Posted by: Mark | February 5, 2015

Resolution Update #5: Were This Star Trek, It Would Be The Worst

January was tough but February at least is short.  Here’s what I got:

1. Blogging. Goal:  300 posts for the year. What I have: This will be 45, well ahead of schedule.

2. Writing. Goal:  100,000 words for the year. What I have: 10,470 words, about on schedule.

3. Running. Goal: 2,200 miles for the year.  What I have: 320.5 miles, ahead of schedule:

H – 19.2 miles/103 minutes/1070 calories
F – 6.5/35/360
S – 10.9/60/600
S – 10.7/57/590
M – 6.2/33/340
T – 10.4/56/580
W – 6.5/35/360

4. Publishing. Goal : 105 manuscripts sent out. What I did: I did not renew my Duotropes membership, so I’m behind with seven.

5. Video. Goal : five video projects.  What I did: None yet, but two strong possibilities coming up.

6. Weight. Goal : lose 35 pounds. What I did: Disaster. Gained 6.5 pounds.

7. Art. Goal: Photograph 100 species. What I did : 27

Mammal (6): Gerbil, Robo hamster, Campbell’s hamster, Syrian hamster, Rabbit, Gray Squirrel
Bird (10): Budgerigar parakeet, Rock doves (pigeons), Northern cardinal, House sparrow, Mallard duck, Canada goose, House finch, American robin, Red-tailed hawk
Reptile (2): Red-eared slider, Leopard gecko
Amphibian (2): Dwarf aquatic frog, Fire-Bellied Toad
Insect (4): Madagascar Hissing Cockroach, Stink bug, Wax worm, Mealworms
Myriapod (1): Millipedes
Annelid (1): Canadian nightcrawler
Planaria (1): Planaria

8. Kids. Goal : 300 events.  What I did : 19 events (science fair, Cold Springs Library)

9. Exercise. Goal : 8,000 leg lifts and 5,000 push ups.  What I did :

Leg lifts: (875)  25/25/25/25/25/25/25
Push ups (636) 21/21/21/21/21/22/22

10. Sent out 40 resumes. So far this year, I’ve had three interviews, one of which seemed successful but, despite being told I was hired, was not.


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