I considered finding a cheap treadmill off of Craigslist and fashioning a desk for it but decided to take a look at the popular LifeSpan treadmill desks. I ended up really liking the TR1200-DT model because it seems to be the toughest and I don’t see myself as using it more than 6-hours/day or needing an electric motor to adjust the height of the desk: set it and forget it.
I did a little digging and found a single refurbished like-new TR1200-DT on Amazon’s Warehouse Deals site. So, a hundred dollars or so off, no tax, and free shipping under my Amazon Prime membership — I went for it.
I rationalized it in five reasons: sedentary no more, for one; I aspire to do the Appalachian Trail at some point so I will need to be able to walk all day long even if it’s slowly; calories are calories are calories; because I would have paid for an Aeron Chair and a nice desk anyway, so that would have been expensive too; finally, if I want to run, I can run outside or on the commercial treadmills in the building’s gym or at XSport Fitness down the street.
I will surely report on my experiences as not only someone who walks while he works but also someone who will have a de facto standing desk as well.
Wish me luck.