Looks like summer has finally arrived here in Vancouvertown — tho’ I know for certain the very statement may bring the rain back! Time for a quick update on the Live Writer Walking front. Those of you who regularly follow this blog know that I’ve been using a treadmill desk for a bit over a year now — first to keep me moving after a knee injury, with the added benefit of helping me combat the side effects of my very sedentary occupation. I have a few other writer friends who walk-work — you can check out how they are doing on their blogs if you are interested: Art Slade, Marsha Skrypuch, & Helene Boudreau.
Since my knee surgery, I’ve added a bit of running to my routine, but most of my kilometrage comes from walking while I work — blogging, emailling, phone calls. I try to get in a session every day, or at least six days a week.
Just for fun, I’ve been mapping my virtual journey across Canada.
This latest update takes me to the end of June, 2011, where I have walk-worked my way from my home in Lions Bay, BC [just north of Vancouver on the side of a mountain] almost all the way to the Manitoba border — a distance of 1906 km. That’s about 880 kms this year, and since February when I started running again, 362 of those kilometres have been running. Can’t work while I run, I have to admit, but I usually just do a short stint before I begin, to wake myself up.
This just began as a way to keep the tallying interesting, and it definitely works. I’m pretty excited to have made it so far!
Apart from the short runs, I don’t consider it exercise — still do my yoga and pilates classes regularly. But the way I see it, the time I spend walking keeps me from spreading in my chair, and that cheers me up a whole lot!
Would love to hear YOUR techniques for keeping yourself physically moving, especially if your job [like mine] calls for a lot of sitting still!