July was was busy. Really busy. I'm also convinced it was the shortest month of the year.

July's Primary Goals

1. Release version 0.3 of The Book

I wrote a lot of notes but didn't get them in a publishable state.

2. Run some more

I ran more miles in July than any month since March. I can't say I enjoyed running them, but the longer runs were not as painful as last time I trained for a half.

3. Release version 1.2 of beeminder.el

I finished a couple more features and straightened out some bugs, but there is one last part I need to get finished and tested before release.

July's Secondary Goals

1. Complete another "other goal"

Success, I planted a tree! Or rather, I donated money to an organization that plants trees. I would have preferred to do the planting myself, but given the various restrictions in place due to COVID-19 that wasn't looking likely.

2. Create a short screencast

I underestimated how difficult this was going to be. Not just from a technical point of view, the also the amount of writing and editing required.

This is still something I'd like to try, but I don't think it's something to attempt without more planning and research.

Primary Goals for August

1. Release version 0.3 of The Book

Let's try this one again. I really want to have the first complete edition published by the end of the year. There are still 4 months left, but that time goes by pretty darn quick.

2. Bodyweight workouts, 3 times a week

My October half marathon has been canceled, so there is no need for me to run as many miles as I had planned. I'll still be running, but only 3 times a week instead of 5 days like before. I'm okay with that.

To replace the running I'd like to get back into bodyweight workouts. I already have most of the equipment I need, which is handy given that everything is sold out.

I expect there will be some Beeminding involved with this goal.

3. Release version 1.2 of beeminder.el

Third time's a charm?

Secondary Goals for August

1. Publish 8 posts on this site

There are a couple of topics I've been meaning to write about but haven't made the time for. August seems like as good a time as any.

2. Maintain a frog stand for 30 seconds

Learning three bodyweight skills is one of my major goals for 2020, but I've been quite lax lazy about practicing them.

By the end of August I want to be able to maintain a frog stand for 30 seconds without falling over.

July absolutely flew by. Work was especially busy, but I still should have spent more time on my goals. I have a bad habit of setting GHD goals and then forgetting about them until it's too late.

For August I'll be putting them all into my GTD system (like I should have been doing). We'll see if that makes a difference.