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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).

by Anura Guruge



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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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by Anura Guruge

‘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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by Anura Guruge

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

by Anura Guruge


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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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by Anura Guruge

My Fitness Age Is 30-Years Below Actual, Per VO2 Max Measured By A Garmin Fenix 6.

by Anura Guruge


This is per my new Garmin Fenix 6 which I wear 24×7.



I will buy it. I am OK with being ’36’. I have a daughter who is 31. I can live with being 5-years older than her.

My youngest daughter didn’t believe me. She thought my fitness will be in the mid-40s.

Not sure whether this me any good, BUT I am sure it is better than a kick in the teeth.


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I Continue To Be At 99% Percentile For Both ‘Steps’ & ‘Floors Climbed’, Per Garmin — Albeit For My Advanced Age.

by Anura Guruge


From Yesterday.

Yes, I understand that this is in the
65-69 year old men category,
BUT I am still chuffed.
And I am, obviously, NOT competitive —
not at all, never have been.


I am HAPPY.


Have to maintain MORE than 15,000 steps to stay at this percentile. That takes work and walks.

The FLOORS is STUPID. 30 floors. 300′. That is NOTHING. I have done that within 1-hour of getting up. I average 71 floors/day — i.e., 710′. That I live at 860′ above sea level helps. I am always going up or down the side of a hill.


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.


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New ‘Polar Grit X’ Caliberates, On Par, With My ‘Garmin Fenix 6’.

by Anura Guruge


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Polar Grit X ‘all black’ at LEFT.

My Garmin Fenix 6 has the Titanium Bezel.



Yesterday.


When in ‘smartwatch’ mode they are very DIFFERENT.
Like chalk & cheese.


I wore the new Polar Grit X next to my Garmin Fenix 6 yesterday & today during my 4.5+ mile walk/hike/run.

As you can see from the top 3 pictures the distance & time were on par with my Garmin Fenix 6.

I can’t say which one is more accurate, but I know that the Garmin Fenix 6 is ‘OK’ — in that I have tested it against multiple other watches, including the new Fitbit Charge 4 (just a couple of weeks ago).

If the Grit X readings had differed widely I would have been concerned. They did not. They stayed within ‘spec’.

This was also true for the elevation & Heart Rate (HR) data. The Polar & Garmin were pretty close to each other.

So, that is good. That is a start.

I will publish more pictures and data soon.

This was a first cut after having the Grit X for 2.5-days.


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by Anura Guruge

I Get A ‘Polar Grit X’ To Wear Alongside My ‘Garmin Fenix 6’ — Thanks To ‘Heartrate Monitor USA’.

by Anura Guruge




Click to access the ‘HRM USA’ product page. You will be GLAD you visited.


When you are ACTION MAN you need multiple Multisport Smartwatches to keep track of YOU, even if one them happens to be as powerful as the Garmin Fenix 6. SMILE.

So, here we GO.

Talk about covering all your bases.

My friends at HRM USA (and they are good friends, indeed) asked me to checkout the new Polar Grit X.

So, here we go. I quite literally just strapped it on. I haven’t done any steps with it. Plus, today is my day off, i.e., no 4.5-mile walk in the morning.

I will start putting the Polar Grit X through its paces starting in the morning. Stay tuned.

I like it. SMILE.


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The New ‘Fitbit Charge 4’ GPS Appears To Be Highly Accurate — Better Than Garmin Fenix 6!

by Anura Guruge


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I will not mince words. I am very impressed with the Fitbit Charge 4. Most accurate Fitbit I have encountered and it was my 5th.

I have worn it for 4-days now, side-by-side, on the same wrist, as my $700 Garmin Fenix 6. Step count on the Fitbit Charge 4 has tracked that of the Fenix pretty well. Within 1%. That is amazing for a Fitbit.

And then GPS. Wow. Am I blown away. You have two GPS tracks above.

I would contend that on the longer walk the Fitbit GPS tracked my path better — with more detail. I walked with the dogs and they drag me from side-to-side of the road — and these are DIRT ROADS in the woods with hardly any traffic. So, crisscrossing is not an issue.

Then having the ‘heart rate’ & ‘pace’ overlays on top of the GPS track — brilliant & magic. Love it.

I am humbled. As many of you know, I am a Garmin MAN — and I even own Garmin shares (and have done so for a longtime). Yes, I owned Fitbit too, but that was NOT pretty.

No, I will NOT be wearing the Fitbit Charge 4. SMILE. Slightly too small for my liking. I will be sending it back, with my compliments, to my friends at ‘Heart Rate Monitors USA’ who were kind enough to ship me this for evaluation. Job done. I am pleased. Nice tracker.

Well done, Fitbit.


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