Monday, May 11, 2015

Women in sports blogs

PIC via WriteforChai

Time again for a round-up of some great blogs and websites promoting women in sport. It's been a while since I last did this, and I've met quite a few wonderful bloggers through joining Twitter (see right if you want to follow me and them).

Sarah and I bonded over my post on Pink Women's Sports Clothes. Her blog is packed full of running inspiration and tips she's picked up on her own journey.

She says: "Girls Can Run Fast is my digital home to share my running journey. I'm interested in pushing myself hard and achieving my athletic goals, and I guess what I'm trying to say is that girls can run fast (or strong, or long...or whatever else it may be that we're trying to do).

"We can sweat and keep pushing for reasons that go well beyond trying to look good (though nothing looks better than hard work, especially when it's running down your face). We can be serious athletes, no matter where we are currently in our own journey."

One of the many great women in MuayThai blogs popping up around the web. English fighter Emma Thomas lives and fights in Thailand but her blog is far more than just her journey. One of my favourite posts is a comprehensive list of films and documentaries linked to the sport.

She says: "I originally started writing about my experiences here just for myself, but I am seeing a constantly increasing interest in what I’m doing from other women, which made me realise that it’s worth sharing. As a single female expat who is living, working, training and fighting in Thailand, I’d like to provide some insight for other women who are looking to do the same, and show that you don’t need to be an experienced or talented fighter to be doing what I’m doing.

"If you have the drive and the passion, that’s enough."

Caradh O' Donovan is another blogger I've met through Twitter. She is the Paratriathlon Manager at Triathlon Ireland, but also kickboxes as her own passion. A recent post she wrote on training at this high level while coping with Crohn's Disease really moved me.

She says:  "I work with Triathlon Ireland developing the sport of Paratriathlon throughout the country so each day brings its different demands.

"As much as it’s very tough having to work full-time to fund representing my country, I’m well aware I’m one of the lucky few that gets to continue their passion for sport with their work."

If you know any other great blogs or website about women in sport leave a comment below and I will track them down for my next blogging round-up.


Sarah said...

Thanks so much for the shout out! I'm so happy I found your blog, and am grateful to connect with other strong, thoughtful women. P.S. I still haven't found a new color scheme ;-)

real girl sport said...

@ Sarah - I love the running tips on yours, and yes definitely good to connect with other women who do and think about sport. I'm so conscious when I have pink anywhere now, hilarious.