updated 08/04/2010 AT 11:55 AM ET
•originally published 08/04/2010 AT 1:00 PM ET
Married for more than five months now, Bachelor stars Molly and Jason Mesnick already consider themselves an “old married couple.” That sounds about right since there is definitely some playful bickering going on when it comes to owning a pet.
“She asks me to get a cat or dog every other day,” Jason told PEOPLEPets.com as the couple were getting ready to run the Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon benefiting the American Cancer Society on Sunday.
“It’s true,” Molly explained. “But then I think harder about it and I don’t know if I really want to.”
Though they were pounding the pavement for charity over the weekend, when they’re back home in Seattle the reality TV couple cherishes their down time following their much-talked-about televised wedding which aired in March. Married life has “been really good,” Molly said. “Life is finally kind of slowing down for us which is really nice.”
Moving at a slower pace is fine, but the Mesnicks still love packing up and flying to events, like the 13.1-mile half marathon, whenever they can – and that’s why a pet isn’t exactly practical for them right now. “It’s just hard to come and do something spur of the moment like this [when you have a pet],” Jason says. “You can’t travel as much as we do.”
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