But stepping into the gym can be a bit intimidating if you overthink it. Will I seem out of place? Will the people who look like they know what they’re doing judge me? Is it okay if I can’t lift a ton of weight? But if you just focus on doing your thing, you’ll reap all of cross- training’s many benefits.
Still, that doesn’t mean that we wouldn’t rather be running on the days our training schedule tells us to hit the gym. Here are 15 things we can all relate to, as told by our favourite moments from The Office, that happen when we’re doing workouts that aren’t running-related.
When you see it on your training schedule:
When you force yourself to head to the gym anyway...
But are distracted by the smoothie bar:
When you decide to do a treadmill warmup, because, hey, you’re running at least:
When it’s time to say goodbye to the treadmill and hit the weights section:
When you have no idea how to use any of the machines...
But then the ever-present trainer starts to explain using words like “drop sets” and “progressive overload:”
When you’re working muscles you forget even existed...
But realize you still have two more sets of squats before you can move on:
When a total banger comes on your workout playlist:
When you feel rejuvenated by said banger and feel motivated to finish the rest of your workout:
When the pump is so real you have to check out your abs midset:
When you finish your workout:
When you see you’re scheduled for another cross-training session next week...
But you know you’ll crush it because you know what you’re doing this time around:
This article originally appeared on Runner's World US.