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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Camping Trip to Ricketts Glen: Sunday & Monday

Finally, the last of my camping posts! It was quite the long weekend. We had intended to stay to Sunday but decided to add an extra day so we could hike the Falls Trail again!


We got up super early and ate some granola bars and protein shakes so we could save time. We were on the trail by 7AM! Because it

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Camping Trip to Ricketts Glen: Saturday

Saturday morning, we woke up again bright and early from going to bed so early. It was still raining and gloomy out when we got up so we decided to head out and explore a little bit.

We ended up having breakfast at the Brass Pelican, 1119 Central Avenue, Benton, PA. It was a little local place on a quiet back road. The food was

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Camping Trip to Ricketts Glen: Thursday & Friday

Hello everyone! I eluded to a fun weekend in my last post and I’m finally back: Rob and I went camping for 4 nights at Ricketts Glen State Park in Pennsylvania! It was my birthday and we did this as a little treat to get away and spend some time together.


We arrived on Thursday after an easy drive (it is about 3

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Philadelphia Half Marathon 2014

Today was the big day! The Philadelphia Half Marathon! This was my first time running this race (I’ve done the Philadelphia Rock’n’Roll half before but not the city one), so I will try to talk a bit more about the details of the race.

I went on Friday after doing a quick stop at school for a weekly thing I always miss. I was also

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One Last Huzzah!

This Friday was Rob and my 6th wedding anniversary! We used to always go on vacation the week of our anniversary but being in school, that’s not feasible. Being otherwise boring celebrators, we didn’t have anything special planned. All we knew is that we had to use our last tickets to the Renaissance Faire this Saturday because it is the last weekend it would be

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Kayaks & Pirates

Hello everyone!  I really need to learn to post more often because I have too much to say today.  First, I got to try out a friend’s kayak!

My friend Brian is also doing the Peddle Paddle Run with me and was taking his kayak out on a lake nearby and invited me to paddle around a bit.  Apparently, the getting going was hard

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Week in Pictures 8-12-2014

Monday was my board exam and to celebrate/cheer me up, we went to the boardwalk again.

Tuesday was National Night Out so we rode our bikes to the park to check things out!  9.2 mile bike ride

Wednesday was pretty uneventful but we picked some veggies from the garden for dinner.

I almost forgot! 

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