I don't always enjoy the act of running while I am doing it. I think though, that most of the enjoyment from running does not actually come from the actual foot pounding that is done.
My enjoyment of running comes from many other areas. One item on my list would be the noticeable increase in energy that I have throughout most days. Other benefits are the act of burning extra calories and the overall reduction of my heart rate due to the cardiovascular effect of the exercise.
There is also a mental benefit to running, which for me is the sense of accomplishment due to overcoming things like extreme weather and fatigue, not to mention just the thought of running nonstop for more miles than I drive back and forth to work every day.
Yes, there are some days that I really struggle to hit the pavement, but it will all be worth it when I join the ranks of those that have run 26.2 miles nonstop.
Today's run: 6.03 miles/ 50:49/ 8:26 pace. Had a good nights rest and felt much better on my run today than I did yesterday.