I cross the finish line, look at the time clock, step on the carpet so that my "chip" is registered, take off the chip, and collapse on the curb nearby. I wish that I had run faster, but I always feel satisfied. There is no better way to spend a spring morning than running this race along the Huron River and enjoying every exhausting minute of it.
This year's Dexter-Ann Arbor Run is Sunday, June 1.
[Originally published in June, 2003.]