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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Glamorous_WallflowerDay 7

After a month of absolutely no exercise and of a lot of emotional turmoil, I ran the lake again. It felt routine which is good, but I could not really enjoy it like I usually do. But I was very happy with my time and I’m sooo incredibly relieved that I didn’t lose the endurance I gained. And I ran my fastest mile yet. I hope running will boost my self-esteem again.

2.82miles @ 33’43”
Avg. Pace: 11:55 per mile. 5 years ago


I vacationed in Vegas the beginning of June. I came back and immediately dove into my friends wedding and all of its festivities. Then I got struck with a painful virus from which I was forbidden to exercise. I haven’t ran in almost an entire month. I feel so bad and know I have to start from scratch again. But I’m going to keep on going. Wish me luck! 5 years ago

Glamorous_WallflowerDay 6

It was a hard day. My legs felt 20lbs heavier and my lungs felt 20 times smaller. But I kept picturing being a cop and being happy with my body and suddenly I ran 4 miles! Running is definately becoming my favorite part of the day.

4.01mi @ 45’19”
Avg pace: 11’16” 5 years ago

Glamorous_WallflowerDay 5

Rain didn’t even deter me for a second…and I ran the farthest distance yet. But I have to admit, my legs felt like Jell-O most of the run.

3.01mi @ 35’48
Avg pace: 11:51 5 years ago

Glamorous_WallflowerDay 4

No energy at all today, but my will to keep going dragged my butt out of bed. Very nice weather today and lots of people. The trail was crowded and I had to weave in and out of baby stroller blockades and sopping wet dogs chasing the geese around. Didn’t do as well as yesterday but I know my muscles are just rebelling.

2.75mi @ 34’28”
Avg. Pace 12’32” 5 years ago

Glamorous_WallflowerDay 3

My body was working against me today, but again I came out victorious. If I hadn’t been in so much pain, I think I could have run a lot further. But I finished the loop and was very proud of myself. Can’t wait to go back tomorrow!

2.9 miles @ 34’36”
Average Pace: 11:38 5 years ago

Glamorous_WallflowerDay 2

It’s coming along. I had stomach cramps that started very early in my run. I thought about turning around a few times, but I pushed myself halfway around the lake so that turning back wouldn’t be an option. And I did finally remember to use my Nike Sensor that I wanted so badly last Christmas. I love it! Just push a button and it tells you your speed, distance, and average pace. Very motivating.

2.7 miles @ 36min
Average Pace: 13:28 5 years ago

Glamorous_WallflowerDay 1

I started this around winter but the weather was too bad. But I’m determined to keep this goal and accomplish it.

Day 1: Weather was gorgeous and the lake was a little crowded. I felt very winded from the get-go but I kept chugging along. I am starting to worry about my breathing however, I fear I might have asthma. I also completely forgot to time myself. My goal is 30minutes. Upon coming home, I was cursed with a gigantic headache and an ear ache and my knee was starting to throb. Needless to say, Day 1 was rough, but that makes me all the more determined to keep going. 5 years ago

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