My husband is awesome.
After whining about all the sitting involved with blogging and grading papers, my husband bought me a treadmill and assembled a super-sturdy work surface for it.
First, the treadmill. There are really expensive treadmills out there. This is not one of them. We bought the Xterra from Academy Sports for just a few hundred dollars. Under $400 I believe.
Next we went to Guitar Center and bought two drum rack clamps from the drum section because a drum rack is 1/2 and the mounting bar on my treadmill is 1/2. Personally, I would have no idea where to source this type of thing. Drumming since he was a little kid, my husband knew that these clamps are meant to hold steady while you bang the crap out of a cymbal. Further, they don’t damage the surface and are super fast to take down. So, if I want to run some sprints, it takes two twists on the clamps and the whole desk comes off, but not apart.
After Guitar Center, we went to Home Depot and bought four lengths of 12 inch long 1/2 wide galvanized steel pipe, two elbow connectors, and flat surface mounts that attach the pipe to the shelf. I was walking on the treadmill and typing about 15 minutes after we arrived home.