Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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Do the Couch to 5k running plan (read all 46 entries…)
Surprised Myself

Today I was hoping to complete W6D3 by jogging 22 minutes. But as 20 and then 22 minutes got closer, it felt like I’d finally gotten into a running groove, relaxed and able to keep going. So I decided to try and make it 2 miles.

I kept jogging and still felt decent. Then I started thinking just maybe I can make 5K. I did NOT stop, but continued 2 1/2 miles then 3 miles. To my surprise I not only made it 3.1 miles, but could have kept going!

This is the running breakthrough I’ve been waiting for. Today is my first time EVER to run 5K without taking any walking breaks!

I’m still feeling a little shocked that I actually pulled that off…:D


Todd Schoonover will miss all his 43T friends


I know you’ve been working on this for a while now, and I’m thrilled with your success. Often it’s our minds that set limitations that our bodies don’t have. I’m glad that you were able to get your mind out of the way and let your body show you what you’re capable of accomplishing. Great job.

Thank You Todd

Your support and cheers along the way have made this accomplishment all the more joyous…:)


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