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 half-marathon (read all 3 entries…)

I’ve never been any good at training. It’s a bit like revising; it’s just not something I’ve ever managed to maintain. I can do bits and pieces, now and then, but keeping going for a while I struggle with. Maybe it’s because I have an obsessive personality (so my wife tells me) and so I get really into it for a couple of weeks, and then can’t be bothered after that. But for whatever reason, I’m not great.

However, all that said, a few weeks ago I wrote an eighteen week training plan, leading up to my target of running the Bristol Half Marathon in September. So far, three weeks in, I’ve successfully completed eight of my exercise sessions and missed seven. So I’m doing better than 0.50! Just. My target over the next three weeks is to get up over 0.66 during that time. So, let’s just see how it goes!


You sound like me! I am so bad at completing what I’ve started, and staying motivated. You can do it!

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