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I just had a baby?

Written by Chaaron

Written By:  Chaaron @ Sense and (Non) Sensibility


I have a confession to make.

If I haven’t gotten around to something, I blame my baby. Case in point:


Chaaron, are you still running?

… oh you know, I haven’t really found my balance yet. I just had a baby, but I’m planning on racing again. I signed up for the Marine Corps 10K, so that will be motivation to get my pace back up.

Just had a baby?


How old is your baby?

(cough) 11 months (cough)

So, not really “just” had a baby. I know that every year is a smaller percentage of your life, so they feel faster and faster, but honestly, I have no idea how 11 months have passed. If you asked pre-baby Chaaron if she’d still be working to get her running pace back almost a year after giving birth, she would have laughed in your face.

I think the thing that has humbled me the most about being a mom is finding my limits. I’m not running as far or as fast. Things still don’t fit the way that I think they should. Home projects are still waiting to be done. 

But let’s admit it; those things will still be around tomorrow. I just had a baby. So I’ve got baby stuff to attend to

About the author


Chaaron is a Nebraska native who lives in Alexandria, VA with her husband, RP, her son, Dash and her daughter, Pippa. By day, she’s a program manager with a public charity in DC and by night, she is happily occupied with living room dance parties and dodging errant duplo pieces. She’s terrible at updating her blog, but you can find her little slice of the internet at senseandnonsenseblog.com.


  • Haha, a great laugh this morning, mine is almost 16 months. But I definitely was able to do more last summer…so far no running and I was blaming that on the late snow!

    • Oh Alison – that makes me feel so much better. And I’m totally using any excuse that I can once he’s officially a toddler. Maybe I’ll change my excuse from “I just had a baby” to “I have a toddler.”