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A Different Woods, ‘Africa Road’, Alton, New Hampshire — July 15, 2019.

by Anura Guruge


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Though this road, duly marked by the town as ‘Africa Road’, is just over a mile from where I live, I have never ventured into it — over the last 12-years — because I was under the impression it was a private road, I try not to trespass (because I am not good at forgiving those that trespass on our property). Then, yesterday, I was told by a fellow, local runner (40-years my junior) that it was NOT a private road and that he uses it — BUT warned me that it was rocky. That was the understatement of the week.

Wow. What a road. There is a MAGNIFICENT property at the start of it. It is them that had put up various signs to discourage folks from coming down the road. I don’t blame them. They have quite the spread. You can see that on the GPS track, near the top with a HUGE cleared pasture. As soon as you pass their property it becomes rough. Real rough.

Now most of you know that I am no stranger to hiking. So, when I tell you that this was, indubitably, the most RUGGED trail I have ever hiked you will realize how rough it has to be. The elevation wasn’t bad. I have done hikes with much, much more elevation. It was the trail itself. Rocky and rutted. No scenery or views. Just a rather dark tunnel through the woods. Quite the adventure. The dogs loved it. Had to cross a small brook. I didn’t see it and only noticed it on the GPS. There is a small pond off the trail. The dogs did find it because they came out wet. I just assumed that they had gone in the brook again.

Yes, I plan to hike this many times. It was fun. Very secluded. Tranquil. Not a sound.


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New Hampshire 2019 TOPLESS Season Is Now Officially OPEN — June 10.

by Anura Guruge


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Rejoice. We finally made it — two weeks later than last year.

Yes, today, Monday, June 10, 2019, was THE day. First time I was able to walk/run TOPLESS this Summer. It felt good. As of now, into late September, I plan to walk/run topless.

Please feel FREE to do the same, irrespective of gender. New Hampshire DOES NOT have a statewide law banning toplessness — just a local ordinance in Laconia.

Typically the New Hampshire TOPLESS season starts in May. But, this year has been particularly cold. It fell into the mid-50s last night but quickly warmed up into the high-60s by 10am. By the time I got back, after 90 minutes in the Sun, it was in the 70s.

Don’t lose any time. Winter will be with us before you know it!

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British Low-Carb Diet Advocated By The U.K. “Daily Mail”.

by Anura Guruge


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There was no surprises here. This is basically what I have been following for the last 6-years! Yes, 6-years.

Yes, I have cheated off-and-on. Not majorly. Went through a face of snacking heavily on nuts. I have cut that out since my knee injury since that has curtailed the amount of exercise, i.e., running, I can do.

As it says, this is not too hard to adhere to.

Just wanted to share with you.


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American Fear Of The Female Breast (& Nipple) — The Alizé Cornet Incident At The U.S. Open.

by Anura Guruge


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Why of why of why?

Male players, as you can see from the image above, are allowed to prance around topless — as they should. And remember, I speak as one who goes running TOPLESS, in New Hampshire, most days during the Summer/Fall, including today.

The hypocrisy drives me insane. Why the FEAR of the female breast — and the nipple.

As even a cursory search of this blog will prove, in buckets, I was an early and ardent supporter of ‘Free The Nipple‘. I have never had a problem with female toplessness! I believe in 100% equality when it comes to toplessness (and for that matter skimpy men’s bikini swimwear, e.g., Speedos).

French Alizé Cornet getting penalized at the U.S. Open was beyond stupid. She did NOT expose ANYTHING (and some, I am sure, are saying ‘Alas’).

This has to stop — PLEASE.


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New Hampshire 2018 TOPLESS Season Is Now Officially Open — May 29.

by Anura Guruge


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Yes, today, Tuesday, May 29, 2018, was THE day. First time I ran topless this Summer. A tad late in the year, I think, BUT I was glad.

Yesterday was COLD. Wore sweats. This morning it was in the very low 70s. Thought I would need my sleeveless T-shirt. Actually put it on. But, once I got outside I realized that it was plenty warm enough to go topless.

It is always good to run topless. Don’t ask me why I was running a tad faster as my the pace on my Fenix 5 kept on informing me. At one point I slowed down to a near stop to make sure that the pace was correct.

This is ~13 pounds of added weight get up. ~5 pounds on the wrist the rest in the backpack.

Yes, I KNOW. I need to lose at least 20 pounds. Put this weight on during the last year. Not sure why. Probably because I am eating/drinking too much and not exercising enough. Plus I am cheating more on my low-carb diet. Yes, I know. I have to lose weight. I look like Trump. YIKES.

But, the good news. REJOICE.

The New Hampshire 2018 topless season, for BOTH genders, is now open — and remember there are NO STATE ordinances stopping you going topless.


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I Will Upgrade To A Garmin Vivoactive 3, From the Vivoactive HR, When It Starts Shipping.

by Anura Guruge


The better heart-rate & ‘fitness’ monitoring is ideal for my needs.


Click to access Garmin’s product page for this NEW Activity Tracker.


The new features that appeal to my needs.

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Click to access. The best review I have found — so far.



As I pointed out in this post from just 2-days ago, the Garmin Vivoactive HR, which I bought on June 14, 2017, has CHANGED MY LIFE — for the better. I have not taken it off my wrist, from day 1, and I never thought I could go through life wearing anything on my wrist. I use it all the time and even keep my 10″ Android tablet close to my desk to make sure I have a connection!

Though it has NOT helped me lose any weight it sure has made me exercise MORE. I run further (33%), wearing more weights (83%) and do it FASTER. The later is the most amazing thing. Having ‘pace’ staring at you, as you run, just forces you to stretch your stride.

I check my heartrate …

The Vivoactive 3 has a BETTER (i.e., near constant monitoring) heartrate monitor. I would have upgraded just for that. But, it gets better. It has ‘fitness monitoring’ feature as well as one for ‘stress level’.

Plus it looks SLIGHTLY nicer than the Vivoactive HR. Wearing the Vivoactive HR is a bit strange for somebody who wore a diamond-studded Rolex for 26-years and has a collection of fancy looking watches.

I got the Vivoactive HR basically for FREE — using Best Buy reward points I earned when he bought (the accursed) Samsung Refrigerator. I will ‘trade it’ in for the Vivoactive 3. (But that is another post. {Smile})

I will keep you posted. Oh, I will get the black with the gunmetal bezel.


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A Million Small Steps In 98-Days Thanks To A Garmin Vivoactive HR Activity/Heart-Rate Tracker.

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My Garmin Vivoactive HR informed me yesterday (September 20, 2017) that I just completed a MILLION steps per its tracking. I was kind of expecting it, so it wasn’t a total surprise.

I was happy. I had to go back and do some sums. I had started wearing the Garmin on June 14, 2017. So, I had completed the MILLION-mark step in 98 days. 10,200 steps a day (which is not too bad for somebody who is said to spend all his day seated at a computer).

But, this average of 10,000 a DAY is ALL thanks to the Garmin. The Garmin, as I had hoped, is REALLY pushing me. I had got it HOPING that it would help me lose some much needed weight. ALAS, and alack, it has NOT done that. If anything I am 2lbs heavier and at my last physical on August 8, 2017, my doctor did tell me that I was going to die!

Prior to getting the Garmin Vivoactive HR my ‘daily’ runs (5-6 times/week) were 2.4 miles, at best. But, thanks to the Garmin I am now running 3.2 miles. 33% increase.

And rather than just wearing 6lbs of wrist weights I am now carrying a total of 11lbs of weights — 5 additional pounds hanging from a belt. And here is the KICKER. I am running the longer distance, with more weights, in LESS TIME — because the continual pace measurement on the Garmin spurs me on. So you would think I would have lost SOME bloody weight. Plus, it says that on average I climb 26 flights of steps a day (which is basically measuring elevation gain). 26 flights a day. I thought I did more.

The other good news, for I, despite the fact that I am dying per my doctor, is that my resting heart rate is BELOW 50. That amuses me. The other reason I got the e Garmin Vivoactive HR was that when I tried Shane’s Fitbit it said that my heart rate was 80. I nearly had a heart attack. Since my 30s, when I lost a lot of weight, and used to run 7 miles a ‘day’, do a ton of exercise and fast 3-days a week, my heart rate dropped to 60 and stayed there. That it is now below 50 is all due to Toprol XL, which I have taken, daily, for 20 years. Last night my heart rate dropped to 38! No wonder my doctor is convinced that I am dying.

Anywho …

Very happy with the Garmin. I might have to treat myself to a newer model around Christmas. {Smile}

A MILLION steps and I have checked its count. If anything it is slightly on the low side. From my measurements 30 steps that I take (while counting) register as 22.


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