A Walk In The with Ms. Ernestine Shepherd

Beautiful Druid Hill Park as the sun comes up.

Beautiful Druid Hill Park as the sun comes up.

Yesterday was an awesome day.  I mean yesterday was a memorable moment.  There was over 80 of us out in Druid Hill Park walking through the hills and trails of Druid Hills.  If you don’t know Druid Hills Park is a park located in Baltimore City, MD near the Baltimore Zoo.  It is a beautiful park with a lake centered just a few blocks from Johns Hopkins University and Hospital.

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Was getting my camera shot on before hitting the park with Ms. Ernestine.

Yesterday was memorable because our Femme Fitales got a chance to meet, talk, and walk with Ms. Ernestine Shepherd who is the Oldest Female Bodybuilder as noted in the Guinness Book of World Records.  She is beautiful, humble, encouraging and very positive.  She made all of us feel very warm and welcomed even with the little chill in the air.  It was actually perfect walking weather.

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We started out early (7:30 am) and finished up about 9:00 am.  It’s all good because while we did not walk “fast” we did walk inclines and declines which definitely worked the hamstrings, glutes and quads.  I am feeling it now and need to call my foam roller to help roooooollllll away the knots.  This event occurs every month and we were asked to come back and support next month.  I know I plan to be there and will bring some of my Fitales with me especially since I now know how to get there.

Gotta love the runner's selfies!  This is post-walk.

Gotta love the runner’s selfies! This is post-walk.

Some more shots from our wonderful day.

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Meeting the challenge.

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Nice Saturday stroll.

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Thank you Ms. Ernestine for your grace and patience.  We will see you next month!

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16 Replies to "A Walk In The with Ms. Ernestine Shepherd"

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    The Frugal Exerciser
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    October 28, 2013 (4:25 pm)

    That was so cool your ladies and or gents got to meet and walk with Ms. Ernestine Shepherd, what a great inspiration.

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      DSTPRL October 28, 2013 (5:18 pm)

      She is wonderful!

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    thlinette gilliam October 28, 2013 (7:04 pm)

    I look forward to every month,walking with Mrs.Ernestine. She is such an inspiration! To see her motivation makes me push harder. I will not stop!

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    Making Our Life Matter October 29, 2013 (4:08 pm)

    Sounds like a great way to spend the day!

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      DSTPRL October 29, 2013 (4:33 pm)

      It definitely was a great day to start the beginning hours in the morning. She is amazing.

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    Elisebet F October 29, 2013 (4:27 pm)

    How fun! I don’t think I’ve been to that park…or the Baltimore Zoo. I have been to the National Aquarium over by the inner harbor. It’s awesome that you all are meeting up to exercise. We have a little running group going that meets a few times a week. Some of us have even started training for a half marathon together. It’s a lot easier when you have other people doing it with you!

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      DSTPRL October 29, 2013 (4:35 pm)

      That is awesome Elisebet!!!! That park is actually very nice. I should have taken more photos so everyone could fully appreciate it. I am also going to start training for a half marathon in April 2014. I’m excited and nervous at the same time. Also – I am running a Fierce Women series in November so if you or any of the ladies in your running group are interested in being featured – please let me know. I can be reached directly at Diatta@femmefitalefitclub.com.

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    projectwhitespace October 29, 2013 (5:03 pm)

    Oh my gosh–you are so much fun! I spotted you over at the LI Health and Fitness bloggers group and had to stop over. Your enthusiasm makes me want to keep reading! But you never told us–how old is the oldest female body builder?

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    Rosey October 30, 2013 (7:34 pm)

    I love that after workout hurt! Reminds me I’m doing something good. 🙂

    Glad you got out and about.

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      DSTPRL October 30, 2013 (8:12 pm)

      I really felt it afterwards.

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    Samantha Cuhel October 30, 2013 (10:43 pm)

    What a nice way to spend the day! I wish we have nicer parks and areas with trails to walk around here.

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      DSTPRL October 31, 2013 (4:52 am)

      Thank you for stopping by Samantha. It was such perfect weather and great company I really could not complain. You may have trails closer than you think check your local public park directory. Have a great day.

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    Lisa November 2, 2013 (12:35 am)

    Sounds LikeA Great Day At The Park!

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      DSTPRL November 2, 2013 (6:48 am)

      It was a lot of fun and she is an amazing person. She plans to run the Iron Girl Half next year and I will be right there. Thanks for stopping by Lisa.

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