Posted by: Mark | June 11, 2015

Resolution Update XXIV

I hardly did anything not related to traveling this week. The resolutions took a hit.

1. Blogging. Goal:  300 posts for the year. What I did: I actually kept up with blogging, this is post #183, needing 133.15 to be on pace for the year.

2. Writing. Goal:  100,000 words for the year. What I have: Not a single word since last week. Still at 51,005 words, needed 44,383.56.

3. Running. Goal: 2,200 miles for the year.  What I have: I needed 976.44 miles and for the first time this year, I’m behind with 968.4.

4. Publishing. Goal : 105 manuscripts sent out: Stagnant at 66, needing 46.6.

5. Video. Goal : five video projects.  What I did: I wasn’t going to count the robot videos but why not? It’s not like I’m doing anything else. Up to four out of five.

6. Weight. Goal : lose 35 pounds. What I have: I didn’t check but I ate like a pig and didn’t exercise.

7. Art. Goal: Photograph 100 species. What I did : 56:

Mammal (7)  Gerbil, Robo hamster, Campbell’s hamster, Syrian hamster, Rabbit, Gray Squirrel

Bird (22): 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, Killdeer

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

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

Insect (14): Madagascar Hissing Cockroach, Stink bug, Wax worm, Mealworms, Cricket, Hister or Oil beetle, White grub, Termite, Formica ant, Bumblebee, Varied carpet beetle, Field cricket, Common red soldier beetle, Leaf hopper

Arachnid: Common house spider

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: 90 events, the Campbell County Library.

9. Exercise. Goal : 8,000 leg lifts and 5,000 push ups.  What I did: Needed 3,550.68 leg lifts and 2,219.18push ups and have–

Leg lifts: 3,501 (49.66 down)

Push ups 2,209 (10.18 down)

10. Visited Chicago’s O’Hare Airport for the first time. That qualifies as a notable place.

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