date of birth: 31-08-1994
career start: in 2013 with the DANAS
my breakfast routine: coffee with oat milk, Hot / Frozen Wholey Bowl (depending on the weathier and my mood) together with music or a podcast
favorite bowl: Ocean Bowl
favorite topping: but butter of all kinds but especially Almond Candy
Who are you and what are you doing?
I am Cécile Pieper and a field field hockey player for DANAS and HGC. I lived and played in Mannheim for a long time and completed my Bachelor in Psychology and Master in Business Psychology there. Then I went to Cologne for 2 years before moving to The Hague. I play field hockey here and also work for Wholey in B2B!
What does your typical day look like?
Rise and Shine: First training session, before that I have a snack (usually banana bread) and coffee with oat milk. Afterwards a real breakfast, of course a Wholey Bowl is not to be missed! Then it's off to work. In the afternoon before the second workout I have a coffee and then in the evening after the second workout I fall exhausted into bed.
What has been the best moment in your career so far?
Winning the bronze medal at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro with the DANAS.
What is important to you in your diet?
Balance and intuitive eating are important to me. I make sure that I give my body everything it needs to perform as well as possible and eat a lactose-free diet and very little meat. But sometimes eating also means simply enjoying it.
What do you usually do in your free time?
In my free time from field hockey I work. In my ,,free time" I spend time with friends and family and go out for dinner, coffee or do something. I also have a passion for True Crime, listen to a lot of podcasts and like to read.
How has Corona affected your everyday life as a competitive athlete?
I had to train a lot on my own and I realized that team sports is my thing. :) I've been doing a lot of yoga, discovering that even more for myself during Corona time and integrating it into my daily routine. I also perfected my banana bread and granola, which took my snack game to a new level. :)
"I can be recognized from afar by...?"
..my colorful hair clips during playing field hockey!
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