Posted by: Mark | July 9, 2015

Resolution Update XXVIII

If I move to Mars, maybe I’ll get enough days in the year to get my goals done:

1. Blogging. Goal:  300 posts for the year. What I did: This is post #208, needing 156.16 to be on track.

2. Writing. Goal:  100,000 words for the year. What I have: Up to 58,013 words, needing 52,054.79 (I just checked and I only wrote 54,859 in all of 2014).

3. Running. Goal: 2,200 miles for the year.  What I have: I have been trying to catch up but it’s not going well. 1,080.6 miles, needing 1,145.21 (64.61 miles down).

4. Publishing. Goal : 105 manuscripts sent out: Nothing this week, still at 67 for the year, needing 54.66.

5. Video. Goal : five video projects.  What I did: With all the robot videos, I’m up to six, hitting my resolution in a lame way.

6. Weight. Goal : lose 35 pounds. What I have: I got out of the habit of checking and I just ate dinner. I’ll check next week.

7. Art. Goal: Photograph 100 species. What I did : 61:

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

Bird (23): 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, Great blue heron

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

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

Insect (18): 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, Superworm, Box elder bug, Lightning bug, and Japanese beetle

Arachnid: (2) Common house spider, Dark fishing 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: 121 events–Karate, the Fourth of July parade, Campbell County Library, Camp Stepping Stone, and the Anderson Library.

9. Exercise. Goal : 8,000 leg lifts and 5,000 push ups.  What I did: Needed 4,164.38 leg lifts and 2,602.74 push ups and have–

Leg lifts: 4,051 (113.38 down)

Push ups 2,552 (50.74 down)

10. Ran 13.1 (actually 31.2) miles at once.

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