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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Dumbbells Everywhere

Yesterday I was just a ball full of energy! After my walk to Target, I came home without much idea of what to do. I blogged and then decided to poke my head outside on the back porch. In an ideal world, it would be set up as our home gym and patio. In this world, it is half unusable gym, half storage unit. A

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Winter Running Gear 101

“All you need are sneakers!” That’s what everyone says about running… Just throw a pair on and go! I think this is the biggest lie ever told to newbie runners. I realized this when getting ready for my wintery run the other day…

I spent 20 minutes looking for my gloves and hat because it was too dang cold out to go

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Keeping Things Simple

This morning, I started my day off with a run!  I slept terrible and the weather said possible rain with 100% humidity (I’m not exaggerating, it really did say 100), but I had an itch to go so I threw on my Blue and Yellow (in honor of the Boston Marathon) and got a slow 2 miles in.  It was painfully slow and hard and

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Kettlebell Toy

Good morning! Today, I had a slow start, waking up later than I would have liked. I am still struggling to get up in the morning and have tried every trick. “Just do it” just doesn’t always work either when you are exhausted. Anyway!

Even though I got up late, I decided I would still work out and get to campus by 10 at

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Saint Louis Day 2: Race Expo

Saturday, we got up nice and early so we could get our day started.  Actually, we tried sleeping in until 7 but with our bodies on East Coast time, we were up at 6 (which is really 7 to us).  We really liked out hotel but were bummed when we realized it didn’t include breakfast.  I had thought I had booked a hotel that had

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Summer Running Needs

Last winter I wrote about your Cold Weather Running Needs and you Night Time Running Needs.  Seeing as it is the first day of summer, I figured I would continue with the series!

Lightweight ClothingObviously in the summer, you want some nice light clothing.  Shorts, tank tops, the works.  But if you are anything like me, there is no way you can go out running

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Maiden Voyage

Yesterday was the first time out for my new pair of Brooks Pure Cadence sneakers!

I bought them back in March at the DC Rock and Roll Half Marathon Expo.  They were recommended when I had them do my gait analysis.  This was their first run so I can’t do a complete review but they seemed to have a lot of padding for what

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Work-Free Weekend

This weekend was all about relaxing with Rob.  My finals were done as of Friday morning and I was home free!  I really was looking forward to a weekend where I didn’t have to think about homework.  So Friday was spent at home lounging around.  Saturday, Rob and I made plans to do some shopping!

I had a gift card to Lululemon that I

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