People Actually Listen!

I often wonder if all of my efforts to get the word out on fitness are a waste of time but just as I think that, something always happens to prove me wrong! Earlier this week, I ran into a viewer who was sitting in front of a Kroger store eating lunch and low and behold she was eating yogurt that I had recommended on one of my segments. Her name is Ann and she said, “hey you’re that fitness guy on channel 13, look! I am eating the yogurt you recommended. I love it, it tastes great!”

She was also eating a healthy salad and was so happy to tell me that she was eating healthy and actually enjoying it. Little encounters like these are why I do what I do! Great job Ann, keep it up!


Finally Feeling Like Fall

Say goodbye to the 80s… and hello to more fall like temps!

Get ready for some wonderful fall like weather!

Highs today will reach the mid 60s with plenty of sunshine.  It will feel breezy at times, but overall, a nice fall day is ahead.

Overnight, temps drop to the mid 40s.

Friday, a good kick off to the weekend, but very breezy!  Highs will reach the low 60s with mostly sunny skies.  Get the jacket out, with wind gusts up to 30mph, it’s going to a day to stay warm!

We warm up nicely for the weekend into the 70s, with the next chance for rain appearing next week.

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast

Scattered Showers Wednesday

Finally, there’s a chance of rain in the forecast!

Rain is in the forecast!  Highs today will reach the low to mid 70s with a chance of rain.  The later we head into the day, the better chance of rain.  A few t-storms are also possible.  Winds will gust up to 25mph this afternoon as a cold front moves through, bringing much cooler air into the state.

Overnight, lows drop to the low to mid 40s as skies clear.

Thursday, get ready for fall like weather with highs in the mid 60s with sunshine!

A beautiful weekend is in store, check out the extended forecast!

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast

Stuck in an elevator with Mark Massa

I have covered a lot of political stories over the years and have certainly cornered more than a few candidates in my time, but Tuesday was a whole different story.

Mark Massa, Republican candidate for Marion County prosecutor

I have covered a lot of political stories over the years and have certainly cornered more than a few candidates in my time, but Tuesday was a whole different story. 

Having just finished my interview with Marion County Prosecutor candidate Mark Massa, we got on the elevator at the Majestic building and pushed the button to go up to the third floor – except the elevator dropped down to the basement.  So the four of us – Kyle Walker with the Massa campaign, the candidate, my photographer Scott Allen and I were all trapped inside.  The door would not open. 

After about fifteen minutes without air conditioning, workers were able to get the door open.

I am sure the last place Mark Massa wanted to be was trapped in an elevator with Channel 13, but it all worked out.  Everyone maintained composure and Dwight wasn’t there to claim a corner.  Just another day in politics.

– Kevin Rader

Cooler Temps & Possible Rain

Sick of temps in the mid to upper 80s? Today will be cooler, but we are still way above average!

Two record breaking days in a row.  Sunday we hit 88, Monday the temp reached 86.  We’re not talking more records today, instead a cool down.  I think we can all live with that!

Highs today will hit the low 80s with partly cloudy skies.

Overnight, we stay dry as lows drop to the low to mid 50s.

Ready for a chance of rain?  It’s the only chance in the 7 day forecast, so let’s hope we get a little out of it!  Highs Wednesday will reach the mid 70s.  A cold front will be pushing through the state triggering scattered showers.  I think the best time to see rain will be in the afternoon through the evening.  Not much rain is expected, up to .25″ is the most that looks to fall.  At this point, anything is better than nothing!

The cold front ushers in much cooler air as we wrap up the work week, with temps rising into the 70s for the weekend.


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Libertarian candidate gets creative

If Libertarians were to adopt a mascot, like the GOP’s elephant or the Democrats’ donkey, what would it be? (See the full post to understand the picture that prompted this question!)

While preparing a story about tonight’s Senate debate at IUPUI, I was looking for a picture of the Libertarian candidate, Rebecca Sink-Burris.

I was pleased to find several high-resolution pictures on her campaign website, but this one made me laugh:

Libertarian candidate for US Senate Rebecca Sink-Burris

Which of course begs the question…if Libertarians were to adopt a mascot, like the GOP’s elephant or the Democrats’ donkey, what would it be?

Monday Motivation

Fitness fads come and go yet the people who really enjoy the benefits are not those who use all the equipment on the infomercials, follow the diets with catchy names or buy the latest fit-DVD but rather those people who make exercise a part of their daily life, eat healthy and stick to it no matter what! If you can do those things on a consistent basis and prove it with years under your belt of doing so…great! However, the majority of people who exercise rarely stick to it then wonder why the health problems, added bodyfat, weight gain, aches and pains continue to add up.

I was fortunate enough to be exposed to some lifelong fitness enthusiasts at an early age who taught me that it is total immersion into a fitness lifestyle that is based on consistency and variation rather than the novelty of fads, trends, and over-marketed programs. It is almost daily that I talk to people who “used to exercise all the time” or “used to be in great shape.”  The words “used to” are irrelevant because your body only reflects and reacts to what you do now and on a consistent basis, so get off of your butt and get healthy without getting to the point to where a doctor has to tell you to do so! I have been getting a lot of clients lately who have received what I call the DU or Doctor Ultimatum. It shouldn’t come to that!

You know better than that, you know that the human body has to get exercise, you know you have to eat better foods and take better care of yourself right? So do it!

If you take the time to explore some activities or sports and find out which ones spark that passion to succeed and consistently improve upon, you will reap benefits for a lifetime. When you let go and truly immerse yourself in an activity that you truly enjoy, that victory leads to an open mind for other activities, training formats, nutrition formats and sources of fit-knowledge. All of that combined will help you take that passion and craft it into a fitness lifestyle that is based on your personal needs, pursuits and preferences rather than some fad or trend. So after the Bootcamp camp craze dies off or the Biggest Loser show finally ends…you will still be plugging away with your list of activities that you look forward to participating in and surrounded by people who look forward to them as well!  

Whatever that activity or sport may be is totally up to you but whatever it is, stick with it!

Record Heat & Fire Weather Watch

This is autumn? No way!

Get ready for record setting heat today.  I’m forecasting a high of 86, if we hit that, we tie a previous record for this date.  No rain is in sight today, and with winds picking up this afternoon and very dry air in place, a Fire Weather Watch is in effect for most of Central Indiana. 

Overnight, temps drop into the mid 50s.

Tuesday we cool off (just a bit), with partly cloudy skies and temps in the low 80s.

Wednesday, a cold front moves through.  When this usually happens we see rain move in to.  It looks like there’s a 20% chance of an isolated showers Wednesday.  I am not impressed with what the weather models are giving us for this system.  And, this is our only chance of rain in the next 7 days.

The good news with the passage of the cold front?  Take a look a the extended forecast… we get a cool down.

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast