Friday, December 16, 2011

Swamp Stomp Half Marathon 2011

Well, Christmas time is in full swing! So far, I’ve attended 3 Christmas parties with another one tomorrow!  This weekend, I’m in a wedding (I’m Matron of Honor AND Coordinator…oh boy….) and after the wedding, I’m going to Disney World! I can’t believe that the wedding has already arrived. Seems like the Bride was just announcing her engagement not very long ago (it was a year ago) and now it’s here!  Crazy how fast time flies!

This past weekend, I ran the Swamp Stomp Half Marathon in Moss Bluff, Louisiana. 


To see a full race recap, visit Claim Your Journey.

Out of all the races I’ve run, I feel as if this one has by far been the worst run for me – even though the past 2 times I’ve run it, I’ve PR’d. Crazy, right?

A recap of the Swamp Stomp Half Marathon 2010

In comparison, last year’s Swamp Stomp was by far more miserable! Last year’s race was warm and muggy and started late because of the crowd coming into the park. The route had gentle inclines (HILLS) and the wind was blowing against the runners.  However, last year’s race held my Half Marathon PR (2:12) up until the Gulf Coast Half Marathon (2:08) in  October of 2011. 


I went into the 2011 Swamp Stomp with a bad attitude because I had a lot of negative thoughts related to last year’s race. I don’t know what I did to squash those bad thoughts, but I somehow managed to PR! My prior PR was from the Gulf Coast Half in October of 2011 (2:08) and I finished the Swamp Stomp in 2:01! NEVER in my life did I think I would be so close to breaking 2 hours!! That’s just insane to me! I also saw that if I had run just 1 min and 30 sec faster, I would have placed in my age group. Oh well, there’s always next year! :0)

The temps were much cooler this year and the wind wasn’t as bad as last year. I really enjoyed the race – it was nice and quiet and tranquil. AND there was not as many things for me to take pictures of…..hmmmm…..maybe that’s problem!  HAH!

I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend! 

This has gotta be the good life! :0)


See ya real soon!! :0)


  1. way to go Karen! can't wait to see you soon!

  2. Congrats on a new PR and a great race! You are so close to sub-2!

  3. Congrats on a wonderful PR!!!!


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