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

Have started jogging on weekends. Am VERY unfit – and living with smokers has not been beneficial for my lung capacity. Feel like I’m dying ever few hundred meters and have to stop. But I did do noticeably better today than yesterday. :)


Smoking sucks

But it is repairable. I quit smoking in February and now see or show no signs of it. I can run farther and work out harder than I ever could before starting. My lung capacity is just as good now also. In order to increase your oxygen delivery system, try doing some tabata style running and working out. It is where you work out full blast for 20 seconds (no pacing) then stop and rest 10 seconds. Do that with a few different exercises for 4 minutes each. I will greatly increase your limits fast. You can find all kinds of info about it online. Wikipedia has a good article for it and HIIT (high intensity interval training). Good luck!

yebw Preparing for arrival of puppy!!

Marathon Training is cool.

If you register for one now, that’s say 6 to 8 months out—it can be quite inspiring. It takes the whole “I’m going to run a marathon” thing, from a theory to a “I’ve committed money”, sort of reality.

The actual training aint so bad. I think you’ll find that most training guides have you jogging like 5 miles a couple of times a week, with a long run on weekends.

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