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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Cheryl J. is doing 12 things including…

Run a 5k in less than 25 minutes


Cheryl J. has written 1 entry about this goal

PR, again!

I’m trying to improve my 5K time. Until today, my Personal Record was 26’45”, completed in October 2011. Four weeks ago, I started using a training program by Hal Hingdon and today was my ‘test run’. I ran the Recycle Run 5K in Minneapolis this morning. It was rough. I tend to start out badly and don’t get into a good groove until 3K or so. When I saw the clock at the finish line, I was surprised to see it say 26’20”. I’ll take it. I have a feeling that getting under 25 minutes is a pipe dream for a woman my age, but I’ll keep trying.


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