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

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

Opinions

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

Community

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!

Community

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…

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

Community

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!

Health & Injuries

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!

Health & Injuries

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

Community

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…

Why I Finally Dared to Run a Marathon

Why I Finally Dared to Run a Marathon

Races

Before I decided to run a marathon, I thought that running was one of the most dreadful activities a person could ever do. I loathed running. Always being a bigger…