After some tries in 2003 and 2006, I've finally succeeded in running regularly in may 2009. Basically because I was quite out of shape and I needed strongly to focus on something else than work.
I'm dedicating a big part of my free time to run and to try to improve myself. Little by little, I've felt the need to run races in order to evaluate my efforts. After a few 10k, I ran my first half marathon in february 2010 and I've just finished my first full in april 2011 in 04:11:25 in Milano.
A few weeks after my 1st marathon, I had a back operation (slipped disc problem) which obliged me to stop running during 3 months. I'm really happy now to be able to run again but it's a new start (High Heart Rate and low speed). So I'm training again little by little....
As I'm very interesting in high tech and working in the Internet branch, finding a website to log my running sessions and to share running experiences with others was a priority. And discovering Running Free (ex Runsaturday.com) was exactly what I was looking for. I even met physically some members on races.