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1,000,000 (MILLION) Steps Walked In Two Months — May & June, 2020.

by Anura Guruge


1,003,107 steps
in 61-days
(16,443 steps/day)

480.2 miles
(7.9 miles/day.)


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I KNOW that there are those that walk more than this, BUT, I am HAPPY.

Yes, I could easily walk more, the problem is that of TIME — my eternal nemesis. I now spend around 2.25 hours a day walking. That is a BIG chunk of time for I. SMILE.

I did NOT set out to walk ~500,000 steps a day.

I just changed ONE metric in my life. For 30-years I had followed this ‘3-days ON, 1-day OFF‘ paradigm. One day of rest, after each 3 days of exercise to let muscles recover. BUT, that was when I used to run — as opposed to walk. I don’t stress my muscles & body as much now. I still run — but not daily, and never too far. Yes, I am still ‘babying’ my knee after my quad tendon surgery last year. SMILE.

On my days off I walked less than 10K steps — INTENTIONALLY.

Then on April 17, 2020, I stopped doing that. I decided to TRY & hit 10K every day — though aiming for less than 16K steps on my days off.

And this is the result. I am happy.

Am I fit. I think I am OK for somebody who will be 67 in 2-months.

My VO2 Max is 42 & per Garmin my fitness age … Well, this picture says it all.



Am I happy & content. Hhhhhm.

I would like to lose another 10 pounds & get my VO2 Max. up. But, beggars can’t be choosers.

I do NOT DELUDE myself. All of this means NOTHING. I can have a stroke or a heart-attack TODAY. SMILE. I am not totally stupid — just partially. SMILE.

But, I like walking. I take pictures while I walk. I, quite literally, smell the roses. I think. I am happy.

Thanks. Cheers. SMILE.


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by Anura Guruge

I Walked Close To A MILLION-Steps (964,878) In The Last 60-Days (16K/Day).

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Yes, each to their own.

So, this is how I spent SOME of my COVID-19 2-months — walking more than I ever have.

BIG change is that I tried NOT to drop below 10K — even once.

Prior to that I was happy to drop below 10K one-day every 4-days or so. I tried to stop that. Keep 10K as a minimum.

So, you can now see what I will next be shooting for. 1 MILLION miles in 2-months. SMILE.

Well, I am HAPPY. Very happy. Yes, exercise keeps you happy.


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‘Heart Rate Monitors USA’ Is Selling Refurbished ‘Garmin Forerunner 235s’ (With GPS) For $120.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access the HRM USA Website … where you can buy this Forerunner.


Father’s Day Specials.

Quite the deal.

Refurbished from HRM USA is pretty much like NEW.

They take great care with their refurbishing — & their Customer Service is the BEST in the Universe.

Check them out.

As many of you know, I only get my watches from HRM USA. They rock & their Customer Service is rock solid.


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by Anura Guruge

I Walked 500,000 Steps In May 2020 (Per My Garmin Fenix 6).

by Anura Guruge


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Most steps I have ever (as far as I know) walked in a month.

That it had 31-days certainly helped.

16,308 steps a day.

Three to four days a week I try to walk 17,000 to 18,000 steps a day. That is around 7 to 8 miles. SMILE.

2,220 miles walked in the year.

That chuffs me up. I like to think how far that is, if I start walking west from here. I would be well beyond Chicago.

Well, I am happy. Walking makes & keeps me happy. SMILE.


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COVID-19 In The U.S. — Asians (Atypically) Are Underporfing!

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE & scan here. From “The Boston Globe”.


I had also heard this anecdotally. It was definitely the case in New Hampshire too BUT we only have a ‘handful’ of Asians up here. It is way too cold for them.

So, what gives?

Yes, we visited Boston Chinatown on February 2, 2020, for Chinese New Year, & were concerned that we might have been too cavalier. Well, that was nearly 4-months ago. Much water has flown under the bridges in Boston.

What gives?

It started in China, as far as we know, & plenty of Chinese got it China — though I think they got their death rate under control (or lied about the numbers).

But, what about the U.S.?

Were the Asians TOO SCARED to go to hospital or get tested. Suffered/died at home (in shame)?

I might spent some time looking into this.


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Garmin Is Having A Pretty Big SALE; The Entire Fenix 6 Line Heavily Discounted.

by Anura Guruge


Click to access the Garmin site.


Quite the sale.

A venerable Fenix 6 for $450 is one heck of a deal.

And yes, I know what it signifies. The Fenix 7 is in the wings — maybe a July/August announce. That is about the right timing.

But, in the interim. A Fenix 6 for $450. That is a STEAL. Best smartwatch deal right now!


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Snap-On/Off Belt Clip For My Anti-COVID-19 Mask (That Teischan (14) Made).

by Anura Guruge



I didn’t fancy stuffing it into one of my pockets. I wanted it handy, plus in such a way that I knew it was there.

When you have carried a camera on you, every day, without fail, for 6-years (or more), you become an expert at clips, snap-on ‘stuff’ & various straps. I didn’t have far to go to cobble up a strap in 2-minutes. Went to one of camera straps (& accessories) boxes (& I have 5 (yes, 5)) & I found exactly what I needed. Works like a charm. Easy enough to improvise.

Thought I would share. Enjoy.


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Wearing Anti-COVID-19 Mask That Teischan (14) Made For I.

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This was her first crack at making one. Didn’t take her long. Under 30-minutes, at 10:30pm at night. I love it & am very impressed & grateful. She is pretty chuffed too – as she should be. Next day she made one for herself though she hasn’t used it. She is taking avoiding people to heart!


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McDonald’s, COVID-19 & Much Handled CREDIT CARDS — It Is NOT Hygenic!

by Anura Guruge


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I had, as I said in these two posts, stopped doing TAKE OUT during COVID-19 — after having got some, during the early days, on March 22nd (which happened to be somebody’s birthday).

Well, it was Maya’s 9th birthday yesterday, and kind of against my will, we ended up going to the Alton (NH) McDonald’s — because that is the tradition (and I had already established that we were just getting cheeseburgers for the DOGS & nothing for us).

I, being a Brit, NEVER use drive-throughs! Do not like them. Actually hate them. I like to go in an order & of late I can use the self-serve kiosk with aplomb.

Well, I was forced to use the bloody drive-through. NEVER AGAIN — and definitely not during COVID.

They do NOT have outside credit card readers. YIKES.

So, I have to hand my card over to an UNGLOVED kid.

Then get it back. No spraying.

Not funny.

This is NUTS.

Plus his mask did NOT cover his nose.

This is CRAZY.


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‘Jardiance’ TV Commercials For Type II Diabetes Featuring An OBESE Guy Is Criminal!

by Anura Guruge


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Click image to access the TV commercial video.


Over the last few days I have not been able to avoid this Jardiance ad — and it INFURIATES I.

Why?

Isn’t it obvious?

This ad is bloody criminal.

This FAT guy, ‘Dimitri’, needs to LOSE weight — not take a drug.

Plain & simple as that.

If he lost 80 pounds he wouldn’t need Jardiance.

No mention at all that he needs to stop pigging out, exercise more & lose 80 pounds.

Annoys me intensely. It is criminal.

We should NOT be encouraging bad behavior & saying it is OK to be obese … we have a magic, EXPENSIVE pill for YOU.


Yes, there was a Trulicity commercial too — and I objected.

Click to access my post.


Diabetes is something I live with every day. The reason I exercise and watch my diet (though not that successfully of late) is for my diabetes.

Then I see these bloody ads.

Every SINGLE man shown is very overweight if not obese. Of course they are going to be diabetic. Obeseness is a leading cause for diabetes.

Lose 80 pounds. It can be done.


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