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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meloncollie2 in St. Petersburg is doing 37 things including…

Run a mile without stopping


meloncollie2 has written 2 entries about this goal

Senior Year!!

Since returning to UE, I’ve now done this 3 additional times :) Twice all the way out to 1.5 miles.

I’ve also run a solid 18 minutes without stopping – without recording the distance so much, but I’m super proud of this.

Now I just want to be able to run consistantly at at least a mile :)

10 minutes

Tonight I ran for 10 minutes solid without stopping :) Didn’t hurt that I had Bryan there to encourage me.

At 7:30, the counter hit 1.00 in distance… but I think because I’m here in the UK, it meant kilometers… I’m gonna look up the conversions tonight and try again tomorrow :)

10 minutes! Blows my mind… Last year I couldn’t do 3 at this time.


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