January 16, 2017

Let's Start Running

Outfit : Top & Pants Lulu Lemon, Hat 2XU, Shoes Adidas UltraBoost
Photography by Dewo Pratomo

We all know that running is a great way to get fit, feel better and even form new relationship with other runners. In this post, i will write still about my running activity. I'm not the expert of it, but i just want to make a simple review about how to start.

Outfit : Top & Shorts Adidas, Hat 2XU, Shoes Saucony Triumph Iso 2
Outfit : Top Adidas, Shorts H&M, Hat 2XU, Shoes Asics Kayano 23

I know that at the first time for a runner, it’s not as simple as what i thought, especially to wake up early in the morning nor to do it in the evening when the body is already tired after all day activity. Really, for me it was so hard at the first time to starting this kinda workout (running) :) 
But I had read some sources about how to do running at the first time and what to prepare. The sources says that starting a new running habit doesn’t have to be hard.. all we need is only take a comfortable pair of shoes and a willingness to move a little or a lot, all at your own pace. You don't have to go fast at the first time, just do it at your own pace. I started with walking than try to do it faster day by day. 
As well as a willingness to start move, for me, a good running gear is the best mood booster to start running. When you have prepared some good running gear, it will a bit gives you the power to start workout..

- Starts with finding the right pair of shoes that fit your toes. Don’t be swayed by brand names. Instead try on several running shoes, jog around the store and let your feet decide. The most important feature of a running shoe is comfort, that’s it ! Choose a shoe that feels good.

- While most runners focus on shoes, socks can be important too. Blisters from bunched-up socks are painful. You need a breathable, snug sock that’s not suffocating. Running socks are mostly not thick. Try socks on in the store, and pick one or two that you like. Test them out to see how they perform when you run and sweat before investing in multiple pairs.

- Find a good & comfort outfit ( my favourite is Adidas, 2XU & Lulu Lemon ). Remember to always use the comfort outfit , doesn't matter which one you prefer, the long sleeve or sleeveless top, the shorts or long pants, just wear what makes you feel comfort. And for the ladies, don't forget to wear a high support bra, it will makes you more comfort while running ( I like high support bra from Adidas & Lulu Lemon ).

- Choose some favourite songs and put it into your running playlist. What kind of music do you prefer to listen while running ? I like the upbeat songs. It can give me powers.

- Every runner need a timing device to help manage their training. Whether you choose a standard watch, a high tech GPS-watch or using your phone, it doesn’t matter. You can download running apps on your mobile phone to track your activity. Just pick the timing device that works for you. ( I choose Garmin Fenix 3 HR and connected with Strava ). I also like "Adidas Train & Run" and "Nike+Run Club" on iphone. You can download some Running apps to find what best for you.

- Find and join a running community. Because  friends who have the same interests will encourage and motivate each other.


And well last but not least, don’t forget to have a good ALARM that can makes you wake up early in the morning J


Let's make it easy to get started. Get up, don't be lazy, get inspired and stay on track. 
Are you ready ?


Thank You For Reading !