I don't really mind Charlotte not making the cut. Charlotte is growing plenty fast right now without Amazon, and I don't think this will change the city's trajectory. Seeing that Raleigh and Nashville made the cut is sort of telling, however. I think that shows that Charlotte is lagging in this region (at least that is the current perception) when it comes to attracting young tech talent.
The current infrastructure here is already busting so adding 50K + families it would've been overwhelming for the city.
This week has been going ok. I run early mornings and the weather on the east has been inconsistent except on Sunday.
Sunday: 19 miler - went great.
Tuesday: Morning was 15F so ran in the evening and the 5 miler went great!
Wednesday: As of 7:10am I’m staring at a winter mix and had a 8 miler planned. Hope to get out this evening to run.
I didn’t run this morning per my usual training. Will this unravel the last 15 weeks of training?
I can appreciate the idea and the reasoning behind this, but do not do this. I’ve traveled a few times overseas post military and the last thing I want is to be directly identified as American or as a tourist. It can potential paint you as a target.
I've been living overseas for most of the past 15 years, traveled extensively to places in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East in non-DOD areas. The tattoo will be the least of OP's worries for identifying him as an American. We stand out. You can make out differences in languages (pacing, intonation) from a stupidly far distance. Our clothing styles are different. We walk differently due to different interpretations of personal space. We stand out.
There's literally only been once in the past 15 years, including those Middle Eastern countries, where my nationality has been an issue. It was with Brits.
TLDR; damn near everyone knows you're American already. Most people don't give a fuck.
edit: it involved a British chick saying US troops deserved to die in Iraq.
I don’t necessarily agree with you. You do make some valid points. Obviously, if you’re white and head to India you will stand out, but you do realize not everyone is white bread white.
I spent time in South America and was approached on many occasions with the thought I was Hispanic as I have olive skin and dark features.
Is it normal to walk a bit off after your first long race? Ran my first half yesterday & am all sorts of sore in the knees. Especially walking down stairs. This is normal though right?
Congrats! This is completely normal. If you can walk a mile or so today. Helps with recovery.
So I’ve recently started to get out running again, unfortunately like most places, my part of the world is quite cold at the moment. When I’m running I notice, for a period, the cold air is causing discomfort in my chest, doesn’t happen in the summer. If I’m not careful and I start to think about it, it obviously starts to become more of an issue.
My question is is they a way to deal with this, the inhalation of said cold air, a technique or something? Or is it just a case of pushing through.
Your body will adjust as you run more, It’s normal.
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