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2012-366 Day 275 – Resolution Update

It’s October and it’s over a hundred degrees out. I’d like to file a formal complaint with Fall. Tomorrow’s supposed to be worse, I really hope it cools off after that. Enough about the weather, though, let’s check in on the resolutions.

1) One blog post (long or short) every day this year. – Three months left and I must admit, I am starting to reach for topics. Thank goodness for all the softball recently. Those of you who aren’t interested in the softball posts can be thankful, I briefly entertained cutting the Tournament update into two or three posts but decided against it. I’m certain I’ll be able to think things up for the rest of the year. – On track.

2) Lose 20 pounds. – Actually have gotten as far down as 224 in the last couple weeks, but I seem to be hovering around 226 for the moment. All the activity I detailed in the Rest post has certainly been helping, the gut is starting to fade and the clothes are starting to hang loose. Jess took me out and bought me pants because, I quote, “You have a butt and I want people to see it.” Okay, fine. 🙂 – On track.

3) Run 600 miles. – I crossed the halfway point this month! Sadly, we just crossed the three-quarters mark in the year. Yup, I was a bit over-ambitious on this one and I can trace the bulk of the problem to not putting in the long runs on the weekend. Between business and uncooperative weather, I’ve had to fit it in during the week. I’m very thankful they opened up the indoor track at the school, otherwise I wouldn’t even be halfway. – Behind.

4) Complete 5th Gup Green belt test by end of year. – Finished the 6th Gup test and got my Green belt. The first 5th Gup test I am eligible for will be in the first two weeks of January under the new scheduling system (it would have been November under the old one), but I say that’s close enough to count (and they’re my rules, so I guess that’s all that matters). Thus we’re changing the tracker at the end to my first official complete, because there’s no way I’m not passing a test with four months to prepare. – COMPLETE.

5) Complete first novel. – Maybe I’ll do something with National Write a Novel month in November, but probably not. – Behind.

We’re looking at a 60% success rate at this point, which I dare say is pretty good considering most people drop their resolutions in the second week of January. Got to keep it up, however, as there’s still a ways to go.

Weight: 226 Loss: 14 lbs – Running Yearly Mileage: 307 miles (+3 miles)
Softball Stats: Game 2 – 3/4 (.750), 3 R, 1 RBI Season – 6/7 (.857), 2 2B, 5 R, 2 RBI
Fitocracy Level: 26 ID: disciplev1

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  1. M said

    You’re going to complete at least two of the five goals, and I’d also definitely count anything you’re over half way at. You’ve been very inspiring, Matthew. You have me thinking!

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