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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Dimitri is doing 11 things including…

run across the island, from coast to coast

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Dimitri has written 1 entry about this goal

Running across the island

I would like to run across the island, from coast to coast, then run back again. The island is perhaps 12 miles across. The route takes me up a mountain, over a coll, and then down the other side.

It’s an enormous challenge. Most of the route is completely deserted – only near the sea are there houses and people – and the weather is constantly very hot.

I ran two marathons years ago and was extremely fit. But even in those days I would probably have thought twice about this particular challenge.

Now I’m almost 54.

I need to plan out how to achieve this goal.

To be honest, I don’t know if I can or even if it would be good for me to do.

I intend to do it in the next two years, before 25 AUG 2013.

Dimitri has gotten 1 cheer on this goal.


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