I’m a 21-year prostate cancer survivor and the concern it will return never really goes away. My test tests are annual now but the tension really builds as test day approaches.
The best stress control tool for me has been – and still is – bicycling. I ride indoors on my trainer during inclement weather or really busy work periods and twice a week outside. My long day is Sunday, usually for 34 miles, which takes about 3 hours.
If you’re a survivor and a cyclist, drop us a note with your story. We have a cancer journeys cycling group on Strava.com at https://www.strava.com/clubs/CancerJourneysFoundation Join the group and share your rides.
Robert Hess is an entrepreneur, business owner, CEO, senior executive coach, startup company advisor, and passionate cancer advocate. He is a 15+ year prostate cancer survivor dedicated to ending prostate cancer and helping cancer survivors have the possible possible quality of life. You can find him autocrossing or tracking his Mazda Miata, covered in cancer awareness messages; racing his Serenity in the velodrome; or walking and hiking with his wife. Earlier in life he had the honor of leading soldiers in the US Army – they even let him fly helicopters for a few years. Connect with him on LinkedIn @ RobertWarrenHess.
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