It’s Wednesday afternoon and I am swamped af. It’s been a busy week – and I’m realizing that I’ve been saying “it’s been a busy week” since January. Life is one of those beautiful things that gets away from us, and I have really been trying to appreciate the moments that I take for myself. But let’s not pretend it’s all rainbows and roses. Sometimes there are challenging experiences, people and obstacles that come into your life. And yes, even I get frustrated and angry at times. So when Catherine & I were recently presented with the opportunity to visit BATL in Toronto, I could never have known how much I would love the experience.
I should preface the following by saying that I am guilty of assuming axe throwing was only for a bunch of macho guys drinking beer at the cottage. It is the furthest thing from it, and if I’m being 100% honest with you – I LOVE IT SO MUCH.
What happens when the #DoTheDaniel team needs to let off a little steam while having some fun in Toronto? We head to @batlground of course ? Have you tried #AxeThrowing yet? And who do you think is the better thrower between Catherine & Daniel? ?☀ #BATL #BATLbuilds #Sponsored – — – — #DTDteam #Friday #FridayFeeling #Team #TeamBuilding #axe #TGIF #Toronto #LoveToronto
Upon arrival to their location near Yorkdale shopping centre, it was big and it was loud. I walked in having no experience with the sport, or the idea behind the activity. Catherine & I were going to enjoy a Friday night together after – you guessed it – a busy week. We met with Ian, one of the many talented people behind the brand, who was our personal coach for the night.
Was I a prodige on my first throw? Absolutely not. But patiently, Ian helped to correct us and give us tips that had us loving everything the night became. I walked in thinking it was going to be uncomfortable, difficult, and not enjoyable. When I left, I had worked up a sweat, laughed harder than I had in a very long time, and found that I had a new favourite activity that I couldn’t want to bring my friends to experience with me. I genuinely want to organize a bunch of our favourite bloggers & influencers to go back and have a battle royale.
That I want to win.
This is one of those activities that I would encourage people of all ages and walks of life to try. From the private function capabilities they can offer birthday parties to bachelorettes, or the regular arena space that is exciting in its own right, I can’t stop asking my friends to come back with me. I loved when Ian told me they even have LGBT targeted events and how much he loves supporting the community – again, something that made me love BATL even more.
I encourage you to check out the BATL website, head in to one of their many locations in North America, and get out some frustration. Because I will say it’s been a busy week until the end of time, and sometimes you have to just throwing something at something to feel better. To join in on the social media conversations, make sure to follow @batlground on Instagram, @batlgroundsaxe on Twitter & by ‘Liking’ their Facebook Page.
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