Well, she has done it. Coach Crystal has officially lost her mind.
Any NASCAR fan has heard of Talladega, one of the two restrictor plate races on the Circuit. Restrictor plates are necessary to slow the car down because it is so fast. Anyway, in September, Talladega Speedway is hosting a half marathon to combat prostate cancer. Coach Crystal wants to run it… not only that, she wants me to run it too.
It is a good cause and strikes close to home because my grandpa died of prostate cancer. So I have agreed to do it. I have to complete it in 3.5 hours, so I should be ok even if I have to walk some of it. You also run through areas that the public is generally not allowed to visit. You end at the finish line after running on the apron of the track.
(You can’t actually run on the track in the corners because they are banked — on a side note, I have driven a race car on that track… freaking awesome!! The corners sorta look like a wall rising up to you as you travel toward them at 160+, but while cars can handle them, ankles probably could not.)
So my INSANITY program has to be extended. I am still doing it, but the last two weeks will probably take a month because I have to run three days a week. Otherwise, I will never be ready in September. What do you guys think — is she insane or am I?