August 23, 2016

#WeirdWorkout Campaign with Prana and Organic Valley & Grouse Grind-ing.

This post is sponsored by prAna and Organic Valley through my partnership with FitApproach. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
I wanted to let you all know about this awesome giveaway hosted by prAna and Organic Valley that is happening because who doesn’t love winning things. Especially when the giveaway is offering 10 winners the chance to earn $300 in credit to use at, a 2-month supply of Organic Valley, and lots of free swag. To keep it short and sweet, you can go right ahead now and find out more details and enter here
The contest runs from August 15th through the 31st , 2016  so hurry up and 
If you aren’t familiar with both brands, they are great. I haven’t had the opportunity to own any prAna gear yet although I’ve tried some on at my local yoga studio. PrAna’s mission is to inspire healthy, active, free-spirited living (which is right up my alley) and create versatile, stylish, and sustainable clothing and accessories to wear during every adventure. 
 Organic Valley’s Organic Fuel shakes are made with only 9 ingredients with protein coming from real organic milk made by pasture-raised cows on Organic Valley family farms. Their product is lactose-free, gluten-free, and free from GMO’s and hormones too which I love.
You can also SAVE 15% on purchase right away with my code PFS16BDAS, valid through October 31, 2016.


When I was out west, I got to do some weird workouts-at least out of the ordinary for me!  No, I’m not talking about November Project :) 
I've been saying FOREVER to my boyfriend and friends that I want to do more trail running and hiking in my life so I'm happy that I definitely did some in Seattle and Vancouver.  
I completed the Grouse Grind, which if you didn't think walking up a mountain was a workout, you are mistaken. I was drenched in sweat by the time I finished.  Hiking up Grouse Mountain via the Grouse Grind is 2,830 steps and 2.9 km (1.8 miles) ascent with 853 metres or 2800 feet of elevation gain. YIKES.  

Luckily there is a nice little chalet at the top which meant amazing views as the sunset, food, and beer with friends as a reward! It was definitely one of my favorite out-of-the-ordinary workouts despite being tough! Luckily everyone in the group was up to pay the $10 CAD to take the gondola back down the mountain at the end of the evening. I highly suggest it is a Vancouver tourist attraction if you are up for the challenge. 
What is one weird workout you have done lately? Do you enjoy hiking? 


  1. Hiking is the best because the views never disappoint. I am loving everyone's Seawheeze recaps. Looking forward to yours!

    1. I totally agree-the views are unreal. I just posted my recap today!

  2. I would never discount hiking as a workout! And the reward is the views at the top as well as the trip back down!

    1. Hiking is no joke and way tough. I love the reward of making it to the top!

  3. Hiking is actually a good workout. I get used to try. So good! Do you like the Crossfit workouts? They are very useful. ^^

    1. Awesome! I actually did Crossfit for a year and a half but running always came first and it was too expensive to only be doing a couple times of week once I started going full-time to school again. It is for sure an awesome workout though.

  4. Congrats on your hiking! I'll go to prAna, so thank you for sharing.
    Have a good day!