Is it possible to walk across America…

…while working at your Treadmill Desk?

I’m going to find out! This is a virtual journey. I’m walking on my Treadmill Desk while working in my Boulder Colorado office. Google Earth tracks my progress as I “walk across America” while working at my Treadmill Desk.

My goal is to walk from New York City to Chicago in one year. Then Boulder Colorado in year 2, Santa Monica Beach by April 1, 2009, then…
Update 2-18-09: I did it!
1.75 years and approximately 20 lbs lighter, I finished my walk across America while working at my office desk. You can do it too!

8 thoughts on “Is it possible to walk across America on a treadmill desk?

  • December 6, 2007 at 1:02 am

    Good Evening,
    I loved your post on the walk across America. I just started to design my treadmill to host my laptop so I can work through the night. I wish I had one of these at work. Good Luck! Looks like your doing great.

  • February 28, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    Jay, I like your website and think it is really neat to watch your progress as you walk across America. You have inspired me. I read your site on 2/25 and I built my treadmill desk that very same day for under $5.00. I already had the board and just needed some hardware to clamp it on my treadmill. I have logged in about 10 hrs within the last few days. I am able to comfortable do my work, talk on conference calls and even write notes!

    Also, I coped your progress worksheet and created a new Excel workbook so I can build my own and track my progress. Thank you for sharing your experience.

    Lee Gallagher, Myrtle Beach, SC

  • March 12, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    This is amazingly cool. I need to mount my stuff and get started. Expressing it in terms of walking across the USA is awesome in terms of inspiration and getting people excited!

  • July 29, 2008 at 4:11 pm


    Looks like you’re way ahead of your goal of getting to Boulder at the end of the 2nd year. Congratulations!

  • August 27, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    Congratulations on having made to Boulder well ahead of schedule! Next up, the Rockies….

  • October 20, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    Hi Jay
    I work and walk all day at my treadmill desk. I built it myself from an old Life Fitness machine a friend gave me. I average 16 miles a day, burning (by Mayo Clinic calorie tables) an extra 3,000 calories a day. This is my problem. I only weigh 162 lbs and am concerned I am not putting enough calories in. Have you consulted anyone about diet requirements to sustain the walking lifestyle?

  • November 3, 2008 at 2:42 am

    Jay – I am walking Highway 40 between now and my 40th birthday. I am just past Lake Havasu (I started on 9/22). I found a cool route tracker @ MSN”s Health Vault. You can check out a screen shot of my progress @ Keep up the good work! And congrats on meeting your weight loss goal!

  • April 15, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    Congrats on your reaching your goals. Good effort ;)
    Keep on treadin on

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