I try to stay healthy. Exercise is an important part of that. Most often, exercise comes in the form of running.
Like most, I typically run to music. There are obviously many reasons for this. It is distracting, motivating, and can help the time pass.
However recently I decided to try something else. Instead of listening to music, I load up a interesting talk, interview, audio book or podcast. In the last week, I have listened to a PandoMonthly interview, a TED Talk, and part of 'Hot, Flat and Crowded', by Thomas Friedman. It’s great.
Although you might not run as hard, as long, or as intensely, I have found that the time passes even faster than when listening to music. Try it for yourself. You might be pleasantly surprised.