Post by NCW Director Kerrie Flanagan
As part of my busting out of the box, I am making it a goal to blog more consistently. So here's today's post.
Most writers need their BIC to write. And when I say BIC I mean Butt in Chair--not the clicky pen kind. I must admit, I used to be one of those writers, but not any more.
One month ago, I'd had it with so much sitting. Because with the sitting usually came lots of drinking (hot tea) and lots of snacking, along with the writing. One of my NCW members mentioned that she has a standing workstation at her office that she can use when she is tired of sitting. I liked the idea, but wanted to take it a "step" further. I wanted to figure out how to incorporate some kind of exercise while writing.
Then it hit me. I needed to add something to my treadmill. Then I could walk and write at the same time. I found a 3/4" piece of plywood in our garage that was about 1'x3'. I got two bungee cords, secured it to my treadmill and ta da, I had a new workstation.
I was so excited! I got my laptop, my mouse, my water and my phone and set up my new office. I found out quickly that you can't walk too fast while you are trying to write. A speed of about 1.6 and an incline of 3 works perfectly for me.
I don't walk and write all the time, because sometimes I need to be still and quiet in order for my muse to flow. But I am loving this new option. It seems to really work well for emailing, blogging and tweeting. I also feel really good when I am done, knowing that I have gotten in some exercise.
So over the last month I have walked for 8.7 hours and covered 14.6 miles...You can't get that with your BIC.