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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Donnerschlag is doing 37 things including…

do the splits

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Donnerschlag has written 2 entries about this goal

Encouraging progress faster than I thought

I’ve halved my starting crotch distance to the ground since I actually started stretching everyday 4 days ago. I’ve only worked on my side splits thus far, since my adductors tend to be less flexible than my Hamstrings. (But mainly because it’s more comfortable to hold a side-split position while watching television. ^^)

No problems/persistent pains that shouldn’t be there thus far, and I hope it stays that way.


In middle school, I used to be 4 inches shy of a front split (left side; my left hammy is more flexible than my right for some reason) and 8 inches shy from a side split. Fast-forward to the present, and I’ve sadly lost most of that flexibility. Needless to say I’m trying to get that back.

Donnerschlag has gotten 1 cheer on this goal.


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