YOU GUYS I AM SO EXCITED!
I’m actually WALKING while I write this post. I built my own treadmill desk!
Okay so I found that treadmill desk online that cost almost $50, but I was certain I could come up with a way to make one myself. My dad isn’t a big “build-things” guy, so we don’t have many tools or scrap wood lying around, but I started searching the basement for random stuff I could use.
No luck for a few days. But I was determined.
So today when I opened the closet to put my coat away, I noticed this old storage riser thing we’ve had in there since I can remember. We had old bags sitting on top of it and it was definitely not necessary. But for some reason when I saw it today I thought “that will fit over the top of the treadmill!”
Even better, it has this ledge at on end that keeps my laptop from sliding off.
So I found some bungee cords in the garage and took my supplies upstairs to see. The treadmill is in my parents bedroom and gets used pretty much never. I think it’s going on 15 years old, so I won’t run on it, but for some easy walking it’s fine.
It’s like this little storage stand was built for it. It fit perfectly over the top, just inside the handles. I used the bungee cords to secure it on and then tried it out.
It’s a little bit low, so typing isn’t the most comfortable. But at least it keeps my shoulders down instead of tensed up in a stress ball like they usually are. And I have to be careful not to push too hard on it or it will flip.
I haven’t walked faster than 2mph. This isn’t meant for vigorous exercise, just so I don’t sit for 10 hours in a row. I definitely won’t use it all the time – I need to be sitting comfortably and have access to pen and paper when I’m doing important work – but I can totally see myself walking while reading blogs or checking email a few times a week.
I am so proud. It’s so ugly and not even cool, but I am so proud.