Months ago, I was very inspired by a blog post I read from the Unknown Cystic. Â If you don’t know him, I highly recommend that you check out his blog. Â I’m not sure how he did this with a bag over his head, but he built a treadmill desk, and proceeded to log miles and miles each day as he toiled at his at home job. Â This little nugget percolated through my brain over the summer, as I tried to figure out how to do something similar.
Then, the back thing happened, and suddenly it hurt to sit down for long periods of time. Â So a percolating idea became much more urgent. Â As I have the carpentry skills of a basset hound, and not a tool more complex than a phillips screw driver (which one is that?), I went the pathetically lazy route and bought the damn thing–other than the treadmill, which I had. Â If you read Unknown Cystic’s articles, you will see how he did it and be much more impressed.
Here’s all I had to do:
1) Convince my teenage sons to bring the treadmill inside for me. Â This was not as easy as you might think, but eventually they caved and proved that they were much stronger than their mother.
2) Order a TrekDesk on Amazon. Â Ching.
3) Drag the 80 pound box through your house to office. Â This is not recommended if you have a herniated disk, but boys were unavailable.
4) Assemble desk. Â This is supposed to be easy, and I guess since I was able to do it, it must be.
5) Lift desk up and over treadmill–again, not recommended with disk herniation.
6) Start walking. Â Get a FitBit or something like it, and try to create a new record every day.
7) Say goodbye to back pain and hello to foot and leg fatigue (but this gets better)