In no particular order...
1.) Stress relief: It gives me a chance to have a mental conversation with myself without interruption. And I feel as though I am sweating the stress out of my body.
2.) Music: I love music. L-O-V-E. My body responds to it as it provokes specific emotions. Depending on how I feel, I choose a genre and ride the wave of emotions, be it happy or frustrated, which takes the focus away from my aching legs or lungs.
3.) Cardiovascular Health: Who wants to be the gal that gets winded playing with her kids? Not this girl.
4.) Speed: Because you never know when you'll need it...but at some point, you will.
5.) A Toned Body: Well, that's the goal anyways :)
6.) The Feeling Afterwards: It's a feeling of accomplishment that you can't ignore.
So tell me, why do you run?