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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ladyplaysdrums in Glendale is doing 18 things including…

do a 5K run

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ladyplaysdrums has written 3 entries about this goal

Turkey Trot??

Thinking about signing up for this year’s Turkey Trot. Not sure what stops me from committing to it. There’s nothing to lose, I’m up that early usually anyways, and it’s local, so… Sounds like a great way to start a Thanksgiving day and Holiday Season though :).

15 minute mile

My goal is to finish a 5k in 45 minutes. I’ve been focusing on completing a 15 min mile, which isn’t so fast, but is getting me up to speed to reach my goal. I don’t enjoy long distance running, so I walk fast for most of the time, and throw in a few running minutes. I’ve learned that I have to do what works for my body and spirit and what brings me joy, and not try to make myself believe that I have to be a marathon runner. So much more fun that way!!

Downtown Dash - March 11th???

I found a 5k to sign up for. I wish they were free, but I get having to charge for them. The race is to raise funds and awareness to prevent strokes. It’s close to home so I could walk there, and it’s on a weekend, so there really isn’t any reason to not do it. I haven’t 100% decided to sign up yet, so I’ll wait to put the money down, but I am starting to research 5 k self training programs.

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