About NutritionGeeks

Hello and welcome to the about page for nutritiongeeks.com. I'm Nathan, founder of nutritiongeeks, a website devoted to nutrition-based solutiona via Herbalife. I also created our sister site, rundreamachieve.com, a website centered around helping beginner to elite-level athletes run faster and achieve their fitness goals.

I, nor Herbalife, can guarantee you will make any money as a distributor. Results will vary depending on your motivation and drive for success. So, my goal is to share content here that will assist you regardless which choice you make.

I'm very excited for you because Herbalife is a great nutritional company. I also hope the middle to long distance running tips, strategies and tactics discussed here will help you make massive gains in your fitness and confidence. Your nutrition is only one part of running success. You also need to train properly, pace yourself strategically and learn from the top runners. 

NutritionGeeks.com and RunDreamAchieve.com were designed to help you do exactly that. Train smarter, not harder, use leverage and get better results.


Facts about Your Sponsor

Nathan is a former member of the United States Army World Class Athlete Program. Coach Pennington has been competing in the sports of track and field, cross-country and road racing since 1992. He earned the bronze medal at the 1995 USA Track and Field Junior Olympic National Championships and capped his running career with a 2:19:35 marathon time.

Nathan is a retired US Army officer having served just over 20 years on active duty. He shares over 30 years of knowledge pertaining to exercise physiology, training methodologies and nutrition with his readers. Learn more about coach Pennington.

pace for 3 hour marathon

Goals of NutritionGeeks.com

My goal with this website is to make it a resource for anyone interested in sports nutrition, running faster, living healthier and happier. The Herbalife product line and business opportunity is open to anyone with interest in living a healthier and happier lifestyle. Nutrition is a vital part in your race preparation. My goal here is to share posts not only about Herbalife but also share running tips, strategies and tactics to run faster from the mile to the marathon distances. 

Herbalife is now in 94 countries around the world and has been the world's no 1 nutrition company since 1980. You will find numerous articles here posted about Herbalife. In addition, running resources to help you run faster, perform at a higher level and gain confidence


Educational Background



Physical Education – Malone University (class of 2000)



Sport Administration – University of Northern Colorado (class of 2004)



Purdue University (class of 2020)



Doctor of Business Administration – University of Missouri – St. Louis (class of 2023)

Racing History Highlights


2002 New York City Marathon – debut – 2:43:36


2004 Army Ten Miler – 12th place – 51:53


2007 Erie Turkey Trot 10K – 1st place – 31:33


2007 Cherry Blossom 10 Miler – 51:29


California International Marathon (2007) – top American – 4th place – 2:19:35 (2008 USA Olympic Trials qualifying time) (PR)


2007 Rock n Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon – 28th place – 1:07:06 (PR)


2007 Fifth Third 25K National Championships -25th place – 1:23:05


2009 Rock n Roll San Antonio Half Marathon – 12th place – 1:11:19


2008 Fifth Third 25K National Championships – 15th place – 1:21:31


2009 California International Marathon – 2:36:28


2010 IMS Arizona Half Marathon – 1st place – 1:09:46


2010 Big Sur Half Marathon – 8th place – 1:08:59


Army Ten Miler (2010) – 51:58 (part of International Team Championship Team)

Additional Race Highlights


2010 Das Hustlehoff Oktoberfest 5K – 2nd place – 14:18 (PR)


2010 Green Bay Cellcom Marathon – 12th place – 1:10:43


2011 German Half-Marathon – 2nd place – 1:08:44


Murfeesboro Half Marathon (2011) – 6th place – 1:11:37


2011 Tom King Half Marathon – 4th place – 1:10:40


2011 Monumental Indianapolis Marathon – 5th place – 2:26:42


California International Marathon (2011) – 2:32:24


2013 California International Marathon – 2:32:57

Why Join Herbalife As A Distributor.

My goal with this website is to share all of the opportunities you have with Herbalife. I already know how big of an impact it has had on my life and want the same for you. There is nothing more precious than this life, our family and health. Time is precious and is priceless. Never let anyone put a dollar amount on your hourly time. Far too many people already have. Each of us can change but only if we want to.
Nathan finishing in 4th place and top American at the 2007 California International Marathon with a sub-2:20 marathon finish time

Nathan Pennington is a Herbalife Nutrition Independent Distributor. He brings over 30 years of nutritional and athletic performance background to Nutrition Geeks. Nate is a 2.19 marathoner and former member of the US Army World Class Athlete Program and earned a USA Track and Field Olympic Trials “A” standard time while competing. 

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