I love to run. So, it's one of the few things
that I don't need to look for motivation.
I don't look outside and say "Oh gee, I have to go out and run."
I look outside and say "I can't wait to get out there."
I run about I would say at least 5 - 6 times a week.
Generally during the week, I run at lunch time.
The whole thing from start to finish takes me about an hour.
So, I just build it into my schedule.
I feel good about running because it just physiologically makes me feel good.
The endorphin level is great. It's kept my weight down.
I don't think I have a lot of unnecessary fat on my body,
which I think is not only healthy, it looks good and it feels good.
Mostly, I think the benefit for me is a stress reliever
because I have a pretty high stress job.
I spend about 15 hours a day in my office at the NIH, maybe more.
So getting outside in the day and hearing the birds
and smelling the grass is kind of a very pleasing thing for me.