Goal setting can come easily for some people, and that is great, but as long as it doesn't end there. Setting the goal and thinking or dreaming about the end product and achieving the goal itself are not the hard parts of the project. It is middle part of "getting there" or the "doing" that can prove to be challenging. Depending on the goal, this process can be months or years away-that takes patience, consistancy, and most of the time: Hard Work.
The sport of running is really all about the building blocks and for me is always Hard Work. I had never really enjoyed running just for the act of it, I have had to really work at learning to enjoy it. Even then, with too much time off, I must build back up, go through the grueling hard runs again, before the enjoyment of the finish starts to creep back to me.