Team building afternoon (from 10.30, once you've added in the travelling) today. It'll be a nice barbeque sitting around chatting with people I know in Regent's Park ... followed by a 'sports day' This is making me incredibly anxious, and I've figured out it's ancient history and school sports day related, but that's not stopping me wanting to just curl up and 'accidentally' miss the train or find incredibly urgent work to do or such like.
I'm hoping when I get there it will turn out the sporting part is optional. In 2017 the equivalent event included a rounders tournament, which was voluntary, and I was able to drop out on the grounds that my eyesight makes throwing/catching/hitting pretty much impossible.
The 2016 event was a 'treasure hunt' (iPad based, follow these clues, answer these questions), and as part of the 'fun' of it, they tried to leave it as mysterious as possible - booking your calendar out 11.30-17.00 and saying no more than it would involve 'some walking and physical activity', which they had to clarify a bit, presumably because I wasn't the only one demanding to know if I had to spent 5.5 hours sprinting around central London (this was at the time of one of my pituitary blips, though I didn't know it; but I was both incredibly tired and incredibly anxious, so going to a 'mystery walking around outdoors' event was pressing all the wrong buttons).
I know we are office based and sedentary, so any team build / get away from it all activity is likely to involve the outdoors and moving about. It just apparently has to be competitive which makes me anxious (being a non-sporting type, I'm going to be a hinderance to any team that gets lumbered with me); and it has me on the verge of shouting about 'accessibility', which I won't actually do, because I know I'm basically looking for an excuse to get myself out of it - I really don't want to stop anyone else having fun!