I've been glued to the television (and Web) for the past week, watching the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver with my family whenever we have time. From the speed and figure skating competitions to the death-defying skiing and sliding events, it's breathtaking to see athletes at the peak of their sport.
But what's especially amazing to me are the female athletes who come back to compete in the Olympics after becoming moms. I can barely manage a half hour a day on the elliptical after giving birth to two babies, much less achieve anything close to the peak conditioning needed to qualify for the Olympics.
Of the 93 women competing for the U.S. in Vancouver, six are mothers, according to a USA Today article on the three moms on the curling squad: Allison Pottinger, Natalie Nicholson and Tracy Sachtjen. Also representing the U.S. are Alpine skier Sarah Schleper, hockey player Jenny Potter and slider Noelle Pikus-Pace who placed fourth in skeleton.
What do you think of the Olympic moms? And what are your favorite winter sports?
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