Jennifer Smith

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Age and Hometown: 33, Lansing Michigan

Current Resident of: Mesick Michigan

Family: Husband Patrick, Coy (4), Pippa (2)

Years Running: 3 Years

Why do you run: I run to stay fit, stay healthy, exhibit healthy habits for my children, and for the joy of running.

Running Accomplishments: Overall 10k female 2018 cadillac running festival
Multiple 1st, 2nd, 3rds in the 5k, 10k, and half.
Half PR of 1:44:42

Favorite Race(s): Great turtle 5.7 or Half
Marquette Half
Mesick mushroom 5k (trail)
Bayshore Half

Favorite Running Race Distance: Half Marathon

Favorite Pre-race meal: Pizza

Goals for 2019: I'd love to run my first marathon! Meet new running friends and volunteer more.

Favorite Running Quote:She believed she could, so she did.”

Best running advice given to me: Don't focus on the finish, focus on the now.

Dumbest running moment: I don't know that I have a dumbest moment (yet) but I always go out too fast and find myself having to scale back.

What other interests do you have outside of running? Jeeping(trail and courses), spending time with my family, horses, anything outside and adventurous.

How do you feel about and how do you plan to represent the Traverse City Track Club as a Race Team member?I love the TCTC! They offer so much variety. Everyone is friendly and helpful. I'm hoping this year I can volunteer more as a race team representative, help spread the news of what this great group has to offer, and be a positive role model for this wonderful sport.