Okay I am crazy I know....
I am 37 years old, and had never run a mile in my entire life!!! I just never had the motivation, or the strength, or the DESIRE. But something happened in my marriage a year ago that made me really want to become a runner. Both for the health benefits, and just to be able say, "I RUN."
SO i looked up the couch to 5K program and started working at it. Then one day I just kept running. I ran around the block and made it to 1 mile! Instead of stopping though I felt I could keep going. It was awful! I was in so much pain, but I was PRAYING, to keep going!
Then it happened. I started imagining Mary, yes Mary, the mother of God, running with me! Not wearing her normal long thing. (Whatever that wrapped cloth outfit is called with the veil and everything.) But in work out clothes! She looked good too! And she and I ran another mile together. IT was amazing. I finished the second mile still feeling good, and just raised my arms right there in the middle of the street, and started praising God for the strength to run two consecutive miles.
With God all things really are possible!!! For real! Like no joke.