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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The couch to 5K has really helped. Going from not running at all to running 4K three times a week. 5 months ago


I managed to finish my 5k program at the beginning of 2013, then I have a break and again starter running 5k in July. Now, I’m preparing for my first half-marathon:) 15 months ago


Have to finish this race in time! 15 months ago


Have to finish this race in time! 15 months ago

mulberryA few days ago

I was sitting at home, looking sadly out the window and hoping it would stop raining soon so I could go out to the park for a run. Then I decided, “IDGAF about the rain!”, put on a jacket, and went out anyway :)

New resolution: rain or shine, I’m not going to let the weather stop me from my goals! 18 months ago

mulberryI love Couch to 5K~!

It is the only thing that has ever made me continue running for longer than a week, and not hate it. It really makes me feel good every time I get through a day of the program. 18 months ago

incoherentI've been doing so well!

I got up to 2.75 miles but haven’t been able to achieve that again. However, I have been going at LEAST 4 times a week for the past few weeks, so that’s really good! I try to run at least 2 miles. I got up to 2.55 the day before yesterday, but yesterday I only ran 2.25. Still, I feel VERY worked and happy with it.

My body is exhausted, but I also feel better. I feel younger, more energized, less sore, it’s easier to get up and down with the little girl I nanny with, stairs are easier, and so on. I’ve lost about 2 inches on my waist (I have been focusing on my eating lately as well).

I dare say that I’ve completed this goal. Running is a habit again, and I am SO proud of myself! 20 months ago

incoherentmade it to 2.6 straight on Thursday

that means I am .4…POINT FOUR…away from my ultimate goal of 3 miles. omg! I can’t believe it.

The funny part is that happened after nearly a month of not running. I was sick, then started a new job, and my schedule got thrown off. This week I’ve been to the gym three times, but 2 of the days I did elliptical because I was scared to run. Then I was like, screw it, I’m just going to run a mile and call it a day.

Well I got to a mile and felt good. So I went to 2 miles. I was like, I’ve already gone this far, why not a little more? So I went to 2.6 (which was about 30 minutes…yes, I know it’s slow) and finally stopped. It felt GREAT! I was so happy!

Before, I did 3 miles in 30 minutes. So once I make it to 3 miles, I’ll work on being faster.

So if people out there are discouraged because they fell off the wagon for a while, just remember that once you have proven to yourself you can run a certain amount, it is easy to do it again, even if it’s been a while! 21 months ago

incoherent2 MILES STRAIGHT

I CANNOT BEGIN TO EXPRESS MY EXCITEMENT! I’m 2/3 of my way to my goal of 3 miles straight! I went 2 miles straight, I didn’t stop ONCE. yes! woo hoo! party!

I remember when I started running 2.5 years ago, before I got out of the habit, getting to two miles was HARD. After that it was easy. I am almost there! :D I am going to keep it at 2 miles until it gets easy/my time is reduced. 22 months ago

incoherentback to it

I used the elliptical for a week because I was SO nervous about getting back on the treadmill, especially because my boyfriend said these ones are “harder” than the one at home. But I got on yesterday because the elliptical was so BORING and easily ran 1.75 miles. I felt great! A little tired today, is all.

I am feeling discouraged because my weight hasn’t changed for the better, I’ve actually gained like 5 pounds. At least it hasn’t gone up more but seriously, it’s getting depressing! 22 months ago

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