Bodies at the Gym (1)

He’s even with Black Speedo Guy most of the lap, but in the final yards McCormick’s breathing falters. He takes a ragged gulp, a short stroke, hits the wall late.

The victor hoists himself out of the water, making a show of stripping off cap and goggles and pounding his ears.

The principle of this guy is his gut. It’s a big-pumpkin gut, a pregnant-lady gut, hanging way over his distressed Lycra waistline.

gut pic 2

“Thanks for the push,” Black Speedo says, winking.

McCormick, who feels kinship with the manatee at even two pounds over his wedding day weight, says, “my pleasure.”

 

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