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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Is that you on the right?

It looks like you’re getting ready to tear it up that day.

Which reminds me, I really should look for another road race to try and tear up this summer.

No

the short little thing on the left is me! :D

This was taken in 2000 actually, when my friend wanted to do the local marathon as a 2-person team. We called ourselves the Escargots, and won 2nd place (out of a field of … 2!) I did have my 1/2 marathon PR that year though – 1 hr. 48 & change.

You do need to find another fun race, and I’ll bet Runner’s World website would be helpful. Good luck!

Whoops

Sorry! :)

Wow – 1.:48. That sounds pretty fast. I will have my chance next month in the Manchester Half. We’ll see what happens.

You're so kind

It’s actually not fast at all, but for a non-athletic woman turning 42, it was OK! God knows I’d take that time now and be happy … :D

Uh, I did the math

and this does look like a decent time. I’ll be lucky to do that in Manchester next month.


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