obsessed is a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated

Drifting in and out of consciousness.
Muffled noises, familiar voices.
Dry mouth. Trembling hands.
Uncomfortable heat. No cooling fans.

Bent over. Back curled.
Eyes closed. Lips part.
Breathing irregular, in sync with heart.
No more. I’m done. Time to Cut off.

Wait, not yet.
A devilish grin.

The endorphins, the rush? Ok, you win.

One more lap.
One more hit.
One more sprint.
One more lift.

Do it again, until you fall to ground.

No mercy. In aggression.
This is no hallucination.
Execution. Addiction.
This is full on obsession.