). 

After two years without supporters and playing  in the empty halls, finally, we were playing with the spectators. In the city we played, Castellón de la Plana, we had a big and the best support. A lot of people, who are living in Spain and Romania came to support us. The atmosphere was amazing. It was so nice to see our people with the Romanian flag and shouting RO-MA-NIA! They gave us a positive energy and they made us feel like we are playing at home.

We are so thankful for all your effort and all your support ❤️

We know that the final ranking and the place that we got (thirteenth place), is not satisfying us at all, but I just want to say, if we will keep working hard, supporting each other in the good and bad moments, if we will keep this group unity and team spirit, the good times and good results will come for sure. 

I am proud of our team, I believe in our team and I am very happy that I had a possibility to be a part of it again. 

I am writing this post already from Croatia. I came back here on Monday and started the preparation with a team. The second part will not be easy for us, but we will keep working and fighting to achieve our goals.

I wish you and your family happy winter holidays! May the New Year brings joy, peace, a lot of health, happiness, succes in all parts of your life – career, personal and love!

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Happiness and pleasure for handball

Hello to everybody 🙂

I am here again. As you know, one month ago, we have started the new handball season 2020-2021. It is a big happiness and pleasure to be on the court again. After a lot of friendly games in August, the competition has already started at the beginning of September. We have played already 3 games in Champions League and 2 games in Croatian Championship.

Last week we had a National Team week in Craiova (Romania). It was great to be a part of Romanian National Team and to see my teammates again after such a long time. We did a great job, with a lot of trainings and some tests. The European Championship 2020 is coming closer and closer.

On Monday, in the morning, a long trip to Croatia was waiting for me. But everything was good and I have arrived to Koprivnica in the evening. One training with a team on Tuesday and next day, on Wednesday, we had a game against Lokomotiva Zagreb. It was a really derby match, but I am happy that, together, we did a good job, we are healthy and getting ready for the next official games.

This Sunday we had to play the game in Champions League, against Valcea, in Romania. But unfortunately, because of the COVID-2019 situation, the game was postponed. Today it was a free Sunday for me, and with this occasion, I have decided to write a new post.

Our next game will be on Sunday, 18th of October, in Champions League against Odense. I hope that you had an amazing Sunday. I wish you to have a nice evening and a good week starting from tomorrow 😉

Stay safe, healthy and be happy 🙂

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New experience has already started

Hello, my dear friends! 🙂

I hope that everything is good, you are healthy and enjoying this beautiful day.

As you know, I am playing now in Croatia, for RK Podravka Vegeta. This is my third week here. I am feeling good, I am healthy and everything is alright. We have officially started our preparation for the new season two weeks ago, on July 20.

In the first week, we were focused more on physical preparation and the medical tests. Two days we spent in Zagreb. We had a lot of different tests.

After running test
Getting ready for vertical jump tests

After tests in Zagreb, we have started, finally, our handball trainings <3

It was a very long period without handball ( 4,5 months) and now I am very happy that we can train normal with the balls, starting to play the game we love again.

We have a lot of trainings now. Usually, we have gym in the morning, (spinning + gym) and afternoon is handball practice.

Spinning time

And it is normal, because we have to be good prepared for a new season. On Thursday, we had a free day, and it was a team-building day. We were travelling to Plitvice Lakes National Park and we had a Kayak Break. It was really nice. We were enjoying our adventure along the Mreznica River for 3 hours. It was an amazing and new experience for me.

After that, we had a lunch and a meeting with one of our sponsors. We visited a Plitvice Holiday Resort, which is very nice. Great view, beautiful nature, and good vibes. Thank you so much for your hospitality. It was an amazing day together with a team, which will stay for a long in my memory.

Today is Sunday, and it is a day free. I am enjoying it, because tomorrow is already a new week and a lot of trainings to do.

I wish you a nice Sunday, together with your families and friends, stay safe! 🙂

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Amazing weekend, amazing place, amazing persons

Hello my dear friends 🙂

I hope that you are good, healthy and full of good energy. As you know, I am at home now, in Baia Mare, enjoying my summer holidays with my Romanian family. I am so blessed to have them in my life. Last weekend I had a possibility to visit Colibita. It is an amazing place, not so far from Baia Mare. The place is really amazing: fresh air, so beautiful view to the lake, nature and mountains. I am really in love with this place.

The weather was really good here. The sun was shinning so bright, and of course, we had a time to get some tan during these days.

It was a really good moment for relax after a hard week of trainings. As I was thinking before, my favourite place for relaxing is the sea part, but now I can surely say that I like the mountain part too. I have discovered a really nice place and for sure it will stay in my mind for a long time.

So the last week of my summer holidays have started. On Sunday I will travel to Croatia and I will start a new chapter in my career. Until then, I will enjoy every single moments with my family, my friends.

And how are you? How are you spending your summer holidays? Do you like more sea or mountains? 😉

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#stay#home#stay#safe

Hello, my dear friends 🙂

I am really sorry, because I stopped for a some time to write in my blog.  Now, I have a sufficient time, a lot of patience, and a big pleasure to write a new post 😉

I really hope, that you are good, and first of all – you are healthy. The situation in all the world is really sad, because of COVID-19. Now, what we can do, is just to stay home.

Because to know how is to appreciate something, first you have to lose it… Unfortunately, this is true…Today is the fourteenth day without handball. And what can I , certainly say, that I really miss handball. I miss the handball practices, handball matches, the atmosphere from the Train Hall. I miss to make open-air training, I miss a gym.

Here, I will put some photos, from our last official match, which we played against CSM Bucharest, a game in Romanian Championship. This game we lost by 1 goal. But I am really proud of my team, because we fought together until the end, and we supported each other in good and bad situations.

After that game, we were supposed to meet in the camp with Romanian National Team, in Ploiesti. But four hours before the meeting, we were warned, that the European Handball Federation has announced, that National Team matches organised by EHF will NOT be held, because of COVID-19 across the Europe and in order to protect the health and safety of players, coaches, officials and fans.

 

So, my teammate and my good friend, Raluca Bacaoanu  (I also call her “Bella”), invited me, to her home in Constanta. We spent there 10 days. It was really nice.

We were running on the beach:

Making a crazy ZUMBA training:

And also, Bella, now, she is a professional MAKE UP ARTIST, and she did an amazing make up for me: 

I had a really nice time in Constanta, together with Raluca’s family: her mother and her younger sister (her father and her younger brother, are working far away from them, on voyage on the seaside). Her family is really nice, and I am happy that I had a possibility to meet them 🙂

THANK YOU, BELLA <3 

How I am in Ramnicu Valcea. Staying and making trainings at home.

I really hope that very soon, everything will be okey, everybody will stay healthy and together we can enjoy again our normal life. Wish you all the best. And remember: “Dreams have NOT been cancelled. Only delayed. Stay in it. Stay safe. Stay Focused.” (Tianna T.Bartoletta) 

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Batteries are recharged

Hello, my friends ?

It is my last week of vacation. And I decided to share with you, how I spent it.

In the first week of my vacation, I had a possibility to be a Brand Ambassador of EBT Finals, in Baia Mare. It was great?. I met a lot of nice persons at  this event, from all the world. It was an amazing experience for me. It was a big honour for me, to be a part of this event❤️

Thanks a lot, Tudor Marta, for the invitation?

Next 10 days, I was with my family, in Spain, Malaga.

We decided to go together to the sea, because our last vacation, together, was 10 years ago, when I was 12? Unfortunately, we can see each other, together, only twice per year: on Christmas, and when I have summer holidays. That’s why, I wanted to spent my time, with the persons I love the most ?‍?‍?‍?

A big “THANKS”, to our uncle Igor, and his family, (wife and daughter), for accepting us in their house, for showing us a nice places, and for making this holidays, the greatest adventure holidays??

My last week of vacation, I spent in Ukraine?

I had a really great vacation. Now I am feeling recharged and ready to get back to work with my team SCM Ramnicu Valcea.

Thank you so much for all your support, even in a vacation, I am getting a lot of nice messages from all of you?

See you soon ???

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Happy end

Hello, my friends!?

This season is over and I decided to write a new post on my blog.

It was a really hard, but also a nice and successful season. It was a year with a lot of emotions, stress, but also happiness.

We won SuperCup of Romania.??

We have played a final of Romanian Cup with CSM Bucharest, loosing by 1 goal.?

And…..we won a Romanian Championship.??

I want to say thanks, first of all to my teammates. We were trying to make our best job in the field. Thanks a lot to our amazing fans, which were supported us wherever we played. Thanks a lot to people, who were staying at home, but were thinking and supporting us in a front of TV.

It was an experience, which I will never forget.

I am happy to have a possibility to play in the Champions League next season, together with SCM Rm.Valcea. But about this we will speak a little bit later.?

But now, it is a time for vacation. For me, after 3 of June. Because I have an honour again, to play for the Romanian National Team.

One more time, thanks to everyone for your support and see you in July.

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