One Happy Egg

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Hello and happy Hump Day!

Check out what I found in our dozen of eggs this afternoon:

One Happy Egg

One happy egg! Haha!

Mal drew a smiley face saying “hello” on this egg to distinguish it from the others since it’s hardboiled while the others are not. He’s so clever. I totally wasn’t expecting to see it, so it cracked me up and put a huge smile on my face. Oh, it’s the little things in life.


This morning’s breakfast was another variation of the protein pancake. This one came from my Pumpkin Protein Pancake recipe, but it doesn’t include pumpkin. It’s vanilla-y instead!

Vanilla Protein Pancakes


  • 1 banana
  • 1 egg
  • 1 scoop (31.8g) vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed meal
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract 


  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor until smooth.
  2. Heat pan (or griddle) over medium heat; coat with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Pour batter onto the pan/griddle.
  4. Cook each pancake for 2-3 minutes and then flip. Cook on the other side for about 1 minute.
  5. Serve with your favorite toppings.

Makes 2 pancakes

One Happy Egg

Since I have quite the collection of protein pancake recipes on CNC, here they are all in one place:

  • Pumpkin Protein Pancake
  • My Favorite Protein Pancake
  • Tropical Protein Pancake
  • Coconut Protein Pancake
  • Paleo Protein Pancake 
  • Apple Cinnamon Protein Pancake
  • Pumpkin Spice Protein Pancake
  • Kodiak Cake Protein Pancake
  • Oatmeal Protein Pancake

One Happy Egg


After breakfast, I headed out for a run. My half marathon training schedule had a 9-mile run on it for today, but I caught a nasty (read: booger-y) cold on the last day of the cruise, so I decided to run 7 miles instead. This actually ended up being a great idea because, by the end of my run, I really needed to blow my nose. I could barely breathe! Even still, I ran 7 miles in 58:39, which was an average pace of 8:22.

One Happy Egg

Weekly Workouts

I forgot to share my workouts for this week, so here they are!

  • Sunday: Off
  • Monday: 3 miles
  • Tuesday: CrossFit
  • Wednesday: 7 miles
  • Thursday: CrossFit
  • Friday: CrossFit
  • Saturday: CrossFit


After my run, I showered up and threw together a quickie lunch. On the menu: leftover pasta with kale and walnut pesto, a chopped tomato, and a hardboiled egg.

One Happy Egg

I actually felt sort of bad cracking open this happy, little egg.

One Happy Egg

One Happy Egg

After lunch, I satisfied my sweet tooth with a handful of butterscotch chips. It was a perfect ending to lunch. Mmm!

I’m off to run some errands, walk Murphy, and then meet up with some friends for dinner. See ya later!

P.S. For the pug lovers: The 21 Most Useless College Majors For Pugs.

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