Jessica Ennis-Hill admits it’s difficult being away from athletics but is excited about becoming a mum.
The 2012 Olympic heptathlon champion will give birth to her first child in July but says she is missing the thrill of competition.
“I’ve a really exciting year coming up and it’s a brand new chapter in my life,” she told The Star. “But I’m an athlete and I’m still as competitive as ever.
“When I see the other girls competing I definitely want to get out there to see what I can do. My plan is to go to Rio (the 2016 Olympic Games) but obviously I know things are going to change.
“I’ll listen to my body.”
The 28-year-old from Sheffield added: “Last year was really frustrating missing out through injury, but this is totally different.
“It’s very exciting time but a very strange feeling as well.”