Welcome to the 6th floor.
Today’s contributors are: Ann, Tabitha, Frank.
“Ugh!” Tabitha says. “I’ve been so lax with weight loss and exercise.”
“Wasn’t it your New Years Resolution to lose weight?” Ann asks.
“Now it’s my October resolution.” Tabitha says.
“Maybe I should resolve that..I’ve been meaning to introduce a little more activity into my lifestyle.” Frank says from the couch.
“You mean taking a break from poker on the couch to get a beer from the fridge isn’t active?” Ann jibes.
“Hey now! Weren’t you just saying yesterday you wanted to be a little healthier? Especially before the holidays?” Frank replies.
“I always look back at holiday pictures of me and cringe. Not this year.” Tabitha says, adamantly.
“Let’s at least go for a walk.” Ann says.
“I could get behind a walk.” Tabitha says.
“Uptown or downtown?” Frank asks.
“It’s not like we live in San Francisco where one way is uphill..what does it matter?” Ann says.
“We still have to choose whether we turn left or right at the corner.” Frank says.
“We’ll exit the building, turn right, then turn left and go downtown. Acceptable?” Tabitha says, grabbing her coat.
They exit the building and start walking west.
“How many blocks are we doing?” Frank asks, as they reach the corner. “I’m already kinda tired.”
“Well, what’s the formula..10 blocks is a mile?” Ann asks.
“No. That can’t be right, seems too short..20?” Tabitha asks, as they head south.
“20 is the number I’ve heard. So..we’ll do 15 and turn around?” Frank asks.
“A mile and a half? I guess that’s okay.” Ann says.
“We don’t need to turn around. We’ll turn left and head back up the next avenue. Change of scenery.” Tabitha says.
“It’s cold out today.” Ann says, nothing the wind blowing some papers across the street.
“Yeah. Glad I brought my jacket.” Tabitha replies.
“Oooh, street cart. Let’s get a pretzel.” Frank says, reaching for his wallet.
“No!” Tabitha says, grabbing Frank’s hand and pulling him along. “That defeats the purpose of exercise.”
“Oh fine.’ Frank says.