The Standing Desk – Month Eight

It has been a long time since I checked in on the desk…

Our office moved, and I used that as an excuse to build a new standing desk. Still out of IKEA pieces, but this time without that pesky other desk below it.


It is much nicer, and I don’t feel quite so ghetto. Also, I have my own office, so I’m not surrounded by sitting people.

But how has it been?

On the 4th of July, I ran the Peachtree Road Race. It’s an annual 10K in Atlanta. I’ve done it a few years now, but one thing I noticed this year is that I didn’t get the usual aches and pains in my legs that night or the next few days. I’m going to give credit for that to the fact that I had been standing for 8 hours a day for nearly 6 months at that point.

I haven’t noticed any major weightloss, but I have noticed more energy during the day and in the evening, when I go home, I’m less restless. I actually want to sit down and relax to end my day, whereas before I would get home after sitting all day and feel antsy.

All in all, I feel the standing desk has been a win. I’ll be sticking with it.


  1. I had the same experience as you with a standing desk! I love standing and have more energy. I’ve lost 15 lbs in the 1 1/2 years I’ve been standing, but It is hard to say if it is from the standing desk since I also have increased my trips to the gym per week. I started with an IKEA hack made out of blue bins which worked great, cost under $20, but looked terrible! Bin was similar to this: Since I work in a professional space I upgraded to these nice looking and affordable desks I love how you’ve constructed your hack — a full wrap around standing desk!

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