My name is Nathan. I am an active duty Soldier and Army medical service corps officer. I am an elite marathon runner seeking to help others reach their fitness and running goals.
My overall aim is to reach as many people around the world learn to run faster, live healthier lives and have a place where they can find mentorship and motivation to keep trying for their goals.
I started my current site called rundreamachieve.com last December. I payed $1250.00 I, at the time, didn't even have, to build the site with a credit card because I knew if I was going to bring 21 years of experience to a website it had to be professional.
It took me two years to pay off the debt but a year later my traffic is still minimal, the site has flaws and I want more for my clients, friends of the site and family members. I am continually writing and feel I have a great deal of experience in exercise physiology, coaching and motivating people.
I freely share advice and mentorship outside of my payed coaching packages and will never turn away someone who needs to vent or guidance with their fitness and running pursuits regardless of payment or not. Those who pay me are going to get 110% effort or their money will be returned. I am not in this business to give anything less then my best. I want results for others as badly as I want them for myself. I have felt what it is like to drop out of a race knowing the hard work I put it and failing and I have felt the sweet victory of running competitive times. Nothing compares to seeing another person do what I have or better.
To hire a professional with the skills needed to do what I am wanting to do with the site is going to cost me funds I simply don't have.
The programming and design skills to create a place where runners, non-runners seeking to be introduced to the sport, and working professionals who are seeking an online fitness coach is going to take someone of considerable experience that I simply don't have in terms of programming and designing.
I have continued to research and learned small programming ideas to better my site but working full-time, training for my own competitions and coaching clients does take my time.
This is more about helping others moreso than it is about myself. I know a professional, truly functional website/blog will help me reach more people who need the attention and fitness and coaching skills that I can provide.
Any form of support would be greatly appreciated. I am new to gofundme.com This is a total shot in the dark for me but have risked in the past going after goals and figured I'd give this a shot. I know it is going to take a lot of love and support to achieve an amount I am shooting for, most professional websites, truly professionally done, cost over $5000.00. All funds raised will go to this goal. You can donate whatever amount you wish, $.50 if need me, it all adds up.
Thanks so much for your time and support. I am not interested in doing this for a couple years. This is a lifelong commitment to me. I have had far too many people over the years help me as an athlete, encourage and mentor me to reach a high level. My heart is with those who want the attention and focus I can give to them and I owe them to have a site worth visiting, coming back to as a resource and one that will reach more people around the world.