Nietzsche Quote of the Day

Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.  

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USA Basketball Headquarters in Tempe Now in Doubt

Now this is just depressing. After missing a December 31st deadline to secure financing the proposed USA Place development is now in serious jeopardy. Come on Jerry Colangelo and ASU please find a way to get this done! #TempeRising???

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Feliz Ano Nuevo!

Happy New Year from Cartagena, Colombia!

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Phoenix Rainpocalypse!

One good thing about the #rainpocalypse is that I could take advantage of the cooler weather to get a nice long run in. Stay safe Arizona.

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First Pic from WS100

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This is early in the race, still climbing! More to come.

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I Got My Buckle!

I am a Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run Finisher!!! 27:44:49.

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Western States 100!

Today is my mother, Karen Huselid’s 62th Birthday! I am going to celebrate her giving me life by running 100 miles. The KEH Foundation: http://kehf.org

You can track me (#232) at: http://www.ultralive.net/ws100/webcast.php

This is where I start.

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This is the first mountain I climb:

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10 More Days!

Wow, there is now less then two weeks until the Western States 100! All distance training is done and now it is time to taper, plan, and mentally prepare for the race. On Saturday I ran Aravaipa’s Adrenaline 27k night race in the McDowell Mountains to finish up 6 months of training (after two years of getting prepared for this).

Due to injury and illness I did not got as many long runs and therefore overall miles as I had hoped and targeted, but I am in better overall shape than last year and am uninjured (I developed plantar fascitis on my last long run last year). My knee is almost 100% healthy, no pain at all. At this point, it is all mental. Plan everything, be prepared for setbacks and low points, and just keep going!

Huge Thanks to everyone at LSRBT and all my running buddies who helped me get to this point. 10 more days!

The KEH Foundation is still taking donations to help support the KEH Scholarship Program, Sunshine Acres Adopt-a-Student Program, and the Encephalitis Society: http://kehfoundation.org/

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1 Month!

1 month to til Western States! My knee is getting stronger and my gear just arrived! #BrooksGuy #ProjectWS100 #WSER #BrooksRunning #NoNotSponsored 😦 #RunHappy

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A Scary Moment on the Mountain!

A scary moment from last Sunday’s 30 mile run/hike up to 4 Peaks:Shortly after my turn around point on a relatively smooth flat trail section with just a bit of down hill, my left foot struck the ground at an awkward angle and something went wrong. I felt a strong wrench in my left knee and out my peripheral vision caught site of my knee buckle several degrees to the center. I stopped short, but didn’t take a tumble. “Shit!” was my first thought as I had felt this before. Immediately thoughts of my teen years flooded back and the first time my knee went out.

I was fifteen and taking part in a pre-season basketball work out after a football practice. I was hustling back on defense and a older bigger senior was driving on me. My left knee gave out and I went tumbling to the ground not knowing what happened. This started a two year stretch where my left knee was reconstructed, followed a year later by my right knee, shortly thereafter appendicitis, then to top it all off encephalitis. This last illness leaving me with permanent issues with depression, anxiety, insomnia, attention and stress issues just to name a few.

It was all these memories and experiences that came rushing back that day on the mountain. But, there I was and there was only one way down. I calmed down and started walking. I hiked very carefully those last 14 miles and even managed to run a few. In the next few days there was some pain and and swelling and a lot of emotional upheaval. So, for now I need to rest (while still trying to get some exercise in) and hope for the best. It feels ok now, but running downhill on jagged and rocky mountain trails is a scary proposition on a weakened knee. Trying to reach 300 miles for May most likely will not happen. I just hope rest and ice will help heal me fast enough to get back on the mountain in time for the race. #ProjectWS100 #WSER

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4 Peaks Part 2

After 5 and a half hours going from Roosevelt to Four Peaks and back, I finally topped 100 miles for a week. First time this year. That makes tomorrow a day off (of running), first one in 10 days! I’m right on track to hit my goal off 300 miles this month – 190 miles on the 18th day. Two big weeks to go! Visit KEHF.org #ProjectWS100 #WSER

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Saturn is in Opposition!

Saturn is in opposition in this weekend. This means it is the best time of the year to see the ringed beauty. Grab your telescope and head for the hills!

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Maniac May!

With just under 2 months until the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, I am starting to feel the pressure, the pressure to not fail, the pressure to succeed, but mostly the pressure to get the miles in! I’m shooting for 300 miles this month. I’m putting it out there and holding to it. May is going to be one busy month. Maniac May!

Also, I am taking this opportunity to raise some donations for the KEH Foundation and Encephalitis Society. All donations to the KEH foundation go 100% to charitable purposes. Donations shall be used to fund the KEH High School Scholarships and the Adopt-a-Student program providing school supplies and other necessities to K-6 students at Sunshine Acres in Mesa, the San Carlos Apache Reservation, and the Peruvian Andes village of Alto Cayma. #ProjectWS100 #WSER #ManiacMay

Please visit the KEH Foundation to Donate.

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4 Peaks!

What a great morning! Sunrise on Four Peaks, a little Jeeping, and 4+ hours of trail running. Now the Derby, 3 NBA game 7s and then off to the all night Sinister Trail run!!! #AravaipaRunning #ProjectWS100 #WSER

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The Blood Moon!

Staying up til 2 am to experience the Lunar Eclipse was definitely worth it even if it did ruin my morning run. ‪#‎BloodMoon‬! Here is the progression from Muana Kea:

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