The Walking Desk Blog

By Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am — Filed under:

V is a freelance architect who wanted to have a healthier life. She saw the treadputer ideas and decided to try it on her own. Documenting her journey (and the cost) she has started her own weblog about the process.

She found a used treadmill on Craigslist for $200 and her bulky CRT monitor didn’t work on the shelving, so she has purchased a LCD monitor for only $119. That and a little shelving and she is ready to walk and work.

She has used a monitor splitter so she can work at a desk (work top) if she needs to or work on the treadmill.

Treadputer Office Plan

V talks about some of the logistics of walking while working:

“The other thing I’ve noticed is, when I get focused on something, I tend to forget to walk. It’s a good thing this machine has one of those thingies that hooks to your clothes and will pull out and turn off the machine if you get too far away from the console.”

I’m interested to see if she is able to draft while walking. Drafting takes a certain precision when using the mouse, so learning to do that while keeping active will be a challenge. If you are considering setting up a treadputer workstation, keep reading her weblog to see how she is able to handle the logistics of working while walking.

Update 08-18-06 12:12 am: Sadly, it looks like V has deleted her weblog.


4 Responses to “The Walking Desk Blog”

  1. www.iportion.com Says:

    thank you this seems so cool I’d love something like that.

  2. www.iportion.com Says:

    IS there a link to her blog

  3. Jay Buster Says:

    Hello from atop my Treadmill,

    I have an educational blog devoted entirely to the “Walking Desk”. Take a look and let me know what you think. Don’t miss the movies and slideshows!

    Heres the URL: http://walking-desk.blogspot.com

    Thanks, Jay Buster, Editor Walking Desk

  4. Jennifer Says:

    Greetings from the kyTrainer – a walking desk made available to me by the company I work for kybun in Switzerland. A new development among many from the inventor of the mbt “masai” shoe. All our information is still in German at the moment because we have just started marketing our products with focus on our immediate German-speaking market in Europe.

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