4 miles this morning.
RE: why do I run...I've always been an active person, playing sports, lifting weights, etc., but I always hated distance running, I would just get too bored. About 2 years ago, I had just moved to a new state and I was still looking for a job, so a lot of days I needed something to do to fill my time. I started off just doing a mile or two here or there, but pretty soon I was increasing my mileage pretty quickly, and here I am 2 years later still running and enjoying it. As others have said, there is somewhat of a meditative quality to running, which is totally different from other types of exercise, but I've come to really appreciate it and I like that it's just me and the road.