My wife's first real hiking with me, in 1995 - when she was not my wife yet but my girlfriend. This was her ever been highest hiking performance: 1250 m elevation gain (plus return) within the same day. We started from the tiny hamlet Sanico (330 m a.s.l.) and returned to the same place. At return we purchased some infected (salmonella?) ice-cream in a grocery of the village. We were extremely ill in the enxt days.
"So I was sitting in my cubicle today, and I realized, ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. So that means that every single day that you see me, that's on the worst day of my life."
--Peter Gibbons (Office Space)