It had rained all day yesterday. The torrential downpour had virtually flooded the route she usually took when she ran, so she decided to take a detour. She ran everyday, rain or shine. It was how she’d lost 70 pounds.
The rains had made the day humid. She pulled off her jacket and tied the sleeves around her waist. She relished the feeling of the fresh air on her arms and the tiny sliver of taut belly that peeked out from underneath her athletic top. She felt powerful and sexy and beautiful.
“Oh yeah, baby!” A crude voice yelled from above her. She looked up and saw construction workers standing on the scaffolding of a high-rise building.
“Take the rest of it off!”
“What a body!”
She kept her face stoic until she turned the corner, out of their sight, then pulled the jacket back over her shoulders. As she tried to catch her breath, she found a stray chocolate candy in her pocket and popped it into her mouth, waiting for her body to relax.