The headlines are screaming with praise for Jana Rawlinson (nee Pittman) and her 400m gold medal in Osaka. The most interesting aspect of the news stories written about her win is the shock that Rawlinson made it back into fighting form following the birth of her son last year. Apparently she trained twice a day, six days a week in the lead of to the birth. Her husband and coach, Chris says:
"The day Jana actually gave birth she did a 30-minute run and I remember running the last 15 minutes and I was absolutely knackered. She put the hammer down with 15 minutes to go and this was the day she gave birth. I was feeling the stress as it was only suppose to be a 30-minute easy run, but she went hard and that just set the tone for what she has got now."
Of her win, Jana says:
"Have a baby and you can do anything. I mean how can you have a baby eight months ago and then do this. This is honestly the highlight of my life."
On one hand, Jana's quick postbaby shape up is always a sore point for the average woman struggling just to get herself to the gym but on the other hand, Jana proved her critics wrong by succeding when everyone thought motherhood would be the end of her.
What do you think?