The RunRunLive 4.0 Podcast Episode 4-363 – Lauren Fern Watt – for the love of dogs! (Audio: link) [audio:http://www.RunRunLive.com/PodcastEpisodes/epi4363.mp3] Link epi4363.mp3 MarathonBQ – How to Qualify for the Boston Marathon in 14 Weeks - http://www.marathonbq.com/qualify-for-the-boston-marathon-in-14-weeks/ Hello my friends and welcome to Episode 4-363 of the RunRunLive Podcast. Come on over here and let me pet you. Wait, no that’s inappropriate, what I mean is today we are talking dogs and running and books with Lauren Fern Watts, whose book “Gizelle’s Bucket List” I had the pleasure of reading recently. As is my habit I called her up and asked for an interview. Great story. Starving artist who went viral and got a book deal. As we speak I am two days out from the my 19th Boston Marathon. I am healthy and well trained and I’ve managed to hold my…shtuff together during the taper. I’ll head into the expo tomorrow. To pick up my stuff. It’s funny, I’ve been so busy that I haven’t even opened the race material they sent me a couple weeks ago! Imagine that. Some day you may become so jaded with your marathoning that you don’t even look at the race packet! Yikes! I used to be like a kid at Christmas when that showed up! In section one I’ve got a piece on tapering. In section two I’ll talk about algorithms . Yeah, algorithms. What can I say, I have a diverse set of interests. Haven’t been doing much except working over the last couple weeks since we last talked. I nailed that last long workout. 22+ miles with 90 minutes of it at race pace minus 20 seconds. A real monster. Hopefully I didn’t leave my race out there! Since we’re on the dog topic…my old friend Buddy is doing well. He’ll still join me out in the woods for a 20 minute trot if I take it super slow. His back hips bother him. He’s got the classic collie dysplasia and arthritis. And he’s got lumps. Lots of lumps. Lovely Buddy lumps. He loves to cuddle and hug and have his butt rubbed. He has this brief moment of activitiy in the morning where he’s up and wants to go out at 6:00AM and then it quite ornery for a couple hours. In and out, barking at the woods, barking at the walkers, barking at nothing in particular. Sometimes he’ll just stand in the front yard and bark at the door until I come out. Like he’s saying “What’s wrong with you man? Can’t you see it’s a beautiful day?