The day after an epic Pi Day is really hard to top. We got up at an insanely early hour to meet at Bull City Running Company at 4:30 to travel just down the road to Cary for the Tobacco Road half marathon. At the time, I remember thinking how fun it sounded to run it when I signed up. The running of it actually was fun, but the getting up wicked early for a local race is NOT. We got there almost two hours before the 7am start, and hung out in the freezing cold inside a tent to wait. The half itself was a lovely out and back on the ATT. We went out with a conservative pace, everyone said they were just planning to run it to complete it and we were aiming for a 2:30-2:40 finish time. I had my full in a week, so best not to overdo it. As it was, we stuck to the intervals, and managed to finish in just over 2:30. We stayed together for the most part until around mile 9 when Tracy and Susan broke off and finished about a mile per minute faster in the last 3-4 miles. It was Nancy’s first half and it was a pleasure to watch her cross the finish line.