I’m just finishing up my 2nd day of working while walking on the treadmill desk.
Day 2 Treadmill Desk Stats
- 1.5 mph (this is a very comfortable pace for me to walk, type, and think all at the same time.)
- 2.97 miles covered
- 1% grade added for resistance
- 120 minutes
- 500 calories burned (calculated here: Walking Calorie Burn Calculator. Treadmill calculated 368 cals, so that’s pretty close!)
After my first day on the treadmill desk, I didn’t return to it for the following two days due to laziness, actually. But I’m aiming for 5 out of 5 days this work week, and will take the weekend off. I have to say – this really helps me get my calorie burn in for the day w/o taking up any additional “mom time” from the kids/family. That is a really hard thing to balance.
It’d be fun to develop a little widget for the blog so I could keep a running list of the stats there. Maybe I’ll look into that when I have time to think about all the styling needs this blog has. So. Yeah, that’s probably NOT going to happen.
Fun News: A New to Me Treadmill!!
In fun news: John picked up a 2nd treadmill for me that is much quieter. We’re going to be setting up that treadmill in the office and then we’ll leave this treadmill in the garage for running. (The kids like to run on it.) Thank you city-wide bulk trash clean up weekend! There was a 100% working – almost new – treadmill sitting at the “dump” site. John was over there this morning disposing of some things, plugged the treadmill in and it worked great so YAY!! A free treadmill!! (Which is actually the newer model of the exact same treadmill I’m using now – so that’s double-y awesome!)
NOT So Fun News: Trochanteric Bursitis
In not fun news, I’m dealing with Trochanteric Bursitis, developed from sitting in a chair, with my legs crossed under me, for 40+ hrs/week for the last 2 yrs. I don’t know why I’m always prone to injury, but it seem to be just how it goes with me. I’m using the treadmill desk instead of the sitting desk in an effort to 1) change work positions and get the weight off my hip and 2) move and thus increase blood flow so that when I stretch the hip out after walking it’s super warmed up and loose. I’ve also switched my desk chair to something that makes it impossible to cross my legs while sitting. Much to my chagrin.
Of course you want to know what helps my hip the most?!?
Correctly aligning my spine while sitting and/or walking, using my abdominal wall to lengthen my lumbar and lift my weight up out of my pelvis. Also known as: everything I teach my beginning ballet students!
But, thankfully (via Twitter) I found out my friend, Shawn, had the same problem last year and he shared with me exactly the stretching information I need for helping to get things settled down. Body is just out of balance. Between walking, stretching, icing and inflammatory meds I should have this feeling better soon. If not, I guess I’ll go see the Dr. in a week or two, but I honestly don’t think they’ll be able to do anything for it except refer to Orthopedics and get pressured to take a steroid shot – which I’ll refuse to do.
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