Daily Archives: April 16, 2021

Quite The Snowstorm Today In Central New Hampshire — Mid-April Be Damned.

by Anura Guruge




Well we were given plenty of warning. The weather forecasters were talking about this nearly a week ago. I think they were quite chuffed that they got it right & saw it coming a week ago.

Given that we were close to 70°F two-days ago this was quite the change.

Yes, having lived in New Hampshire for 36-years I am used to seeing snow in April & May — & possibly even June.

This was quite the storm. The snow was coming down in HUGE blobs. Heavy. But, the air temperature was always slightly above freezing. So, the snow would melt on dark surfaces — especially roads.

Though the heavy snow stopped in the afternoon it was still sleeting at 11pm when I went for my evening walk. Not nice.

Well, I thought you might like to see what it looked like.


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by Anura Guruge

One FULL-YEAR Of Walking At Least 12,000 Steps A Day — Without A Single Exception.

by Anura Guruge


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Prior to April 17, 2020, I had this notion of a ‘Day Off’. One day of reduced exercise to give my muscles a chance to rest. It was 3-days on (i.e., of exercise), 1-day off. That meant I exercised 6-days out of 7. I had been doing that for decades — BUT that was when I used to run/jog.

But, after I busted my quadricep tendon, which required major knee surgery, & as I approached 65, I transitioned to WALKING. Yes, there is a difference in the effort & energy expended.

So, I decided that the ‘Day Off’ shouldn’t mean I did less than 10,000-steps, actually 12,000 steps.

Once I dropped this ‘Day Off’ I noticed I was getting close to 500,000 steps a months. COOL.

A NEW GOAL: 500,000-steps a month.

Yes., 500,000 steps a month is easier in months with 31-days.

I was REAL concerned about February; 28 days & COLD. But, I prevailed.

During this year I had three (3) cataract surgeries — they had to operate on my right eye TWICE. Well, I still managed to get in my at least 12,000 steps a day even on those days. The surgeon knew of my desire to walk & as such added some EXTRA STITCHES to keep the lens in place. He took them out, with teezers, when I went in for my check-in.

So, that was last year.

I feel good. I feel great. You should try it.


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by Anura Guruge

The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 5) + 6 Also-Rans — April 16, 2021.

by Anura Guruge


NO post-processing whatsoever.

Taken with my Google Pixel 4 Phone.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.


The also rans:


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by Anura Guruge