Posted by: Mark | May 7, 2015

Resolution Update XIX

It’s been a fairly dismal week but I’m hoping for an upward change:

1. Blogging. Goal:  300 posts for the year. What I have: After a wave of bug pictures, I’m up to 151 posts. To be on pace, I needed 104.38 posts.

2. Writing. Goal:  100,000 words for the year. What I have: I was lazy but had a burst of writing last night to put me at 45,727, needing 34,794.52.

3. Running. Goal: 2,200 miles for the year.  What I have: I skipped running almost all week, only getting in seven miles. Overall I have 814.5 miles, needing 765.48, but that’s a lead that can slip away quickly.

4. Publishing. Goal : 105 manuscripts sent out. What I have: I got plenty of rejections but didn’t send anything out. Still at 62, needing 36.53.

5. Video. Goal : five video projects.  What I did: I could have gone to a third project on Sunday but felt too sick. I’ll regret that. Still two, needing 1.73.

6. Weight. Goal : lose 35 pounds. What I did: Last week I gained seven pounds; this week I lost eight, 17.4 pounds for the year. I guess if I do that long enough, I’ll get somewhere.

7. Art. Goal: Photograph 100 species. What I did : 52:

Mammal (6): Gerbil, Robo hamster, Campbell’s hamster, Syrian hamster, Rabbit, Gray Squirrel

Bird (21): Budgerigar parakeet, Rock doves (pigeons), Northern cardinal, House sparrow, Mallard duck, Canada goose, House finch, American robin, Red-tailed hawk, Common crow, European starling, Tufted Titmouse, Ring-billed gull, Swan Goose, American tree sparrow, Herring gull, Downy woodpecker,  Red-bellied woodpecker, Northern mockingbird, Mourning dove, Red-winged blackbird

Reptile (3): Red-eared slider, Leopard gecko, European wall lizard

Amphibian (2): Dwarf aquatic frog, Fire-Bellied Toad

Insect (13): Madagascar Hissing Cockroach, Stink bug, Wax worm, Mealworms, Cricket, Hister or Oil beetle, White grub, Termite, Formica ant, Bumblebee, Varied carpet beetle, Field cricket

Crustacean: Pillbug

Myriapod (3): Millipedes, Garden centipede, House centipede

Annelid (2): Canadian nightcrawler, Red worms

Planaria (1): Planaria

8. Kids. Goal : 300 events.  What I did: 67 events, going to Campbell County Library and Anderson Library.

9. Exercise. Goal : 8,000 leg lifts and 5,000 push ups.  What I did: Needed 2,783.56 leg lifts and 1,739.73 push ups and have–

Leg lifts: 2,786 (2.44 up)

Push ups 1,738 (1.73 down)

10. I’ll use a resolution to be announced later: three interviews this week but no follow-ups. I have one tomorrow so I haven’t completely lost hope.

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