I created a treadmill desk a couple years ago, so I could work and workout at the same time.
It’s a regular treadmill outfitted with a SurfShelf and other customizations to make it a workspace I can use at 3.5 MPH.
I use it frequently, when I want to work up a sweat, but have too much work to get outside.
Anyhow, there are times when I want to get away from work and do some mindless stuff like video games.
But I hate to just sit there and be lazy.
Then, one day recently on Facebook, I saw that Sean Dolan, COO of PushFire, plays games while on his treadmill.
I loved that idea, so I went out and got a Wii to rig up to my treadmill.
I’ve played a few games of Madden 2013 so far, and I’m really enjoying it.
A typical game has been good for about 2 miles at an average of 3.5 MPH (the same rate I use to work on the treadmill). I’m going to see if I can speed it up as I get more used to it, but it gets tricky using the controller at too fast of a speed.
So far, I haven’t fallen off, but I’ve come close. Even if I do tumble while making a sack or something, I’m definitely not telling anybody.