ACLI Capital Challenge

Kyrsten Sinema wraps up recess with casual half Ironman world championship competition
The Arizona senator will compete in the Ironman 70.3 World Championship on Saturday in France

Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema will compete in the Ironman 70.3 World Championship on Saturday in France. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

In less than 12 hours and halfway around the globe, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema will take a stab at being the world’s fastest half Ironman athlete in this weekend's world championship in France.

Sinema, a Democrat from Arizona, posted two photos to her Instagram story on Friday hinting at her participation in this year’s Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Nice, France. In one photo Sinema is surrounded by a group of females decked out in bright gear accompanied by the caption “Betty Squad” — a nod to her hot pink athletic couture designed by Betty Designs, an apparel company that makes “badasses feel beautiful,” according to Instagram. 

Sen. Chuck Grassley announces he’s running ... 3 miles a day, 4 days a week
The Iowa Republican prefers to go it alone — and you won’t catch him with ‘plugs’

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, exits the Senate subway as he arrives in the Capitol for a vote on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Keeping Instagram abreast of the latest #CornWatch developments happening back at the family farm in Iowa isn’t the only responsibility Chuck Grassley prioritizes on a regular basis. When he’s in D.C., the 85-year-old senator dedicates four days a week to running 3 miles — rain or shine.

“I just wanna get out and do something so I don’t get fat, I guess,” the matter-of-fact lawmaker tells me. (Don’t we all?)

How does Mike Gallagher fuel up for the ACLI Capital Challenge? He doesn’t

Rep. Mike Gallagher and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema pose after running the ACLI Capital Challenge (Nathan Ouellette/CQ Roll Call)

The ACLI Capital Challenge ran for its 38th year Wednesday as members of Congress, the judiciary and executive branch, and the media came together for an early morning jaunt through Anacostia Park.