Why I Built A Treadmill Desk

One day at work, in a marathon day of sitting at my computer, I realized that sitting at my computer was slowly killing me.  I can’t tell you how many articles I have read in the last year that talk about the dangers of sitting for long stretches of time at work.  So I decided to do something about it…I built a treadmill desk in my office.

My treadmill desk setup when it was first completed.

My treadmill desk setup when it was first completed.

I felt oddly embarrassed to tell anyone I was thinking about putting together such a strange concoction of exercise equipment and high-end Apple hardware.  I ran the idea by my wife since I would be spending our money on this experiment.  She was supportive, as she is of most of my ideas, especially the ones that will keep me healthy.  A few others who I told about my plan had quizzical expressions on their face but were generally supportive.

I watched Craigslist (CL) for a while and kept missing out on treadmills that were cheap and nearby.  Who knew that so many people wanted a large piece of equipment that often becomes a clothes rack???  Eventually I landed a $75 entry-level unit on Saturday.  Sunday afternoon I ran to Lowe’s to grab adjustable shelving and some lumber so I could get to work.  With no one at the church office that afternoon, I was able to quickly and quietly build the desk that I had envisioned in my head.

Monday was my first day to get on and give it a solid work experience.  I found 1.2mph to be my ideal speed for strolling while still being able to maintain control of my hands for typing and clicking.  Working at a treadmill desk is not about working up a sweat or getting the pulse rate up, its about not sitting.  I quickly discovered that my keyboard and mouse were at the wrong height.  I had simply laid a 4′ board across the treadmill handrails which put the input devices too low and at a weird angle.  After just an hour or so my right wrist was hurting…and I’m not the type to hurt too easily.

A closer look at my work surface and shelving.

A closer look at my work surface and shelving.

Monday was also the day that my grand experiment was discovered.  I am a youth and family minister for a church that I have a wonderful relationship with.  My office is on the other side of the building from all of the other offices, so other staff members have to make a special effort to come down my way.  Once the new addition to my office was discovered I was “on display.”  Everyone approved and a few even tried it out.  Several posts I had read about treadmill desks warned that you would spend the first week feeling like people were watching you, because they are.

Tuesday I added a bit of height to the board that holds the keyboard and mouse by adding a strip of wood under the front edge.  It helped but was not enough.  Tuesdays are a heavy computer use day for me, so I wound up finding a 6″ tall box that was big enough and sturdy enough to work on.  The box sitting on my existing platform provided the perfect height for my keyboard and mouse.  That night I built a 24″ wide, 6″ tall platform to add onto my setup.  I even tried my hand at a router for the first time to round off the edge of the board where my wrists would be resting.  (I still have all my fingers!)

Wednesday I tacked the new addition into place and had found the perfect fit for me.  A perfect fit that allowed my hands and wrists to be in the correct position.  The adjustable shelves on the wall allowed me to raise the Macbook Pro and second monitor to eye level.  I was now standing up straight, walking and working.  (I have also managed to chew gum while doing all this 🙂  The new setup also provided lots of space for any papers I might be working with or books I am using.

I am loving this new style of working!  I have found out that I don’t work at my computer near as much as I thought I did, but every week seems to vary in my line of work.  I average 15-20 miles of walking and working each week.  I find that I jump right into my work in the mornings and get through tasks in a quicker manner than I used to.  I haven’t had any problems with the afternoon lull that often follows lunch.  I can read an amazing amount of text without getting drowsy like I sometimes do when I’m sitting.  I feel more creative and have had ideas popping into my head all week.  When I leave for the day my legs feel a bit tired but my body feels energized.  I have been able to accomplish a lot more at home after work and feel I am generally in a better mood when I get home…even if traffic is horrendous.  And my wife is very proud of me 🙂

Good shoes are a must.  I usually go to work in a pair of Merrell Olmec shoes that have Vibram souls.  They are pretty expensive but are the best shoes I have ever worn.  Having a secondary work surface is also a must.  I still have my big desk and can unplug the laptop and head over there to work if I need to, but I haven’t done that yet.  I am blessed with a supportive church that allows me the flexibility to work in whatever manner I am most productive.  When I am at home working, I miss my treadmill desk.

Treadmill desks that are manufactured start at around $350 for a desk and then you have to buy your own treadmill.  Treadmills with a built-in desk start at around $900 and the most popular one is around $1400.  I spent $75 on the treadmill and $65 on wood, shelving brackets, and wall anchors.  I am very pleased with my investment.

What do you think?  Could you ever picture yourself strolling and working?  Do you have any questions about what it is like to use a treadmill desk?  I’d be interested to hear your questions or comments.

One happy dude on his homemade treadmill desk.

One happy dude on his homemade treadmill desk.

A Year of Walking and Working: DIY Treadmill Desk Update

I’ll be honest, I haven’t found too many updates online about the success that people have with walking and working.  I know there are a lot of people who are looking at this site right now because they are looking for fitness solutions for the new year.  I have been walking and working for a year on my DIY treadmill desk and I LOVE IT!  Here are some common questions I get along with my responses…

ikea treadmill deskDo you walk and work every day, all day?  Nope.  There are some days where the demands of being a Dad just have me too worn out to focus while strolling, clicking and typing.  But 90% of my work days I am on the treadmill desk for at least a portion of the day.  On average I have walked and worked 4 miles a day for every work day of 2013.  That would put me at roughly 1,000 miles of walking and working on my simple desk that I cobbled together from Home Depot parts and a Craigslist treadmill.  It is my personal opinion that too much of any activity can not be good for the body, so I still take breaks and stand, sit on a stool at my treadmill desk, or retreat to my traditional desk and chair.

Have you ever hurt from walking and working?  Not really.  The only mistake I made in my first year of walking and working was not replacing my shoes in a timely manner.  I LOVE the Merrell Olmec shoe and I simply wore my last pair too long.  I had some foot fatigue from walking in non-supportive shoes but this was my fault for not replacing my shoes soon enough, even though it was obvious they were worn out.  I have a simple stretching routine that I like to do in the morning and before bed so this probably helps too.

Is it hard to work on a computer while walking? For me it is just like sitting at a desk.  The first day it felt weird.  I made some adjustments to my working platform, getting it to the proper height and angle for me.  I can now type all day and feel no wrist fatigue.  I can use my Apple Magic Mouse with no issue at all.  I’m not running a marathon on this thing.  I started at 1.0mph and have slowly worked my way up to a 1.5 or 1.6mph working pace.  It is a casual stroll.

Have you lost weight after a year of walking and working?  Nope.  I walk at a pace around 1.5mph and an incline of 2.0.  This is a casual stroll.  It doesn’t help that I have been eating like a pig for most of 2013…this has nothing to do with my treadmill desk.  I will note that even though I have been over-eating and drinking way too much Dr. Pepper I have not put on a single pound in the last year either.  I have found it a lot easier to run and play with my young children since I don’t spend all day slowly killing myself in an office chair.

What do you think of the commercial treadmill desks?  I think they are AWESOME!  If one of the manufacturers wanted to give me one to try and compare with my DIY treadmill desk I would gladly accept it and give my honest opinion.  But I don’t have $1,500 to shell out on a treadmill desk.  Apparently one of the major manufacturers is aware of my little site.  A reader sent me some comments a rep from the company made about the durability of my DIY treadmill desk.  My $75 Craigslist treadmill is still going strong (knock on wood).  I could buy a $75 Craigslist every year for 20 years before I spend the $1,500 that the average commercial treadmill desk costs.

What is the biggest tip you have for someone considering the transition to a walk and work lifestyle?  I don’t know if there is a single tip.  Drink LOTS of water.  I usually guzzle through 60-80oz of water during my workday now that I walk and work.  Wear good shoes!  And if possible, try out walking and working before you make a major investment.  Perhaps you can cobble together a simple standing desk in your office to help you try it out.  Or if you’re in the DFW area you’re welcome to come try my DIY solution.  If you’re in the Bellevue, WA area you should drop by the retail store of WorkWhileWalking.com to check out the desk selection they have.

I hope that answers a lot of questions and gives everyone a pretty good DIY treadmill desk update.  Thanks to everyone who stops by to check out this site and I hope you find the healthy working solution for your specific circumstance!

Pedal Power: Energy Generating Workstation

I embrace creative ideas for active and productive workstations.  Every since I started walking and working on my DIY treadmill desk, people have jokingly asked when I would start generating the power for my computer with my walking.  Well, I haven’t conquered that idea yet but some creative guys in upstate New York have come up with a way to harness pedal power.  Specifically they have created the “Big Rig” and the “Pedal Genny.”

pedal power big rigI first read about the concept on Mashable.  The Pedal Power website contains a great video demonstrating different applications of the product and much more information about the design and implementation.  The concept is to use pedal power with an array of tools for various applications.  The video shows an adult male powering a laptop and a cell phone with a potential 100W of pedal power.  Other applications included an air compressor, water pump, grain mill, hydraulic log splitter, and even a pretty crazy looking blender.

I won’t be switching over to a pedal-based workstation anytime soon but I love the work these guys are doing.  People are filled with amazing and creative solutions and ideas.  You can check out the Pedal Power website here.

Healthy Working Doesn’t Have To Be Expensive

The movement for an active working environment is gaining momentum.  Walking and standing while working is being embraced by Fortune 500 companies, television networks, and legal firms.  Even small churches like the one I work for are supportive of an active working environment.

The incredible Stir Kinetic standing desk.  Image courtesy StirWorks.com

The incredible Stir Kinetic standing desk. Image courtesy StirWorks.com

With the explosion in consumer interest comes an explosion in commercial interest.  My blog friend AB who writes AspiringBlogger.com recently sent me this article from BusinessInsider.com about a new high-tech standing desk.  This beautiful desk has a thermal sensor that recognizes when you are at your desk and starts recording various health data about your work habits.  The desk can transition from a sitting desk to a standing desk with a simple tap on the touchscreen control panel.  The Stir Kinetic Standing Desk is a beautiful piece of minimalistic design and clean lines.  It also costs $4,000.

The Stir Kinetic desk is designed for professional work environments where aesthetics are critical.  My DIY treadmill desk would not work in a professional, open office setting.  My online friends up in Seattle are the first adventuresome entrepreneurs to open a store where consumers can get ‘feet and and hands on’ with a walking or standing desk.  WorkWhileWalking.com has a great website full of helpful information for those who work and walk.  Their Seattle storefront is also a great help in breaking down the corporate barrier for active work stations.

An updated photo of my DIY treadmill desk from 10/21/13.  This is how it looks on the average work day.

An updated photo of my DIY treadmill desk from 10/21/13. This is how it looks on the average work day.

I appreciate companies that are making polished, workplace friendly desks for walking and standing.  I also appreciate the DIY enthusiast who is interested in building a DIY treadmill desk for their home or casual working environment.  As Jay Yarrow points out, sitting at work is committing a form of long-term suicide.

I have been using my DIY treadmill desk for almost a year now.  I have been tweaking and polishing my design over that time to make a one-of-a-kind workstation that is custom made for me.  The final product is a good looking and functional workspace that has cost less than $200 total.  It is still a work in progress, but after 500 miles of walking and working I have found it to be a great tool to  boost my energy, productivity, and health.  Just remember, healthy working doesn’t have to be expensive.

Merrell Olmec: The Right Shoe For The Job

I have been walking and working for almost a year now.  A big part of my success on my DIY treadmill desk has been wearing the right shoes.  Specifically for me that is the Merrell Olmec slip-on shoe.  These shoes have been a key component of my success!

My well-worn pair of Merrell Olmec shoes (foreground) and the brand new pair.

My well-worn pair of Merrell Olmec shoes (foreground) and the brand new pair.

I bought my first pair of Merrell Olmec slip-on shoes after reading some great reviews about them online.  I had been wearing a pair of similar shoes that were made by Born but they would wear out very quickly leading to some very painful and long days on my feet.  I purchased my Olmecs in August 2012 shortly before a mission trip to the island of Dominica.  I walked miles and miles on that beautiful island on that trip.  Shortly after I returned home I built my DIY treadmill desk and have walked hundreds of miles in my Merrell shoes.

A few weeks ago I started experiencing some pain in my lower back in the SI joint.  It wasn’t unusual to come home with twinges of pain all throughout the night.  I was afraid my time and high mileage on the DIY treadmill desk was starting to catch up with me.  I started back on some core strengthening exercises and did some stretching throughout the day.  This helped some but the troubles still persisted.

One day at home our 6 year-old daughter pointed out how worn out the inside of my shoes looked.  I hadn’t really thought about how old my shoes were and how many hundreds of miles the Vibram soles had on them.  They were over a year old!  Right that moment I logged onto Amazon and had a new pair shipped to the house.  The new shoes arrived the next day and there was a world of difference in the way they felt.  I had simply worn out the support system of these wonderful shoes.

Walking and running shoes must be replaced often.  An article about the subject on About.com suggests that walking and running shoes should be replaced every 500 miles.  I followed this strategy when I was running marathons and avoided any serious injuries or long-term effects.  It should have been obvious to me that I needed to follow the same guidance for my walking and working shoes.  WorkWhileWalking.com, the go-to site for treadmill desk information, has a great article about the importance of quality footwear and some tips/suggestions for reducing fatigue and pain.

A closer look.  New shoe on top.

A closer look. New shoe on top.

I have been in my new pair of Merrell Olmec shoes for two weeks now and any SI joint pain that I was experiencing has completely disappeared.  In fact, it was gone after just one day.  Just this week I walked and worked 9.62 miles in one day.  (Note: Walking and working is not about speed or distance.  I just had a really long day at the computer.)  I have set a reminder in my iPhone calendar six months from now to check my shoes.  I am also using DailyMile.com to track my walking and working, so this could be useful in keeping track of mileage.  If I wanted to get really hardcore I could just set up a ‘subscription’ on Amazon for my Merrell Olmec shoes and have a new pair automatically shipped to my house every six months.

Why do I like the Merrell Olmec shoe?  The biggest selling point for me was the Vibram sole.  I have always heard good things about Vibram and I have to admit there is something very amazing about it.  The sole is not ‘cushy’ like a pair of running shoes.  It is supportive while providing a certain amount of firmness.  The leather topside is very durable, which is good since I am not gentle with my shoes.  During my time on the Appalachian Trail, many fellow hikers loved their Merrell boots.  I can wear jeans to work so the Olmecs were a perfect fit for my work attire.  I also wear them with khakis and they look great.  For my money…feels great, durable, and looks great are a winning combination.

The Sedentary Work Day: Recent Posts

Greetings to everyone who has popped by to explore the active work day, or walking and working as most treadmill desk users refer to it.  As I write this brief update it is 10:00am and I am 3 miles into my work day.

My blogging friend Aspiring Blogger wrote a post titled, “Your Job Is Trying To Kill You!”  In that post AB said, “You may find this hard to believe, but after a day full of sitting, all I want to do when I get home from work is sit…and on the weekends sit some more.  So in that way – my work is literally killing me – and quicker than I previously thought!”  More and more research is coming out about the dangers of sitting all day at work and then coming home to sit some more.

I am super blessed to have an employer that smirks at my DIY treadmill desk.  Co-workers and visitors in the office often get a kick out of seeing me walking and working.  At the end of the day I can go home and feel energized enough to keep up with our two young children and help with household chores.  I think it also helps that I don’t view my job as work.  (You should check out this great post by Jon Acuff about work vs. effort – “I Don’t Work“)

I also received this email from WebMD about the benefits of walking to work instead of commuting.  While that isn’t an option for me, I would imagine walking while at work would have just as many if not more benefits.  I definitely come home with lower stress levels on a tough day.  I have also found that I consume MUCH more water while I am walking and working.  My desk days used to be fueled by Mountain Dew and Dr. Pepper.  The sedentary work day was killing me.

One disclaimer for the walk and work lifestyle.  I have a large office and have my DIY treadmill desk on one end and my traditional work station on the other end.  I have included a photo so you can see just how messy my office is.  (Believe it or not this is pretty clean for my office.)  I couldn’t imagine walking and working all day every day on the days when I am stuck to the computer.  I sometimes use a stool to sit at my treadmill desk when I need to take a break.

treadmill desk office

Cats Don’t Like Treadmill Desks

This is just for fun…  I thought this video of a cat playing with a treadmill was fun.  Sure it isn’t a treadmill desk, but everyone enjoys a good video of a cat.  Keep walking and working my friends…but stop and laugh and smile some too.

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How Not To Use A Treadmill Desk

I stumbled across this video that is the perfect summary of all misconceptions about working at a treadmill desk:

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The Fox News anchor and the producer both completely missed the point of a treadmill desk.  (Makes you wonder what else they miss.)  Who got it right?  The lawyer.  I’m guessing that Steve Bordley (the CEO of TrekDesk) was able to accurately explain the whole treadmill desk concept to anyone who was paying attention.  I’m pretty sure I can even see Mr. Bordley cringe as the Fox News anchor fires up the treadmill for a full out run.  Hopefully the average viewer could see that the lawyer fully understood what was going on.

I think the TrekDesk is an incredible product!  The TrekDesk is actually what started my path to a DIY Treadmill Desk.  It popped up on sale on Amazon over the holidays and was sold out before I could even figure out what it was.  The idea seemed brilliant, but I couldn’t afford the $479 price tag.  Especially for something I wasn’t sure would work for me.  So I built my own DIY Treadmill Desk for less than $150 and LOVE it!

How do I work at a DIY treadmill desk?  I started at 1mph and spent the day adjusting to the movement of working while I stroll.  Now I work at a pace of anywhere from 1.5mph to 2mph with a typical incline of 2.0.  (I’m writing this post at 1.5mph and a 1.5 incline.)  I built enough space onto my work platform for my wrists to comfortably rest which stabilizes my hands while I type and use the mouse.

I’m guessing TrekDesk isn’t hurting for business.  This little site of mine gets a surprising amount of search traffic everyday.  (My original post at my blog still gets a ton of daily search traffic too.)  There are a lot of people wanting to learn more about treadmill desks and I am guessing a good number of them would be interested in buying a professional looking solution like the TrekDesk.  It’s a wide open market as companies begin to explore the idea of letting employees walk and work.

Is It Better to Walk, Run or Treadmill Desk?

The health benefits of walking and running are undeniable, but which one is better for you?  This question has been the subject of a number of studies over the past few years.  The biggest of the studies is the National Runners and Walkers Health Study being conducted by Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California.  This study included 15,237 walkers and 32,215 runners.  It’s not clear how many of the walkers were pounding out miles on a treadmill desk.

walk run or treadmill deskA number of researchers have taken the data from this large study and used it to test various hypothesis about walkers and runners.  If you are wanting to lose weight, you have got to get out and run.  That is what the researchers for Medicine and Science in Sports and Medicine found in a study that was released in April 2013.  The study was aptly titled “Greater Weight Loss From Running than Walking.”  So much for the fine art of suspense among researchers.

There is great news for walkers, and that would include those of us who are walking and working on our treadmill desks.  A study published in April 2013 in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology found that walkers decreased their risk of heart disease by more than 9 percent while runners only decreased their risk by 4.5 percent.  The findings were based on running for an hour a day or walking that expended the same amount of energy.  That is a lot of running or walking for a day.  However, a walker at a treadmill desk can easily expend the same amount of energy during a typical work day.  One factor for the increased heart benefit is that people who begin walking are often more unhealthy than those who run.

Over the past year there seem to have been a ton of walking and running studies being published.  For me, the studies with the most impact were the alarming studies about the dangers of sitting all day.  This Lifehacker article provides a great overview of the various studies.  The most sobering part of the studies is the timeline given for the effects of sitting:

  • Immediately after sitting the electrical activity in your leg muscles slows down which can reduce calories burned to as low as one calorie per minute.
  • After two weeks of sitting for more than six hours a day your triglycerides, LDL cholesterol (the bad ones), and insulin resistance are all impacted.  Your body is more challenged to process fat and sugar levels are going up.  Oxygen consumption is also reduced which will make it harder to climb stairs, etc.
  • After one year of sitting for more than six hours a day the long-term effects start to subtly emerge.  These can include weight gain, high cholesterol, vision issues and in woman a 1% loss of bone mass each year.
  • In the long-term, researchers have concluded that sitting can reduce overall life expectancy by 7 years.  The risk of prostate or breast cancer also increases by 30 percent.

If you’re not a big fan of reading scientific studies you can also check out this infographic that was put together by OnlineUniversity.com and was based on data from various studies.  You should also check out this excellent article in the NY Times Well Blog by Gretchen Reynolds.

Do I still look like a crazy fool for building a DIY treadmill desk?  Maybe.  At publication I have been walking and working on my treadmill desk for six months.  Based on averages I have walked and worked at least 500 miles so far.  I haven’t had a massive weight loss but my body is noticeably leaner and I don’t huff and puff when running after my children or working in the yard. Walking and working on a treadmill desk isn’t really about weight loss, it is about getting up out of the office chair and moving.

The stress relief benefits of walking and working and creative boost are undeniable.  I am more productive at work and I am a lot more fun to be around after work too.  A few weeks ago I added this 7 minute workout routine to my day and I have already seen big benefits!  If you want to lose weight and keep it off, you need to run.  If you want to maintain and improve health, you need to walk.  If you want to live to survive your job, you need a DIY treadmill desk.   OK, that last statement was a bit extreme, but for just under $150 my DIY treadmill desk has been a great investment!  You can learn how I built mine here.


Treadmill Desk Success!

I set up DIYTreadmillDesk.com after getting tons of daily traffic over at DadisLearning.com about my treadmill desk.  There are obviously tons of people who are interested in treadmill desks.  To be specific, at time of publication Google was receiving 15,000 search queries per month about treadmill desks.  I think it is a great way to work!

walking treadmill deskI have been walking and working for 6 months now and I have 98% positive things to say about my new active work station.  I feel like ‘a million bucks’ at the end of the workday instead of feeling like a bloated, fatigued blob.  My creativity, focus and productivity have all increased.  I can’t give you a specific measure on this because I did not set a baseline measurement for productivity since the treadmill desk was built on a whim.  But I am cranking out material at a volume and quality that I have not produced in some time.

The first week I started working on the treadmill I was walking around 2 to 2.5 miles a day at a pace of about 1.3mph.  I now work at 1.5 to 1.6mph and do 3 or 4 miles on the typical day.  My best week was over 30 miles of walking and working. That kind of mileage isn’t anything new to my body.  When I was in my early 20’s I ran 4 marathons and would hike 20-25 miles a day on my thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail…and that was carrying a backpack with gear.  Alas, time and laziness have caught up and I would be doing well to run 1 mile…but I can still walk like a beast!

The only thing I have found that is bad about working on the treadmill is a nagging foot injury that flares up every now and then.  Some minor discomfort is a fair trade for the productivity I have been enjoying and the increased energy.  I think my wife really enjoys when I come home now because I’m upbeat and ready to play with the kids and help around the house…instead of needing to sit down and rest for a while. Plus I almost always come home in an overly happy mood…I might need to tone that down a bit 🙂

One happy dude on his homemade treadmill desk.

One happy dude on his homemade treadmill desk.

Some have asked…are you losing any weight?  I guess my answer would be no. I’ve noticed that I haven’t put on any weight.  I do feel ‘trimmer’ though.  My belt has tightened up a notch and clothes feel a bit more loose.  I would assume that walking while I work combined with reducing the amount of soda I drink would lead to a bit of weight loss in the coming months.  But working on a treadmill doesn’t get the heart rate into the target zone for someone my age.  I have to go slow so I can keep my hands still for typing and my head still for reading.

Speaking of reading…many have asked how challenging it is to read and write while walking.  Again, if you go slow enough you kind of forget that you are walking.  The first day was the only day I had a bit of adjustment to the rhythm of walking and reading.  It’s nothing like when I would try to read textbooks while on the elliptical machine at the gym.  At the gym I was trying to go fast enough to stay in the zone and that does not combine well with reading…at least for me.

I have mentioned to some that I don’t feel motivated to get to the gym, but I didn’t feel motivated before the treadmill desk either, so I wouldn’t count that as a problem of the treadmill desk.  I have added in some pushups to my workday.  No set number just a few pushups every now and then to change things up.  Got the idea from “The One Push-Up Challenge” which talked about small changes making a big impact.  I already have enough BHAGs (Big Hairy Audacious Goals) that I am working on. None of my co-workers have walked in on me doing push-ups, they still get a chuckle when they come down and see me walking and working but they are super supportive!

As I’ve mentioned before, good footwear is a MUST.  I love my Merrell shoes that I wear to work everyday.  Getting your keyboard, mouse and monitors at the proper height are essential too.  The first few days my keyboard and mouse were too low and I strained my wrist in just a matter of hours.  Took about 4 or 5 days for that to stop hurting.  I really enjoy the height of my monitors.  The placement makes me stand up straight when I’m walking.

Is a treadmill desk for you? I can’t say.  I am blessed to have an employer who let’s me do crazy things like this in my office.  I still have my traditional desk where I probably spend an hour or so a day doing other projects.  I couldn’t imagine having a big setup like this in my house.  If you’re in the DFW area you’d always be welcome to come by and give my setup a try!

I was feeling a bit nerdy today so I setup a camera while I was working and made this quick little video – 41 seconds to be exact:

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