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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Anomander's Life List

  1. 1. get buff
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    283 people
  2. 2. Get my nose fixed!
    1 entry
    21 people
  3. 3. get a piercing
    1 entry
    588 people
  4. 4. run a 5 minute mile
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    128 people
  5. 5. Make new friends
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    13,751 people
  6. 6. travel
    9,238 people
  7. 7. move to Canada
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    554 people
  8. 8. finish reading all the books I own
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    175 people
  9. 9. Run the London marathon
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    349 people
  10. 10. learn to cook better
    402 people
  11. 11. do a bungee jump
    163 people
  12. 12. parachute
    227 people
  13. 13. see more plays
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    178 people
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run a 5 minute mile (read all 11 entries…)
Long time, no update.

Things came to an abrupt halt late last summer when i wrecked my ankle with a fall at work. I dropped a few feet down a manhole jamming my heel into a crevice. With the extra weight of what i was carrying this drove my heel far into the cleft and my foot was forced up at a ridiculous angle.. crushing soft tissues around the joint. Swelled up like a bast and never quite returned to normal, but i did get back to full training fitness around the turn of this new year. Mile times now are around 5.30/40 but i’ve been doing more circuit training than anything to hammer the cardio.

run a 5 minute mile (read all 11 entries…)
Not yet..

Managed half a mile then another third or so at 4m57 pace. Need to start working on intervals a bit more i think, and perhaps try to increase the ‘regular’ mile speed i do.. say from 17.5 to 18, which would be 5.22.

run a 5 minute mile (read all 11 entries…)

Might give this a shot tomorrow. Have been training quite hard this last week or two and will by then have had two days rest. Humidity and heat are a big factor in this..

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