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undefinedStill A Runner is a proponent of active living, community volunteerism and inquisitive travel.  After a post age 60 retirement from a career in public service, she expanded those interests to include ultra-trail running, hiking and extended-stay travel.

Join her in exploring the experiences of a senior runner who recently clicked over to the F70-74 age group.  Her progression to this age group is filled with running experiences, travels, mishaps, unintended adventures and the kindness and friendship of other runners.

After running multiple races stretching from the mile to the marathon, from road to trail, parks to parking lots, and some unique locations on this planet, she is still finding surprises and challenges with every run.  She is still a runner.

12 comments

  1. I used to be a runner – 100 m, 800 m, and cross-country. But that was a long time ago. I started running on the treadmill again last winter and promptly gave myself plantar fasciitis which is still limiting my activity level a year later…
    I admire your energy and enthusiasm.
    BTW, thank you so much for following Beauty Along the Road.

  2. Hi Mary Lou,
    Nice to meet you here via luda’s ‘plants & beyond’.excercise seemed to figure more in my daily life when I was working & later post retirement & caring for mum who passed away 5 years ago. gym attendance, hyming & running were regular activities. Now aged 64 yrs (65-70 bracket in July 🙏). Urrentlyvdoing small allowed park walks & looking at starting a home excercise programme now that my gym is closed. Nothing to stop me now Mary Lou apart from myself I.e prioritising me.
    Thanks for the encouragement.
    Take care 🙏❤️

    • That is so true, Margaret. I have days myself when I need to talk myself into doing some strength work or getting out the door for a run. But, once I start I’m so glad I’m doing it. I’ve finally got back into a yoga practice during this stay-at-home. Stop by my blog again if you’d like. Great chatting with you.

      • HI Mary Lou,
        Thank you for your prompt reply.
        Glad to hear you are benefiting from your yoga practice also. Will keep you posted on my progress.
        Lovely sunny day just after midday in uk.
        Take care ❤️🙏💁🏻‍♀️

  3. Margaret, I visited the UK several years ago and spent a month exploring in and around London. You will find a few posts from that time in my archive. By the way, Park Runs started in the UK and have now spread around the world. They can be run or walked – and a 5K distance. Let me know if you find one near you.

  4. Hellos from another senior-70+young- active hiker&climber and twice-week runner. Name is Dee Tezelli, with my hiking partner&hubby (also 70+) we invite you to click&follow: http://www.deetezellimountainstories.wordpress.com We share your mentality;age is just a number! My recent e-book on Amazon Kindle follows a -senior- female spy around the globe, whom I know you’ll enjoy meeting. Keep active! BTW – I read my senior motivating stories (from a print text) to Assisted Living facility residents. I’m spreading the word around to –stay physically active to remain mentally sharp. Cheers.

  5. Hi Mary Lou, just ran across your blog. My name is B.J. King, I met you at the 2019 National Senior Games. I won the Bronze in the 10K. Like you, thinking early results I had won the Silver only to find a very talented just turned 70 year old took 2nd. That was great. Was just so excited to be there and participating with everyone. Was really looking forward to this year’s National’s since I only live 2 hrs. from Ft. Lauderdale on the SW coast. of FL. I would have participated in my new Young Age Group 75-79. Have really
    missed the real runs this summer, but have done 2 5K virtual runs thru the Gulf Coast Runners Club in
    Naples. Would enjoy hearing from you. Stay Safe, Keep Running.

    • Yes, I remember meeting you. I loved that course NSGA used for the 10K. This has been such a disconcerting year. I’m being super careful and run solo most of the time, although some of my walking and running has been like you, virtual runs. It keeps me out there. Let’s stay in touch and I hope to see you in FL in 2021. Mary Lou

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