A few weeks ago I committed myself to running almost everyday. I like to get up before work, drive down to the end of Spring Lake, take a photo of the sunrise, share it with Facebook and go. 30 blissful minutes of clearing my mind, pushing myself to go faster and longer every day. I think this is what Forrest Gump had in mind when he started running too.
Besides feeling accomplished after a good run I found there are other benefits as well. According to Active.com (http://beta.active.com/running/Articles/6-Benefits-of-Running) running improves your health, prevents disease, helps you lose weight, boosts your confidence, relieves stress and eliminates depression.
Another benefit for me is catching the sunrise: