New Hardware: Marine Corps Marathon Style

New Hardware: Marine Corps Marathon Style

I’m at it again with my hardware. I just can’t get enough of  bling that is associated with adrenaline!   This time I got my hardware by completing the 40th annual Marine Corps Marathon. YES, I am a finisher and have completed my first marathon. Whew… Let me tell you this, they say “it’s not given its earned!” Well, I earned every ounce of this hardware.

With anything I do, I am always learning lessons. In this case there are 7 things that attributed to my success in being able to say, “I finished my first marathon on October 25, 2015.” I did a video because of course I had to  express my experience in my shining dramatic fashion (lol) … so check out the video. It has some length to it… but so does a marathon!


  1. You may have a plan, but be open to what God has.
  2. You have complete authority over your body by the words that come out of your mouth. Words are powerful, use them wisely.
  3. Faith without works is dead.   God will provide, but what are you going to do? In other words, “How bad do you want it.”
  4. Keep your focus.
  5. Life isn’t meant to be done alone. Get connected and find a community to do life with.
  6. Put up a good fight while having fun… Knuck if you buck!
  7. It doesn’t matter how you start, its how you finish.

Don’t just look it, but be it, because you are it!

Always Shine,