Monday, September 06, 2010

Running with the senator

Trophy winners: Madame X and Sen. Grassley


Three members of our family competed in the Mississippi Valley Running Association's 33rd annual Dubuque Benefit Classic on Labor Day morning.

We all ran the the 5-kilometer race (3.1 miles). The morning's festivities included a half-marathon (13.1 miles).

Among the several hundred runners was U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley. He turns 77 next week, and finished third in the men's 70-and-older division of the 5k.

For those of you keeping score at home, the Coopers collected three trophies: Madame X, first; Older Daughter, first; and yours truly, second.

Next race? Probably on Thanksgiving at the Turkey Trot -- 80 days away.

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