Another morning in which my intentions to go riding were thwarted by responsibility (plus, it's pretty damn cold out there). Up at 6:00, I was dressed and ready to go when I thought the morning through a little more clearly. Julie had to get up and get going in order to take Jake to a pre-school meeting. If I'd gone riding, she would have had to done breathers, get Sophie ready and get Jake ready primarily on her own. Oh well, I guess I'll ride tomorrow. At this point, I'm not sure how much more I can do to prepare for the race. Either I'll be able to endure the 13 miles, or I'll collapse in a pool of my own tears.