rearranging

I’ve been sitting too much–novel, lecture, mfa, Contrary, Hunger Mountain, facebook, email, bills, purchases, photos… I noticed that my running injury from last December got worse, not when I ran but, when I sat for 10 hours.

I’d been looking online (sitting) for one of those mobile computer stands that doctors use but wasn’t persuaded that was exactly right. Then about a month ago Robin Oliveira posted a photo on FB of her new TreadDesk. And I knew immediately that was the solution. I called, and Jerry helped me choose the right desk.

I am, at this very moment, walking on a treadmill as I type.

As a child, I was fired by two different piano teachers–I could never get the hang of each hand doing something different.

But I can walk and type and I love it.

In order to move the desk into my study, I had to slide baby towers of books spawned from my bookshelf tower and haul a bunch of other stuff–including my old desk–out of my study. I took advantage of the opportunity to clean shelves and windowsills, to blow away dust from journals and books, to go through stacks, and weed. I was a little surprised to see what was still on some of my shelves.

This desk is bigger than my old desk and without drawers so I’m having to do some rearranging. All around me chaos reigns. Photos of the desk coming as soon as everything finds a place.

8 thoughts on “rearranging

  1. I got one of those recumbrant bikes so I can sit back and pedal as I read. I knew upon its purchase that this would be the one. The one piece of exercise equipment I would not let sit and be a place to hang clothes on. Guess what? It wasn’t the one. Though I still use it. About 3 times a year. I can’t wait to see your new contraption. It sounds very exciting and I’m getting that spark again that it might just be “the one” for me.

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  2. What a funny concept but if it works, great! I like my walks in nature with a dog and my thoughts. Still, this sounds like a terrific idea for those stuck inside. Can you organize and clean my office next?

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  3. That part is easier than it seems. The surprising part to me is how hard my abs are having to work to support my back–totally not used to standing so much of the day.

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