Some it turns out I actually like running. I recently figured out that I used to hate running because I was running too fast for my body. Then I looked to see if there was anything to back up what I was discovering about myself. I just read this article and it talks about how each person has a perfect running pace. I'm sure many runners know this - but I didn't. I also like to warm up with two miles on the elliptical beforehand too. And after the first three miles I feel like I can turn up the pace. Unfortunately it seems that my current perfect pace is slower than average at 9:45 per mile. It didn't say if you could improve this. I hope so.