Hello. Thank you for taking the time to visit this site. Time is the most valuable asset we all have and I appreciate you taking some of it to visit this site.

My name is Nate Johnson. I like to run, read, and ramble. I’ve been to all fifty states, ran sixteen marathons, and completed a quest to read 100 books in 2015. In 2016, I participated in the Disney College Program and I loved every minute of that experience.

I came up with “Above Average Nate” in the middle of the night in college. It just hit me that I was going through the motions, settling to be a part of the crowd. I didn’t want that. I have BIG dreams for this thing we have called life.

This blog will show races I’ve run, books I’ve read and recommend, and places I travel. I will also post about ways I’m changing my daily life/routine to live better day to day.

I’m a man striving to live the dream, one day in paradise at a time. I welcome you to join along for the ride.