I ran my first race with my mom, I was 18 years old. Chloe ran her first 1K on Monday at the Let Freedom Run Race, she is 4. To say that I am more proud of her than I ever will be of myself, is true. Call me a sap, but I fought off tears the whole time. My heart felt full.

I love you dear Chloe and hope to one day cross the finish line of a marathon with you ~ Love Mommy

photo copyright Lea Gallardo


  1. Tri-Living...Together says:

    wow.. that is beautiful!!! Congrats to you both!

  2. That is soooo cute!!! Congrats : )


    So awesome! You, me and Jess should get all our girls together to race. How cute would that be?

  4. {lifeasa}RunningMom says:

    That is awesome and I can't wait to run my daughter's first race with her. She will be doing a 1 mile race the day before I run my marathon in September and I am sure I will be crying at least one of those days…if not both!

  5. That's so cute! and what a good picture too!

  6. mickiruns says:

    oh my goodness. i love it!!

  7. Outstanding.. My kiddo will be 4 later this month and I'm already looking at the race schedule

  8. I RUN LIKE A GIRL says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Can't wait to run with my kiddos one day! You are one awesome mom :)

  9. Allison says:

    So sweet! Hopefully there are many more to come.

  10. allpointswhole says:

    that is seriously the coolest thing ever!!

  11. Chris @ Heavy Steps says:

    I ran the Cox Medical Mile with my 4 year old this year. He ran the whole way. I was so proud of him.

    I think it is so great that you are running with your child. Just think of the great tradition you are starting! Thanks for sharing this with us!

  12. Allison says:

    Seriously cute! You are going to have so much fun as your kids get older with running (hopefully) and other sports. I am LOVING this time with my almost 8-year old and his swimming/triathlons.

  13. Lesley @ RacingItOff says:


  14. Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog says:

    I love it! I can't wait until I run my first race with my daughter.

  15. Rebecca Samson says:

    Go Chloe Go!

  16. Karen the "Hungry Mom" says:

    frame this one!

  17. David H. says:

    That's awesome! My son, who will be 3 in November, has done a couple of short races this summer and loves it. He keeps talking about running fast (sometimes he says slooooooooooooow fast).

  18. SOOOO cute :)

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