So, I made a desk

This is my stand-up desk!!!!!1!Trek across japan, what a romantic journey. I mean, I think about it every night. 5 months, over two thousand kilometers, wow. To me, it’s a dream. Every day, I plan the dream, and every day it gets closer. But I have to ask myself…. How do you train for such a thing?

We all start somewhere…

In physics, acceleration is the change in velocity over time. Currently, I sit all day. I wake up, check my e-mail (sitting), go to work and teach (sitting), come home and surf the internet (sitting). If I’m going to walk such a distance, I should be doing a lot more than sitting!

So I made a desk….

Not just any desk. I made a stand-up desk out of shelving. (Three guess on what Leonardo Di Vinci, Winston Churchill, and Donald Rumsfeld had in common) I’ve read in many places the pros of owning a stand-up desk. There are many sites that guide you through the process. If you’re like me, with limited patience and the bank account of a magpie, an adjustable shelving unit should do fine.  Why is this key to my voyage across Japan? Well, we all have to start somewhere. Maybe if I stand up more, I will become more active. Maybe if I become more active, I will walk more. Maybe if I walk more, I will trek through Japan. Maybe if I trek through Japan, I will find some awesome sushi. Isn’t that what life is about?

Well, that and pizza.

5 comments

  1. Kelly and Jason

    That’s cool, Kris! Just don’t be too rough on your shoulders. Do you have an extension keyboard and/or mouse? I’d switch off and on when possible if you do. I remembered reading something about this a few years back and it always lingered in the back of my head. I know being a stay at home mom, most women tend to become more sedentary, so I made it a point in my mind not to sit throughout the day unless absolutely necessary. I even stand to work on the computer. Though I usually only have a minute here or there with little ones running around to look something up or send something off. I don’t get how women with chilren have time to sit and work at the computer or on anything for that matter! I only sit if I have a big chunk of work to get done (and they are napping — LOL!). Love ya, bro! Keep up the great work! XOXOX

  2. jeannetto

    I think this would keep me from using the computer too much, but when I have a project to do I wonder how I’d feel (like coloring some huge illustration on Photoshop).

  3. Krijali

    Kelly – Yeah I definitely understand! Thanks for the advice! It’s interesting reading some stay-at-home-mother’s blogs. I’ve noticed most of them seem to write during nap times, or late at night. It’s amazing really (having that much energy). I teach only two kids classes a week, and I need a nap after each one!

    Jeannetto! Yeah, that’s already been kind of the problem. But, After I get it to a comfortable height, it really isn’t too bad. I originally got the idea from my favorite movie editor (He did Apocalypse Now, and like everything amazingly edited after that). Who knows. We’ll see when I need to do something extremely long.

  4. Daysha Littlefield

    Kris,
    I highly recommend the shapeups shoes by sketchers. I have a pair and they are great. I say they need to be added to your prep list. I am impressed with the journey you are about to take. So glad you are keeping us up to date. Seriously though I love my shape ups.

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