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Ruel’s Running Podcast

Welcome to Ruel's Running Podcast!

Podcast host and creator Ruel Abadam is a recreational ultrarunner, health enthusiast, family guy, tester and designer who talks about Health, running, lifestyle, family, and play. 

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Jul 20, 2015

Shout Out:

Chris Rawlins for the jump rope challenges. Chris is a jump rope fiend and more. Stayed tuned. You may hear Chris on a future podcast.
Subscribe and stay tuned for next episode, Part 2 with ultrarunner Tony Portera. Listen to last episode Ru El’s Running 053 : Special Guest – Tony Portera – Part 1 | Badwater 135 | Ultramarathon
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Run Update:
Not much running lately. Am getting antsy and have missed a few days planned for runs. Time has been spent strength training and on a periodized plan towards a possible 50-mile run in October.

Running News:

Why a 91-year-old veteran is running across America.
Ernie Andrus, a 91-year-old World War II veteran, has been making progress in his mission to become the oldest American to run across America. As Steve Hartman explains, he hopes to bring attention to one of the war's unsung heroes.

Health & Fitness:

As mentioned in a previous podcast and post, I've been working on building strength. So a couple days a week I'm working some key exercises that interest me at the moment:
  • Front Squats
  • Goblet Squats
  • Jump Rope
  • Dead Hang starting position
  • Hollow Pull-Up
The front squats I'm new to and only get to practice this movement on days I get to visit the office gym. Otherwise I practice the goblet squats using a dumb bell at home. The jump rope is my indulgence exercise. I LOVE JUMP ROPE! Lastly, when I'm not sitting around or jumping around, I'm literally hanging around building up time holding the starting position of a pull-up or a dead hang and while in hollow position.
Check out "The 'Best' Upper Body Pull" on by Pavel Tsatsouline.

Family & Play:
Ironically while in between building strength, I'm getting hurt. I have a history of back injury. A couple times in the past week I've done improper lifting either of a child or some free weight, which cause some back twinge resulting in 2-3 days of a tight back. It could be worse and has been worse before. Fortunately I've been able to function and take care of the family despite the discomfort.

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Luzius Stone "Fire In The Sky"