Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Talk

Talk is cheap. The fact is, I ran a 12 minute 3200 today. The last 3200 I ran was 11.29. So, I added 30 seconds today. Why? Well, there are all sorts of reasons, but the fact is, talk is cheap.

For all my talking about domination, all my thoughts about how hard I was gonna push it, it didn't come true. I ran crud today, it wasn't even good. And really, I'm ok with that. The point that I'm trying to make though, is that talk won't get you anywhere. Results get you places. Talk doesn't go anywhere, talk is cheap. I can talk all I want up here. I could type all night till the sun comes up, and it wouldn't really get anything done. You know what gets stuff done? Results. Getting out there and doing something. For all the talk, it boils down to what you've done with your life. What have you done? What have I done?

Tomorrow we're going to finish the meet. Since it's regions, it's a 2 day meet. Today I ran the 3200, tomorrow I run the 1600. Today I ran terrible, tomorrow, I'm going to run with a purpose. Tomorrow is redemption. I've already been the region II fat kid once this week, I don't want to do it twice.

You know, this whole post is starting to have a very "I'm a downer" feel to it, and I know that Nick is gonna call me on it. Really, I'm not a downer tonight, I'm just busting out what I've been thinking all day. It's not depressing, it's just the way that I feel. I don't think it's sad, I think it's pretty decent. It's a good lesson to learn. You can talk all you want, but when you get out there to real life, it's results that matter. I don't care how well you talk, if you can't flip burgers, Artic Circle won't hire you. Life, this is where it counts.

Life is a very interesting thing. It's hard to step back and look at a bigger picture of life. It's still something that I have trouble doing, but I've been trying. People give us advice all the time. They tell me what classes to take, what things to do with my free time, what books to read. They tell me what to eat, how to eat, and where to eat. They tell me to get plenty of fresh air and exercise. They tell me that it's not a trash can. They tell me all sorts of things, things that are designed to, in the end, make my life better.

But the truth is, they've never been me. I've never even been me. Tomorrow, I get one shot at May 11th, 2006. I get one shot at being 15 years and 346 days old. No one sitting around here has been me tomorrow yet. Nobody went to the track meet today and ran the 3200 in 12 minutes in my heat except for me.

Hi, I'm new here. I've never done this before. I'm going to school on may 11th, 2006 for the first time tomorrow. I've never been to Taylorsville on may 11th, 2006 before. It's going to be an entirely new experience for me. Going a little deeper, You've never been to school on May 11th, 2006 either. You've got no idea what's going to happen.

Hi, you're new too. Maybe we can be friends.

But probably not, I'm out of deodorant.

5 comments:

Flamingo said...

that doesnt even makes sense. "you know what gets stuff done? results" ....no! results are what you get. not what gets you somewhere. haha.

oh, and i'm not standing next you to tomorrow. at all. gross.

Fridgecrisis said...

Haha, I picked up an application for Arctic Circle just a few hours ago! ^__^ Anyway. Yes, good lesson to learn.

Anonymous said...

....can I tell you a secret? I haven't worn deodorant in two years. I don't think anyone has noticed.

Courtney :D said...

I think that falls under the category of TMI.

Holy_Roman_Nick said...

Dude. You can't just not wear deodorant. It's just not done. And Chris, talk isn't cheap. My parents pay your parents a dollar a minute for you to talk to me, but your parents brainwash you so you don't remember--wait... I don't think I was supposed to tell you that...