If there’s one thing my college is known for, it’s the stairs. The campus is on a hill, so instead of students biking, skateboarding, or taking a shuttle to class we trudge up up up and then down down down.
People joke that they never have to go to the gym; climbing the stairs to class is their workout. And they’re not exaggerating–just getting around campus is exhausting.
After being on crutches for two weeks, I was hyperaware of the number of stairs I take on a daily basis. Now that I can walk again, I spent a day meticulously counting the number of stairs I climbed.
503 up, 468 down. 971 stairs in one day.
Note also that my schedule differs each day: those numbers are from a fairly average Tuesday, but on longer days I probably walk up to 1500 stairs.
It’s tiring, but I deal with it. I ascend and descend all day long. After all, the journey of a thousand stairs begins with a single step.
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