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Hi. I’m Stephen.

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Cap10k Cancelled. Still Finished er' Off Though.

Cap10k Cancelled. Still Finished er' Off Though.

The Cap10k is the largest 10k in Texas and seventh in the nation. Last year, there were 20.500 participants.

This was my first race with barefoot shoes and I was ready to compete. Unfortunately, this year they had to cancel due to nasty lighting and floods.

I was disappointed, but knew I had to put a cap on my Cap10k training, so I did it by myself the next day. I ran it in 57:19 minutes. Not my fastest time—but it couldn’t have felt better. I followed my usual run— through our neighborhood, back and forth on a river trail, through a park, then finally got the good work done in the cemetery grounds.

I hate to admit it, but this was way better than the race. I use running as a reflective and meditative retreat from every day madness. Solitude in running allows me to rebalence myself. Nature being the final ingredient to a pretty fine run.

Empathy in Leadership

Empathy in Leadership

Why do so many incompetent men become leaders? | Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic | TEDxUniversityofNevada

Why do so many incompetent men become leaders? | Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic | TEDxUniversityofNevada