Our Coaches

Terrell Smith

Assistant Coach - Roster Girl

I have been a member of Fort Bend Fit since the summer of 2001, training for my first marathon in January 2002. Prior to that, I had never really been much of an athlete. In high school, I was in the band, choir, science club, National Honor Society – you know, pretty much a geek. I started running when I was 35; having had a friend complete a marathon, I was inspired to see if I could work up to running a whole mile. With the encouragement of friends, I got there, then added another mile, and kept running. Some time later, my husband Randy saw an ad for Fort Bend Fit, and I signed up, showed up for Saturday runs, and learned a lot about marathoning. I ran the Compaq Houston Marathon in January 2002; since that time, I have completed 18 marathons, 3 ultra marathons (50K), Dozens of half marathons, and lots of other shorter distance races. I have lots of favorite quotes, but one particularly stands out for her: “The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.” — John “The Penguin” Bingham. I am very thankful for the strength to run, the courage to do so, and Fort Bend Fit to make it worthwhile. Before becoming the Head Half Coach, I was an assistant Red Group coach for several years and Head Orange Coach for two seasons. Now my motto is, “Half Marathon: Half the work and twice the fun!” Come join us!!

Fort Bend Fit is pleased to recognize Terrell as their 2006 Road Warrior