- Don’t drown
- Don’t go home in an ambulance
- Have fun
- Don’t finish dead last
- Land somewhere in the middle of my age group
Mission accomplished. 2 months ago
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.
Mission accomplished. 2 months ago
I am in pretty good shape for every leg except for the swimming, of which I have done none. Otherwise. I’m good. I put 20 mile son the bike and it was fairly comfortable. A hour running was pretty comfortable, but I did 2 days in a row and injured my knee. Took a week to recover. 3 months ago
Registered for a Sprint distance scheduled for the end of May. I’m in it now. 6 months ago
Suprised by the swim, knowing that I can do even better, and I was quite happy with my run, but I definitely need to learn to cycle. Eventually I’d like to be able to knock at least 20 mins of that total time, but for my first triathlon I can’t be disappointed. 5 years ago
20-08-08: So I stumbled across some information on a triathlon going on in a leisure centre near me. It takes place on the 7th August, 2 weeks from now, I am totally out of shape, have never done a triathlon before, and I have decided just to throw myself at it and see what happens.
750m swim, 20km cycle, 5km run, it’s going to wreck me. My history: I was a pretty good runner when in school, but I haven’t trained in about 5 years. As far as swimming goes, I was abysmal until recently when a friend of mine started teaching me to swim properly, thank you Gerry, but I’m still not particularly strong. And I am very average at cycling, I would occasionally bring my bike to some short cross country tracks. 5 years ago
Completed my second 12 miles bike ride today. Did it in 1:02:17. Much better than last week, which was about 1:20.
I did go faster – no need to rest. But I also knew my route this week so didn’t stop to figure out where I was either. I’m hoping to take a few minutes off my time next week but don’t think the difference will be half as dramatic as today.
We’ll see… 9 months ago
Did I mention I signed up for my first Tri in June? 600 yard swim, 12 mile bike, and 3 mile run. Whoohoo!! 17 months ago
Freestyle swim today for 40 minutes in the pool. I love the heated kiddy pool. It is relaxing. I was able to swim nonstop taking very little breaks in between. Making progress. 17 months ago