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Posted by on Mar 8, 2010 in Charities, FYI, Links, Outdoor Runs, Running, Shout Out

Day 67: Happy Birthday Annie!

From Me and the Road


Date: 3/8/10

Consecutive Days Run: 67

Runner: Brandon Wood

Shoes: Newton AW Trainers

Location: New York, NY

Type of Run: Quickie

Time of Day: 6:20 PM EST

Distance Run: 1.71 miles

Time Run: 00:17:43

Average Pace: 10:20 per mile

Weather Conditions: Cool (51 degrees Fahrenheit)

Disposition: Good, but with tired legs

Link to Run Detail:

About the Run: Happy tenth birthday to our baby girl Annie! No, not the human baby girl, but the canine version of our baby girl. She is ten years old today and for her birthday, she wanted to go for a run with her dad and I was more than happy to oblige.

\"\"Whenever I run with either of my dogs, it really give me a chance and pause to see how they literally stop and smell everything. Even when they don\’t stop, they\’re still taking in everything around them. They aren\’t jaded or oblivious to the incredible world with which they are surrounded, they are simply fascinated to be in it. This innocence always touches me. Even when I get upset with one of our dogs, they will always say they love me no matter how angry I am.

The run was good, but slow. Don\’t be fooled by her age, Annie is fully capable of breaking down and going far faster than I am, but she just likes to take her time. My legs are a bit weary so it was probably a good thing to take it easy.

I rescued Annie from the Albermarle County, Virginia SPCA when she was just eight weeks old. Our other dog, Bubba was rescued from the North Shore Animal League two years ago. Danielle and I strongly support rescuing dogs and cats and other animals from humane shelters. Please consider donating to Me and the Road and helping to support the North Shore Animal League. You can donate by linking through Me and the Road or by going directly to the donation site located at:

1 Comment

  1. Happy birthday Annie Your very lucky to have a mum and dad that love you so much.

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