Bill Bowerman, Olympic trainer and co-founder of Nike, once said, “There’s no such thing as bad weather, just soft people.”
Regardless of the fact that Bill was making a literal reference to unpredictable outdoor elements inhibiting his runners’ desire to work out, there’s something more universal in his quotation than he may have intended. It doesn’t just have to be pouring rain or sweltering heat that keeps us from adhering to our predetermined workout regimen. And usually, it’s not. Instead it’s personal scrutiny, judgment, or acceptance—ultimately our overall self image—that determines whether or not we’re willing to hit the pavement on any given day.