Am I right in thinking you're running on a treadmill just now? I'm not surprised you are finding it boring; as a long distance runner I find them to be instruments of torture and I avoid them if at all possible. I can tolerate them for about 30-40 minutes max and only if I do speed intervals to keep my mind and body occupied.
Now that you've figured out that running is a possibility, I recommend you get outside! It's impossible to get bored when you're dashing through the streets or winding through a park. For me, the still world comes alive when I see it in motion and I've devised my greatest ideas/plans/solutions whilst on the run. I become a better, stronger version of myself, and it just fixes me.
You could use a site like mapmyrun.com to plot out some routes in your neighbourhood to plan where and how far to go and. Doing an 'out and back' style route is often satisfying as it feels nice when you turn at half way and start running towards home, but then I like the more adventurous aspect of a circular route. Set yourself free and get out of the gym for your cardio!
I feel I must add however; if you do find yourself running this frequently, it is important to get your gait analysed to ensure you are wearing the correct type of shoes. If you over-pronate and are wearing shoes without sufficient support then there is a very high chance you'll end up in pain when you needn't be. This is one of the most frequent reasons for quitting cited by new runners; 'It hurts too much!'. Put them in the right footwear and then there's no stopping them :)
Keep us updated on your progress! I write in greater depth about running (and cats, and goths and other stuff) over at http://www.redwinerunner.co.uk