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Barbara BC Gleason
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  • Eugene, OR
  • United States
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Barbara BC Gleason replied to WannaBeSkinny's discussion How fast do you typically walk?
"HI Wannabe and others, I'm a fellow shortie, too, and walk at about 1.5– 2 mph, but that depends on the level of detail I need to have: illustration versus editing or layout. Difficult to go fast when needing those fine motor skills! I…"
Apr 9, 2010
Barbara BC Gleason updated their profile
Apr 9, 2010
Barbara BC Gleason replied to rockvillage's discussion Shoes
"I'm using various shoes, from my comfy crocs fleece slippers when I get down here early in the AM, to my MBT walkers, too. I vary what I wear, depending on the number of hours I'm treading, too; long days I wear both my Brooks…"
Nov 23, 2009
Melody Joy Buller left a comment for Barbara BC Gleason
"Thank you, Barbara. Sounds like your midwife and mine are on the same page. It has been rough, but we are walking through the loss together, and also looking forward to next time with much hope and prayer."
Nov 23, 2009
Barbara BC Gleason left a comment for Melody Joy Buller
"Hi Melody, Yes, I did get into it pretty quickly, but I also am a Nordic Walker, too, so the walking isn't unfamiliar. However, my knees and feet are tired at the end of a 6 hour stint, I tell ya! So, I sit a bit later in the day, in the…"
Nov 23, 2009
Melody Joy Buller left a comment for Barbara BC Gleason
"Thanks for adding me :) From your status it sounds like you're getting used to this very quickly! Do you prefer walking to sitting down, yet? I was there my first time around (before I had to take a month off for staff-shuffling reasons), but…"
Nov 23, 2009
Melody Joy Buller and Barbara BC Gleason are now friends
Nov 23, 2009
Barbara BC Gleason left a comment for Andrea
"Hey Andrea, I don't know how often you monitor this board, but I'd be interested inw hat you're working on, as my treadmill is a True,also and I need a water bottle holder and paper holder! I'll try to send you a…"
Nov 20, 2009
Barbara BC Gleason replied to KellyAnn's discussion When do you start seeing "results"?
"Uh-oh, I see no one has responded to this for a while! I personally lost 3 lbs the first week alone, and was able to do between 3-6 miles per day, depending on when I had out of office meetings, etc. And this week, my miles have increased as well as…"
Nov 20, 2009
Daniel Roth left a comment for Barbara BC Gleason
"Wow, I actually never came across the trikke in those big sizes... I've only seen them for kids. Now I have to try one!"
Nov 17, 2009
Barbara BC Gleason left a comment for Daniel Roth
"Ah! Good for you, then! You'll have fewer problems easing into it then, I bet! I ride a Trikke, too, in good weather, that is, but have been deterred by the rain here in the Northwest lately, so haven't been getting as much exercise..…"
Nov 16, 2009
Daniel Roth left a comment for Barbara BC Gleason
"Cool! Not really having any trouble or complaints so far... I'm a drummer into latin music so I actually am used to doing a few things at once with my legs and arms."
Nov 16, 2009
Barbara BC Gleason left a comment for Daniel Roth
"Welcome, Daniel! I'm a bit of a newbie myself, to this new work-way, and we share an occupation, too, so I can tell you I am much less stressed despite the inevitable deadlines in our "biz" now that I'm a walk-worker! I am able…"
Nov 16, 2009
Barbara BC Gleason left a comment for Carole Fortuna
"Hi Carole! Well, I'm walking too as I write this! Actually, some interesting things are working their way out for me physically, too, in that I had this very bad habit of leaning on my left hand when doing any detailed editing on screen. So, I…"
Nov 16, 2009
Carole Fortuna left a comment for Barbara BC Gleason
"Thank you for your encouragement. I'm walking right now! The soreness was troubling at first, but then it miraculously went away last night and I feel great... friends are commenting on this (probably taking bets on when I'll give up), but…"
Nov 16, 2009

Profile Information

Walk Working Status:
Committed
Treadmill:
True 700 (sold); next plan for a Sole F80
Current Weight
160
Target Weight
110
About Me:
Graphic designer and illustrator... specialize in large projects like government plans, books, etc. with sub-specialty of scientific illustration. Am also a colored pencil artist who paints birds, cats and landscapes...
Website:
http://www.bgleasondesign.com

Barbara BC Gleason's Blog

5th day... up to about 4 miles today...

So, got my tread-desk gussied up, temporarily, of course, with duck tape (yes, Oregon ducks, so duck tape, not duct!) and its' working well. Thus far, my cat-who-must-sit-on-lap hasn't figured it out, though she was checking out the top of my computer today! (There is only 1" on the "top", being an iMac, not wide enough for her.)



Been adjusting shoes I wear, too, to save the knees, too. Thus far, the MBTS are pretty good for cushioning, since the treadmill isn't very soft at all.… Continue

Posted on November 13, 2009 at 7:53pm

Comment Wall (8 comments)

At 4:24pm on November 3, 2009, Bill Glover said…
Welcome! Have you tried a standing desk yet? I think it helped me starting out. (At least it helped me appreciate that my feet hurt less walking.)
At 5:33pm on November 3, 2009, Bill Glover said…
Nordic Walking and a Trikke -a walking desk might feel like slowing down for you!
At 5:49pm on November 3, 2009, Andrea said…
I designed one from plexi that fits on the console of my treadmill. Which is a True 400. I'm thinking about starting a business doing this. I have a friend who was an industrial designer for Precor who might join me. What type of treadmill do you have?
At 1:12pm on November 16, 2009, Carole Fortuna said…
Thank you for your encouragement. I'm walking right now! The soreness was troubling at first, but then it miraculously went away last night and I feel great... friends are commenting on this (probably taking bets on when I'll give up), but I'm convinced this will last for the long haul because it is so easy.
At 3:15pm on November 16, 2009, Daniel Roth said…
Cool! Not really having any trouble or complaints so far... I'm a drummer into latin music so I actually am used to doing a few things at once with my legs and arms.
At 7:52am on November 17, 2009, Daniel Roth said…
Wow, I actually never came across the trikke in those big sizes... I've only seen them for kids. Now I have to try one!
At 11:10am on November 23, 2009, Melody Joy Buller said…
Thanks for adding me :) From your status it sounds like you're getting used to this very quickly! Do you prefer walking to sitting down, yet? I was there my first time around (before I had to take a month off for staff-shuffling reasons), but I'm not quite back there yet.
At 12:11pm on November 23, 2009, Melody Joy Buller said…
Thank you, Barbara. Sounds like your midwife and mine are on the same page. It has been rough, but we are walking through the loss together, and also looking forward to next time with much hope and prayer.

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