... the steps were horrendous.
I wasn't the eldest, nor the most "physically challenged" in the Matan tour. So, it wouldn't have looked good for me to refuse to go up. Also, unitl I started
The steps were too small for my feet, but I managed to get up. By the time I realized how many steps there would be, too many people were behind me to back down. Yes, the view was amazing.
Going down was a challenge. I have a phobia about going down steep whatevers. I did it sideways and holding onto both walls, since I was terrified that I'd tumble down and didn't want my toes to be over the edge of the steps. As I struggled down I kept apologizing to all behind me for holding them up.
When we finally made it down, somebody thanked me for slowing the pace.
If my legs are already aching, what will I feel like tomorrow?