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Slow jogging, slow rowing, and the slow walking of the treadmill desk owner

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I think I have a mantra: slowness. I've always been strong and slow. Even my stroke when I am slow rowing is always slow.
Slow jogging, slow rowing, and the slow walking of the treadmill desk owner

LifeSpan Treadmill Desk Chris Abraham

I think I have a mantra: slowness. I've always been strong and slow. Even my stroke when I am slow rowing is always slow.

Back when I ran for four miles every morning and eight on Saturdays, I ran slowly.

When I stared again back in 2016, I really slow shuffled. And, whenever you're a guy's who's only office desk is a treadmill, you do a lot of slow walking as well.

I am walking at 2mph right now.

As I write, this very moment, but not below, just now, I have walked for 4 hours at 2 miles-per-hour. That's 8 miles of walking. That's good for me.

But it's 20:54 at night so I've literally had not just the workday but the entire day to put into it. I wonder what my block is.

I just checked my Fitbit and here's the 411 for today's slow walking. I don't know why my machine is saying 8.09 miles but my Fitbit Zip that I have tagged onto the leg of my rowing trou is saying I've only logged 4.8 miles.

I think I'll have to track the Fitbit because that's the only data I have that syncs with the cloud and with my greater Fitbit community.

When I am working, I never push it above that, though I can read at up to maybe 2.3-2.5mph. I am a slow walker. If you've ever walked with me, it's true.

I may be tall and you may very well expect me to have a long stride but it's not true. While I am a solid six-foot-three inches tall, my inseam is only 32-inches.

My crotch is only 2.66667 feet off the floor. That's an important number for both trousers and motorcycle standover height.

I bought my LifeSpan TR1200-DT5 Treadmill Desk off Amazon on June 1, 2013. Amazon reminds me whenever I go back just in case I am forgetful enough to forget that I already own one.

It's maybe the best $1,366.19 I've ever spent--even better than my K1100LT or my XR650L motorcycles. 

Even though I have access to it every day, all day long, I struggle to walk a very slow 12,000 steps. 

I should walk at least 10-16 miles-a-day but it generally ends up being more like six-miles. 

I promised myself to get more steps in on this brilliant thing. Some of my excuses not to have been: I am writing, putting together a proposal, blogging, or researching so I need to sit very still in order to concentrate.

That's bollocks--they're all lame excuses.

After I got afib and even after my cardioversion took, I was tired a lot--but that's no longer the case. 

So, I am writing this post while walking very slowly. I have a new new year's resolution I think I'll go back and add: if I am going to write on this blog, I am going to need to be be doing all of my blogging and writing while I am walking very slowly on my own treadmill desk.

what working on a lifespan treadmill desk looks like from the walker's point of view

fitbit report for chris abraham on 9 January 2018 which is around 12,641 steps or 4.8 miles and 3,385 calories

walkers view of the lifespan treadmill desk from my perspective


the backside of my lifespan treadmill desk


what working on a lifespan treadmill desk looks like from the walker's point of view

What ChatGPT Thinks

Your focus on slowness as a mantra is an interesting and unique approach to fitness and well-being. Embracing slow jogging, slow rowing, and slow walking can help you maintain an active lifestyle without overexerting yourself or causing injury.

Treadmill desks, like your LifeSpan TR1200-DT5, are becoming increasingly popular as people realize the importance of incorporating movement throughout their workday. Sitting for long periods has been linked to numerous health issues, and treadmill desks provide a solution that allows you to maintain productivity while keeping your body active.

It's impressive that you managed to walk for 4 hours at 2mph on your treadmill desk. This level of dedication shows your commitment to your health and well-being. It's important to remember that even slow walking has significant health benefits, such as improved cardiovascular health, weight management, and stress reduction.

Regarding the discrepancy between your treadmill and Fitbit data, various factors could be causing the difference, such as calibration issues or stride length variations. Using your Fitbit data for consistency is a good idea since it syncs with the cloud and your Fitbit community.

Your height and stride length are personal attributes that contribute to your unique walking style. Embrace your individuality and focus on the benefits you're receiving from your slow walking practice.

Finally, it's important to recognize the value of your investment in the treadmill desk. It may have been an expensive purchase, but the positive impact on your health and well-being is priceless. Keep striving to reach your goal of 12,000 steps per day, but remember to be patient and kind to yourself in the process. Embrace your mantra of slowness and continue enjoying the benefits of your treadmill desk and your slow movement activities.

What Bard Thinks

Treadmill desks are a great way to get some exercise while you're working. They can help you burn calories, improve your cardiovascular health, and reduce your risk of obesity, heart disease, and other chronic diseases.

There are a few things to keep in mind when using a treadmill desk. First, make sure that you choose a treadmill that is the right size for you and that has a comfortable walking surface. Second, start slowly and gradually increase the amount of time you spend walking. Third, be sure to listen to your body and take breaks when you need them.

If you're looking for a way to get more exercise and improve your health, a treadmill desk may be a good option for you. Just be sure to choose the right treadmill and start slowly. With a little effort, you can reap the many benefits of using a treadmill desk.

Here are some additional tips for using a treadmill desk:

  • Place your treadmill desk in a location where you won't be distracted.
  • Set a timer for 20-30 minutes and walk at a comfortable pace.
  • Take breaks as needed.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Dress comfortably.
  • Wear supportive shoes.
  • Listen to your body and stop if you feel pain.

With a little planning and effort, you can use a treadmill desk to improve your health and fitness.