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My Fitness Age, Per My Garmin MARQ, Based On VO2 Max, Is 39 — That Is 27-Years Below Real Age.

by Anura Guruge


OK, I am SORRY.
But, this I have to flaunt.


Click to ENLARGE and STUDY.

This is per my Garmin MARQ Explorer, which I wear 24×7
from a few minutes ago.

Click to ENLARGE. From my ‘Garmin Connect’.


This, i.e., 42, was from 2.5 months ago.

Click to access that post.

 


It was ’46’ a month before that.


I had my quadriceps tendon repair surgery,
at ‘
Frisbie Memorial Hospital‘ —
performed by Dr. Charles Blitzer
of ‘Seacoast Orthopedics
on Thursday, March 7, 2019.

There was no pain to talk about
— throughout, from surgery to now.


Yes, 6.5-months post knee-surgery. I am trying to walk at least 7-miles most days. I also do some indoor cycling. Given that I live in a 4-story house, on the side of a hill, I cover a lot of elevation every day and average 52 floors climbed (i.e., 520′) a day. Today it was 86 (860′).

Well, I take all this with a pinch of salt. You have to.

SMILE.


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US Postal Service ‘Certified Mail’ Is Beyond A Joke — 12-Days To Deliver A Letter N.H. To Pennsylvania!

by Anura Guruge


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Click to ENLARGE and be AMAZED.


12-days to deliver a Certified letter between New Hampshire and Pennsylvania — a total distance of about 370-miles.

The problem here was that I sent it Certified.

IF I had sent it ‘normal’ it would have got there in 3-days.

The guy at the Post Office promised 3-day. He never said 12-days.

I used to use Certified quite a bit. Haven’t in a longtime. Something has changed, and not for the better.

Good job this was not a super-urgent letter. But, I am NOT amused.

So, you have been warned.


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Did Pope Francis Just Give YOU The License To Sin At Will — Just Confess Afterwards!

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access original at the U.K. “Catholic Herald”.


I am NOT a Catholic, plus I have absolved myself from ‘sin‘ for the last 16-years. So, this does NOT apply to I.

I was, as ever, thinking of YOU.

You might want to check this out. From what I can garner the pope says ‘go ahead and sin; it is going to be “A-OK” as long as you confess and ask forgiveness‘. WOW. What a deal. How can you go wrong?

If I was still sinning I would consider becoming Catholic just for this. Sin and be absolved. How can you go wrong?

What a religion? What a pope? What a God?


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — September 16, 2019.

by Anura Guruge


NO post-processing whatsoever.

Taken with my Google Pixel 2 Phone.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

Belknap mountain range New Hampshire Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2


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Garmin’s ‘Vivomove Luxe/3’ & Vivosmart 4 Now Get ‘Connected GPS’ — Provided You Have Your Smartphone Handy.

by Anura Guruge


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All images from garmin.com



What I find here is that these watches did NOT have ‘Connected GPS’ from the get-go.

I have only ever bought Garmin, Fitbit or Amazfit watches with GPS so I have never required ‘Connected GPShttps://www.garmin.com/en-US/blog/fitness/connected-gps-now-on-vivosmart-4/‘.

I know that it has been available with Fitbit for a number of years. I have heard people talk about it. Thus, I had just assumed (incorrectly, of course) that Garmin must also have this capability by default.

The ‘Vivosmart’ is a $130 band. I can just about fathom why it doesn’t have GPS. For $40 more, you can get a ‘Vivosport‘, with GPS and a color display. That is what I got my wife.

The hybride ‘Vivomove’ with fixed hands and hidden color touchscreen is a $350 to $550 watch. You would think Garmin would offer GPS — maybe even as a $50 option. Guess not.

I love GPS on my watch. I use GPS, near daily, if I am doing a serious walk/run or hike. I do it to get (hopefully) a better distance measurement, i.e., GPS rather than accelerometer and gyroscope. Yes, GPS still leaves much to be desired, especially if you double back on yourself or walk in circles. But, I convince myself that the milage it shows is within +/- 5%. Yes, I have tested distnace with multiple watches (given that I have had at least 12 over the last 2-years) and vehicles.

Using the phone GPS is not the same. Yikes. I feel bad.

Garmin!

Very frustrating. And I am a Garmin shareholder to boot. Yikes.


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Absolutely Astounded That Saudi Arabia Did NOT Have A Defense Against Drone Attacks.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access the U.K. “Guardian” coverage. Easier … just Google …


Click to access their impressive Web site. You SHOULD Google ‘drone defense systems’ for more.


I could not believe it when I heard about it. Saudi Arabia. Saudi! With all its wealth, influence and contacts. That vulnerable to a drone attack.

Can you see another Middle East country, much smaller, being vulnerable to a drone attack. Like hell.

This is crazy. I think — and I could be wrong — that they let this happen to PROVOKE a response … from you know who.

Yes, drones are smaller and more agile than conventional warplanes, but they are not as ‘robust’. They can be brought down easier — at least from what I have been told. If nothing else you should be able to jam — and jam tight — all the radio frequencies to make the drone helpless.

Well, this is outside my league. I just know that it sounds and feels very incongruous. There is more to this than us civilians will ever find out.

Just hoping that my heating oil prices will not double.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — September 15, 2019.

by Anura Guruge


NO post-processing whatsoever.

Taken with my Google Pixel 2 Phone.

Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.

New Hampshire 2019 fall foliage Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2


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