Do you find running to be boring, enduring and a struggle even getting to that 1 mile mark?
If you find it boring, when was the last time you took off on a dead sprint, recovered with a jog or a walk and then killed it again. You can find a local track, a stretch of park concrete or a large back yard.
I love sprints for many reasons, its quickly exhausting but you are allowing yourself to recover. You can build up your sprint length and shorten your recovery time. This will also help you with distance training.