All I can say is certain exercises are more beneficial for specific body types or fitness needs. I have a definite love hate relationship with running.
After running Cross Country in high school and for two years in college by body and feet needed a break!
Now, I find that I have fallen back in love with running and more specifically an outdoor track nearby. After listening to my body and finding a way to incorporate various exercises into my routine running has a place with yoga, weight-lifting and zumba.
So on National Running Day will you be enjoying a run?