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Allyson Felix's journey from childbirth to the Olympics

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Track star Allyson Felix details the difficulties of her recovery from childbirth and how she has worked her body back into Olympic shape.

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ALLYSON FELIX: My daughter's name is Camryn. She is two years old. And she has just the best personality and is just so much fun. And she's going nonstop.

It's been tough as a working mom. Some days I feel like I have it, like I am absolutely killing it on the track and then I come home and I feel like it's chaos and I don't have anything in control. But I think that's OK. You know, every day I'm figuring it out, I'm doing the best that I can, I'm asking for help. And I think that's-- that's the thing, like having family support and them really stepping up so that I can have this opportunity to go after a dream.

I thought I'm finally feeling like myself again after having my daughter. And I feel like I definitely have to be patient with myself. It took about a year to get glimpses of, you know, my-- how I was competing before. And you know, it's-- it's difficult because your body is different and it's gone through a lot, it's created a life. And being OK with that and really embracing that strength looks all kinds of ways.

I definitely have doubts, you know, after giving birth and just it's a hard path. But I think just surrounding myself with good people who really encourage me through those moments was really, really helpful.

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