I was curious, so I counted the number of steps that I climbed between my car and my desk this morning. And just to be clear: not ledges, curbs or bumps… actual staircase-steps. Y’know, like climbing up into the train platform, ascending back out of the LRT tunnels, changing floors between buildings as I walked to my office… that sort of thing. The final tally: 170 steps. 170 repetitions of lifting my foot the standard seven and a bit inches and planting it on the next tread. And that’s approximately what I’m climbing every morning… only mornings. Not counting the rest of the day. Now, if we can agree that your average flight of stairs is approximately 10 to 12 steps then some simple math tells me that I’m climbing something like 14 to 17 flights of stairs every morning before work. I only mention it because I’m kinda wondering something: I mean, y’know all that running? Is that’s what’s kept me in shape or is it the daily stair climbing?