Well, it's been several months since I committed to doing "the Self Challenge" and I'm still a slug. I'm getting back into my routine of tennis at least 3 times a week and swimming at least twice a week, ie I'm planning to do something physical every day. I ran around the tennis court yesterday waiting for my instructor and after two laps I was winded. Oh, this will not do at all. I suppose all that walking up and down hills in San Francisco didn't add up to much.
So everyone's coming over tomorrow evening in a mass scrum to look at the stuff we have for sale. I hesitate to call this a garage sale as per American tradition, since we'll be using most things until the end of August. Plus to avoid the phenomenon of people "reserving" items in advance and then being unable to pay for them, we're asking for a 50% deposit. Most of the goodies are things we won't use because it's 220v (TV, VCR, stereo, etc.) or because we won't need them anymore (like huge plastic basins for washing clothes). The only 220v item we're keeping is the DVD player since we'll probably still buy region 2 DVDs from France or Morocco.
Meanwhile at the office, I've been trying to find out about transport options between Denver International Airport and the Aspen Institute since I've been accepted into International Career Advancement Program. I'm looking forward to it, but I need to get there first - I'm using 10 years' worth of frequent flyer miles on Delta (courtesy of Air France) and was only able to get a flight to/from Denver. There are commuter puddle jumper flights to Aspen but they're $200+ and even the airport shuttles are expensive. ICAP itself should be good fun, although it depresses me to read everyone's sterling, accomplished biographies. Sigh. Plus now I'm mid-career! How did that happen? I still feel like a lowly intern most days.
I've heard lots of good things about it too - surprisingly another colleague of mine also got it - I thought it was unusual that two people from the same NGO were accepted, although I guess it's a moot point for me now!