Exercise is a huge positive influence in my life. I hike and ride my bicycle. I do a little bit of yoga. This summer, I started training for distance running and it has been amazing. I followed the couch to 5k running program and now I am on week three of gateway to 8k. It is fun setting new goals to challenge yourself and when you meet them, talk about a self esteem boost. I plan on running a 5k race in october. I haven't run a race since high school, so I'm excited.
If you think you would like to start running, and never have tried, you should check out "Couch to 5k" on the internet. Another great tool is the Podrunner intervals and DJ beatsmith. You can download podcasts with music that goes with the couch to 5k plan.