It's a new year and a good time to set out some goals. What's everyone thinking? Mine: 1. Lose ~35 lbs. I knew I'd been gaining some weight, partly due to being injured and unable to run lately, but mostly due to a bad diet and too much beer since moving to Seattle. Taking a pro-active stance on that one starting yesterday - re-logged into myfitnesspal, and underway with that and a better fitness regime. 2. Running. I have 2 goals here: a) Run a 1/2 marathon again. I got away from running at any events as we adjusted to life in Seattle. I was running a lot at lunch at work but without specific goals, I find that waxes and wanes over time. Setting a goal race means I'll set a running schedule and stick to it. Looking at the Seattle Rock n' Roll in June. I will add other events that line up with that once I get the training schedule done, like a 10k in March/April. b) Commit to doing the work to avoid further injuries. #1 will help with that - I notice injuries come a lot quicker for running when my weight goes up. I also need to commit to a regimen of core strength training and recovery work (massages, PT, etc). 3. Cycling. I barely put any mileage on my road bike last year. Part of that was me trying to get my son more interested in cycling, so I did more rides with him which tended to be in the 15-20k range as opposed to getting out for some good long rides in the 40, 60, 80+k range. I'm going to figure that out, even if it means getting up at 5 am to get the rides in. I have a trainer sitting at home gathering dust as well that I may get set up in the garage until it's a bit nicer out. I need to find some riding buddies. That's about it - basically, getting back to where I was at ~2 years ago before the move with the addition of spending some time committed to core fitness.