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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Run 3 miles without stopping
I did it!

I go running pretty much every day with my roommate and we normally do just over 2 miles. I’ve never run more than 2 1/3… ever. I felt really great after 2. Katherine stopped shortly after that, but I decided to keep going. After 2 1/2 I decided I’d go for 3 today. I went for it, and I did it! I feel great too. I can’t believe I already did it. I thought it was going to take me longer to get to that point. I guess that means I’m working towards 4 now.

run 2 miles without stopping (read all 2 entries…)
I did it

I’ve had this goal on here for a while now. I didn’t think I could do it last semester, and maybe I couldn’t at that point. But I just did it last week. I wasn’t even thinking about it being a particular goal. I was running, and I just realized that I could go farther than what I’d been doing. I ran the whole 2 miles, and I actually felt pretty good after. I’ve done it about 5 times now. I think I can go even farther now that I’ve got the feel for doing more than my mind will let me. I’ll have to work up to more. Maybe I’ll just make it a goal to do 2 1/2 miles and see where that leads. Now that I’ve done this much I’m just so excited to see how much farther I can go!

hike the appalachian trail (read all 4 entries…)
I've done it now!

I haven’t hiked the whole trail, but I’ve done a section now. My next goal is going to be the whole trail. I loved hiking it and I can’t wait to go again! I’m already planning another trip with a friend.

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