Hello and thanks for stopping by! My name is Angela. I am a scientist, wife, cat-mom, and fitness enthusiast. This page is my personal blog, and you will find a range of topics, centered around healthy living. Why “The Chicken Scoop”?  Well, when I started this blog, we had just gotten a small flock of chickens and the name just stuck!  I hope you enjoy your visit!

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Wonderful 2017

Happy New Year! Well, 2017 wasn’t my year for blogging. I really needed some mental rest and just drop some things for a while and the blog happened to be one of them. But things are turning around lately and I think I am ready to get back into the swing of things. So let’s start with a 2017 Recap and hope I can get

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Much Needed Time Away

Hello strangers. Long time not chat! Without going into the nitty gritty, the last few months were a little stressful. There were some good things but also some lows that I don’t want to put out in the blogger world. So long story short is that I really, really needed that time away from the blog, away from a regular commitment and stress of missing

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Wildwood 8K 2017

This weekend was yet another race! I just can’t seem to stop registering for them! Emily and I decided kind of last minute to register for this one and we are totally happy we did! We had a choice of 3 races: 5K (on Saturday), 8K, or half marathon (both on Sunday). We decided to go with the 8K since we didn’t feel like running

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April Fool’s 7K 2017

Just a quick little race recap. I’ve written about this race before and not much has changed so I’ll skip some of the details.

April Fool’s 7K 2012 April Fool’s 7K and Half Marathon 2015

It is run by the Atlantic City Race Series group that also organizes the Atlantic City Marathon that is in October. One major bonus this year is that I

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Philly Hot Chocolate 15K 2017

Well, the month of March completely got away from me! I’m not making any blogging promises but here I am, trying again. Let’s just jump right in then, okay? RACE RECAP!

This past Saturday was the Philadelphia Hot Chocolate 15K. I signed up because my friend Emily raved about it after running it multiple times. It doesn’t take much to convince me but the

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March Towards Health

Happy March! My races are right around the corner and things aren’t going very smoothly at all. I have been feeling not-so-great lately and it has really been hampering my training. I have had stomach issues for years now (you could probably find plenty of posts about it right here on my blog!) and I’m finally taking more steps to get it under control. Last

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Start of 2017 Race Training

I mentioned briefly in my last post that I was registered for two races this coming April, the Philly Hot Chocolate 15K and the Atlantic City April Fool’s Half Marathon. Today, I also put my name in the Broad Street Run lottery to try to do that race in May. It is a 10 Miler and I’ve run it 3 times before already. It is

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February 2017 Goals

First, let’s recap January a bit. I’ve learned a few things:

I’m not in any sort of fitness routine. Afternoons aren’t working and mornings are soooo early. My eating is getting better. I’m cooking more and my restaurant choices are getting better as well. I need to drink more water (story of my life). I need to get up and MOVE more during the day.

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