37 years ago might see an African American downtown every month or so. You would give the Black power salute and say “What’s up brother?” Since then the African American population in Spokane has increased. Now you might see an African American downtown once a week but you will never see an African American on a walk through the neighborhoods. It did not encourage me to go for a walk. But since I have been diagnosed with diabetes, wife, doctors and friends have suggested that I walk. Then one day in January 2012 my friend Robert, an African American, asked me if I would accompany him on one of his daily walks. See where the two Robert’s walked . . . .
Do African Americans in Spokane walk? If so, where? I would like to take your walk and post the photographs here.
Woops, in my post above I was trying to type “some sun on my face.”
I think you have posed a wonderful question. I don’t know how many African Americans are walking for exercise in Spokane, but I think everyone should make it a habit. I no longer live in Spokane, but I enjoy a stroll around my neighborhood because it gives me time to relax my mind, get some some on my face, and some fresh air.
My father also has diabetes and has really benefitted from walking in Spokane. He was able to reduce the amount of prescriptions he had to take to control the condition without taking one step into the gym. Instead he walked his way to better health.
Maybe this website can get a group together to do a weekly walk and then eventually you all can walk Bloomsday…might be fun.
I should walk more. the fact that I do not is lazyness not discomfort. Having grown up in this neighborhood I am comfortable here. I have noticed more African and African Americans walking in the neighborhood. I think however that most are walking to and from buses or schools not for exercise or pleasure. I never see black joggers or cyclists. I don’t know if that is because we are getting out exercise somewhere else or if like me they are not exercising. What gyms if any do blacks in Spokane workout at?
I have a silver snicker card safe but not much fun. Thanks for your comments