For this year’s wedding issue, longtime Indy arts writer Elizabeth Schwyzer decided to go all in and get married, just so she could write about it. Okay, that’s a slight exaggeration. In truth, her mind was made up last November, when UCSB professor and fellow athlete Steve Smith dropped to his knee during their warm-up for the Santa Barbara International Half Marathon. “He said, ‘Ouch!’ and at first I thought he had a rock in his shoe, but he came up with a ring,” she explained. “Then I had to get out there and race. Needless to say, I ran a personal record.” Schwyzer and Smith will marry in May; see here for her account of the joys (and stresses) of wedding planning. In addition to their endurance-sports habit, the two enjoy verbal sparring, strong espresso, and quality time with their neurotic but adorable rescue cat, Luke Floorwalker.
Steve Smith and Elizabeth Schwyzer