Today was the 9 miler, the last long run in the single digits for a few weeks! I was really nervous about this one because last weeks 8 was really painful. All I can say is I survived it and it went surprisingly well. Marissa and I ended up running into Emily (no pun intended) right around mile 2 and she showed us a back way to run to EMU. I felt like death around mile 4 when we hit some hills with an awful headwind. We made it to EMU for a water break and I tried out my new favorite thing- Power Bar Energy Blasts. They are like big gummy gushers and are pretty tasty. You are supposed to take them with water so I chowed down on a few while we were at a water fountain and man did I feel a boost after that.
As far as arms/abs today, that is a no go. The 9 miles was plenty and I need to rest. My plan is to get in at least 15 minutes tomorrow while giving my legs the day off.