Thanks Dave. I would not expect Rick to take the time to respond to any personal encouragment any of us might offer but letting him know how many of us are watching his progress each day has to provide positive enforcement for his huge effort. I'm not sure if you can tell how many people visit this thread each day but I'm guessing it's considerable. I have a link to the Mt. Everest daily postings that I also follow the spring of each year.
I bet I'm not the only person wondering if I have what it would take to undertake the AT challenge. It's great he's sharing the experience with all of us!
Go Rick, go!