I'll admit, I watched the show the 1st few seasons. Then I started grad school and that put an end to almost all TV for 2 years. When I finally finished grad school, I never really got back into watching much TV, especially The Bachelor....and, based on my friend's FB status updates, I didn't seem to be missing much. But for some reason, I've gotten sucked in this season. So, there I sat for a 1/2 hour watching the girls get catty and watch the poor
Me: Hey, what are you doing up? It's way past your bed time.
Kiddo: (In a very urgent tone) Mommy! I have 7 seconds to put up all my ponies (meaning My Little Ponies) and princesses (meaning her mini princess dolls), so I can go to bed!
Me: Wow, 7 seconds? That's not very long...I better help you!
Where do kids come up with this stuff? So, we both put up the toys and she had to tell me what bracelet she wanted to wear the next day, etc. and finally, I made it to the treadmill.
The 1st mile was slow. Partially on purpose, because it's been a week since I've run. And partially because I felt like I had cobwebs and the legs just wouldn't get moving. Then I had a coughing attack - the kind where you feel like you're gonna hack up a lung. Finally, I got into my groove and managed 4 miles at a 10:43 pace.
One thing I noticed on my final run before the 1/2 and just a little during the 1/2, was a nagging little pain in my lower back. It's a familiar feeling, but one I hadn't felt in awhile. One that required physical therapy twice...grrrr. You see, when I 1st started running I learned that my hips were out of alignment. This causes one leg to be slightly higher up than the other, and after long periods of time running the impact eventually causes my lower back to hurt (just to the right of my butt). The pain comes and goes, so I'm going to just wait and see what happens. I'm hoping that adding the cross training for the tri and not as much running will help. Keep your fingers crossed!