About Me

Who am I?

My real name is Farah, however my close friends and family call me Fairy. Hence, Run Fairy Run. I am a thirty-something woman from Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, who has discovered the love of running after being sedentary for so long.

How did I start running?

After I spent most of 2010 losing weight and getting back into shape, I entered my first 5km run in April 2011. Since then I’ve not stopped and have turned running into a habit. Who knew that it could be so… addictive?

The purpose of this blog

I initially setup this running blog to share my personal experiences with non-runner friends who are intrigued and to exchange tales with runner friends for whom I have great respect. If you’re a back-of-the-packer like me or just enjoy a good running-related story, then this blog may interest you. I’m not technical, I keep it real and just tell it like it is. :)

As time went on, I felt the need to share the stories of others (particularly women) who are extraordinary in running, hence a segment called “Inspiring Women Who Run” was born. I also review running events and gears which are of interest to me.

I absolutely love writing, especially when it is done to invoke running inspiration. My dream is to one day have my writings published in a reputable running-related magazine and online publication. Some day!

Thanks for dropping by! You can email me at fairy [at] myindo [dot] com or tweet me at @runfairyrun.


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Fairy

Hi! I am Fairy from Petaling Jaya, Malaysia – currently residing in Sydney, Australia. Running, hiking (or bushwalking as it’s known Down Under!), Zumba and writing are my therapy.

I first picked up running in 2011 after losing 20% of my old weight through playing dance and fitness video games. My favourite running mantra these days is “MAKE IT COUNT!”

To get in touch, email me at fairy[at]myindo.com or tweet me at @runfairyrun. Thanks for stopping by!

Fairy

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EJ

Go Farah go ~~~~
Looking forward to see archiving your gold in running the women full marathon in US. 😉

Fairy
Fairy

@EJ: My, you certainly dream big for me! :)

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@justbeingarlyn

Hi Fariy!

Enjoyed reading your blog. I’m still a newbie – considering I’ve had years of love/hate relationship w running. But this year, I’ve set up #Mission2013 – to run as many 5K in 2013. It’s October now and I’ve done 5 races so far :) Another coming up in November and intend to end #Mission2013 w a bang – my first 10K w SCM.

I’ll be back to read up your posts cos as a former USJ resident, I’d love to find out more about the places you run back in MY. Who knows, I might just give you a buzz for a quick run when I’m there next time 😉

Till then.. Run Fairy Run!

Cheers,
@justbeingarlyn
(http://justbeingarlyn.wordpress.com)

#RunningSAHMSG – Running StayAtHomeMom Singapore
(http://SGRunningMoms.wordpress.com)

Fairy
Fairy

Thanks, Run Arlyn Run! Keep up with the #Mission5K ok, I think what you’re doing is fantastic!

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Shirin

Hi Fairy, stumbled upon your blog by chance and absolutely enjoyed reading about your experiences. I’m a newbie runner and reading all your stuff sure is inspiring and motivating! :)

Fairy
Fairy

Hi Shirin, that’s very sweet of you to say. Glad you found my stories enjoyable. Keep on running and do drop me a note if you ever need some insights or advice!

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Santhi

Hiya!

saw your tweets earlier…. Am where you were when you started and Arlyn, who commented earlier, is a running buddy ;)) –
… keep running and flying! ;D

Fairy
Fairy

@Santhi hey there! Good on ya for starting out! I wish you all the best, maybe catch up sometime in SG? :) Keep on running!

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Santhi

Thank you, Fairy… catch up in SG sounds good. We’ll be at GEWR and try catch you at your finish line (?) ;D

Fairy
Fairy

Thanks Santhi, hope to see you there too. :)

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Dorah

Hi Fairy..

What a pleasant surprise running (?) into your blog.. I have been looking up blogs by women runners and mostly came up with blogs by non-Malaysians. I am pleased that there we have running blogs by our very own lady runners.

I started running only last year and took part in two races.. It was more of run/walk. I loved what I got myself into. Unfortunately due to female health issues, this whole year I have not been able to continue until now that is.

I have recovered (for now) and started again a run/walk programme. I look forward to reading more of your posts, who knows I may find something that is relevant to me.

cheers

Fairy
Fairy

Hello Dorah, thanks so much for writing in! There are many Malaysian female runners who blog about their running too, I have listed some of them in my “Links” section if you care to browse. Some are written in Malay, however just as informative and entertaining.

I am glad to hear that you are recovering from your ailment. Running is indeed an addictive sport and even more so when you have so many friends who are in it. It’s a great way to make new ones too, which I think is definitely one of the reasons why I continue doing it.

Hope to see you at the next race – wherever that might be! Don’t be shy to ask me out for a run, OK? :) Thanks for following my blog. Cheers!

Fairy
Fairy

@Michael: Thanks for sharing, the video was cute!

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