On Monday my boy Austin went to the Vet, because he had ongoing tummy troubles that were just not solved by a bland diet of chicken and rice. No pepto or anything helped for long and he's so skinny that I've been worried, and so has the head of the rescue. So...along with a bag of poop, off he went. Got the verdict back today - he's allergic to chicken. So the doggie daycare's house food, which is a wonderful chicken-and-rice based food was making him sick. And I made it worse by taking all the other stuff out and giving him straight up chicken breasts twice a day.
Second is the ongoing marathon training, for which I attended my first track workout today. My Map my Run pictures often inspire jealousy from my non-DC Facebook friends, with tracks around the Tidal Basin, past monuments and memorials, and along the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers. Today's, not so much...
Yup...3.5 miles of circles. It was interval training and I know it's good for me, but ugh. The good news is that one of the women I run with on long runs once in a while was there and we have similar paces, so we ran the whole thing together.
And finally, there's a hat. It's the same KoolHaas I worked on in San Diego, but in a different color and with an extra repeat. I reported to my job at the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Monday (J-5, if you're really interested), and was down getting some lunch in one of the food courts when I noticed a group of women and had to double take. Three women about my rank, in uniform, and two civilians, sitting around and knitting. Yes, I managed to find an actual knitting group in the Pentagon on my first day back there. How crazy is that? So between the metro time and this group, you may well be seeing more knitting stuff up here.