"Ha... ha... ha..."
Beads of sweat ran down his pale skin. His breath thieved by his legs in motion. His heart pounding against his chest, and his blood boiling. The sun's rays glared down at him, piercing his former cool temperature. His hands balled to fists and thrusted in front of his chest with every step. Keiji had been training all day. Jogging in the burning sunlight for what seemed like an eternity.
"Mmph... ha... ha... last... lap!" Keiji mustered up what little breath he had left to spare some words to assurance to himself. One hundred laps around town was his goal. He only reached seventy-three. All day he'd practice and practice, but he could never reach one hundred. As the red head passed by buildings and pedestrians aimlessly. He could hear the wind pass by his ears. The conversations of others faded into silence. Everything had darkened. It was just him, and his rhythmic breathing.
He eventually came to a stop, out of breath and snapped back to reality. Glancing down, he gazed at his sweaty palms, realizing how long they've been clenched. Keiji sighed, frowning afterwards. "Dammit." He smacked his lips and shot a glimpse over at the clearing nearby. A sudden calmness consumed him. He only stared for a small amount of time before sticking his hands into his pockets and continued to walk down the road in his jogging suit.
"I only made it to seventy-four... I'll do thirty more! Whenever I get something to drink..."