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I have been reading up lately on the benefits of working whilst stood up. They include weight loss, improved posture and other health gains.

After dropping numerous hints and directly asking for a standing desk at work I decided to bite the bullet and build my own by following some simple steps from this site

I bought the parts lat week and built the desk on Friday. I left it until about 14:30 this afternoon and then installed my new standing desk attachment and used it for the last 2 1/2 hours of the day.

First impressions are

1. I feel very conspicuous in the office.

2. Everyone in the office thinks they’re a comedian.

3. It feels quite natural and I felt better at the end of the day than I did at the start.

4. It will take some time to get used to it so I will use it tomorrow morning until it gets too much and try again on Friday.

Here’s a couple of pics.

The setup.

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Me looking studious.

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300 (Nearly)

3 weeks ago I decided to try and cycle part of my daily commute a couple of times a week. I have now done this 5 times and by the end of the month will have covered almost 300 miles on the bike(s). One of the most difficult things was finding somewhere to park for free all day. I checked with the Market Harborough leisure centre and they couldn’t help saying the council patrol the car park, I emailed the council 4 weeks ago with no response so far. Following a colleagues suggestion I settled on a pub car park in Market Harborough that serves as access to the Brampton Valley Way cycle track. I now park up at about 06:15 and cycle the last 15.7 miles to Lutterworth. The profile is a little lumpy as all 5 villages I pass through are on higher ground.The trip home is about 10 mins quicker as Lutterworth is about 250 feet higher then Market Harborough which is a bonus after a 9 hour day.

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I’ve used the carbon road bike 4 times and the titanium hybrid when the road bike had a puncture, tomorrow I am going to try using my singlespeed which could be fun. I have so far travelled 249 miles and burnt 12,500 calories this month. I hope to continue this through the summer and early autumn. I may have to buy a turbo trainer for the winter.

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3 Weeks Old

Harrison is 3 weeks old today. He is thriving and seems to be a little bigger each day.

Default blue chair pic today as I am still working.

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