Half Marathon: Training & Fundraising Update

The Rock n Roll Half Marathon is 26 days away and we’re knocking on the door of hitting our fundraising goal of $20,000. I know I’ve said this before, but the outpouring of support has been overwhelming. I can’t thank all the donors enough.

Here’s a breakdown of donations (as of 2/8 at 12:45 a.m.):
– Online: $14,709
– Checks/Cash: $860
– Massage Envy: $2,500
– The Lemoine Company: $500
– Allstate Insurance: $500
TOTAL: $19,069…or $931 from the goal.

Let’s get to $20,000 and beyond. Visit RunningForTripp.com to donate securely online. Donations can also be mailed. Checks should be made payable to “Debra of America.” I have the organization’s tax ID number for anyone who may need it.

Mail to:
WDSU TV
“Team Tripp”
c/o Scott Walker
846 Howard Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70113

Now to the training. Things are going well and I continue to run relatively pain-free. My weekend “long runs” the past three weeks have been 8, 10 and 11 miles. This Saturday I’ll top out at 12 before tapering off in the final few weeks before the race. I’ll run 6 miles on Wednesday, 4 miles on Thursday then take Friday off before the big run on Saturday. I’m up to 92 miles year-to-date.

A special thanks to Massage Envy (Brian Grenrood), Simply Fit (Hudson Ellis) and my chiropractor (Dr. Dave Edwards) for helping me keep my body functional for the past 6+ weeks of training.

If you haven’t seen it already, take a look at the Team Tripp PSA that has already been viewed nearly 3,000 times. Look for it on WDSU.

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