Girly Things Thursday: Women Olympians

August 9, 2012

This Girly Things Thursday I wanted to highlight the women in the Olympics.

I love reading articles about inspiring women and with the Olympics in full gear I’ve been so impressed by all the amazing athletes from all over the world. Of course, I favor the US, but I cheer for just about anyone.

When I read about the first Saudi woman to compete in Track it really amazed me how every culture really is different.

As an American woman I really do take for granted all the very small things in everyday life I can do freely.

Have you watched and synchronized swimming? Me neither, I need to find some videos, but these pictures make me realize I may need to find a new hobby. haha

I was glued to gymnastics. Gabby is too cute!

I love her attitude. She’s just so spunky in her routines.

Volleyball was one of those sports that I enjoyed playing during gym in high school, but was never good enough to think about going out for the team. I was so glad to see these ladies win gold and almost made me regret not going out for the team, almost.

The sport I did play in high school, tennis. I am not unlike Serena Williams when it comes to tennis, she’s just more passionate about it. I don’t like to boast;)

Don’t forget Soccer!

All the Swimmers, Runners, Volleyball team,  Track and Field, etc. These women athletes are so amazing and inspiring. I love watching the games just to see how buff these women are and how all their hard work has paid off. Seeing them perform motivates me way more than the pictures I see online.

Now if you’ll excuse me I’ll be training for 2016!!!

Who are your favorite women in the Olympics?

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1 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table August 9, 2012 at 11:25 pm

Great post! I am so in awe of these women. How about that 15 year old swimmer that won gold? I cannot even imagine accomplishing so much by that age!


2 Kelly August 10, 2012 at 8:56 am

Misty May and Keri Walsh! I teared up when they won the gold. I have seen them play in person and I have followed them for almost 10 years. It was so bittersweet to see them win. I was so happy but so sad that the May/Walsh error is over. :(

I was really upset with Hope Solo and how she acted throughout the game. I thought her tweets were unprofessional and brough unwated negative attention to herself and the US soccer team. I think it has a lot to do with the fact that she has a book coming out next week. A book I will not be buying.


3 Stacy @ Stacy Eats August 10, 2012 at 11:12 am

I loved watching Misty and Kerri! They are so good and passionate and never seem to get cocky, which I appreciate. I haven’t seen any synchronized swimming yet either and I really want to because that was one of the events I went to during the Atlanta Olympics and it was really neat to watch!


4 Irina @ Chocolatea Time August 10, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Gymnastics has always been most interesting to watch for me. Those women are so powerful, flexible, and talented! But then again, all of the Olympian women are.

I’m a little slow to jump on the Lolo Jones bandwagon but I’m secretly obsessed with her! Not only is she an awesome athlete, but she’s stunning. To top it all off, we share the same birthday! Fate.


5 Tam August 10, 2012 at 7:01 pm

There are so many but Katie Bell (diver) holds a special place in my heart. I’m friends with one of her (many) sisters and she’s such a sweet girl! Great family, great attitude and tiny little bundle of awesomeness!!


6 Nadiya@ Milk and Honey August 21, 2012 at 9:51 pm

I love watching the Olympics because it’s so inspirational :) Haha you should try synchronized swimming it is SOOO MUCH FUN!!! It’s amazing what these ladies can do with their bodies and the strength they have to get through those work outs. I do wonder if it’s truly healthy for women to train so hard and have low percentage body fat, but I guess they have nutritionists for that ^^


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