Mother’s Day 5K with my Little Girl

She’s a runner! It’s so exciting to see your children grow and reach that point where they can begin to share your passions and interests. To celebrate Mother’s Day, my 8 yr old Kenzie and I ran a 5K together that is just for girls. The vibe of the race is awesome as everyone runs a 2 loop 5K course downtown styling in their pink race t-shirts – and it’s all women! From little girls to grandmas.

I love these photos of my daughter and I running together. Very special!

It was a steamy hot day for Kenzie’s 2nd “official” 5K and the first time she really “RAN” the entire race as the last time she did a 5K was when she was in Kindergarten at Disney and the goal was just to be sure we finished! This time we ran for fun but Kenzie is a hard worker and loves to run, so she was happy to let us push the pace.

We ran 25:25 which was 8:11 pace per mile and Kenzie did fantastic!

3.1 miles is a TON for a little kid and I was impressed with her determination and effort.


Mothers' Day 5K West Chester


About Colleen Padilla

Colleen Padilla, the founder and editor of lives in the Philly suburbs and is a full time mom for her 2 children, Mackenzie (7) and Kyle (5). Colleen and the Classy Mommy website have been featured on Fox News, Good Morning America, The New York Times, Parenting Magazine, The New York Post, local Philadelphia ABC, CBS, and NBC programs. Colleen has appeared in a TV special about Alpha Moms on South Korea’s NBC affiliate SBS. She also co-authored The Digital Mom Handbook (HarperCollins).


  1. Tiffany says:

    This is so cute! I am in my first 5K this month and I hope next year my Girlies can participate with me. Congrats to you and Kenzie!

  2. I seriously can’t believe she is so fast – like mother, like daughter! Sorry I missed you guys! I ended up working out in the morning – I thought it might be hot! Clearly the heat didn’t effect your times LOL

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