Amanda Phillips, a 33-year-old middle school physical education teacher from The Dalles, Oregon, is familiar with the fine line between challenging her fitness and pushing herself past her breaking point. While she’s certainly hitting her stride right now—last December, she qualified for the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials with a 2:39:56 finish at the California International Marathon (CIM)—her relationship with running hasn’t always been smooth sailing. At first, it was easy. Phillips discovered running in middle school, and while she wasn’t a natural—she was “too tiny” to put any real power behind her strides, she told Runner’s World—the sport gave her an outlet to be competitive and blow off steam. “I had somewhat of a tumultuous upbringing,” she said. “My family and I moved a lot, all over Oregon. Running was a constant in my life.” At Phoenix High School in Phoenix, Oregon, Phillips alternated … [Read more...] about How This P.E. Teacher Fought Years of Sidelining Injuries to Qualify for the Olympic Trials
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There's seemingly never a dull day in Sixers land — and Tuesday was no different.A day after guard Markelle Fultz saw his backup point guard duties handed over to T.J. McConnell, at least for one night, a report surfaced that the former No. 1 pick would be headed to see yet another specialist to have his shoulder examined.It was shocking to say the least, and not just to fans. The team was also caught off guard by the second-year guard's decision (or his agent's decision), which is concerning to say the least. When the news hit, it got me thinking back on the long and winding road that got the Sixers to this point after drafting Fultz out of Washington less than 18 months ago. For every one I remembered, I knew there was at least one I was forgetting. So, with that in mind, I decided to go back and lay out the entirety of Fultz NBA career in one easy to reference timeline.If it can help me, someone who gets paid to keep track of this kind of stuff, then it can certainly help … [Read more...] about A definitive timeline of the Markelle Fultz saga in Philadelphia
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Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Growing up, Liem Pham was bullied for being a skinny guy. Though the 19-year-old college student from California was always an athlete (a swimmer, to be specific), Pham was never quite able to build up the muscle he thought his 6-foot frame deserved. Until, that is, he discovered the weight room — and packed on more than 35 pounds of muscle. “I was always called ‘skinny’ and ‘Mr. Skeleton’ and stuff like that,” the biotech student told MensHealth.com. “I didn’t mind it at first, but it slowly wore on me.” Like many teenagers trying to impress their classmates, Pham started hitting the gym. But without knowing what to do for muscle growth, he squandered his time on workouts that weren’t quite working, performing endless rounds of calisthenics, situps, and bodyweight movements without any real routine. He knew this wasn’t enough, especially after cruising YouTube for workout … [Read more...] about He Was Teased for Being Skinny — So He Gained 35 Lbs. of Muscle
SEPTEMBER 16, 2016, 4:23:59 A.M. 911 operator: “This line is recorded. Where is your emergency?” Laura: “I’m at Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “I’m sorry. Where are you?” Laura: “Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “OK, what’s the emergency?” Laura: “I’m having an asthma attack. I’m dying.” 911 operator: “Whereabouts are you at the hospital?” Laura: “Emergency room.” 911 operator: “OK.” Laura: “I can’t get in.” 911 operator: “Let me get you into Somerville. You’re outside?” Laura: “Mm-hm.” 911 operator: “Are you in the parking lot?” Laura: “Yeah.” 911 operator: “Are you in a vehicle?” Laura: “No. I’m just outside it.” 911 operator: “At the door?” Laura: “Asthma. Asthma.” 911 operator: “Are you … [Read more...] about Laura Levis died outside a Boston-area ER. The doors were locked. Why?