I have no one to blame but myself, I know, but I have really backed up the running events. I'm doing back to back half marathons, then a full marathon, and then another half... all before the end of the month. And since they are "away games," they require extra logistics. I need to sort out when I'm leaving, where I'm staying, find out exactly what I need to do for parking and shuttles, etc.
It's just a lot of planning, long before I even get around to planning out my race strategy. It feels like work, and it's nothing I ever thought about before I started running like this.
Action 412 - Decide It's Worth It.
The planning. The early mornings. The long drives. The crowds of people trying to get into and out of events. All of it. It's all part of the experience. And it all leads up to a long run through crowded streets with cheering supporters, and it ends with a medal around my neck and a great feeling of accomplishment.
I grumble about it, yes. But it's worth it.