personal, Running

[REVIEW]: AONIJIE CALF SLEEVE COMPRESSION – SIZE S (Bahasa Indonesia)

 

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source: Aonijie

Assalamu’alaykum warahmatullah wabarakaatuh,

Para tukang lari mana suaranyaaaaah~

Yang merasa kedua tungkai kaki gampang rewel akibat hobi menjajal jalanan, mari merapat.

Semua ini berasal dari saya yang kian kegandrungan kegiatan outdoor lari, baik di trackfield atau pun jalanan (road) sejak pertengahan 2017. Dan sepertinya badan saya sempat terkejut dari transisi 50K per bulan menuju angka 80K. Porsi yang kian intens mulai dari menu rutin yang disediakan aplikasi Nike+ untuk menambah performa lari berupa: tempo run, interval run, dan long run. Meskipun memang ‘mendobrak’ kondisi dan kemampuan fisik, tak ayal seharusnya saya lebih berhati-hati lagi.

Cidera yang sering muncul-hilang berawal dari sepanjang tengkuk, pinggang, hingga arah tulang ekor, biasanya di sisi kanan dan bisa berpindah ke kiri. Kemudian muncul lagi cidera baru setelah interval run pertama 4×200 dari sepanjang hamstring hingga pergelangan kaki (yang paling terasa di area betis). Alhamdulillah, setelah mengikuti berbagai tutorial di Youtube untuk mengurangi cidera tersebut, serta menjalani saran dari coach di komunitas lari yang saya ikuti (Fake Runners Depok FTW!), badan saya tidak terlalu rewel lagi. Plus tambahan dari gear yang satu ini.

Saya belum pernah menggunakan running gear apapun. Awalnya saya tertarik untuk mencoba compression tight dari EXPOWER untuk trial kesan pertama penggunaan gear lantaran merek yang lebih mumpuni memiliki harga yang membuat saya cekit-cekit. Macam seperti CWX, Skins, Compressport, dan X2U. Tetapi setelah melewati berbagai bacaan artikel, ulasan produk, dan juga memikirkan budget, akhirnya pilihan jatuh pada calf sleeve compression daripada compression tight itu sendiri.

Dengan kata lain: Takut rugi. Takut rugi banda dan takut tidak cocok secara fisiologis dan mekanis tubuh secara pribadi. Lagipula setelah dipikir (lagi) saya belum menjadi pelari elit. Hanya sekadar mencari kenyamanan dan keamanan selama berlari. Realistis dulu aja lah, tidak perlu langsung splurge sana-sini. Karena ternyata running gear ini dalam beberapa kasus butuh trial and error juga seperti memilih sepatu running yang cocok untuk jenis kaki.

Saya semakin penasaran karena pelari seperti Mas Sage Canaday dan pelari-pelari wanita yang di post akun instagram @runningterritory dan @runningfervor menggunakan calf sleeve ini.

KLAIM

Di website Aonijie tertera deskripsi produk: “The compression leg brace running leg riding off-road sport for men and women basketball calf support sleeve protectors Leggings To accelerate the decomposition of lactic acid can promote blood circu(lation).” [Aonijie Website]

Merek Aonijie ini berasal dari negeri Tiongkok. Bahasa Inggris dari website tersebut agak rancu sekalipun sudah klik pilihan English. Dikarenakan saya tidak bisa Bahasa China jadi berbekal dari tulisan yang saya highlight barusan kurang lebih mendeskripsikan kegunaan utama dari benda ini. Sebagaimana target dari pembuatan compression gear pada umumnya (sock, calf, tight, sleeve) ia mengklaim untuk meningkatkan sirkulasi darah pada area yang di-kompres sehingga produksi asam laktat dari kegiatan olahraga yang dilakukan dapat ‘terpompa keluar’ dari otot-otot yang dilibatkan bergerak.

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Islam, personal

[JURNAL TENTANG KEKUATAN]: TRUE LOVE

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credit: Pasthika. S (2015)

I have found true love in this emergency, dangerous, time. I have been torn in between, in pieces, out of my flesh and my own mind.

Never thought that I would find a way back. He has been very merciful ever since I could draw my first breath. He has always been near and it was me the one that got away. And I am very much thankful that He, in His infinite kindness, leads me to the right place.

I have found the form of true love. The very essence of it is wonder, kindness, mercy, love, fear, hope, and faith. The very ingredients of a believer.

Everybody must have been on the verge of dying, at least once in their lifetime, including when the grim reaper is knocking on their door. I forgot to turn on the light in this darkest hour but He reached down to me saying, “O child, the believer you are, this is how you should have lived your life. “

This is His will. There is no other way. The only way, the sole answer.

I have been thinking that one thing that had kept me away from expiry was to have that love, fear, and hope. The very ingredients of the believer, the one who holds the true faith, as a person who believes in one God, His messengers, the Holy Qur’an, the angels, the day of Judgment (the reckoning), and the Qada and Qadar.

To tell the truth, I feel ashamed that at such moment, this dark hour, I can actually, evidently, feel His present, the love, the gift. All my life, I have been bestowed in great wonders, with infinite supply of love and mercy. But why would I come to Him covered in blood and guts, salt and tears, begging for an easy walkthrough, as if my life has always been mine all along. Because it was never ever.

I am glad that He never ever abandons me after all this time, the hardest time of my life. I said that I want to find a way back and He showed me how, as simple as tracing down the line of one’s hand. Although for me, it almost feel like on the edge of dying–I’ve never been dying, anyway, so yea.

I wish you, friends, the people, would find a way to your true love, our Creator, our Benefactor, to collect the ingredients as a believer, to gain a closer advance to Him each day. And I pray that He shall lead you in such a path that will make you a true believer as well, it does not really have to be walking down my way, but our life has never been ours anyway.

I am still in the abyss. But I am not alone, never.

When I have this fears aching and clawing my core, then I shall whisper: “I have the Almighty with me. And He’s greater than all of them. “

14/03/2017