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I mentioned yesterday that I finished my first 5k of the year last month.  I ended up walking the course, with two friends, in about 75 minutes.  I know.  That is not going to win me any medals.  I didn’t care.  I promised my friend I would not leave her behind, and I kept my promise.  Since the 5K was un-timed, I wasn’t after a PB (personal best) either.  My next 5K will be another story.  Though I am no where near able to compete and win a medal, I would love to set a new personal best.  To that end, I am using my gym membership again.  YAY!

Last week, I averaged 2.5 miles in 35 minutes on the elliptical.  At a 14 minute mile, that isn’t bad, but again, it’s not medal worthy or my personal best.   Yesterday I started my day with my first sample of the X2Performance supplement.


I was concerned that I wouldn’t like the taste of the X2Performance because I had read reviews that it tasted like sour oranges.  I don’t like ANYthing orange flavored because oranges give me migraines.  I was prepared to chug it while pinching my nose.  While the flavor is on the sour side, it was more like a liquid version of the Fun Dip I used to love as a kid.  😀

Okay, so I drank the X2Performance, puttered around the house for a bit, then loaded the kids and headed for the gym.

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I did 2.81 miles in my 35 minutes on the elliptical.  That is less than a 12.5 minute mile!  Booyah!  That is 1.5 minutes shaved off per mile on the elliptical.  I may be able to do a 40 minute 5K after all!

I typically spend an hour at the gym when I go.  I do 35 minutes on the elliptical (30 minute workout with 5 minute cool down) and then spend the rest of the time doing strength training.  Yesterday I did my 35 minutes on the elliptical, did trunk and leg strength training, then went and did 50 flights of stairs in 20 minutes on the stair machine.


By the time I went to bed last night, my legs were still not sore, which really impressed me.  They were a bit sore this morning, but not nearly as sore as they were the day of The Color Run!

I’m seriously impressed with my X2Performance trial, and can’t wait to see how the rest of my training goes!

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About Virginia

Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.


  1. My husband would probably love this. He is always drinking those energy drinks!

  2. I seriously need to get back into my work out routine. I am lacking a lot of energy lately and could use a boost. This sounds like an awesome product.

  3. That is great that you weren’t very sore after such a workout. I need to switch up my routine because I so rarely get sore anymore at all. I am stuck in an exercise rut.

  4. Ummm. WHAT workout? LOL. I have got to get on that!

  5. Wow, well done on your training, especially the stairs!, those are tough! (I want a fun dip now though lol 🙂

  6. I have recently tried X2Performance, and I LOVE it. It is easy to be tired before you even go to the gym, and this has definitely helped keep me going. Thanks for sharing #TeamX2

  7. The taste is a little much for me but I did like the energy I had for the rest of the day! way to go on your first 5K of the year!

  8. These type of drinks make me nervous.. I’m weird like that… BUT I’m impressed w your time on whatever machine you were on! I stink.. I am no where near that.. UGH! Gotta get on the ball.

  9. yay for 5ks……I am headed into mine on May 25.

  10. I’m in serious need of getting back into the gym. After I took a look at my FunRun race photos yesterday, I’m in need of losing some weight! I hope to do my first 5K race soon.

  11. That’s awesome on the elliptical progress! Go you! I need to head to the gym!

  12. That looks like powerful stuff. I do need a gym membership

  13. My husband is looking for something like this, I’ll have to show him your post. Glad it didn’t taste like sour oranges!

  14. What a great thing to have when working out to help maximize your workout. thanks for sharing

  15. That’s awesome that it must have given you the push to do more! I love when things make a difference!

  16. Oh gosh, maybe I need this stuff. I did an abs and booty workout yesterday and my abs and booty are STILL dying today. Good for you for being so active!!

  17. Way to go! You’re doing awesome!

  18. I need to check that out. Looks like it could help a lot.

  19. I totally could use a good energy drink myself! These look very appealing!

  20. It’s great you have a goal, and that you’re working hard to beat your own personal best! Good luck!

  21. You’re looking great! Keep up the good wok!

  22. I’ve never tried an energy drink like this. I always think they are going to make me super hyper! I need to try one out!

  23. Great job on the time improvements! I’ve never tried this product before, but it definitely sounds interesting!

  24. I’ve started making healthier swaps in the kitchen when I cook and I just bought a treadmill. Slow and steady wins the race, right?! I hope so! I’ll have to try this product out!

  25. I’ve never tried this type of energy enhancer. With the lack of sleep I’m getting, I may need one soon though!

  26. I love your shirt! I need to get motivated to get back in shape!

  27. Great work on getting that time! I would probably be like on there for four hours, panting, out of breathe, and be like did I make it a mile yet? lol I need to get into better shape!

  28. Sometimes you need that extra push during a workout. This would be a huge help!

  29. I’ve never had an energy drink. Somedays I really think i need one though

  30. I’m not much of an energy drink fan. HOwever, if it would motivate me to work out, I’d def do it!

  31. I’m glad that this helped you to stay motivated! 2.5 miles in 35 minutes is a great time! I wish I could go that fast.

  32. My husband uses stuff like this when he works out. I’m going to show him this.

  33. These look great for after workouts. I’ll look for them for my husband.

  34. Great to hear you had such a good experience with X2! I really liked the boost it gave me and definitely helped with my recovery!

  35. More energy and less sore legs? That is worth it!

  36. You’ve inspired me to get more diligent with my workouts! Glad these energy drinks are working for you!

  37. Hmm, this sounds interesting. I’m always looking for ways to help me boost energy- especially if it allows me to work out too!

  38. Cheers to you for finishing your first 5k of the year! I think it’s a victory whether it’s ran or walked !

  39. I’m impressed! 2 miles is my achievement so far. Whew!