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About Mary Lou Harris

Mary Lou Harris 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. She can be contacted through her website https://stillarunner.com or on Twitter at @stillarunner.
Latest Posts | By Mary Lou Harris
How a Sport-Filled Summer at the National Games Taught Me the Importance of Trying New Things
2 weeks ago

How a Sport-Filled Summer at the National Games Taught Me the Importance of Trying New Things

In a previous post at Sixty and Me, I reviewed several athletic competition sports venues dedicated to senior athletes. This summer, I had the opportunity to participate in the 2019 National Senior Games held in beautiful Albuquerque…
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How to Stay Safe in Your 60s with Low-tech Safety Accessories
1 month ago

How to Stay Safe in Your 60s with Low-tech Safety Accessories

Being properly prepared for our own safety is important for everyone.

For those of us over 60 years of age it’s imperative we not only stay active to maintain as much strength as possible, but that we supplement our strength with accessories, which may or may not have a bit of flash and sash to them. Read More

4 Profound Life Lessons Learned from a 102-Year-Old Woman
2 months ago

4 Profound Life Lessons Learned from a 102-Year-Old Woman

Occasionally, an online magazine geared to healthy living for older adults pops into my mailbox. I believe it originally came to me as a courtesy after participating in the Delaware Senior Games…
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Old to Me, New to You! The Art of Consignment Buying and Selling
3 months ago

Old to Me, New to You! The Art of Consignment Buying and Selling

Over the years, I have purchased my fair share of clothing from second-hand sources, varying from the Goodwill store to upscale designer consignment shops. In doing so, I have watched dramatic changes in this market…
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I Am a Mother-in-Law! These 5 Tips Should Be a Reminder to Follow
4 months ago

I Am a Mother-in-Law! These 5 Tips Should Be a Reminder to Follow

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Life is surely full of relationships. We are born the child in relationship to our parents, and we may simultaneously become someone’s brother or sister. In our extended family, we will likely have grandparents, aunts and uncles, and cousins. Read More

Can Forest Bathing Make Your 60+ Body Feel Less Stressed and More Healthy? You’d Be Surprised!
5 months ago

Can Forest Bathing Make Your 60+ Body Feel Less Stressed and More Healthy? You’d Be Surprised!

Every now and then I run across information that I intuitively understood but didn’t consider on an intellectual level. My most recent experience with this phenomenon occurred at a recent lecture titled “Wellness in Your Woods.” Read More

The Beauty of Dancing Grandmothers Across Global Cultures
6 months ago

The Beauty of Dancing Grandmothers Across Global Cultures

I recently considered returning to dance as an alternative or supplement to the running and hiking I love. I began to explore a bit, determining whether traditional ballroom might do, or perhaps something more group-oriented. Zumba, anyone? Read More

The Truth Is Stunning: No Age Limits for Marathon Runners
7 months ago

The Truth Is Stunning: No Age Limits for Marathon Runners

I continue to be amazed by the energy, commitment, and accomplishments of women in the 60s. A new study appeared in my inbox, once again confirming this trend. Read More

What Motivates 60+ Women Runners: 4 Factors That Will Excite You to Follow Your Passion in 2019
8 months ago

What Motivates 60+ Women Runners: 4 Factors That Will Excite You to Follow Your Passion in 2019

As the year closes, I’m taking some time to acknowledge the talent and hard work of senior women runners. There are more than a dozen new national or world age group records and many more pending. Read More

7 Gift Giving Ideas for the Senior Fitness Fanatics
8 months ago

7 Gift Giving Ideas for the Senior Fitness Fanatics

Do you have a few blank spaces next to the names of friends and relatives who continue – or have begun – to pursue exercise or athletic endeavors in their senior years? Read More