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Where to Bike, Run and Walk in Indy, A New Segment

I am starting a new Kahuna On The Loose segment called Where to bike, walk, or run in Indiana. It will show new and exciting places to exercise in central Indiana. This will be video segment that features different paths and trails.
The video will be tied into a blog post talking about the trail. I plan on returning to some trails at different times of the year to see how easy they are to navigate in a bike or run. There are so many areas to visit in the area and I really want to share them with you. Every week, I will hit a different trail and highlight the difficulty, the crowd, and family friendliness. I hope that’s a real word.

I hope this will encourage people to hit the outdoors a little more this summer. Some of these trails you will recognize, many will be totally new to you. I hope to see you out and about on the trail this summer.
Where are some oft he places you bike, run or walk? Leave a comment on FB or Twitter.


Kahuna On The Loose – Mother’s Day 2014

I talked to some folks around the Broad Ripple area about Mother’s Days gifts the have given and received. I didn’t hear too much about material things. Mostly, time spent with kids and grandkids and homemade items. I wish I would have listened to these people before I went to the jewelry store and bought that gift for my wife. (Side note JUST KIDDING).

Thanks again to everyone who let me talk to them on camera.

Happy Mother’s Day.


The WTHR Health and Fitness Expo


The Kahuna’s got a chance to experience the WTHR Health & Fitness Expo at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall. As many of you know, we have recently re-started our fitness lifestyle. We take the little people to play at the park. Michelle and I have Fitbit challenges to see who can complete more steps in a day and I am hosting a You Can Donut 5k. FYI I am undefeated in the Fitbit challenge. The health expo let the kids try some activities for the first time.

MaM and The Fox took an introductory tennis course, went through a gymnastics obstacle, and watched a USA Gymnastics presentation with a trampoline.

The most exciting part for MaM was racing Michelle through the obstacle course sponsored by the Indiana State Police. MaM and Michelle completed burpees, a medicine ball carry, and big tire push. I’ll let you read her account of this on her blog at Gotchababy.


One of the highlights was the family portrait/bike race on the Nine 13 Sports bike exhibit. I won three races. The best part, for me, was watching MaM helpThe Fox finish the race by helping him peddle.

The health expo goes through today at 5pm at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. For tickets, go to WTHR.com/EXPO. For free tickets, enter the promo code HEALTH. Hope you can check it out.

Disclosure: I was given free admission to the health expo in exchange for posting about the event on social networks. You can follow my crazy on Twitter and Instagram with the #13HealthExpo hashtag


Professional Bingo At The Church Festival


I have been asked to help promote the St. Lawrence Fall Festival with my blog and social media platforms. Have you ever been to a church festival? I remember the first one our church had when I was a kid. This was back in the early eighties. I remember hanging with my friends and the food. Back then, I was a big popcorn consumer. What can I say, I was ten or eleven and I am very happy I outgrew that habit. I still love food.
This festival was also the first time I got to see professional Bingo players. These women, who had to have been in their sixty’s and seventy’s were hard core Bingo players. They were there to win cash. So, when a group of young whipper snappers, like my friends and I rolled into the Bingo area, they wanted to take us down. That was their game and their fun, and they weren’t sharing. I can’t remember if we won or lost. If we won, it wasn’t much. We were per-teen kids, so I am sure we were yelling “BINGO!” when we didn’t have anything close to a Bingo. Why? Because it was fun and that’s what kids playing non-competitive Bingo do. And it made the old ladies playing professional Bingo mad.

The St. Lawrence Fall Fest is this weekend, September 13th to the 15th, at their campus located on the northeast side of Indianapolis (46th and Shadeland). Unlike the fall fest of my past, there are carnival rides, performing bands, and food. Lots of food. So, come on down this weekend and check it out. If you see me hanging out this weekend, come up and say hello! Unless I am playing Bingo. I have become one of the professional Bingo players and I take my Bingo very seriously.

Be sure to ‘Like’ the St. Lawrence Fall Fest on Facebook, their website, follow them on Twitter, and Instagram (StLawFallFest )

Walk Walk Walk! You Can Donut!

Get out and walk, dammit!

Get moving!

You can Donut!

Just do it!

Two events coming up, I want to share them with you.

Event One, The Kahuna Virtual 5k

Indy Walk Saturday, March 30th, 2013 @ 9am EST.

This weekend. Walk, run, or crawl a 5k. You have until today until Sunday to complete this goal. Many of you have been training. That’s awesome. There are group runs in New Jersey, Minnesota, and Indianapolis. The Indianapolis run, walk, crawl is meeting on the Monon Trail at 111th street at 9am Saturday morning. We’ll be walking north from 111th to the other side ofthe  bridge and back. That’s tomorrow. Come out and join us. This is not a race. Just a fitness walk. It will take as long as it takes you. There’s no cut off time. Also, it’s free.

Here’s the Minnesota info.

MN-Meeting at Lake Calhoun @ 9am. There is more info on the Facebook event page.

And the FB event link


Event Two, The American Heart Association’s National Walking Day

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013 @ 5pm EST.

This is their annual event to get people active. They want you to walk for thirty minutes on this day. I encourage you to get moving. Get out and walk. If you wait for a parking space close to the door when shopping, take it slow. Try parking at the rear of the parking lot.

At one point in my life, the only speed walking I did was to race to the buffet to beat out some senior citizen to get the last dinner roll.

There’s a group walking on the Monon Trail at 5pm on April 3rd. We are meeting at the 96th street parking lot. We’ll walk 15 minutes north and back. This walk should be about two miles long. We’ll walk to 106th street and back.

Here’s the Facebook event page.



Both events are free. Hope to see you on the trail.