exercise today?" (Breathing slightly labored by coming up the stairs
from the 8th floor.) (We are on the 10th.)
I said, "I came up the stairs this morning, but I haven't done
anything since." (Not entirely true, I did one flight on morning
break, but only one flight.)
"Oh, up from 8?"
"No, coming in. Of course it nearly killed me."
She was impressed. If she heard me huffing and puffing, stopping to
rest by the window every other floor, she would be less so!
It is only the third time in 4 months that I have walked all the way up.