3.14.2015

Pi Day. Be Irrational.

national pi day

You can have your pie and eat it, too. Wait, that’s cake. Today is Saturday, March 14, 2015, Pi Day. A celebration of the irrational number that describes the ratio of a circle’s diameter to its circumference. Pi is approximately 3.141592653, and continues to infinity. No matter how many numbers after the decimal place you use, the only way to get it exactly is to use the symbol pi.  At 9:26:53 a.m. the date and time will read 3.14.15 9:26:53. That’s 10 digits of pi. It’s also Albert Einstein’s birthday.

Pi Day happens to be the first five digits of the infinite number and the date won’t come around again for 100 years. Math was my favorite subject growing up. I loved algebra and calculous. There is a chance I was even a little bit of a math geek.  In honor of that and the most auspicious holiday for math lovers I think I may just have to run 3.14 miles and grab a slice of pie. What kind of pie are you having today?  Dessert pie?  Pizza pie?  Chicken Pot Pie? Happy Pi Day. Celebrate your irrational side today.

P.S. Best wishes to all of my friends racing the DC Marathon today.

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