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 2 things

zappas's Life List

  1. 1. run a 10k
    13 entries . 2 cheers
    1,181 people
  2. 2. lose 10 lbs
    8 entries . 2 cheers
    1,265 people

How I did it
How to ragbrai
It took me
7 days
It made me
glad I did it!

Recent entries
run a 10K (read all 13 entries…)
keep going

Have been running only 2-3 times per week but adding in near daily long walks/hikes, biking, and/or core classes. I still want to run it and am beginning to time my runs for the first time but also enjoying the cross training aspect. As long as I’m out six times a week and three are running, I’m satisifed.

lose 10 lbs (read all 8 entries…)
6 down, 4 to go

Lost six over the past 2-3 weeks by just making more conscious decisions about food and exercise.
I anticipate that I should finish this with no problem in the next 4 weeks.

go camping

Camping is what you make of it. It’s good to do new things but it can also be highly over rated! Camp where there are fewer people- camping by others takes the true joy out of it!

Call an equipment rental store before you make a big finanical commitment if you’re not sure it’s a good fit.

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