Sometimes those we love say things that really hurt...even tho they don't mean to. I was doing well, happy with my progress. I am admittedly very slow...like a 15 minute pace. However, I am 7 weeks in, have never run in my life, in my 40's, 70 lbs overweight and a recent retiree of over 25 years smoking. I've lost 23 lbs, and have done more that I ever dreamed possible. I should graduate in a couple of weeks. One of my adult children (avid long distance runner) invited me to do a 5K on Labor Day...I'm not sure I'm ready. Then my hubby makes a really tough remark about my time, insinuating that I will be an embarrassment because I am so slow. OUCH! That really hurt. So, today I amped it up, ran farther and faster...carved 2 minutes off my time and went half a mile further. I would rejoice except that I hurt myself in the process and now am not sure I will be able to run anymore this week. I knew better than to let myself feel pressured...but fell into the trap anyway. Don't get me wrong, I'm not opposed to pushing myself and testing new limits. However, I knew I wasn't ready, I should have known better. I guess I will decline Labor Day.
What do you guys think? Am I being overly sensitive?