Just a little over three years ago, I fell fourteen feet onto concrete. Wilhelm and Brychwyn were in the yard when I fell and after checking on me Jason went to calm them down then put the dogs in the house before taking me to the hospital. As I lay on the ground struggling to breathe, listening to a distressed dachshund and worried corgi, waiting for Jason to help me into the car, all I could think to wish for was to be okay so I could walk my dogs again.
I have loved walking my dogs as long as I can remember. I walked my first husky, Natasha, almost everyday. My first dog as an adult, Tynan, became the ultimate fitness partner, inspiring me to become a competitive marathon walker. Now, I have Wilhelm, Brychwyn and Huxley to remind me each and every day not only how lucky I am just to be alive but that I am able to walk.
My passion for dog walking has lead to a Cascadian Nomads partnership with My GBGV Life to create a National Walk Your Dog Week Celebration. Beginning on Wednesday, we'd like all of readers, followers and fellow bloggers to commit to everyday dog walks all week long. Cascadian Nomads, My GBGV Life and hopefully many more awesome bloggers will be adding posts to a Walk Your Dog Week Blog Hop every day of the week, encouraging and inspiring fabulous, fun dog walking. Best of all, everyone who commits to walking everyday of the week, shares a photo or video using the #DogWalkingWeek hashtag, and enters on a PromoSimple widget (available October 1st) will be eligible to win a Walk Your Dog Week prize pack.