Steve is 45 and married to Julie: : part time runner, part time co-worker, part time mom of our girls Erin 4, and Lily 2, and full time soul mate. Steve is from Arlington Hts. Illinois and is the Brewmaster at Roosters Brewing Co.
Here are a few facts about Steve when we asked him about running:
Years running: 14
Weekly mileage: Nowadays I'm lucky if I get 15
Favorite race distance or race: Half marathon on road, 100k trail
PR's - (5K, 10K, ½, mara, Ultra) or proudest running accomplishment: 5k - 18:05, 10k - 36:50, ½ - 1:21, mara - 2:53. Proudest accomplishment: deciding to go ahead and finish the Wasatch 100 even though I got lost and probably added an extra 3 to 4 miles to that %$#&*^ ing race that I swore I'd never do again but hope to get in in 4 years when I'm 50.
Favorite training run: Ogden's trail network every chance I get.
Why run - (motivation, inspiration): I run to maintain (or perhaps try to achieve), sanity.
Goals: Come out of semi-retirement after the girls are a little older and get back into trail running and triathlons.
Favorite music to run to: The babbling streams, the chirping of birds and anything else Mother Nature chooses to whisper into my ears.
Favorite running gear - (shoes, apparel, etc.): Montrail trail shoes and anything with Striders written on it.
Best advice you've been given as a runner: Don't try to do too much too fast. Lube for the long ones.
Best motivational quote: "Never underestimate how much assistance, how much satisfaction, how much comfort, how much soul and transcendence there might be in a well made taco and a cold bottle of beer." Tom Robbins Jitterbug Perfume It's not really a running quote, but still inspirational.
Your role model: Bernd Heinrich
Favorite food: Beer
Hobbies or interests other than running: Parenting, reading, writing, chess. Did I mention beer?
Anything else the world might want to know about you: I'm not a true blond.