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Dare to run again??

Being diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis last year is the worst thing I’ve ever heard. The fact is that I can’t do any physical work too much for months, just laying down on bed, being fatigue and flare on my joints.

But with determination and keep in my mind that I am strong, finally I can comeback to my normal life and start again what I like ><. And now, what a miracle, I can do anything without being in pain. That’s why I decided to run again!!

My target this year is 10K Jakarta marathon on 23rd October 2016. What a luck, I registered in promo price IDR 180K when normal price is IDR 600K πŸ˜€

That is not an easy target because if I begin to stop my medication (which are methotrexate and sulfasalazine) then I feel again any little pain on my joints, I have to stop any hard exercise and start another medication. But I have no worry for that. I’ve designed my training plan clearly until I reach my 10K target under supervision of my doctor.

First step, I started to do yoga to strengthen my muscle and joints. Then I’ll try to run in small distance. Step by step until I reach 10 K in about 8 months. Do you think that is impossible?? Dare to run again??

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Little bit taste of Europe – On high speed train to Valencia, bullfight experience, and enjoying fushion of art & science

Masih ingat kan drama Moto GP episode terakhir tahun 2015 kemarin?? yap, seri terakhir Moto GP kemarin ada di sirkuit Valencia-Spain. Waktu menonton ‘drama’ kemarin ini saya jadi teringat perjalanan singkat saya mengunjungi Valencia awal musim semi kemarin bersama 3 rekan saya, seminggu setelah perjalanan ke Paris dan 2 minggu sebelum kembali ke tanah air tercinta.

Perjalanan kali ini hanya ada 4 peserta yaitu saya, Sekar, Endi, dan Pak Bams (caem). Kami memanfaatkan kesempatan untuk menaiki kereta super cepat menuju kota yang terkenal dengan Circuit de Valencia-nya itu.

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Little bit taste of Europe – Flying to Paris

Mendengar berita tentang Paris akhir-akhir ini sempat mengurungkan niat saya untuk posting perjalanan singkat saya ke Paris awal tahun 2015 kemarin, dimana waktu itu masih cukup hangat berita mengenai penembakan Charlie Hebdo. Sebelum memutuskan untuk pergi ke Paris, saya dan teman sekamar saya waktu di Spain sempat mempertimbangkan masalah keamanan kami apabila jadi pergi ke sana (keraguan kami dipicu dengan busana kami sehari-hari yang memperlihatkan dengan jelas bahwa kami seorang muslim). Mungkin sedikit cerita saya di sini akan bisa menggambarkan seperti apa Paris saat itu.

Yeah!! It’s time to fly to Paris. Like what everyone dream when coming to Europe, Paris is a must!

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But can I say the opposite?? This is how the story goes…

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Treat the Flare and Stiffness Friendly

How does it feel to have RA in a young and very productive age? The answer is really heartbreaking at the beginning. I never imagined that I have to face this autoimune disease before I get married. Suddenly I can’t do many simple daily things on my own easily and I can’t do my hobbies. I have to make appointment with my rheumatology doctor at least once a week, and of course, I can’t get away from medication. This fact made me really in stress and this stress can cause my ‘flare’ get worse.The word ‘flare’ here refers to joints pain. It can be fingers, wrist, ankle, knee, elbow and so on. Besides the joints pain that I feel everyday, sometimes in unpredictable time, I will have fatigue, fever, or skin rash without knowing what really is the cause.

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Little bit taste of Europe – My favourite Barcelona

Entah sudah berapa kali saya dan teman-teman pergi ke kota yang menjadi favorit saya ini. Pertama kali memutuskan untuk pergi ke Barcelona adalah pada weekend ke-3 kami di Spanyol (walaupun sebenarnya kota pertama yang kami datangi di Spanyol adalah Barcelona ini — ya iya, bandaranya kan di sini pas kita datang). Letak Barcelona sekitar 1,5 jam naik bus dari Sant Feliu De Guixols dengan harga tiket 15,9 € sampai Barcelona Sants Station (lumayan banget kalau sering-sering ke sana PP T_T).

Memang pantas Barcelona dijadikan salah satu tempat kunjungan wisata apabila jalan-jalan ke Eropa. So many attractive places there. Kunjungan pertama begitu sampai Barcelona adalah Arc De Triumpf yang tidak jauh dari Barcelona Sants Station. Yah, apalagi yang bisa dilakukan selain foto-foto dan menikmati pemandangan pertama kota Barcelona disertai sensasi udara dingin di sana.

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Credit photo by Ojan

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