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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Got 23:09 this morning…almost there! 4 years ago



oh my gosh I DID IT!!


HOLY CRAP i can’t believe it! that’s a full minute off my PR and over a minute and a half better than last week (last entry was supposed to say 9-20-08 by the way). i feel like this might be one of those amazing courses where you’ll never get anything close to that time, but i really hope not! it’s amazing to have all the hard training pay off. but it really, really is all mental. i just have to be positive and KNOW that i’m going to PR, stay with that girl, etc. next goal…under 22 minutes! AHH :) 6 years ago



wow, bad race yesterday. everyone said it was a bad course, so i think i ran slower because i was expecting to. i usually go out a little faster than my regular pace on my first mile with a 7:15, but this first mile was around 7:40 and i knew i was really screwed. sooo that was disappointing. but i medaled for the first time! haha 21st in jv, but oh well it still counts in my book. but this coming week i’m going to train SO hard, and hopefully cut ALOT of time off this weeks 5k. 6 years ago



yay i’m getting pretty close! and afterward i found out the course might have been 3.24 miles instead of 3.1, so i might be closer than i thought :) 6 years ago


i’m getting closer!



yeah i still have a long way to go. but if i work my butt off, maybe by the end of the season! being in the 22’s would be incredibleee, ahh i want it so bad! 6 years ago

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