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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I'm doing 28 things

How I did it
How to walk 500 miles, and walk 500 more, just to be the man who walked 1000 miles.
It took me
268 days
It made me

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Go skydiving

My Dad was a paratrouper in the Army – he made well over 100 jumps. While this certainly wouldn’t be the same as what he did, it would be something that I could share a little bit of his experience.

Besides, it looks like a lot of fun!

run a half marathon
I still can't believe I enjoy running!

Ran the Coyote Hills Half Marathon on 1/29/2011. Finished in 207th place with a time of 2:14:22. Since then, I ran the Surf City Half in 2:04:58. I have my next Half on 2/19 – I’m aiming to finish in under 2 hours.

I registered for the Modesto Marathon (3/20/2011) and the Seattle Rock n’ Roll Marathon (6/25/2011). I guess I can call myself a runner now…

PS – that’s me on the right!

run the Seattle half marathon (read all 4 entries…)
First Half Marathon

I just ran my first half marathon this morning (13.17 miles actually) – the Coyote Hills Half Marathon. 2 hrs, 14 min and 22 secs. I wanted to finish in under 10 minutes a mile which didn’t happen but this race had 647 feet of hills so I actually feel pretty good about my finish. On to my next race – next weekend?!

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