How Do You Make Things Fun?

How do you make things fun?  Since one of life’s goals is to have fun, how do you take something boring and enjoy it more? 

I just finished a 9-mile run in just under 2 hours.  Maybe I have ADD or something, but after the first 3 miles, I really don’t find running enjoyable.  I always seem to think of things I COULD be doing that are more productive than running. 

Since my goal is to finish a marathon by the end of 2010, I am less than half way there (goal is 26.2 miles).  I really need to find a way to make running fun. 

This also applies to other things, from driving long distance, to sitting in the doctor’s office waiting room, to taking tests.  Here is the question for you all:

How do take a “boring” task and make it fun? 

Please leave a comment or send me a note on Twitter (@mooney1 or @aricintraining).

Thank you!