Bri Manning

2019 New Years Resolutions Update

January 2, 2020

I’ve been posting yearly resolutions for the past few years, followed by an update near the end of the year. My 2019 resolutions were no different. Here’s what they were:

  1. Professional Development
    1. Publish a simple app with Flutter. I did try to do some work on this, but I ran into issues with signing the app for Apple that I still need to figure out and get through.
    2. Give a talk at a MeetUp. While I was a bit sweaty during my talk about Koin during Kotlin Office Hours, I did it and I wasn’t a total mess.
  2. Personal Development
    1. Read 18 books this year. I matched last year’s with 15, so there wasn’t a backslide. I should’ve been able to keep this one, but my client changed and I stopped taking the train to Boston once a week, which is where I had been doing a significant amount of my reading before.
    2. Keep a bee and gardening journal. I documented my comings-and-goings with my beehives and what we planted in the garden. Hopefully that’ll be helpful in the new year!
  3. Fitness
    1. Ride my bike to work every day it’s reasonable to do so. I’m not sure about the total mileage here, but I did get a significant number of rides in.
    2. Do 100 consecutive pushups. I actually achieved this one using this hundred pushup system back in April and while I can’t still do 100 in a row, I can do 50+ at once.
    3. Complete every Concept 2 challenge for the indoor rower. I missed the Mud Season Madness challenge by one day! I could blame that on going away on certain weekends, but I still could’ve made it if I planned correctly. Otherwise, I hit every challenge!
    4. Run and ride every Greenbelt race. I had a hard time finding out about these, and the ones I did find happened when we were away for weddings and the like. I still can’t give it to myself in good conscience.
    5. Run 400 miles this year with a stretch goal of 500. I only managed 286 miles in 2019, less than the 339 in 2018. I’m not sure what exactly the step back came from, but really wasn’t close to what I was hoping for.

Overall, achieved just under 50%. Bad if I was getting a letter grade, great if I was playing baseball. Guess I’ll need to consider those results when planning what I want to do in 2020.