As I may have mentioned(whined about repeatedly), my varicose veins have consigned me to the treadmill this winter– no running, no weights, no cycling, no swimming– just good old fashioned walking. So I’ve dedicated an hour every morning in the basement as I read Shannon Hale novels or watch “24” dvds. I’ve found that I can’t read anything over an 8th grade level while walking fast: my brain and body don’t work at the same time.
But my devotion to the human conveyor belt and egg white omelets haven’t been enough– I’ve put on 10 pounds of squishy chub.
Enter the treaddesk. You can read all about them here or here. We weren’t about to pay $2000 for a fitness experiment so Erik bought an old treadmill through the classifieds, $60 worth of lumber and we’re in business.
A reading/TV workout is about 4 mph but the treaddesk is all about super-slow walking: 1-2 mph(ya know, so your brain can work too). I’ve been using it for about 10 days now and am amazed at how comfortable and easy it is to walk while you work. The developers of the treaddesk swear every office will be filled with walking workstations in the next decade– I guess it’s either that or the Axiom.
Yes, it’s sitting right out in the open so everyone asks about it. We’re going to paint it and make other improvements but it’s a work in progress.
Oh, did you want to see that photo on the computer screen?
Maybe a few more? Twist my arm.
and if your name is Eden you simply have to stop by the greenhouse on your first day home.