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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dragonfly35 in San Diego is doing 19 things including…

Break my half-marathon PR

5 cheers


dragonfly35 has written 2 entries about this goal

New PR

My new half marathon PR is 1:47:53.2.

I will break 1:45 next time. I’ll pick a flatter course!

PR or PB - whatever

I grew up saying PB (personal best) but now I mostly hear PR (personal record). I thought it was a dialect thing, but I wasn’t sure. I was nerdy enough to look it up, and it seems like there’s some disagreement on the matter.


I ran my first half marathon in 1:49:15. I didn’t expect to beat that in this coming race for several reasons. The course is hillier, and I was in worse shape when I started training.

However, my training times have been fast, my 15k was fast (and it was also hilly), and I’m uninjured (so far – touch wood!), whereas last time I was battling plantar fasciitis and getting lots of ultrasound treatments at this point in training. I figure it’s worth a try. If I don’t succeed in this race, I can always give this up until my next half.

dragonfly35 has gotten 5 cheers on this goal.


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