Stephanie Ross

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Member since 2018

Hometown: Burleson, TX

Current city: Beaverton, OR

Occupation: Technical Designer at Nike

Instagram handle: @tx.runner.girl

Best running experience (non-race): After I ran my marathon PR at Boston in 2015, we went to dinner to celebrate. I was with a group of friends who also ran. My husband (boyfriend at the time) coaches some of them, so he made a toast to everyone who ran. He said something about each person’s performance. When he got to me, he started with congratulating me on a new PR, then started talking about non-running related things about me. I thought that was strange, then he dropped down on one knee and proposed! PR and engagement = best day ever.

Passions outside of running: I enjoy cuddling with my dog and husband, especially at the same time. I also enjoy movies, pop-culture trivia, traveling and shopping. I’m a self-proclaimed professional shopper because I always find the best deals. It’s basically a sport.

Favorite post-run meal: I love breakfast foods and they are always the best part of a long run. There’s a waffle place in my husband’s hometown of Lewiston, ID called Waffles ‘n More that makes a Hawaiian waffle. It’s a Belgian waffle with pineapple and coconut mixed in the batter, topped with sliced banana and a big pile of whipped cream with more coconut. It comes with a tropical syrup that tastes like heaven.

Racing highlights/PRs:
1500m – 5:08, College Outdoor Meet 2005
1 mile – 5:25, College Indoor Meet 2005
3000m – 10:37, College Indoor Meet 2005
2 miles – 12:02, High School Race 2004
5K – 18:52, Texas Tech Indoor Meet 2005
10K – 43:37, Up the Lazy River 2017
15K – 1:05:50, Shamrock Run 2018
10 miles – 1:09:00, Columbia River Classic 2015
Half Marathon – 1:30:42, Vernonia Half 2018
Marathon – 3:22:02, Boston 2015