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by Meghann on February 7, 2013

I had some errands to run on the other side town of this afternoon. I brought my swimsuit, goggles, and towel with the plan of arriving early at swim practice for once. Unfortunately rain was moving in on Tampa and the radar didn’t look good.

There was some confusion among my team on whether the pool was open or not. A teammate that was just at the pool said they were, while our coach, who called the pool to check, said they weren’t. Since it wasn’t lightening or thundering (and I was right down the road) I decided to risk it and check in person.

Turns out the confusion didn’t stop at my team, the staff at the pool was confused, too. The front desk told me the pool was currently closed, but would open in five minutes. After I changed and went outside, the lifeguard said they never were closed and wasn’t sure where I got my information from. Confusion. Everywhere.

The good news was the pool was open, unfortunately my coach had already cancelled practice and no one from my team was coming. Bummer. I was tempted to just turn around and go home, but decided to stick it out and get a much needed swim in. I missed practice on Tuesday and knew I needed to get my head wet at least once this week. Game on.

Coach had sent a workout, but it was one my phone and I forgot it almost as soon as I got in the water. oops.

I sort of made it up as I went along and came up with this beauty:

  • 300 warm-up
  • 10 x 50 @ 1:00
  • 100 easy
  • 8 x 25 hard
  • 100 breast
  • 200 free
  • 100 cool down
  • Total: 1500 yds

I forgot how boring it is to swim on your own. I missed my teammates! They make swimming more fun. Still, it was a good swim and I’m a glad I didn’t turn around and go home. ๐Ÿ™‚

For dinner, I found this recipe for Chinese-Style Turkey Meatballs.


Only, I made a few changes:

  • swapped out the green onion for poblano pepper
  • added two tablespoons of apricot preserves
  • sprinkled sesame seeds into the mix
  • my “sauce” only consisted of soy sauce and apricot preserves


I was really impressed with this recipe. The meatballs were quick and easy to make and they tasted great too.


I was also happy with the addition of the apricot preserves. I love adding apricot preserves to my stir fry dishes for a touch of sweetness and that sweet flavor translated nicely into the meatballs.


This dish might become a regular around here. ๐Ÿ™‚

Good Night!

1 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats February 7, 2013 at 10:08 pm

Those meatballs look great! And kudos for you for swimming alone! I’ve only swam a couple times at my gym here in Chicago, but I agree – it’s boring to swim alone! I miss the days of swimteam! Although on the other hand, I always feel relaxed after a good solo swim. Haha it just feels like time goes by veeerrrry slowly
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2 Becky @ runfundone February 7, 2013 at 10:42 pm

Ha! I went to Master’s Swim once, and have been too shy to return…I only swim alone! (Though that’s where I should be now, and instead I’m here on my couch with my computer. Whoopsie!
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3 Karen @ Runner Girl Eats February 8, 2013 at 8:20 am

Yum! I think I found out what I’m making for dinner this week ๐Ÿ™‚
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4 Katie @ running4cupcakes February 8, 2013 at 9:24 am

That sounds like an awesome sauce – I would have never thought to combine the two!
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