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    My daughter the marathoner, plus the GRAND Social

    mother runner

    Please indulge me as I enjoy a moment of motherly boasting. You see, my daughter Megan is awesome. Well, all three of my daughters are awesome, but in light of Megan's participation in yesterday's LA Marathon, today she tops Mom's List of Awesome.

    In yesterday's post, I shared as Megan and my grandsons (and Preston, too) set out on Megan's marathon adventure. Today I share with you the results. Of the more than 22,000 participants, here is how my middle daughter did in her first full (26.2 mile) marathon:

    LA Marathon results

    Like I said, Megan is awesome. I am so, so proud of her.

    Bubby had some awesome fun of his own while in California, finding sport of a different sort on the beach during this — only his second ever — ocean-side experience:

    Awesomeness awaits the rest of us, courtesy this week's GRAND Social. Thank you for joining me!

    link party

    How it works:

    • All grandparent bloggers are invited to add a link. You don't have to blog specifically about grandparenting, but you must be a grandparent who blogs.
    • To link up, copy the direct URL to the specific post — new or old — that you want to share, not the link to your blog's home page. Then click the blue "Click here to enter" text below and follow the directions to add your post and graphic to the list.
    • You can add up to three posts, but no duplicates, please, and none you have promoted on a previous GRAND Social linky. And no contests, giveaways, or Etsy sites, please.
    • Adding a mention at the bottom of your linked posts, such as This post has been linked to the GRAND Social linky, is appreciated. Or, you can post the GRAND Social button anywhere on your page using the following code:


    <a href="" target="_blank"><img src=" " alt="Grandma’" width="125" height="125" /></a>


    • The GRAND Social linky is open for new posts through Wednesday evening, so please come back to see those added after your first visit.
    • If you're not a blogger, you have the pleasure of being a reader. All bloggers who link up would be honored to have you all — bloggers and readers — visit, read and comment, even if it's just "Hey, stopping by from the GRAND Social."

    Thank you for participating in the GRAND Social!

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    Reader Comments (17)

    What an awesome finish...congratulations to Megan!

    (and boast on, Mom :)

    March 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNonnieKelly

    Your daughter is awesome. My youngest daughter too runs in marathons...these two would get along great! Isn't so fun to have children that you can be so proud of? Thanks for the Grand Social.

    Congrats to Megan and California did give them a perfect day! Love the beach video and hearing Bubby's voice! Here is to a winning week!

    March 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGrandma Kc

    Megan is beautiful and well accomplished, but forgive me - that photo of the little guys side by side in the red sweatshirts? Couldn't take my eyes off how cute they are and what a sweet composition that picture is!

    March 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoyce

    Wow 26+ miles! That's great! Congratulations Megan! The kids looked like they were having fun, too! Thanks for hosting!

    March 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLoy

    As a marathoner, I know how big this accomplishment is: CONGRATS!

    March 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. Tucker

    Kudos to Megan! You have a lot to be proud of.
    I love the pic of the little guys in their red sweatshirts. I remember when you announced Mac was on the way and now he is a little man.

    March 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJeanie

    Great family fun! And, that Mommy is one fantastic Marothoner! All looked so cute and happy!

    March 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

    Congrats to Megan (and of course her Mom!!) You do all the boosting you can!!! What an awesome picture of her with those sweet little boys in the lifeguard hoodies!!

    Also Thanks so much for hosting and give Megan another high five!!!

    March 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEvelyn @ My Turn for us

    Congrats to you, the proud mama as well as Megan! Love this pic of her and the boys. I am just up the coast in Ventura this week. It sure was a gorgeous day! That's what our blog is all about.....we can boast and brag and love on our own whenever!
    Joan gramcracker

    March 18, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjoan

    Thank you, everyone! Megan will be truly flattered to see all the kind words from all of you. It's one thing when Mom gives you kudos and something totally different (sometimes even more appreciated) when it comes from others.

    I love all the comments about my cute grandsons, too. Yes, it is hard to believe (as Jeanie said) that it wasn't all that long ago that we all anticipated Mac's arrival. And now he's already a real boy, not just a baby.

    Thanks for the comments, my friends. And for the awesome links you're sharing, too!

    March 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLisa @ Grandma's Briefs

    Well done Megan, so proud of you.

    March 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSally Kabak

    How proud you must be! Megan should be proud of herself too ;0) What a wonderful experience for everyone. Thank you for sharing that with us.

    March 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJane B

    Wonderful finish - great photo.

    March 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoAnn

    How wonderful, she is awesome! I love that video of Bubby! So fun to watch them play in the water, or with it :)

    March 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterConnie

    Congratulations Mom on such an awesome daughter! I have a daughter who is a marathon runner too - she's run a couple, one a mid-mountain run in Park City Utah that was treacherous to say the least. Currently she's training for one in Alaska. Bless her running heart! And your daughter's as well. That's such a feat (no pun intended)!

    And she's adorable to boot!

    March 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara

    How fun! Mega congrats to all! And oh my, that beach picture has just added to my spring fever - even as I sit typing in long sleeves with the weather back in the 20s :) Have a lovely AND warm spring week!

    March 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKaye Swain
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