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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Run a marathon - again (read all 3 entries…)
Getting in training again...

So my last marathon was 2 years ago in San Francisco and I did a 1/2 last year in Santa Barbara. I think it is high time for a full this year so i have to get back in the saddle again. Being a former ski instructor for 10 years, my knees have always given me reason to be cautious. I didn’t have any problems with them in my past races, but recently the weather and my training again has inflamed them a bit. I figure right now the best thing to do until all cartalidge and blood cells are back in tip top shape is to do 35-50 minute runs aka a slow 4-5 miles every other day. I counter it with rock climbing and biking on the opposite days, and i have 1 full day off. I am really bad at icing my knees though, and a specialist told me yesterday that every time we don’t ice the inflamation actually eats away at the tendons, cartilidge, and blood cells…surprised the hell out of me! Who knew that could happen! I thought that stretching would be enough, but that alone is just as bad as doing nothing, so guess i am icing every night. I am shooting for a marathon in Jan, or Feb possibly-although the niagra falls marathon looks like a blast-could you imaging crossing the canadian border with thousands of people just holding your passport going “sorry! can’t stop, racing here!!!”



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