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Everyone is a blogger: Ronda Rousey and Natalie Golda

These days, everyone has a blog. (I know – I have three.) Many athletes are sharing their thoughts on the Olympic experience online. Today, we look at the blogs of judoka Ronda Rousey, and water polo player Natalie Golda.

Ronda Rousey

We join Ronda just before she leaves for the Olympic Trials, where she made the team at 70 kg. Ronda shares how she avoided confidence issues in her career:

My old coach Trace Nishiyama would have everyone in the club lay down after practice, close their eyes and go “I am a champion! I am a winner!”

I think I am going to start out my mornings like that. Ronda’s blogging topics are not limited to judo, as she also opines on the qualities she likes in guys as well as her own bucket list. Ronda’s blog reminds you that though she is an Olympian, an elite athlete, and can most likely kick your butt, she is also a normal 21 year old.

Natalie Golda

With a blog hosted by NBC, Natalie probably doesn’t have quite as much freedom as Ronda does with her blog. Her team is currently traveling around Europe, tuning up for Beijing. Natalie’s fiancee, Eric, is making the trip with her, and they have taken up Wii tennis:

It truly brings us together. Maybe I’ll write a book: How Wii Saved my Marriage. Keep an eye out for it … might be on Oprah’s list one day.

Natalie’s blog has only been updated a few times in June, but her posts and pictures are enjoyable. We also learn through her blog that Eric proposed just after the Pan-Am games. They will get married in January. Girls, say it with me, awwwwww.