Each trip from the truck to the third-floor addition left me winded but I would recover on the way back down to the truck. This is a lot like how I used to ski. I would go from top to bottom and be out-of-breath by the time I got on the chair lift, but by the end of the ride I would be fully recovered.
- Today, there were 32 runs up the steps with a load of flooring--three more trips with underlayment, but it was light, even taking two rolls at a time. The most ski runs I ever did in a day was 25 top-to-bottom runs on the last day I was at Sun Valley. 3,000 vertical feet each run.
- One trip up 33 steps with a 50 LB load is quicker (about one minute) and less strenuous than skiing down Baldy (about 5 minutes). It only took an hour to haul the wood, but it took me all day to get in all of that skiing. In fairness, the 9 minute chairlift ride was probably the most limiting factor to the number of runs I could get in, though I was very tired by the end of the day.
- Obviously, the skiing was more fun.
- Moving the flooring was more useful than skiing.