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New Orleans Jogging Tours has been around for a year, and we finally got a black guy to take a tour! Not including myself and another guy I trained, Charles Young was the first ever African American male customer we have had http://www.flickr.com/photos/neworleansjoggingtours/sets/72157634775275546/. Why is that? I don’t know? I can only make assumptions… Charles and his wife Monique were a very nice couple, and they did not look a day over 25. I have had a total of 4 black women take the tour over the course of the year, and that brings us to a grand total of 5 black people to take a jogging tour since its inception. Compare this to the over 1,500 white people we have had on tour. The blacks make up less than .003%. Oh well, I’m not complaining, just saying. Even if I had had an Ethiopian guy it would not count, unless he was born in America.

The only black people I know that run moderate to long distances are athletes.  I am aware that black people have a higher chance for high blood pressure than white.  My pressure used to be high, within 3 months of jogging, my pressure dropped 50 points! Not to mention that I have lost 30lbs. Although there are many other ways to get healthy such as swimming, marching, basketball, football, walking, weightlifting, dancing, and aerobics, I’m just focusing this blog on running.

Why I think African Americans do not run as much as Caucasians, is simply a culture thing.  When I talk to black people about running, they say “Man, in this heat! You Crazy!” or “Why would I do that?”. If I ask a white person, they say “I neeeeeed to run!” When I first started running to build the tour, my fellow black people would look at me like, “Why is this dude running?”  White people would look at me like “Oh my God he must have stole something!” (lol). But maybe it’s just how we were raised.  All through my sporting career, running was a form of training or punishment, before the real sport began. This is the reason why I believe most African Americans don’t run for FUN! But hey, this is just my opinion.

And of course we have had many other races on the tour such as Acamarian Akaali Akritirian Alcyones Aldean Algolians Algorian mammoth Al-Leyan Alpha Onias III Alsaurian Alsuran Altec Altorans Alvanian beehive Alvanian cave sloth Alvanian spine mites Alverian dung beetle Amaros  dkahless Amarie amoeba Amusement Park Planet anaphasic life-form Andorian Andorian amoeba Angel One Angosian Antican Antidean Antos IV Aquans Arbazan Arbazon vulture arctic spider Arcturian Ardanan Argala Argelian Argosian Argrathi Armus – v Arkarian Arritheans Atrean avianoid alien Axanar       Bajoran Bajoran, mirror universe Ba’ku Balduk Warriors Bandi Baneans Baran Arctun Bardakian pronghorn moose Bardeezan Barkonian Barolian Barzan Beneriam hawk Belzoidian flea Benthan Benzite Berellian Berengarian Dragons Beta Agni II Beta III Beta Portolan Beta Renner cloud Beta XII-A entity Betazoid Bilanaian Bolian B’omar Boraalan Boranis III Borg Borg, altered Boslic Bothan Bre’ellian Breen Brekkian Bringloidi Briori Builders Bulgallian rat Buronian Bynar Byzallian Byzatium       Caatati Cairn Calamarain Caldonian Camorite Capellan Cardassian Cardassian, mirror universe carnivorous rastipod Catullan Cerebus II Chalnoth Changling Changling, evil Chameloid Chandra V Cheronian Chrysalian Cloud Creature coalescent-organism Companion Coridan Corvallens Coverians dhousequark Cravic Crystalline Entity Cygnian Cytherian       Dachlyd Daledian Daliwakan Dal’Rok Daran V D’Arsay Debrune Degebian mountain goat Delbian Deltan Denobulans Demon Planet Crew Denebian Denevan neural parasite Devidians Devore dikironium cloud creature distortion ring being Dokkarans Dolbargi Dominion, The founders Doomsday machine Doosodarians Dopterian Dosi Douwd Drakian Forest dwellers Drellians gdevil’sdue Drayan Dream species drella Drellians Dreman       Edo Edo God Eight ninety two Ekosian Elasean El-Aurian Elasian Elaysian Ellora Eminiarian Enaran Ennis Entharian Evoran Excalbian Exocomps Eymorg  Fabrini Fek’Ihr Ferengi First Federation Flaxians Founders Frunalain Fuurinkazan  Galadorans Galipotan Gallamite Gamelan V Gamma Trianguli VI Garanian Bolites Gemarian Genome Colony Gideonite Gomtuu Gorgon of Triacus Gorn Grazerite Great Link, The greenhorn alien Grizzelas Guardian of Forever Gunji jackdaw       Haakonian Halanan Haliian Halkan Hazari Hekaran Hill People Hirogen Horta Humaniod Hunters of Tosk Hupyrian Hur’q Husnock  Iadara Colony Ian Andrew Troi Iconian Idanians Ilari Ilidarians Inheritors vsky spirit insectile alien Invernian Iotian Isabella  Jarada Jem’Hadar J’naii Joranian ostrich Juhraya  Kaana-sah Kadi Kaelonian Kalandans Kaleans Kanarians Kantare Karemma Kaybin Bar Kataan Kazleti Kazon Kellerun Kelvan Kerelian Kes Khefka IV Klaestronian Klingons Klingons, mirror universe Kobheerians Kobliad Koinonians-energy Koinonians-physical Kolaati Komar Koropians Kostolain Kotakians Kreetassans Kradin Krallinian eel Krenim Kressari Kriosian Ktarian Kurillians Kurlan Kzinti       Lactrans lapling-like animal leaf miners Legaran Lenarian Lethean Leyron Ligonian Liseppian Loque’eque e extinction Lorillians e broken bow Lothra Lumerian Lurian Lyaarans  M’klexa e deardoctor M-113 Creature Malcorians Maquis malignant alien Malon Mari Marijnians Mariposans Markalians Mathenites-61A Medusan Megans Megarite Melkotian mellitus Melthusians Menk e deardoctor Menthars Meridian Metron Mikulaks Minaran Mintakan Miradorn Mizarian Mokra Moneans Morg Morn -L Moropa M’Ress Mudd Android Mugato       Nacene Nagilum Nanites Napean Native American-Terrans Nausicaan Nehru Colony Nol-Ennis Noophian Novans Numiri Nuvians Nyrian  Ocampa Omegan-Terrans Onaya Ooolans Ophidian Organian Orion Orion wing-slug Ornaran ornithoids-extragalactic Osaarians e anomaly Oxygenes       Pah-wraiths Pakled Paraagans e shockwave Paradas Paxans Pelians Peljenites Petrarian Photonic beings Phylosians Plutonians pod ship alien Pollux IV Pralor Promellian Prophets Providers Prytt Alliance Pygorians Pythrons Rakhari Rakosans Ramatisian g whisper Redjac Reegrunion Regulan blood worm Remmilian Repto-Humanoid Rigelian Rock Creatures Rodulans Romulan Romulan, mirror universe Ronin Rutian       Saataran Saltah’na Sarpeidon Satarran Scalosian Sehlat Selay Serilian shale shapeshifter Sheliak Sikarian singularity alien Skrreean Sky Spirits v tattoo solanagen-based entities Son’a Soong Type Android species budding Species 8472 Straleb Stratos Subytt Suliban swarm alien symbionts Trill         Tagaun-tagans Tak Tak Takaran Takarian Talarian Talarian hook spider Talavian Talaxians Tallonians Talosian Tamarian Tandarans e detained Tanugan Tarahongians Tarchannens Tarellian Tarkassian razorbeast Tarlac Tavnian Teldarians Tellarite Tellurians Teplanites Terellians Terrans Tesnians e shuttlepod one Terratin Thasian Tholian Tin Man g Gomtuu Tiburon Tilonus IV time trap dimension alien T’Lani Tosk Traveler Trelane Tribbles Trill T-Rogoran Troyian trunkhead alien Tygarians Tyrus VIIA Tzenkethi   Ullian Ursinoid       Vagran Valerian Valtese Vanoben Varro Vedalan Velaran Vendorian Ventaxian Verathans Vhnori Vians Vidiians void alien Vok’sha Vorgon Vori Vorta Voth V’tosh ka’tur e fusion Vulcan       Wadi Wanoni tracehound Wogneer-creatures wormhole aliens – prophets Wraiths e sleeping dogs       Xarantines e sleepingdogs Xepolite Xindi e expance Xyrillians e unexpected       Yaderans Yallitians Yalosians Yelikans Yridian yrott e desert crossing       Zakdorn Zaldan Zalkonian Zaranite Zeon Zetarian Zevians Zibalian.