I'm a born and raised Alabamian. I grew up in Hartselle and have lived in the North Alabama area all my life. I got my Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering from UAH in 2002. I started running after I quit smoking in 2006 to keep from gaining weight. I trained for my first 5K (Cotton Row) in 2008 and I haven't stopped since. My triathlon career started when I friend of mine wanted to do the Huntsville Sprint Triathlon in 2008 but couldn't run because she was pregnant at the time. She asked me if we could do a relay - I would run, she would bike and swim. After that I was hooked. I decided to do one on my own so I signed up for the Frantic Frog triathlon that next month and came in next to last place. Then and there I decided that triathlon was where I was supposed to be and the season of 2009 was dedicated to improving and achieving competitive results. I did my first half Ironman in 2010 (Ironman 70.3 Florida) and my first Ironman in 2011 (Ironman Florida).
Jennifer Carroll Smith
Short Term Goals
My short term goals include recovering from the bicycle accident I was in last summer. I've been swimming and my goal is to get back on my bike again and compete in the aquabike division of local races.
Long Term Goals
To get healthy again and to inspire others. To find a way to pass on my passion for triathlon to others.