Do you read articles in the newspaper? Or stories online written by journalists and other people? (Of course you do, who doesn’t?)
Then you might want to read these books first (among others, but these are a good start):
How to Lie with Statistics, by Darrell Huff
A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper, by John Allen Paulos
You might never look at an article the same way…
Christine Scullywest and I ran this great trail yesterday. Lots of flat parts with some amazing hills. Here’s the elevation profile:
Christine has run this trail a number of times but it was my first time. It’s a good thing we like hills. We first ran east on a less hilly section, then turned around and ran back past our starting point, all the way to the Sammamish River Valley. We ran a mile or so on the Sammamish River trail so we would have about 15 miles by the time we finished. Since we got a late start, we finished after dusk; the headlamps were handy. It’s a wide, well-surfaced trail. There were bikers, runners, walkers and a few horses along the trail. Some beautiful homes, too. The steepest hill was about mile 11; we slowly and carefully ran a decent part of it. Here’s a map of our route and a link to the data page at Garmin Connect:
This was a good milestone for this year’s marathon training. Christine will be running the Seattle Marathon for her first marathon on December 1st. I will be running that one with her and also the Steamtown Marathon in Scranton on October 13th.
We enjoyed seeing the new Joss Whedon film “Much Ado About Nothing” on the 4th of July. Here’s the TV Tropes page about the play, contrasting the original play, the 1993 film version and the latest movie.