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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doubledenny is doing 40 things including…

get fit


 

doubledenny has written 1 entry about this goal

Starting from scratch.

My friend is a fitness instructor. He is obnoxious and is always standing behind me breathing heavily when I’m eating a curry. And he’s Irish and speaks in a funny accent telling me he’s going for a quick 15k run. I tell him I’ll have 15 kilos of the runs but he doesn’t laugh. I do.

Sometimes, avoiding exercise is a sport of spite.

Regardless, the last time I ran, as opposed to running away, was in school… 10 years ago. I’m still young and I realise the benefits of healthiness.

Two years ago I had a peritonitis. Basically, my appendix burst and my whole body got infected. My chest became a concern after I developed pleurisy. After a month in hospital I realised I hadn’t smoked for a month so I needn’t carry on. I haven’t. From two packets a day to zero in one day. So what’s the deal with exercising?

I guess it’s all about will power and goals. If this is the one and only entry for this goal then I gave up…

Mind you, summer’s coming and I live by the beach… BIKINIS!



 

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