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

Before you buy expensive running shoes, here’s what you need to know

People are very loyal to their running shoes, often saying they would never switch to a different brand. As a podiatrist and a runner myself, I find the discussion of running shoes very interesting. But are expensive running shoes worth the cost? When I came across Runrepeat.com, I was impressed by Jens Jackob Andersen’s objective comparison of running … Continue reading Before you buy expensive running shoes, here’s what you need to know

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]