Nate was always a sports enthusiast and participant, but never participated in long distance running until 2006. He joined a non-competitive running club, Hash House Harriers, known for its social aspects as well as trail running. In February of 2007, he was persuaded to run his first half marathon, an event sponsored by the Harriers. That was his longest distance at that time – he became hooked and developed a running addiction! He signed up for his first marathon in 2009, the San Diego Rock n Roll.
He has progressively and steadily improved his times. In October of 2012, Nate ran his 11th marathon in Chicago in a time pretty close to his Boston qualifying time. To further improve his performance he joined a training group, the San Diego Track Club, and qualified for Boston on his next marathon in May of 2013. He ran Boston in 2014 for his first time.
Nate has since traveled across the country and overseas to run marathons. As of now, he has run five of the six World Marathon Majors. He has been a mentor to runners running their first marathon. He enjoys seeing people working hard to accomplish their goals while still having fun. Running should be fun.