Swim. Bike. Run. (Recipe: Pork and Cheddar Meatballs)

Well, my order was:  Swim.  Run.  Bike.

Yep!  I did it, folks!  All three parts of a tri in the same day.

I FINALLY went to the Optimist Park pool this morning at 5am.  50 meters!  The length of the pool at my gym was 25 yards!  That was some different!  And it has totally been forever since I went swimming.  The breathing part was just hard.

But then I walked home (because, yes, the pool is 0.25 miles from my house) and I ran over 2 miles.  Each of the girls ran about a mile with me to tire them out a bit for when I was at work.  It’s harder to run after swimming than I thought it would be!

After getting ready for work and going to the DMV (more later), I get a message from Kyle asking if I want to go on a bike ride after work.  Get this–I have not ridden my bike since the Door County Century Ride last September!  I’m not kidding!!  We biked 7 miles tonight.  Have I mentioned that there are LOTS of hills here??  But getting back on a bike felt great!  Even though I’m sure my bum will be sore tomorrow!

So, there you have it!  My first mini tri that was shorter than a sprint tri!  Haha!  But maybe there is a sprint tri in our future, eh Kim??

But in other news, the move is really really official now because I have a NC driver’s license!  I went today and luckily didn’t have to take the driving test that they made Shawn take!  And I say ‘luckily’ because I hadn’t read the manual!!  I totally would have failed.  And everyone was pretty friendly!  That also could have been the result of me being there right when it opened at 8am so they hadn’t had time to get in a bad mood.  Next on the docket, getting my NC license plates!

I like North Carolina.  A lot.  🙂

Food for Thought:  Lentils.  These tiny legumes are a metabolic powerhouse.  Like beans, they contain resistant starch and trigger digestive thermogenesis.  Lentils are rich in iron, and if you’re deficient in this mineral, your body is less efficient at using calories for fuel.

Quote of the Day:

“I did it my way.” -Frank Sinatra

So, I decided to post another recipe that I made while I was still in Madison.  Pork and Cheddar Meatballs.  I love these guys.  They have made “The Cookbook”.  You can put them on a sandwich (like I did).  You can put them with egg noodles.  You could even make them smaller for an appetizer!  Absolutely delish!  And ridiculously easy!

Sausage and Cheddar Meatballs1 (old) Sausage and Cheddar Meatballs2 (old)

Pork and Cheddar Meatballs


– 1 pound ground pork

– 1 cup shredded cheddar

– 3/4 cup breadcrumbs

– 1 small onion, grated

– 1 egg, beaten

– salt and pepper

– egg noodles


– Preheat the broiler.
– Combine all the ingredients and shape into 16 meatballs.
– Broil on a baking sheet for 8-10 minutes.
– Suggested to serve with egg noodles.

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3 Responses to Swim. Bike. Run. (Recipe: Pork and Cheddar Meatballs)

  1. Shawn Hart says:

    Still not fair – I had to take the HARD driving test. Lol!

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