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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markkow's Life List

  1. 1. watch the Top 100 movies
    1,306 people
  2. 2. Complete Rossetta Stone Spanish
    1 person
  3. 3. run a 10k in less than 45 minutes
    2 entries
    16 people
  4. 4. read war and peace
    513 people
  5. 5. Release a mobile game
    1 person
  6. 6. Buy my own place
    97 people
  7. 7. run a second marathon
    12 people
  8. 8. visit argentina
    119 people
  9. 9. climb kilimanjaro
    328 people
  10. 10. go on safari
    276 people
  11. 11. go speed dating
    32 people
  12. 12. Update my Linkedin profile
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    10 people
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Get down to 12% body fat

I now see this as more important than a target weight goal.

I last measured 13.1% body fat, I want to get down to 12%, then hopefully 11% to look ripped! :)

half marathon

I have signed up to the Edinburgh half marathon in May, so this goal is going to be achieved!

run a 10k in less than 45 minutes (read all 2 entries…)

The other day I managed 5k in 23 minutes, so if I can speed up just a little and double the time my goal should be achievable.

I also ran 10k in an hour and didn’t feel tired afterwards, or the next day, so my fitness is good compared to several years ago where I’d do a 10k and barely be able to walk afterwards!

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