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11 Wonderful Struggles of Working Out Outside In the Summer

1. Working out in the sun seems lovely, until you can't see anything because it's too bright.

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2. "I know, I'll wear these cool sunglasses!" Just kidding—they fly off during burpees and slide down your nose when you get sweaty. Pug In Sunglasses

Useless.

3. "Oh, maybe I'll get a nice tan—or, wait I have a racerback tanline and awkward sock lines."

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This will look really good in that strapless dress I'm wearing tonight.

4. A sunset run sounds good, until you get 1,000 bug bites in the course of 30 minutes.

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And running and itching at the same time is surprisingly hard.

5. Got allergies? Don't even think about doing any exercises in the grass or you'll be scratching everywhere.

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6. You might find other unwanted critters in the grass—ahem, spiders.

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Or you might find something adorable (like a bunch of baby toads). Bad news: Even if you try to move them all out of the way, you'll probably still squish some (true story).

7. Being outside in the fresh air feels ~amazing~—except for the part where there's no air conditioning.

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"Hi, sweat. I don't think I've ever felt this gross in my life."

8. Ditto for that breeze. Until some stray leaves and dust blow into your eyes and temporarily blind you.

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Hair everywhere.

9. Getting outside of the gym and away from other humans feels so liberating—until your favorite running or biking path is crazy crowded.

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It's like real-life Frogger. At least no one could get in your personal treadmill bubble.

10. Working out in special locations (read: on a beach, in a park, etc.) is amazing, except you're missing all those amazing gym amenities.

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Like water fountains, towels, and—most importantly—bathrooms.

11. But in the end, it's all worth it for some of that sweet fresh air.

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Because we know we'll be dreaming about this in six months.

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