I would be very skeptical of any runner that says they do not enjoy running. Like so many of you have said, why would you do it? There are a thousand other ways to stay in shape that you might find less distasteful and countless other pursuits you could use to occupy your free time. I believe that people enjoy taking part in an activity that others might perceive as painful or difficult or which may require a fortitude that they do not possess. So, when asked if they enjoy running, they can convey that they were able to withstand the pain endured during such a difficult task. To most of the readers of this board, painful running is a terrible sign that they are not right physically and is to be avoided at all costs. Runners who don't like running might be a misnomer for foolish exercisers. Find a new hobby.