GUYSSSSS WHAT A GREAT DAY!!!! this morning katie j, maddie, and i ran downtown but get thisssss. the chicago half-marathon was going on so we merged and ran like 8 miles with them on lake shore and then peeled off and ran 2 more miles by ourselves all the way to gold coast!!!!! literally GOLD COAST aka LIKE 10.2 MILES WOWOWOW i feel so accomplished!!!! it was so much easier with the marathon people, my adrenaline was pumping, and we were going so much faster when we were with them. i wanna run a half-marathon for real, this was super inspiring and i feel like i could actually run the whole thing!!! running is kinda actually fun!!!! especially with friends and lots of people and destination running!!! but yeah after we peeled off we ran to @joeandthejuice for SMOOTHIES and it was so yummy!!!!! i got the choco shake which was raw cacao, banana, almond milk, and strawberries!!! 🍫🍌🥛🍓 tbh i probs wouldn't go back bc it was SOOO expensive for not much food, but also it was v yummy, and i'm glad we tried it. also soooo glad i got a chocolate smoothie bc im not currently eating dark chocolate, long story, but i *think* it's giving me insomnia even if i eat it at like noon, soooo this was a super good opportunity to eat chocolate that's dairy free and ~hopefully~ won't keep me up tn (knock on wood)!!!!!