How many of you are joggers? I'm sure quite a few. Running has always been my favorite form of exercise. Not because it's fun. The activity itself can be pretty dull. What makes it appealing to me is the outdoors, the fresh air, the one-with-nature feeling of literally pounding the pavement. Carrying an iPod loaded with killer tunes heightens the appeal.
Be aware that I never run long distances. Just 2-3 miles at a time. But I do it three times a week religiously, and apparently it's working wonders. My cardiologist (boy, that makes me sound old) tells me I'm in excellent heart health. Just keep doing whatever you're doing, he says. And you can bet I will.