International Enthusiasm Week on September, 2017: Is he worth it? (international relationship)?
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It seems like you have quite the situation here. In all honesty, I don't think he's worth it. If you ever get the chance in the future (say get a job in the states) it might make things easier, but right now... having an international relationship would put a lot of stress on this boy and I don't think he's up for it..
Being as far away from each other as you are now has got to be hard for you too, and it's always been said that the stress is worse on a boy because they over analyze things, it's just in their nature. Of course, guys of your generation and generations after who have a girlfriend always have them around, wouldn't you agree? Not having you around is like not having a girlfriend at all.
I think you guys DO have a connection, however, and could possibly move on to something more if you were to be closer than you are now. Don't get too upset over the fact that he may not want to come visit you, making that trip is tough, and I know you've made trip there, but it just makes it easier on him.
I think he's more interested in you than he is in your culture, but boys will be boys.
And about your lifestyles, no lifestyle is too different to match as long as the two have feelings for each other, sure minor adjustments may be made, but nothing too drastic.
I still say take it slow, get to know each other a little better, and see where it takes you.
Is it possible to train for the 2016 olympics starting at age 15?
It takes an enormous amount of natural talent to run in the Olympics, and at age 15 it's impossible to tell how much you're going to improve in the next few years.
It sounds like you have the ambition and drive(for which I would applaud you :)), but that's not enough on the international level.
Sure you could start training for the Olympics, but that's a looong way off. You should work on being great at the high school and eventually collegiate levels, and later try to qualify for the Olympics.
I'm not trying to put a damper on your enthusiasm, I'm just trying to be realistic. If you're dedicated enough to put in several hours a day of training, you will be great at running. If the Olympics are a distant goal for you, then great, but you should keep that in your back pocket and use it now as just a motivational thing.
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