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I Have Walked Over 2,500-Miles In The Last Year. That Is (& Was) Sobering. Checking Where I Could Have Gone ….

by Anura Guruge


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Yes, Yes, yes. I know. I always take things to the ‘extreme’. I SURE am NOT hurting/harming anyone or myself. My time. My most precious resource. MY TIME. Well, I do not squander it. New thing is listening to educational AUDIBLES while I do the bulk of my walking. SMILE. I am learning. I am learning. Yes, yes, yes.

500,000 steps a month is now becoming the new norm. 4-months of that. SMILE.



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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My Cholesterol HDL Count, At 84, Is Rather High; Doctor Attributes It To …

by Anura Guruge


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So, I had my dreaded annual physical this Tuesday, August 4, 2020 — with a new doctor (in that I finally ditched ‘Dartmouth Hitchcock (Concord)’. As always I got my blood work done before the physical.

This part of the physical, as he was looking through my results, went like this:

Wow. HDL of 84. That is HIGH. I don’t think I have seen a count that high. Definitely higher than mine, and I thought mine was good.

Hhhmmmm ….

I guess that is what walking 8-miles a day must do for your HDL. Keep it up.

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Well, I don’t take any of this TOO seriously. I know that life is extremely unpredictable & that these numbers, in the end, could mean diddly.

It is, however, interesting that my HDL was 54 two-years ago when I was not doing anything like the number of steps I do now. My highest prior to this, going back 7-years, was 62. So, I guess it must be related to all those miles I clock each day — these days. Yes, I average around 8-miles a day. SMILE.


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Another Half A MILLION Step Month — 1.53 Million Steps In The Last 3-Months.

by Anura Guruge


1,527,523 steps
in 92-days
(16,603 steps/day)


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Best month so far. 524,416-steps in July. Prior best, May 2020, was 505,552. So, I am chuffed. Yes, I set out to make sure that this will be a 500,000-step month. It having 31-days helps, though this month, unlike May, I did the 500K steps by the 30th. The 31st was just a bonus. SMILE.

What can I say. It is ONE of the things I do. I WALK.



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The Road Named After I — Alton (N.H.) — & I Do Walk It At Least 3 Times A Week.

by Anura Guruge


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I, the WALKER.

That is what I do. But, luckily, NOT EXCLUSIVELY. SMILE.

No. Nah. Just walking wouldn’t cut it. SMILE.

But, this is GOOD. I am PLEASED.


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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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The Town (Finally) Puts Up A Sign In My Honor!

by Anura Guruge


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I, the WALKER.

It has to be for I. As you can see it is in the STICKS. Nobody walks in the sticks like I do. That is my domain.

Plus, I am SURE, nobody, in this town, walks as much as I do. SMILE.

Thank YOU. I am suitably honored.


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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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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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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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by Anura Guruge

1-Year After Getting Off Crutches (After Knee Surgery) I Have Walked 2,250 MILES.

by Anura Guruge


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Still on track.
So, averaging 2,100-miles right now
… with SUMMER to come.


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Had never thought about MY STEPS in MILES until I happened to see it on Garmin Connect.

Neat.

When you do the sums it comes out quite mundane.

JUST 6.2-miles a day. Not much.

These days I do around 7-miles a day.

So, I assume that 2,100 — 2,200 miles a year will be my new standard.



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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Search ‘knee’ & ‘quadriceps‘.


by Anura Guruge

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