This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The North Face . All opinions are 100% mine.

Our big challenge in boot camp this week is an 800 meter row – that’s half a mile on the rower! Oof.

There are some pretty fit people in my boot camp because my time was definitely at the bottom of the list – I did it in 3:46:09. And I was really trying! The #1 female did it about 34 seconds faster than I did – the winning guy did it over a minute faster!

I’m going to try again in Friday’s class to see if I can shave a few seconds off. And then, in a few weeks, I’ll do it again to see if I can knock serious time off. I love these little challenges in boot camp because it’s a great way to measure and track progress.


After hearing about my positive boot camp experience, a few of you have emailed me asking if I have any resources for strength training guidance. I was pumped to learn about the North Face Mountain Athletics App, which provides a structured plan for gym strength training. It’s free and really easy to follow along!

You can Download the Mountain Athletics App here!


I’m excited to team up with The North Face to give away a $500 gift card. If you win, you can use the cash to get some super cute, functional, and very high-quality gear from their new line, Mountain Athletics from The North Face.


Here’s the Kokomo Burnout Tank. This top comes in four fun color combos; I picked orange and green for University of Miami! It’s a really light fabric with a pretty cut-out in the back, so it doesn’t feel heavy and sticky when you get sweaty.

Non-scale Victory – I couldn’t close that sports bra two months ago and now I can.


I’m also wearing the Plyo Crop Pants. I’ve noticed that this type of capris are becoming more and more popular. I feel more comfy in baggy capris (v. the skin-tight ones) and have been wearing these all the time… for workouts, to the grocery store, and around the house. Super comfy!

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  • Lauren Kahl May 4, 2015, 7:09 am

    Hi Caitlin,

    I’m a long-time reader and love your blog! Have you used the app yet? Is it user-friendly? I normally use Nike training club but am always looking for other options.

    Best, Lauren

  • Kristen ECM May 4, 2015, 7:23 am

    I’d love to win some awesome workout gear! Thank you!

  • Jen G. May 4, 2015, 7:24 am

    I really love those capris! I love baggy capris and will have to check those out.

  • Shoshana Rose May 4, 2015, 7:29 am

    What a great giveaway! I especially love the Kokomo burnout tank.

  • kwithme May 4, 2015, 7:31 am

    You may want to mention that the North Face Mountain athletics app is only available on Apple Products. 🙁

  • Nicole N. May 4, 2015, 7:34 am

    Thank you for the app recommendation! Your boot camp stories have convinced me that I need to add strength training to my routine. I have a 7 month old though and my gym doesn’t offer childcare and it kills me to eat up family time to go to the gym so I only go once a week to swim and then walk four or five times a week with the baby. I really need the strength training aspect though and hopefully this will help.

  • Samantha D w May 4, 2015, 7:35 am

    I was very inspired by your bootcamp posts and looked for bootcamp near me. I ended up trying out crossfit and really liking it! I was shocked because I never thought I could do something like that. I’m hoping I canbuild muscle and feel stronger and fitter.

  • Bets May 4, 2015, 7:39 am

    what a great giveaway, I could definitely use the motivation new workout gear would provide!

  • Joanna P May 4, 2015, 7:44 am

    I love North Face! Those pants are adorable, need them!

  • Molly k May 4, 2015, 7:51 am

    I’ll take one bounce b gone! I’m needing a running gear update!

  • Erica A May 4, 2015, 7:51 am

    LOVE North Face!

  • Beth R. May 4, 2015, 7:54 am

    My partner and I are getting into backpacking. The Quince jacket seems totally comfortable and appropriate for long hikes. But the Thermoball Hybird Hoodie just looks cool.

  • Kayla May 4, 2015, 7:55 am

    I love their fleece zip ups!

  • Teresa May 4, 2015, 8:01 am

    I can tell I need to shop more, I only ever use the North Face for outerwear. I am going to have to look around for some new workout clothes!

  • Stacy E May 4, 2015, 8:08 am

    I would love to own that tank top!

  • Elizabeth May 4, 2015, 8:12 am

    Cute pants! Very flattering even though they are baggier. I don’t like the super tight capris either.

  • ericar May 4, 2015, 8:14 am

    oooh fun!!

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