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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3 months ago my average mile time was in the high 14 minute range. Yesterday I completed a mile in 10:18. Much of an improvement, if you ask me! Super proud of myself and can’t wait to keep training to reach my goal! 18 months ago

Thomas Ryan 2 years ago

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Thomas Ryan8:13

Down to 8:13 tonight. 2 years ago

Thomas RyanChocolate.

I’m slowly realizing that having just a bite of chocolate about an hour before the run really helps. 2 years ago

Thomas Ryan8:25

Down to 8:25 tonight. 2 years ago

Thomas Ryan8:50

I just clocked-in at 8.50, completing my goal of running a 9 minute mile. Now, it’s time for 8… 2 years ago

bentag65 2 years ago

AylaNew Time: 9 minutes 10 seconds

Slowly inching my way closer. Not sure if I’ll complete this goal by summers end. But I’ll definitely have it by new years. 2 years ago

AylaJust broke the 10 minute mark

And I’m slowly inching my way to a 9:30 minute mile. I’d like to have this goal completed before the summer is over. 2 years ago

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Nickx2906 2 years ago

mlarmaladeStrategy Switch

I have a tentative date with a running buddy to work on miles outside. I usually run on the treadmill, but recently I’ve been finding it boring and even more difficult than it should be. (I rarely run better than a 10 minute mile on the treadmill, although I know I can easily do a 9 minute.) Besides, the weather’s so nice lately, the only thing keeping me back from going outside is feeling awkward about exercising in public. We plan to run mornings before our 8 AM class a few days a week, at our school’s track. One of the advantages to this is that I know a few good 3-mile routes from the high school, as compared to me running alone in my neighborhood which would involve running the same boring mile 3 times (I’m not really allowed to leave the neighborhood on foot, as my parents don’t want me running on a major road.) 2 years ago

mlarmaladeFitness Testing

Had to run a mile in gym today, I got a 9:08. Not bad, considering how lax I’ve been about running lately. I know I should be pushing for a better time, but I’m kinda stuck on being proud of how much I’ve improved over the past year, fitness-wise. (Completely inflexible to being able to touch my toes easily; not being able to run a half mile to, at one point, running 3 in like, 28.5 minutes; being embarrassingly stereotypical in that I could do about 10 pushups to being able to do 30 now.)
Surprisingly, I didn’t mind running outside that much. Usually I run on a treadmill, but maybe I should switch when the weather’s nice. 2 years ago

asydnes 2 years ago

CreativeHeart 2 years ago

mmanning43thingsThis is a stretch for me

I set 10 as a goal, and shot through it. 8 will not be as easy. This will take actual working towards. I did an unimpressive 5K of mixed run/walk today, after not running since last July. I call that a good start and get going on this. 2 years ago

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