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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Well, the nights are drawing in again, and so I intend to have another try at ‘learning to run’. As hilarious as it may be, I like to run in the cover of darkness so no one can see me as I make my first embarrassing efforts. Once I can run a reasonable distance I’ll be fine running in the daylight, but until then my tendency towards being very self-conscious will rule.

I recently discovered the Couch to 5K program – I’ve looked this up on the net, and it seems a good way forward, and also seems to have worked for many people. The gradual introduction of the stresses of running to the body via the use of intervals seems good. Being a big lad – 6’2” and 225lb, running isn’t the easiest thing to do for me, and I struggle to adapt to it.

I’ve downloaded some of the podcasts with the intervals on them to help me (that way I don’t have to keep checking my watch!). Am I looking forward to it? Kind of, though I know I’ll struggle in the beginning. I know it’s been successful for people a lot less fit than myself, so there’s no reason it won’t work for me if I put the effort in.

Hopefully I’ll get a run in tonight – we’ll see…

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