My name is Rick and I’m 45 years old. I try to stay active year-round: skiing and snowshoeing in the winters,¬†softball and biking in the summers, flyfishing and swimming whenever the schedule allows. One of the resolutions I made on January 1 was to join a basketball league and run a few 5K and 10K races in 2009. And then, on January 2, I ruptured my Achilles tendon.

After reading and hearing several horror stories about how long it can take to recover from an ATR, I vowed not to be one of those horror stories. In fact, my goal is to be quite the opposite - a story about how quickly you can recover from an ATR. As with most things in life, success comes more often to those with a goal and a plan for reaching that goal.

That’s how I came up with the name of this blog. My goal is to be walking normally within 90 days. No limp. Not just down the hall to the bathroom. I mean really walking - let’s call it a pain-free mile. To many on this site, particularly those experiencing long recoveries, it’s seems … not impossible, but highly unlikely. So much so, that if I reach my goal, people will think there was some sort of trick. Yep, my 90 day trick!

Now I need a plan. More to come!