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 (read all 3 entries…)
Setback :(

I built up to the point where I was doing 6.5 kms most days on a level grass sports field, and 13 kms once a fortnight on tarmac just to keep me sane (running around the same field 6 times day after day is kinda dull).

Unfortunately I got a bad bout of pain to the right side of my right knee towards the end of the last long run. The dreaded runner’s knee, which derailed my running many years ago resulting in my becoming a couch-potato.

I’m determined not to let that happen again, and have contacted a sports doctor. Fingers crossed….


dragonfly35 is @dragonfly35 on PopClogs.

Sorry to hear it...

You have done the right thing by contacting a sports doctor. Sometimes these things can be corrected easily by a simple change in shoes or the like, so don’t give up hope! With any luck, you’ll be back in running shape soon. Fingers crossed for you as well.


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