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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 100 push ups (read all 11 entries…)
Week 3 Days 1 & 2

Day 1: rest 60 seconds between each
set 1 – 12
set 2 – 17
set 3 – 13
set 4 – 5!
set 5 – 12

After the third set I had to rest 2 minutes, and before the last set, 4 minutes! Very disappointed by that fourth set.

Day 2: rest 90 seconds between each
set 1 – 10
set 2 – 12
set 3 – 8
set 4 – 8
set 5 – 12

Down to Track 1 because of Tuesday’s poor performance. Am I progressing, or regressing? :\



You are doing more push ups than you were when you started out. When I was researching about exercise for my physiotherapy, I read that the act of exercise itself doesn’t build muscles. Exercise breaks muscles down, and rest allows them to recover and grow stronger than they were before.

It makes sense to me that you will have a “dip” every now and then while your muscles build up – it is a balance between stress and recovery, or breaking down and building up again. Your body will be fatigued between challenges, but you’ve definitely moved forward overall.


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