Jessica Ennis HIll was both effusive and nervous in her presser on Friday, 8 May. After having had a baby, and enjoying that time with her little one, she is back on the track, training and realizing that the fitness she took for granted is hard won.
photo by Dan Vernon Photography for the Manchester
She should not have fretted, as she did pretty well in her first race in nearly two years. Ennis-Hill was competitive and now has a place to judge her fitness so far.
The 2012 Olympic champion is a tremendous athlete. She told us that getting back into shape is daunting, but her 800 meter endurance is coming along, as she adds strength and time. Jessica has 18 months to round into shape for Rio 2016, which should be the real goal of her training.
One thinks that Beijing will come soon, and even an Olympic gold medalist has to be patient. Special thanks to Jessica Ennis Hill for her patience with our questions.