Posted by: Mark | January 8, 2015

Resolution Update

So far my resolutions have been coming along well. We’ll see how long that lasts when school starts back up.

1. Blogging. Goal:  300 posts for the year. What I have: 11 posts, on track for over 500.

2. Writing. Goal:  100,000 words for the year. What I have: 1,588 words, on track for 82,576 for the year.

3. Running. Goal: 2,200 miles for the year.  What I have: 48.6, on track for 2,527.

What I did this week,  all on the elliptical:

6.3 Miles/35 minutes/350 cal.
6.6/36/370
6.9/39/380
7.4/42/410
6.7/36/360
7.2/40/390

4. Publishing. Goal : 105 manuscripts sent out.  What I did: two stories, slightly under.

5. Video. Goal : five video projects.  What I did: nothing.

6. Weight. Goal : lose 35 pounds. What I did : lost 13.

7. Art. Goal: Photograph 100 species. What I did : 13

Mammal: Gerbil, Robo hamster, Campbell’s hamster, Syrian hamster, Rabbit
Bird: Budgerigar parakeet
Reptile: Red-eared slider
Amphibian: Dwarf aquatic frog
Insect: Madagascar Hissing Cockroach, Stink bug, Wax worm
Myriapod: Millipedes
Annelid: Canadian nightcrawler

8. Kids. Goal : 300 events.  What I did : four events (Anderson Library and Boone County Library).

9. Exercise. Goal : 8,000 leg lifts and 5,000 push ups.  What I did : 175 leg lifts and 95 push ups. Good with leg lifts but slightly under with push ups.

10. Weekly resolutions.  I tried a few things but wound up with reading “The Silver Key” by H.P. Lovecraft.

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