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As you all know, one of my SMART goals for 2014 is to do three 5K’s and hopefully round the year out with a 15K.   If I’m not ready for a 15K, a fourth 5K will be on the roster for me.  After all, these shoes were made for running, right?

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I had planned (and registered) for my first 5K of the year to be on April 5th.  Due to circumstances beyond my control, the only thing I got from that 5K was my race packet.  My presence was unavoidably required elsewhere, and while I do not begrudge the fact that I needed to be elsewhere, I was a bit bummed that I didn’t get to clock my first finish time of the year.   As it stands, my first 5K of the year will be an untimed 5K next weekend with a group of friends.  I am excited for it, but am also completely and utterly NOT ready for it.

Why am I not ready for it?  Well, we spent the last half of February and the first week of March battling first the tummy yuckies as they made the rounds through our house, and then the upper respiratory yuckies followed quickly behind.  The second week of March was spent with the oldest two on antibiotics for the ear infections that followed the upper respiratory bug.  When I wasn’t personally ill, I was caring for all the other sicko’s in my family, and because one ore more of them had temperatures I couldn’t go to the gym.

The result?  I am not 5K ready.  While my running shoes were made for running, they’ve sorely missed the pavement of late.

With introducing green smoothies into my diet, I have managed to lose weight despite not going to the gym.  I also have more energy (yay!) but I don’t know that it will be enough to get me through the 5K.  To that end, I will be trying X2Performance.

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The proprietary blend is designed to increase energy and stamina, and help with post work out recovery, so I’ll be giving it a good old fashioned try out.  Unlike other pre-workout supplements, X2Performance is designed to avoid the spike and crash drama and to last for your entire workout.  The whole spike and crash thing is why I have habitually avoided pre-workout drinks.

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I’m excited to see if it does last the whole workout.

Time to give these shoes a work out!

You can get a free trial of X2Performance (4-pack) to try for yourself! Click HERE for details (Please note- there is a $5.95 shipping fee).

Now I need to sign up for two more 5K’s to round out my three for the year.  Any suggestions?

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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. Can’t wait to hear if the X2Performance works for you, my Hubs has been looking for something that will last longer than what he is using.

  2. Seems like a great supplement! Hope it works for you. Would love to see an update about this!

  3. I hope that works for you! And, I also hope that you get to take part in another race soon!

  4. Hope you like it!!!!

  5. I’ll have to share this with my husband. He’s into all types of exercise, health and supplements.

  6. If i weren’t a low carber i’d love to try that pre-workout supp. i’d love to know if it works too.

  7. This sounds really great! It’s awesome that you are making so many good strides towards being healthy! Good luck picking some great new 5Ks to participate in 😉

  8. Hope it works! I haven’t tried any products like this yet.

  9. I hear you on battling the sickies. My daughter and I both had the flu a few weeks ago. I kept the lingering cough for nearly 2 weeks were my daughter proceeded to get a stomach bug, pass it to me and then I passed it to the husband. We are just all now getting back to normal, though my house still isn’t. haha

  10. I hope it works for you! I applaud you for your commitment to running and getting better and better at it

  11. Very interesting! I have never heard of this before. I’m curious to see how it works for you.

  12. Good luck with your first 5K. I’m sure you’re more prepared than you want to admit and that you’ll do great.

  13. I am impressed! I am not a runner. Hope you do really awesome in your 5Ks

  14. Good luck in the race!!! Your going to do great….believe it!

  15. Good luck with your running!

  16. Oh, it sounds awesome! I definitely need some more energy. I have to hit the gym more too.

  17. This sounds like a great supplement. Good luck on completing your running goals for the year!

  18. It sounds like a good supplement and I hope it works for you and you get to run that 5K!

  19. Sounds like a great supplement. I haven’t used anything like this before. Hope it does the trick for you.

  20. If it’s going to give you more energy to live your life to the fullest then thats what its all about! I hope it works well for you and i look forward to hearing about it!

  21. I hope this works the way you want it to, and gets you geared up for the 5k. Good luck!

  22. Avoiding the spike and crash is so important. I really hope this works to that end.

  23. I hope this supplement works for you. I am looking forward to hearing your results.

  24. What a great goal you have set to yourself! I wish you all the best with it! May you have success!

  25. Sounds like great goals and inspiration to get back in there! Good luck with it!

  26. I have really liked how the X2 Performance makes me feel during and after my workouts! Cant wait to see what you think 🙂

  27. Angela S says:

    I look forward to hearing how this works out for you.

  28. When I was young and I ran, all I had to do was run. Now that I am older I have to be concerned about somany more things. I would like to hear how all of this works out for you.

  29. My brother is really into 5k’s. He’s always asking me to join in.

  30. I can’t wait to hear the results of if it ended up working consistently! I’m always looking for something for my after workouts too.

  31. I have my first 5K next month. Can’t wait. it’s only 3 miles.

  32. Hopefully you get to actually do your first race soon! Good Luck!

  33. Stephanie Ruzicka says:

    I watched Dave Scott’s webcast and took to heart the section on pre and post race fueling. Using X2 Performance and his suggestions, I was able to relieve all of my long intestinal issues! Thanks Dave and X2