by - April 16, 2017

Captured by Oky Octaviansyah

“People sometimes sneer at those who run every day, claiming they'll go to any length to live longer. But don't think that's the reason most people run. Most runners run not because they want to live longer, but because they want to live life to the fullest. If you're going to while away the years, it's far better to live them with clear goals and fully alive then in a fog, and I believe running helps you to do that. Exerting yourself to the fullest within your individual limits: that's the essence of running, and a metaphor for life — and for me, for writing as whole. I believe many runners would agree”
― Haruki Murakami, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

Halo good people! Happy weekend anyway! I like this month, because many long weekends will come in this April. Yeay! But have you plan to spend your holiday? No? Haha same with me. I have exam matters on next month which means I have to prepare by studying in every weekend. In the same time with the exam, three days before, I have a running event, Jakarta Kizuna Ekiden, with my office-mates. Hence, I plan to spend my weekend with running besides of studying.

I didn't like run, but since I work, I realize that I do not have many times for exercise. I even often skip Gym on weekend. I become worry to my body health. Coincidentally, my friends at office really like running. They have a running club and I join in that club. We usually run on Thursday after office in Gelora Bung Karno or GOR Soemantri Brodjonegoro (Pasar Festival, Kuningan). We also often join to some running events in Jakarta or BSD, like Jakarta Kizuna Ekiden, Halim Run, Panin Asset Management Run, Forest Day Fun Run, Taiwanese Excellent Run, and many else. For you guys who are curious where we always know the running event, you can update the event in AYOLARI.IN. You can find a list of running events in a year. When running, I can breathe the fresh air, have fun with my friends to relieve stress after working a lot in office, and explore new places. So as Haruki Murakami said, running helps me to live life to the fullest.

Let's continue to comfortable outfit for running. Rilyfe will review some for you. 

Captured by Oky Octaviansyah


I got this Adidas response tee and short from my office to sponsor all runners that representing my office for Jakarta Kizuna Ekiden. I feel so lucky. This response tee keeps me dry and comfortable, because it'll wick away sweat as I get my hurt pumping. It made from 50% recycled polyester and 50% polyester doubleknit. In this photo, I wear US S size.

As comfortable as the shirt, this running short also keeps me dry after sweating a lot. This is lightweight and is built for easy movement. It is also made from recycled polyester. It has only one small pocket in the backside, hmm enough to put your money, house key, ATM card, or Mobile WiFi.

How about the other brand?
Brand is not a big matters, the main core is the fabric. Choose the running shirt that will wick away sweat fast. Because not all running shirt will be comfortable to wear. I have join many running events, mostly they will give running t-shirt in the race-pack. But if the running shirt is not comfortable -- hot to wore --, I will wear my own shirt. Hehe. Sometimes you will get a comfy running shirt if the ticket-fee is above than IDR 100k (based on my experience). Like in Panin Aset Management, I got a Reebok running shirt. It is also comfortable to wear.


I bought this compression pants with brand Tiento about two weeks ago in Blibli (Click to know the price). 

Tiento Compression Pants. Source: Blibli

I think I need this long compression to avoid the heat of sun when joining running event in morning. Wearing this compression pants is more comfortable than long training/jogging pants. If you only run for easy jogging, long training pants is okay. But if you will run for 5k or more, you will feel uncomfortable. It's like too weight. Likewise some marathoners, this compression pants will probably bother their movement, they prefer to use short pants like in the picture below.

Boston Marathon Supernova Split Shorts. Source: ADIDAS


I wear many brands before Nike. The last brand before my Nike, which still wore by me, is Eagle. Eagle has been known by many people. Eagle running shoes is quite comfortable, but the color combination is too old-style for me. I ever wear my eagle running shoes for 10k and it doesn't hurt my feet. So it means eagle is quite recommended for low budget running shoes. Then I bought this Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33 to increase my performance. Some of my friends recommend Nike and Adidas because of the soft cushioning.

Captured by Rilyfe

Last Saturday I tried my Nike for 9k, and yes I feel the differences. This shoes is lightweight (10.8 ounches for men's size 10). It has a responsive and soft cushioning. This heel is designed to support user natural range of motion and the outsole works to absorb impact and cushion on contact for a soft, smooth transition. In my opinion, this shoes is quite cheap compared to another Nike's running shoes types. So, for you who are searching for a new shoes, this shoes is really fit to accompany your running activities.

OK, it's enough for now. Thank you for visiting my blog. Please do not hesitate to give your opinion and suggestion in the comment below. Have a nice weekend!

"Idleness is probably necessary to relax your body after exhausting daily routines, but sports is also needed to refresh your body. Let's run for a healthy life." - Rilyfe

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