I’ve hated running for ever. I first tried running for exercise by the shore of the Indian Ocean when I was fourteen. Didn’t get very far. Did get a bad case of shin splints. Over the next couple of decades I tried again a few times, but never really got into it. Every time I tried the result was the same: it was painful, frustrating, and just not fun. I tried focusing on mechanics, but it was making running just that: mechanical.
I don’t like running unless I’m running towards something or away from something. But I do run often because of the health benefits. I’ve always thought the right way to run was to land on my heel and then transfer the weight to the ball of my foot, and finally the toes. Now according to this article and this site I may have been doing it wrong.