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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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Ty Power in Northampton is doing 41 things including…

Run another 5K

1 cheer

 

Ty Power has written 2 entries about this goal

Western Mass AIDS Walk/5K

Did this with Randy (who doesn’t run!) and finished in 42:43 after a rough start of trying to get past walkers who started immediately after the runners. Also discovered that RunKeeper was useless in the park (kept announcing I was running a 29 minute mile—-no!).



SMART goal details

This goal is also listed in my “Do my things” goal so I feel like I just evaluated it. Nevertheless, I’m keeping it in my main list so I should reconsider it specifically and make it a SMART goal.

Specific:
I want to run another 5K.

Measurable:
This will be accomplished when I cross the finish line of a 5K I’ve registered for.

Achievable:
I can easily do the run. It’s just the registering and showing-up that I need to keep in mind.

Realistic:
It’s realistic. Not too expensive and there are many options. If I don’t run a different one first, I will at least do the Hot Chocolate Run in December.

Timely:
I want to do this by December 31, 2011.

Steps to schedule:
Continue regular running.
Find a race I want to participate in.
Schedule it.
Register.
Train in the 6 weeks prior.
If possible, check out the route before the race.
Show up and sign in.
Race.
Celebrate!

Next step:
Continue regular running

Steps done ():



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