13 Thoughts Every Runner Has When They Have to Go to the Gym

If we had our way, all our runs would be outside. Our muscles would grow and support our running addiction without ever having to touch those metal dumbbell things. But we know it doesn't work like that and every once in a while--like during a monsoon or the apocalypse--we find ourselves inside the dreaded gym.

We try to play nice with the bros getting their pump in. We ask them politely to stop their grunting-while-bench pressing routine for a minute while we squeeze between them and the mirror and get the five-lb. dumbbells. See, we've got some core work to do, but we have no intention of halting our insecure and sassy runner thoughts.

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