I have been working my way through my annual book goal. I actually met my original goal of 75 books. I read short books during pride week, so I felt that I didn’t really get there.
I adjusted my goal, but it still shows that I’m 12 books ahead of schedule. I am still reading, and I am sure that I can get to my goal of 100 by the end of the year.
According to my Goodreads account, I have completed 60 of my 75 books for my annual goal. I went and counted and I have read 15 children’s books so far this year. I wasn’t expecting to read that many when I set the goal. Adding the 15 to my originally planned 75 books would make the count 90, so I’ll be changing the goal to 100. It shows that I am 24 books ahead, so I’ll be ok, I think.
Changing the goal to 100 makes me only 12 books ahead of schedule. Still well above where I thought I’d be.
I am currently charging my swimming mp3 player. My towels and swimsuit are drying. I sync’d my Garmin watch to the app, so it’s empty. I have most of my change of clothes packed. Once I put the clothes, towels and music into the swimming bag, I’ll be all set. Except, I forgot soap in my shower bag. One day, I’ll get to the gym with everything I need. Today wasn’t that day. Maybe it’ll be tomorrow?
This morning, I finished book 38 of my annual goal of 75 books. I am 7 books ahead of schedule. It gives me a little wiggle room to fall behind a bit, but I think I am doing ok. Between my own challenges, ARC reading for authors, and bookclubs, I am staying on track with most of my deadlines. I may have to change my goal if I get close to finishing before anticipated.
Today’s goal was to hit the gym. I wanted to swim, but I was just too blah when I got there. I had to change the billing card on the membership, so I had to go. I ended up on the treadmill for a short while, trying to catch up on my fitbit steps. I stayed on the treadmill until my foot started to hurt. I didn’t even make it a half a mile on the darn thing, but I met my goal. I went to the gym. Baby steps. I also got some of my audiobook, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, done. I have about 4 hours left in it, and it’s due back on Wednesday. Hopefully, I’ll make it. The bookclub for that one isn’t until mid-July, so I can afford a little time on the waiting list, again.
My other goal was to find my shower bag for the gym, so I can actually swim before work. Found it!
I was supposed to go to the pharmacy and to the post office, too. I only made it to the post office. I forgot about the pharmacy. Hopefully, I’ll make it tomorrow, or one of my kids will.
My swim bag is packed for tomorrow, except for socks. Best laid plans…
The garbage, recycling, and compost are out. We only had one minor incident there, involving a man walking by and ogling my daughter. The dogs took offense, and the man went off screaming. They are just noisy dogs. The guy didn’t know they are big chickens and their barks are worse than their bites. At least the dogs keep it interesting around here.
I loved this article. The original is linked above. I have more than my share of an Antilibrary. It’s to remind me of what there still is to be learned, I believe. I don’t usually buy or borrow books that are of topics I am not interested in, so there are more books in my antilibrary than I can fit on my Book stack.
The class that I take on Mondays and Wednesdays is a PE class. I started taking the class because I needed to get back on my foot after my foot surgery. Then I decided that I needed to have accountability to someone to get myself to exercise.
I was making progress toward getting back to where I was before the foot injury. Every time I was feeling good, I would catch a cold and an everlasting cough.
Today, I managed to get most of the way through the ab workout. Then squats and planks. I skipped pushups because my chest still hurts from all the coughing.
I managed a mile on the treadmill. Without my foot hurting. While finishing a book. Major accomplishments all around.