72-year-old returns to active life following coronary artery bypass surgery

Danny McCoy is not your average 72-year-old. The retiree who previously worked in recreational property management in Houston completed a half-marathon without any prior training while in his fifties. He lived an active life. Prior to his race, Danny thought it wise to request a stress test through his primary care physician. Now, more than … Continue reading 72-year-old returns to active life following coronary artery bypass surgery

Lung transplant recipient runs final stretch of marathon with new sister

November marks four years since the start of an undeniable friendship. Two women brought together through a lung transplant have formed a unique bond in an untraditional way. Carrie Giddens, 31, and Valarie Fratiani, 45, consider each other sisters and live just 10 minutes away from one another in Frisco and Allen, Texas. They once … Continue reading Lung transplant recipient runs final stretch of marathon with new sister

Proper stretching, early preparation key for marathon success

When the starting pistol pierces the cold air on December 13, thousands of runners will begin their trek towards the finish line of the fifth annual Baylor Scott & White Health BCS Marathon. While many participants are seasoned athletes who know how to prepare for an event like this, new marathoners might not realize the importance … Continue reading Proper stretching, early preparation key for marathon success

Cancer survivor celebrates life after lymphoma in a big way

My 21-year-old self would have never imagined not only living this long, but to have REALLY lived. No, I guess I never thought I would die. But, after being told three separate times that I had a life-threatening disease, I struggled with envisioning a life beyond infusion rooms, anesthesia, and needles puncturing my flesh inviting … Continue reading Cancer survivor celebrates life after lymphoma in a big way

At 74, Dallas man gears up for half-marathon

Just a few months ago, Wayne Aguren joked that he couldn’t run a half-marathon “if my life depended on it.” But the 74-year-old Oak Lawn resident who trains with morning jogs on the Katy Trail recently decided to “take the plunge” when he registered to run half of this Sunday’s metroPCS Dallas Marathon. He’s one of an estimated … Continue reading At 74, Dallas man gears up for half-marathon

5 helpful tips for Sunday’s Dallas marathon runners [video]

If you’re gearing up for Sunday’s metroPCS Dallas Marathon, you’ve probably been training for months. But there are some key measures that you’ll want to take in the days and hours before the race, as well as during and after the marathon, to ensure that everything goes smoothly. Scott Quinby, MD, the medical director of … Continue reading 5 helpful tips for Sunday’s Dallas marathon runners [video]

A 26.2 Mile Journey of Healing for a Cancer Survivor

People heal in different ways. For Candice Stinnett, she runs. “I never gave myself that time to meditate, to pray, to reflect. Running gives me that,” she says. December 8, the Keller mother will run the Metro PCS Dallas Marathon, her third marathon this year. It’s a feat that’s even more impressive when you understand the long … Continue reading A 26.2 Mile Journey of Healing for a Cancer Survivor