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Cognitive Bias - The Gonzalez-Murphy Effect

What is a cognitive bias? 

Cognitive bias describes the inherent thinking errors that humans make in processing information. Some of these have been verified empirically in the field of psychology, while others are considered general categories of bias. These thinking errors prevent one from accurately understanding reality, even when confronted with all the needed data and evidence to form an accurate view.... The best known system for vetting and limiting the consequences of cognitive bias is the scientific method, as it places evidence and methodology behind the idea under open scrutiny.... <Source: RationalWiki.org>


The Problem

Despite compelling medical evidence that walking or running at least 10 miles per week will greatly benefit someone's physical and mental health, many do not exercise.


The Cognitive Bias

Those who don't exercise at even a modest level - for instance walking or running at least 10 miles per week - suffer the "Gonzalez-Murphy Effect" cognitive bias by irrationally convincing themselves they are TOO SLOW, TOO FAT, TOO TIRED, TOO BUSY, or any other number of excuses for not starting to exercise. 


Kellogg Park Fountain, Plymouth MI

SAFETY REMINDER FOR WALKERS AND RUNNERS

1. Do NOT walk or run alone.
2. Carry a cell phone to call 911 in a critiical health emergency
3. Seek appropriate medical advice for the exercise you are doing
4. Stay on the LEFT side of the road in the neighborhoods, and on the sidewalks in downtown areas
5. Obey all traffic signals and yield to traffic at intersections
6. We all participate of our own choice and at our own risk, but RunDTP wants everyone to be safe and have fun!

We now have suggested routes for 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 miles.


All routes start and finish at the same place-- Kellogg Park at the northeast corner of Main Street & Ann Arbor Trail.


You can download a PDF map or browse our routes using your favorite App!

DownTown Plymouth Walkers/Runners like to walk and run in beautiful DownTown Plymouth, Michigan.  Families, pets, and baby joggers welcome. There is no registration, and no dues. Just show up and have fun on the 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 mile routes.

Meet in Kellogg Park kitty-corner from Panera Bread at the intersection of Main Street and Ann Arbor Trail Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6pm, and Saturdays at 8am every week.

All routes start and end at Kellogg Park. 


We have a mix of runners & walkers, all ages & abilities, from newbie to ninja.


Meet new people and make new friends.


We run/walk in rain or snow, year round.

"Friends of RunDTP" Check Out Other Fun Plymouth Area Fitness Organizations!


Century Club
A free community based private running group. The purpose of Century Club group is to motivate one another to safely achieve an individually set monthly mileage goal (usually 100 miles) of RUNNING (primarily running, walking is allowed). The monthly goal is supposed to be challenging but achievable with consistent effort. Setting this goal is a great way to stay motivated and disciplined during each month. The idea is, every time you RUN, you post your DAILY amount AND your monthly TOTAL amount on that day, AND any encouraging and fun gestures. Our Primary Goal is to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Founder: Steve Heuwagen.


Team World Vision

A global, faith based team of athletes that run to raise funds for a variety of projects for the underprivileged. Our Plymouth group runs on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:30. We meet at the fountain in Kellogg Park and typically run a 5k. during the winter. In the summer, we meet at the First Responders Memorial at Hines and Haggerty and run according to our training schedules.
Contact Geri Hames at 734-748-8527 for more information. You can read more about our TWV Detroit team at http://www.teamworldvision.org


Moms Run This Town - Livonia

A running group of motivated women who want to get out and get fit together! Great times, laughs & great runs are to be had, keeping members moving and positive in the process! Group runs take place almost every day at a variety of times/ All paces and distances are welcome! Join us on Facebook.


Gazelle Sports Northville

Urban Herd runs from our Northville store. Social fun run, 3-5 miles. Come join us for a fun easy mid week run. We often have vendors at the runs with products to demo. Runs are the second Wednesday of every month (winter) then weekly starting in May (summer). There are also running "camps" for first time runners who want to complete their first 1/2 marathon and full marathons. The first Monday of the month we do a trail run at Maybury State Park - 4 PM off the Eight Mile Road entrance.

www.gazellesports.com 
https://www.facebook.com/GazelleSportsNorthville/?fref=ts
Contact with questions: Angela Carron, acarron@gazellesports.com


Buddy Up

Buddy Shuh. He was a contestant on season 13 of the NBC show Biggest Loser and able to lose over 100 pounds because of the show. That opportunity led him to be involved in community fitness programs and start "Buddy Up". Buddy has expanded his Westland program to now include "Buddy Up" at PARC in Plymouth. Their first session in the fall of 2016 had over 100 people participating and changing their lives. Some even used the RunDTP courses as their "home" outdoor walking/running program. "Buddy Up" is an 8 week program that encourages people at all levels of fitness to become healthier. They cover everything from emotional and spiritual health, to nutrition and exercise. Founder: Buddy Shuh. Join Buddy Up on Facebook.


PARC

Plymouth Arts & Recreation Complex, a privately funded 501(c) (3) non-profit organization is the destination in Plymouth to experience high quality cultural arts, music, theater, fitness and recreational programs. Located in a historic building beloved by generations of local citizens, PARC is the centerpiece of Plymouth; where people of all ages will encounter a diverse group of individuals and organizations who are dedicated to serving the greater Plymouth Community. For more information visit the PARC website.


FAST Swim and Triathlon Club
A local SE Michigan group of swimmers and triathletes that train and race together all over the world. We have pools swims, open water swims, indoor and outdoor bike workouts, running workouts, and our most popular workout called a brick; bike followed by a run. In the summer we have at least one club workout each and every day of the week. We partner with a few local bike stores and sport oriented companies to obtain our members a discount. Contact Mia Byrne at mebmcb@gmail.com for more information. You can also see us on the web at www.swimfasttrifast.com or find us in Facebook.


RunDTP Mini Miles

RunDTP is a running/ walking group based in Downtown Plymouth, Michigan. The group has grown over the last couple years. Under the umbrella of RunDTP we offer a camp for kids and their families in the summer and want to give them a platform to exchange ideas how to keep kids happy, active and healthy year round. Contact Carina Berg via Facebook if you want to get your children going!


Opportunity House Walking Team
The Opportunity House is located on Deer Street in DownTown Plymouth. Residents of the home for special needs adults walk with us on Thursday nights. The walking team is open to all - you don't need to live at the OH. It's a very fun group. Theresa Gutierrez and Ryan Kaltenbach are the team's coordinators and you can reach them on Facebook. (Learn more about who runs the OH at http://www.cocliving.com/ - the Community Opportunity Center)