Team Smitzer

Steve Smith and Elizabeth Schwyzer
Paul Wellman

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.

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