Monday, December 31, 2012

What Craigslist gave me for Christmas

The holidays, what with their departures from schedules and late nights of mulled wine and gingerbread, aren't always the most productive time for regular work, but they can be great for other projects.

For about a year, I've wanted to put together a treadmill desk, but I hadn't (yet) felt like hacking it together myself, and the desks made specifically for the purpose tend to be expensive. Great was my delight when I checked Craigslist and found a TrekDesk for a fraction of its original price. Cheap treadmills also abound.

Now, two pickup truck expeditions and many Lysol wipes later, I have turned the fruits of other people's garages into a new workstation.

I've only been using this setup a few days, and I can already tell you that it is awesome. A walking desk is great for someone like me because:

  • I tend to pace while talking on the phone.
  • I sometimes pace while having a conversation face-to-face, provided there is a kitchen island to orbit.
  • I have often wished it were possible to pace while writing.
  • The two o'clock lull hits me with a vengeance.

May you find something that excites and energizes you in the new year.

*Note: TrekDesk did not compensate me in any way for this article. Nor did Lysol, for that matter. If I had found Steve-O's homemade OSB masterpiece on Craigslist and the price was right, I would just as likely be writing about that.

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