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Singapore
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What Kind of Runner Do You Think I Am?

What Kind of Runner Do You Think I Am?

I grew up in a typical Singapore family with solid roots reaching to China. Grandmum often described what her life was like as a little girl before the Cultural Revolution…

8 Reasons Why I Will Never, Ever Take Part in a Running Event!

8 Reasons Why I Will Never, Ever Take Part in a Running Event!

My father used to lecture all of us kids on the use of the word “never.” If I had a dollar for every time he cautioned, “Never say never!” I…

When Running Killed My Son, How Could I Stand to Run Again?

When Running Killed My Son, How Could I Stand to Run Again?

It was a perfectly ordinary morning: the day’s heat had yet to settle over Singapore and as was his habit, my son Steven arose early to get in his conditioning…

True Confessions of a 2016 Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore Drop-out!

True Confessions of a Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore Drop-out!

As someone who’s been a mostly-faithful participant in the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (SCMS) since its inception 15 years ago, I couldn’t imagine not being part of the scene on…

I Run Marathons as a Tribute to My Heroic Grandmother

I Run Marathons as a Tribute to My Heroic Grandmother

This may be my grandmother’s story, but you can’t imagine how many runners I’ve inspired by sharing it when spirits flagged, a marathon victory seemed at odds with reality or…

I Almost Left My Husband—But Running Saved Our Marriage!

I Almost Left My Husband—But Running Saved Our Marriage!

Jon and I thought we had overcome every possible obstacle a Singapore couple faced. Our families had issues; despite the fact that interracial couples are becoming more accepted in our…

I Refused to Run. Now, Thanks to Running, I’m a Millionaire!

I was forced to run in school and hated every minute of it. Teachers sent notes to my parents complaining that I had a bad attitude and that more often…

Sure, I’m Crazy—But Running Keeps me Sane!

Sure, I’m Crazy—But Running Keeps Me Sane!

Wouldn’t it be great if I could start this article by saying that mental health disorders don’t exist in Singapore? Sadly, that’s not the case, and because I suffer from…

How I Quit Smoking and Started Running in Singapore!

How I Quit Smoking and Started Running in Singapore!

I’m not proud to admit that cigarettes held me hostage for over a decade. I started smoking because it made me feel grown-up — especially in social situations. Fact is,…

Why Beyoncé Love and Hate Running in the Park

Why Beyoncé Loves and Hates Running in the Park

If you haven’t heard, Beyonce’s new athletic sportswear brand, Ivy Park, dropped online in April 2016. Getfash.com dissected the whole collection and looked at the essential pieces you should integrate…