My desk

Over the past several years, I’ve worked  with an office in town for a little while, and then also an office at home.  This past year we made the transition to just an office at home.  After much negotiation as to where in our home for 5, we found a spot.  It just so happens to be at the top of the stairs (i.e. the landing) to the F.R.O.G. (i.e. a daughter’s room).  Remember I said negotiations earlier- now you understand.

My home office/work routine settled the early months of the year, but by the time Fall came, and a new job transition, I was spending much more time sitting each day.  I still kept the exercise routine at the Y, but sitting all the time was taking its toll.  Thus – a new idea that I read about- a treadmill desk!  I mean what better way to “work” while also “working out”.  The trick, though, was whether or not this was going to “work out”.

I researched and measured and dreamed and speculated and researched some more and then finally convinced the husband it was a good idea!  🙂  Now -we had to figure out how to make it happen!  Step 1 – find a used treadmill.  Step 2- see if it will fit at the top of the stairs (that was fun…not).  Step 3- figure out if it will really work day / day with make shift “desk” across treadmill bars.  Step 4 – find a huge monitor to help out.  Step 5 – husband makes new “desk” to fit on top of treadmill and my new desk is born!!


I am so excited to be using it.  It has taken some adjustment, and I’ve learned that no matter how slow you are walking, always stop the treadmill when getting off.  🙂  The first week I had it, I walked a marathon.  Pretty cool, huh.

I’d be happy to share with you how we made it all happen for less than the cost of most desk chairs!  ha!!