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Change of Format Again

Change of Format Again…

Okay, I tried the other form for an entire week and honestly, some of it worked and some of it didn’t work for me and some of it didn’t work for numbers of others. Got a few comments, but mostly private e-mails saying people liked the new form on the main page and they liked being able to forward and tweet posts, but not the form having to go to another page to see the counts.

So going to leave the new form on the front page. All good there.

And going to keep doing posts that are not cluttered so people can share them with ease if they want.

What is changing is the daily posts will go back to having the running totals and details about my day. You know, cluttered. (grin)

If I do a straight topic as I have been doing almost every day this past week, I will do that in a second post without all the clutter so people can do the sharing thing.

Best of both worlds I hope.

So today is the first day of this new look, sort of going back to the old way inside the posts, with the addition of extra posts at times.

The two pages are now gone, the writing tracking and the running tracking and that information will be here on the daily post again, along with daily word counts.

And again, if I do a topic, it will be in a post all its own, clearly marked.

So onward.

Tracking Running

As I have started to do off and on in posts on my blog, I will now track the exercise focus over the next year here. Most days I will just have the information in the little block below, but wanted to be clear here on my goals for the running now.

And how I am taking a monster goal and breaking it down into bite-sized bits.

The Ultimate Goal: The Rock and Roll Marathon in Las Vegas, Nevada, in November, 2017. 26.4 miles in under five hours.

Monthly Goal: Staring in January to run one half-marathon race (13.2 miles) 10 races total between now and next November, one per month.

January: Lake Mead Half Marathon, Nevada (Goal Time: 2 hrs, 30 minutes… this might be dreaming on the time…)
February: Heartbreaker Half Marathon, Portland, OR (Goal Time: 2 hrs, 20 minutes)
March: Lincoln City Half Marathon, right here. (Goal Time: 2 hrs, 20 minutes)
April: Race for the Roses Half Marathon, Portland, OR (Goal Time: 2 hrs, 10 minutes)

The rest announced later…

I will also track my weight since that is a critical element of all this. I need to be at 170 pounds by April. I have lost 26 pounds since this last summer, so doing fine so far.


Tracking the Running
November 19th, 2016
Walked 3 miles. No running today.
Weight 194 24 more to goal.
Month to date distance: 51 miles

56 Days until the first half-marathon…

Note about the day: Got a decent weight-loss graph/chart set up to drop the ten pounds by the middle of January and the first half-marathon. Spent a lot of time looking at that marathon to see if I really wanted to try it. I think I do. More hills than I would like.

Tracking Word Counts
November 19th, 2016
Totals For Year 4, Month 4, Day 19 (Year started August)
Writing in Public blog streak… Day 1,157

The Writing of Starburst: A Seeders Universe Novel

 Day 1… Words written… 2,100.  Total so far… 2,100 words
 Day 2… Words written… 00.  Total so far… 2,100 words
 Day 3… Words written… 2,400.  Total so far… 4,500 words
 Day 4… Words written… 00.  Total so far… 4,500 words
 Day 5… Words written… 1,100.  Total so far… 5,600 words
 Day 6… Words written… 2,500.  Total so far… 8,100 words
 Day 7… Words written… 2,600.  Total so far… 10,700 words
 Day 8… Words written… 2,100.  Total so far… 12,800 words
 Day 9… Words written… 2,600.  Total so far… 15,400 words
 Day 10… Words written… 2,100.  Total so far… 17,500 words
 Day 11… Words written… 1,900.  Total so far… 19,400 words


— Daily Fiction: 1,900 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 19,400 words  
— Nonfiction: 00 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 700 words 
— Blog Posts: 400 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 8,900 words
— E-mail: 14 e-mails.  Approx. 400 original words.  E-mails month-to date: 327 e-mails. Approx. 17,800 words
— Short Fiction Goal: 120 stories (July 1st to June 30th). Stories to date: 8 stories.
— Novel Goal: 12 Novels. Novels finished to date: 2 novels.

Comments About the Writing of the Day: Still just puttering along. Not sure why exactly. Mostly just resting and not giving the book a lot of hours. That causes lower word counts every time. (grin)


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