Exercise, enjoyment, pain, punishment, fashion, competition, job ... people run for all sorts of reasons but whatever the reason ... you might as well make it enjoyable. There are plenty of things in life we have to do - its not always possible to make these things enjoyable .. at most we might be able to make them tolerable but with running .. why not enjoy it. Life can be stressful enough as it is ... step away from the computer, get a bit of fresh air and exercise - go for a run - its good for you. Don't stress out about running ... you can run to get away from all that - if you have to stop ... make the most of it - stop, look and listen - run while you still can and appreciate and enjoy what is around you.
“Enjoy life. There's plenty of time to be dead.”
~ Hans Christian Andersen
We only get one life - enjoy it as best you can. Don't be driven, be motivated live for love rather than duty ... love life and live a life of passion, enthusiasm and excitement.