Assistant Coach - Red Full Marathon Group (10:00-10:29)
- Years Running – 5
- Years with Austin Fit – 4
- Number of Marathons – 2
- Half Marathons – 1
- Favorite Race – Any that I finish
- Goal – To keep fit and have Fun!
Stephen swam competitively and played water polo in college, but never did any running. His job at UT requires him to travel extensively which eventually led to weight gain and becoming out of shape. In 2011, he entered a fitness competition to get fit again and lost 52 pounds. On the advice of his trainer, Stephen ran the 3M half marathon in 2012 and discovered that he enjoyed running. He joined Austin Fit in 2012 to train for a marathon (a long-term goal) and after a few years, he found the group so “motivating and fun” that Stephen decided to participate as an Assistant Coach to help other people realize their fitness goals.